It’s already Christmas Eve so I thought of sharing these two Christmas-themed short stories from Junji Ito and Kago Shintaro.
Also, three things:
Warning: This manga contains loads of disturbing themes that will make you appreciate being alone this season.
Michio hasn’t left his bedroom since junior high, and he should be in college by now. All his old classmates are turning twenty this year, and in Japan, that means you can vote, drink, and drive (not necessarily in that order). It also means that all across the nation, ceremonies are being held to celebrate these twenty year-olds “coming of age”.
One day, Michio gets a call out of the blue from a girl he crushed on back in school. She’s inviting him to the ceremony, and to a class reunion afterwards.
Will he go? Will he stay in his room? Wait, why is this a Junji Ito story?
Oh, that might be the part where the story takes place against a backdrop of vicious serial murders where victims are left naked and literally stitched together with fishing line.
Warning: Contains adult themes
ofc it’s kago shintaro duh
Santa is terrorizing Japan by flooding everyone with unwanted gifts. The only way to stop Santa from sending more is to convince him that you’re happy with what you got, or so they believe.
The story is split between a girl trying to find a way to get Santa to stop sending her vibrators, and the various government schemes to try and capture or eliminate Santa.”