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Scary Books (manga)

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Alternative title:
Kowai Hon (Japanese)
こわい本 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: A themed trilogy of self-contained horror stories. Volume 1 (Reflections): in "The Mirror" a beautiful girl finds herself being usurped by her own vindictive reflection after it frees itself from her mirror and in "Demon Of Vengeance" a samurai's son's fate is tied to that of his lord's son as part of a cruel and unjust punishment for failing in his duty. Volume 2 (Insects): In the sole, self-titled tale a young woman with a phobia of butterflies is terrorised by a black butterfly that seems to be a harbinger of doom and which seems to relate somehow to her late mother and her new step-mother. Volume 3 (Faces): In "Fear" sibling rivalry between a plain girl and her beautiful older sister rises to murderous levels after the older girl is disfigured in a fall and in "The Coincidental Letter" events snowball out of control when a schoolgirl decides to vent her frustration by sending an abusive letter to a random address.
User Ratings: 12 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (?:1)
 Very good: -
 Good: 6 votes (Eng:4, sub:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 32 users, rank: #1974 (of 6062)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.750 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6894, rank: #3788 (of 6454)
Weighted mean: 6.970 (Good), rank: #3654 (of 6454) (seen all: 7.00 / seen some: 7.32 / won't finish: 5.99)
Bayesian estimate: 7.160 (Good), rank: #2170 (of 3319)
Vintage: 1981-08
Release dates: We have 11
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Graphic novel
    Scary Books - Shadows (GN 1) 2006-02-08 (from $138.84)
    Scary Books - Insects (GN 2) 2006-05-10 (from $11.16)
    Scary Books - Faces (GN 3) 2006-08-23 (from $152.03)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Kazuo Umezu
Japanese companies
Publisher: Asahi Sonorama (Tankoubon)
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Lia Ribacchi
Translation: Kumar Sivasubramanian

Collection Design: David Nestelle
Editing: Chris Warner
Lettering: Kathryn Renta
English companies
Licensed by: Dark Horse Comics

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