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It is a very dark night. Under a heavy rain, a determined man sets out to track his terrified victim. The decision of Kirishima Seiichi is clear: Tonight, he will kill his wife.

A year ago, he was a happy man - a successful writer, a contented husband, and a father of a young boy... at that time, everything seemed going well for him. But such happiness had to end. The day his editor put an end to their collaboration, darkness seeped into his life faster than a bullet. A terrifying descent into hell commences, page by page of what it seems to be his last novel...


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Dark Hideout

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.9 (end) by Kotonoha over 6 years ago
v.1 c.8 by Kotonoha over 6 years ago
v.1 c.1-7 by Kotonoha over 6 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (291 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.14 / 10.0
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September 5th 2015, 3:29pm PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Predictable, but a Nice Gloomy Atmosphere   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
January 19th, 2012, 1:28pm
The problem with horror manga is that none of it is ever very... scary. Gory, yes. Dark, yes. Drawn with a heavy hand and lots and lots of black - Definitely yes. But scary? Not so much, no.

And this one's really no different. It's dark, gloomy, bloody and full of "Ew!" images, but it never once really scared me. Oh, there were panels that would've given me quite a fright if this had been a movie, but this wasn't a movie. And I think that's where the problem with horror manga comes in. Too often, it's written like the storyboard of a movie, instead of trying to utilize the unique aspects of the comic/manga medium to really create a tense, frightening environment for the *reader* as opposed to the *watcher*.

That said, this is definitely better than most of the horror manga I've read. It tells a good story, is compelling, and definitely does nail down a gloomy, claustrophobic atmosphere. I could've enjoyed it more (namely with some less reprehensible characters and/or a less predictable ending), but I did enjoy it well enough.
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Great art, poor everything else.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by killridemedly
June 5th, 2012, 8:52pm
All six of the stars come from the art. The mangaka really shows some great emotion and evocative panels. The rest of the manga fails to live up to the great artwork. The story starts with a man willing to murder his wife and he somehow manages to become less sympathetic from there. None of the main characters are remotely endearing. Who cares if a jerk husband and a jerk wife get butchered? The mangaka says that Stephen King is a huge influence, and the plot comes across as a Torture Porn adaptation of the King short "Lunch at the Gotham Cafe." Finally, the pacing moves way, way too fast for a horror manga. Good horror directors know to keep the protagonist's fighting back for the last act, but here it starts at almost the half-way mark. Where's the struggle? Where's the sense of desperation? Overall the manga sure looks rich, but the characters, plot, and pacing are quite bland.
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the poor guy...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
April 19th, 2012, 2:47am
what a horrible wife and father in wonder he went insane
the ending will make you scratch your head a bit...i mean, a lot of questions were left unanswered. at some point i was even wondering if the woman and the child in the cave were actually real or if he's just hallucinating...
hmm it felt a bit like a cheap hollywood horror movie, the mangaka obviously tried avoiding any elaborations and used the horror genre as an excuse to do that, its nice to have a little ambiguity and all but in this case it looks like the mangaka just threw in random characters to scare the readers(which didnt work at all) my opinion if he focused on the plot and the psychological aspects of the story, this manga would have been much better.
well what can i say? it had potential but the mangaka didnt do a very good job with the execution of the story *shrugs*
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good use of flashbacks   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 9th, 2014, 4:06pm
i really really love the way the story is progressing. the way it follows the protagonist in his nightmare, and how it tied nicely with his past really heightened the insanity of the atmosphere. i love the protagonist in descent to madness. the art is good and i understand the heavy hand with ink is needed to showcase the gloomy and dark cave and his mind, though sometimes it is hard to make head or tail of what is happening. i choose to believe this is pure horror and all the illogic it entails with some of the loose ends of the story.
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A nice horror tale   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nail80
November 11th, 2012, 8:00am
I felt really refreshed after finishing this manga.
The art definatly fits the theme, evoking all the right emotions. You can feel the main character and all of what he goes through.
The plot is, scary, not because of the scaryness of the actions, but because of the premise of the story. It was scary how things evolved and at the end it didn't need any sort of explanation. You don't see this type of stories very often.
It's still not short of bad points. The pace didn't fit the bill, too fast for it's own good, and that reflected on the characters that only recieved a bit of development. Things are not just black and white.
Overall i give it a 7 because it's still much better than recent horror manga that i've read.
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pretty good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elalendi
January 21st, 2012, 12:08am
It cleanses you when you read it. I feel like I've relieved a lot of my stress. I empathized with the protagonist a lot and I jumped up in joy at some parts when maybe I shouldn't have. hahaha. Anyway very entertaining, dark, breathtaking art, nice thrill. I wouldn't say it's ultra scary but who cares I enjoyed it.
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Good Horror   
Rating: N/A
by harrysoung
January 15th, 2012, 1:17pm
There are only a select few manga that I have heard that can actually be considered horror, and this is one of them. Dark, claustrophobic atmosphere as well as bits of the tragic past being revealed was proper execution of this manga. A good read; shame its only 9 chapters
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I love Horror   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
August 17th, 2016, 10:33am
This is horror, this is good horror, go read it. It has all the horror tropes. Dumb and/or horrible people, the type you'd like to and do get to see die gruesome deaths. Art bordering on realism to give the gore more taste. Gloomy atmosphere and obscuring darkness to create tension and thrills. And it all comes packaged into a short sweet story that reads more like a movie. Of course it also has the downsides that come with horror and movies. Undeveloped characters, predictability and a cliche ending. But it doesn't overstay its welcome, is evenly paced and chuck full of horror-y goodness. If you're looking for a sweet horror fix, this is a great place to start.

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Great potential.   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by LUEser
August 4th, 2016, 4:49pm
A very good short read, definitely spooky. The psychological aspect is pretty terrifying. Despite being such a short read, there is a good general awareness of what may have happened vs. what has happened. A good debate is trying understand whose fault it really is: was it the mother's fault or the father's? Or is it even anybody's? The reader is left with general information about what had happened and then is forced to take a side. We don't know who was the good and bad guy; all we know is that now it's every man to himself.

All in all, it's an okay read. I think it had great potential to be a longer read so that we can really know what happened, what reasons/choices lead up to this climax, and why/how the husband settles into his new life.
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I Can See Stephen King Right Now, Smiling   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by piri
May 28th, 2014, 11:24am
The pacing felt a bit fast to me. Every character was laid out as being reprehensible. I get that. Yet, those small glimpses did not give me a real feel of who they are. I feel that we were supposed to empathize with each character not by their full 'character' but by their archetypal representations. The Manipulative, Controlling In-Laws, The Bitch Wife, The Bastard Husband, The Darling Son. No wonder I felt King vibes with this manga. It has the same faults as a Stephen King novel. The characters are too one-sided. Oh, well. For all its faults, I still find it very interesting. I have a soft spot for mentally unhinged characters.

The author said he was influenced by Stephen King and I can really see it in his story-telling. It feels like the kind of story or movie Stephen King or John Carpenter would write in the 1980s and 1990s. This is great in manga form because I never really was a fan of King's writing. Now if only we can get a movie in the works...

Pity it was so short. I want more.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2014, 12:11pm
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