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地獄星 レミナ

At fanfare and Remina herself rises to fame However the planet picks up speed as it moves along in its curious orbit eliminating planets and stars one after another until finally Ea I m not sure if I have had all the time needed to fully process Hellstar Remina and all of it s weird glory Junji Ito definitely outdid himself with this one Both in terms of grotesue horror manga artwork and themesThe story takes place in the ambiguous future year of 20XX To my knowledge this was Ito s first science fiction setting story Gyo has a lot of sci fi elements to it but takes place in the modern day A scientist discovers a massive Earth like exoplanet and names it after his daughter Remina Almost overnight Remina becomes an idol with record contracts fan club and hordes of fans Life is going swell until that exoplanet starts barreling towards Earth destroying moons and planets as it sets a course for EarthSo what is society to do in a time of potential human extinction Well naturally it is to start a witch hunt over the girl who s name the planet is taken from instead of doing anything productive to prevent such a tragedy to happen Remina is taken by a mob lead by one of the creepiest looking hooded cultist I have ever seen in a horror media seriously I want to be this guy for Halloween this year She s tortured and crucified alongside her father talk about messed up until the planetary mass sprouts and eye and comes to life The demonic planet comes to life to defend Remina and the few people remaining by her side while is plunges the Earth into spinning chaosIto plays with some interesting things here He uses the future sci fi setting to craft a story that is eual parts a space and pseudo religious apocalypse story I felt an interesting commentary on idol obsession throughout this and enjoyed the parallel between pop star paparazzi and witch huntThe manga is filled with some of the most surreal black and white art I have seen The eye opening on the surface of planet Remina will be one of my favorite manga panels for some time down the line The cultist is simply a menacing evil figure and when an astronaut crew land on Remina to explore it it is an abstract swampy hellscape with eyeballs and tentacles spewing from every corner of the page Remina s room is also a very interesting setting drawn by Ito It s a completely white padded room with lots of curved archways popular in future architecture It is often an a haven for Remina albeit a rather sterile and isolated one It s one of the very few white spaces in this entire book The final thing I have to give Junji Ito credit in his art for is the lack of overt nudity in Hellstar Where most horror manga skims the border between horror and hentai manga porn Ito s manages to keep most of the clothing on his heroines She gets brutally tortured in some panels with her cloths being slowly whipped off but it s not over the top and perverted like in a lot of horror titles I m all for blending the lines of fear and sexuality in art but a lot of manga goes over the line just injecting TA into gruesome scenes of violence Ito keeps the shocking elements of his art directly on the violence and let s the sexual elements act as subtext It s the best kind of horror that is shocking but doesn t rely on shock tactic to elicit the responseAs you can probably see by my extremely long review of this title I absolutely loved it It has probably been one of the craziest titles I have read in a long time It is easily the best horror title I have read this Halloween and easily goes on the list of best horror stories and mangas of all time for me The surreal black and white artwork is iconic Ito to me and will remain a thematic influence in any horror I produce down the line Easy 5 stars Now it s time to figure out a Hellstar Remina tattoo

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I MET REMINA'S EYEAn unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole and its discoverer Dr Oguro christens the celestial body Remina after his own daughter His finding is met with gre Shortly after a wormhole is discovered in space a killer planet or a planet sized alien passes through it and starts bearing down on Earth and of course it s all a little girl s fault Ready for stoopid Here s another Junji Ito horror manga A story about a killer planet is always going to be goofy but even accepting that Remina is badly written and so coconuts as to be laughable The dialogue is always awful the plotting is child like and one absurd thing happens after another until you don t care about any of it Remina is the daughter of the scientist who discovered this killer planet and who subseuently names the planet after her Then when the planet starts moving towards Earth blowing up all the planets in our solar system along the way seemingly everyone decides Remina is somehow calling this planet to her based on nothing than having the same name and to appease the planet she has to die It makes no sense and is just an excuse for the characters to run around screaming while Remina the planet sits patiently besides Earth which doesn t seem to have any effect on Earth s gravitational pull etc until the book nears its end and so gives the increasingly batty story a conclusion The characters are as lightly sketched out as possible Remina herself couldn t be less of a non entity She s either blank faced and silent or sobbing or screaming and yelling out names Remina the planet is simply a plot device and is as mindless as any animal eating what it needs to in order to survive There s a mad guy an evil rich guy a heroic homeless guy and a bad guy in a mask that looks like a Paul Pope character and there s nothing to any of them Couldn t tell you their names or why they re behaving the way they are they re just inconseuential puppets Still Ito is unuestionably a visionary storyteller and a fine artist all of which can be seen in Remina The art is skilful memorable and really grabs your attention The opening scene of Remina literally crucified while a horrible giant eye in the sky looks down is a helluva opener The environs of Remina once the ill fated shuttle makes it to its surface was interesting to see and the absolutely mental final act with the crowds chasing Remina and the homeless hero was amazingly drawn and funny And this is an original story I ve never read anything like it before Remina is the usual Junji Ito a uniue horror story with a blend of grotesue and beautiful art written and plotted so poorly it s impossible to take even half seriously I didn t care about any of the characters and their endless running didn t make for compelling reading Remina isn t one of Ito s better efforts

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Rth itself faces extinction Is the girl Remina the true cause of the catastrophe A masterwork of horror from Junji Ito unfolding on a universal scaleTHE PLANET NOTICED OUR EXISTENCE This manga had some incredible elements but it also had some bad ones The premise of the story and the weirdness of it was just awesome A strange cosmic horror cannibal planet comic to Earth wow this doesn t get intriguing than thatUnfortunately the story didn t always go in the right direction In the beginning first third instead going all in into this cosmic horror them it goes back and forth between it and the pop star teens trying to escape a mob which was totally uninteresting Then something happen and I won t say to much for not spoiling anything but let just say that the direction change again but we still follow a bit too much of the Remina the girl and not enough of the planet Remina It also too often goes into directions that were curious and I just would have like the focus to be else were The last third was not really good Final point the story felt a bit rush this could have been a small series instead of a single issues and it would have allows us to explore a bit of the world the story to take hold on us and even maybe develop those characters a bit and add some complexity to them to help them feel likeableSo overall a very solid and interesting idea but the way the author decides to tell its story some poor characters and some strange narrative choice make it lost a bit of interest to me I m sill glad I finally read this author how is well know for doing manga horror weird and even cosmic one and I will look forward into his other works but as for this one it was still fun had some great dark moments but I was expecting something in the overall experience


About the Author: Junji Ito

伊藤潤二 Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963 he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself Nevertheless upon graduation he trained as a dental technician and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror mangaThe most common obsessions are with beauty long hair and beautiful girls especially in his Tomie and Flesh Colored Horror comic collections For example A girl's hair rebels against being cut off and runs off with her head; Girls deliberately catch a disease that makes them beautiful but then murder each other; a woman treats her skin with lotion so she can take it off and look at her muscles but the skin dissolves and she tries to steal her sister's skin etcIto's universe is also very cruel and capricious; his characters often find themselves victims of malevolent unnatural circumstances for no discernible reason or punished out of proportion for minor infractions against an unknown and incomprehensible natural orderHis longest work the three volume Uzumaki is about a town's obsession with spirals people become variously fascinated with terrified of and consumed by the countless occurrences of the spiral in nature Apart from the ghastly convincingly drawn deaths the book projects an effective atmosphere of creeping fear as the town's inhabitants become less and less human and and bizarre things begin to happenBefore Uzumaki Ito was best known for Tomie a comic series about a beautiful teasing and eternally youthful high school girl who inspires her stricken admirers to murder each other in fits of jealous rage Eventually unable to cope with her coy flirtation and their desire to possess Tomie completely they are inevitably compelled to kill her — only to discover that regardless of the method they chose to dispose of her body her body will always regenerateIn 1998 during the horror boom that followed the success of Ringu Tomie was adapted into a movie Since Tomie many of his works have been adapted for TV and the cinema



10 thoughts on “地獄星 レミナ

  1. says:

    Welcome to the book of keh keh keh and sob sob sobIto takes cosmic horror to the next level by having the cosmos itself try and eat us We're introduced to a planetsized monster that seems to be intent on eating celestial bodies including our ve

  2. says:

    Shortly after a wormhole is discovered in space a killer planet or a planet sized alien passes through it and starts bearing down on Earth and of course it’s all a little girl’s fault Ready for stoopid Here’

  3. says:

    I have always been a fan of Ito and Hellstar Remina showed me that he is still a genius Hellstar shows the depths of human sickness

  4. says:

    Within my top 3 favorite Junji Ito stories alongside Falling and Earthbound I'm a sucker for cosmic horror Essentially a one sentence summary A planet eater enters our solar system and hell breaks loose

  5. says:

    35 rounded up because even if it's a bit too on the nose it's still very effective The story blends science fiction and horror to s

  6. says:

    I'm not sure if I have had all the time needed to fully process Hellstar Remina and all of it's weird glory Junji Ito definitely outdid himself with this one Both in terms of grotesue horror manga artwork and themesThe stor

  7. says:

    This manga had some incredible elements but it also had some bad ones The premise of the story and the weirdness of it was just awesome A strange cosmic horror cannibal planet comic to Earth wow this doesn’t get intriguing than thatUnfortunately the story didn’t always go in the right direction In the beginning first third instead goin

  8. says:

    I don't have a lot of experience with manga but Ito's name comes up a lot in conjunction with cosmic horror so I gave Hellstar Remina a shot Short version Some fantastically disturbing ideas and images absolutely Unfortunately I found the part of the plot involving celebrity REALLY over the top to the point of just being silly Though I will admit there are some arresting images illustrating it The end was also sort of underwhelming though

  9. says:

    This was sooo goood but I can't give it 5 stars due to its weak ending The drawings were awesomely GROSS that planet and its tongue EWWWWW YAYY the plot was so enjoyable and its sci fi horror elements were very well done But seriously to me this read like a comedy I laughed so hard in so many scenes that my stomach hurt like those

  10. says:

    OkThe story plot is uniue Sci fi with horror apocalyptic It was grim dark and terrifyingly cruel Haters may say that the

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