Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection 16: Frankenstein (2024)


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1-3. Frankenstein
4. Jigoku no Ningyousou (The Hell of the Doll Funeral)
5. Real Unko no Omoide (Memories of Real Poop)



Frankenstein is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic horror novel of the same title. While generally a faithful adaptation, the story diverges from the original in the final third where Junji Itou provides his unique spin on the story. In 2019, it won the Eisner Award in the Best Adaptation from Another Medium category.

Frankenstein and Jigoku no Ningyousou were published in English (the latter as The Hell of the Doll Funeral) by VIZ Media as a part of their Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection. Meanwhile, Real Unko no Omoide was published in English as Memories of Real Poop as part of VIZ Media's Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection.


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Apr 27, 2021



The main reason I'm writing this review is because in the majority of the reviews I've seen, no one has read the original book. This is also my first Junji Ito work that I've ever read, so I can initially say that the art style is incredible. Ito's artwork is captivating and complicated, and it really adds to the story of Frankenstein. That said, it does a good job of summarizing the first half of the book, but then the second half starts to change somewhat significantly. I found Ito's ending just as enjoyable as Shelley's, so I wouldn't say this is a bad thing. ...

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Mar 9, 2021



My first time reading this was probably 10 years ago now, Junji Itou's Frankenstein left a profound impact on me; but this review will be of my most recent reading of it, about 10 minutes ago.
At the time, I hadn't yet read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and admittedly now I can see that it does fall in the shadow of the original piece. That isn't to say this is bad, in fact, of all mediums I've experienced thus far this is perhaps the best adaptation/retelling.

The spotlight of this adaptation, and unsurprisingly so for an Itou piece, is the spectacular art and design choices. No longer ...

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Apr 6, 2019


Mixed Feelings

Frankenstein has always been one of my favourite stories of any medium - I know, kind of ironic considering, I still haven't finished the original book by Mary Shelley.

Then again, just like the titular character, who wouldn't have things some other person's or force's way, I saw the films, read and researched on things and somehow patched together a plot summary of my own over the years. The general idea of the story was always really compelling to me: a man wanting to surpass god, as well as the sympathetic attempts of the monster, who was shunned out of society for being different always ...

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