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Junji Ito's Cat Diary is a manga about the artist's cats done in his usual horror style. The publisher has posted the entire first chapter for free here so I'm sharing it on S_D.

Date: 2016-10-09 08:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fra080389
Even for Junji Ito, this seems over the top...

Date: 2016-10-09 11:33 pm (UTC)
sindra: (draculax)
From: [personal profile] sindra
I think that's the point, lol.

Date: 2016-10-09 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
This has always been the creepiest Ito for me. *shudder*

Date: 2016-10-10 01:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
I love this. It's great that Ito's capable of self-parody.

Date: 2016-10-11 01:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
One of the reasons I love him so much is that he's capable of being pants-wettingly terrifying and side-splittingly hilarious. Sometimes at the same time.

Date: 2016-10-10 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I love that Junji Ito's reaction to keetoms is the same as his reaction to cosmic horror.

He's basically the modern HP lovecraft, minus the racism.

Date: 2016-10-10 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Lovecraft also loved cats. I mean, he found a way to turn loving cars into a racist thing (because that's the way he was), but he loved cats.

Date: 2016-10-10 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Yeah, that's why I made the comparison.

One of my favorite Lovecraft stories is "The Cats of Ulthar", which I think would be the Lovecraft story most appropriate to be converted into a fairy tale.

Date: 2016-10-13 01:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] octopedingenue
"The Cats of Ulthair" was actually adapted as a storyarc in the lovely manga The Ancient Magus's Bride!

Date: 2016-10-10 11:23 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Of course Ito would marry a woman with no pupils.


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