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Orochi  
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Description
A series of dark, atmospheric stories that explore the twisted condition of the human soul, interconnected only by the enigmatic Orochi: a perpetually young-looking woman with mysterious abilities who takes it upon herself to observe the lives of different individuals who catch her fancy, from afar.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Orochi: Blood
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.9 (end) by HappyScans! over 3 years ago
v.4 c.8 by HappyScans! over 3 years ago
c.7 by Shaggy Horror over 8 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete, by Akita Shoten in 1969)
6 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shogakukan in 1985)
3 Volumes (Aizouban, by Shogakukan in 1991)
4 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Akita Shoten in 1996)
4 Volumes (Special Edition, by Shogakukan in 2005)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 8th 2017, 8:10pm PST


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Year
1969

Original Publisher
Akita Shoten (1969, 1996)
Shogakukan (1985, 1991, 2005)

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (1 Volume - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #480 increased(+196)
Monthly Pos #1419 increased(+51)
3 Month Pos #2783 increased(+133)
6 Month Pos #3170 increased(+947)
Year Pos #4944 increased(+1050)

List Stats
On 94 reading lists
On 168 wish lists
On 106 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 70 custom lists

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Decent episodic horror  
by Venatius
February 2nd, 2014, 3:45am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Despite the description given on this page at present, which summarizes only the first story in this series, Orochi is a set of disconnected one-shot horror stories, of about 100 pages each (roughly). The central framing device is the titular Orochi, a mysterious girl with apparent psychic or otherwise supernatural powers. Her connection to the situations that crop up is often very tenuous. In many cases, the manga seems to forget about her entirely and merely pops back in on her to provide commentary or to pull her in as a deus ex machina. Most of the stories are predicated on having some major twist or reveal, of varying quality. Generally the stories themselves aren't terribly strong, and in the ones that don't feature her much, Orochi's presence in the story feels superfluous. That being said, there are still some effective bits in the series. Personally, I just think it would have been better to scrap the (ostensible) main character and let them stand on their own. The actual scares, per se, are minimal to nonexistent. It's more along the lines of a set of morbid morality tales, maybe comparable to a dry and less schlocky "Tales from the Crypt".

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2014, 3:55am
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