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[Archive] The Enigma of Amigara Fault Other News. To date, they've only put out Tomie (a series of interconnected stories comprising one. The Enigma of Amigara Fault is a horror Manga. That is, it is fiction. The Enigma of Your feedback is private. Is this answer still relevant and up to date?. The Enigma of Amigara Fault on Amigara Mountain (the name Amigara meaning "empty shell"). Owaki Date: am (UTC).
I saw it once before, lost the link and forgot the title. One VERY disturbing manga. All of Junji Ito's stuff is worth reading and viewing, if you can find it. He has had a couple English language manga books published within the last few years. EemeliJ It's already been sometime since I saw something this scary. Robin Davies I'd recommend Uzumaki for starters, which is published in 3 volumes. It was also faithfully adapted into a pretty good film.
The two volumes of Gyo are also excellent, though anyone who's averse to seafood as H. Lovecraft was might find it a gruelling read! The second volume contains two bonus stories, one of which is The Enigma of Amigara Fault. There is something deeply disturbing about Amigara Fault isn't there?
It's a bizarre idea but seems to touch a very deep nerve. Maybe there's some symbolic level in addition to its powerful evocation of claustrophobia.
Perhaps the holes are the moulds that we are all supposed to fit into to become part of society. We are drawn to enter them, but ultimately they only isolate us, and then the forces of nature or society which are beyond our control distort and destroy us. I read the first volume of Uzumaki, and very much enjoyed it, but haven't got round to anything else by Itoh Junji yet, except this one.
I think, next time I'm in Japan, I'll try and remember to pick up a few volumes. He joins the students in their research to defeat the virus and save humanity. As they walk together, he encounters Kaori's burnt remains and remarks that she is free from the smell.
A young man who enjoys scuba diving.
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He has a girlfriend named Kaori and an uncle named Koyanagi. At the end he joins a group of university students, who happen to be immune from the death-stench, to create a vaccine to defeat the disease. In the OVA version, instead of Kaori, Tadashi becomes infected and is attached to a custom made walking machine by Koyanagi.
The machine later turns against Koyanagi and kills him before escaping. She has an extremely sensitive nose and becomes very jealous when Tadashi is near other women.
Due to her overly sensitive nose, she seems to be able to smell the creatures when they are nearby. However, she is later infected, causing her body to swell up and forces the gas with the "death stench" out of her body.
Because of this, she began to think she was disgusting, that Tadashi wouldn't love her if she wasn't beautiful. This, along with the horrible stench, made her attempt to commit suicide. Tadashi then immediately carries her to his uncle Koyanagi's lab for aid, however Koyanagi rigs her up to a custom walking machine and ultimately, she becomes like the walking dead creatures, except with a will of her own.
As a walking machine, she is eventually destroyed by a horde of other walking machines that deem the custom walker to be a threat to their survival. She also possesses the unexplained immunity to the infected creatures' poisons instead of Tadashi.
Tadashi's uncle and an inventor. He discovers it was his father who died of a heart attack in a factory during a hot summer.
While dissecting the fish, the legs then clamp onto his arm. He cuts off his arm to prevent the infection from spreading to the rest of his body.
He is fascinated by the machine, not caring that he lost an arm to it. He then creates his own version of the walking machine and puts the infected Kaori onto it. He is mortally wounded when he is stabbed by Kaori's walking machine. He then goes to Lab 2 where his father originally died and places himself onto another walking machine that is able to fly.
When he notices Tadashi and Ms. Yoshiyama interacting, he attacks them both and captures her. In the OVA version, Koyanagi is shown as an antagonist who went insane and connected an infected Tadashi to the custom Walker.
Assistant of Doctor Koyanagi, who cares for him and Tadashi. When she was seen with Tadashi by Kaori, Kaori tried to attack her.
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Yoshiyama then ran outside where she was captured by the Mechanical Koyanagi. She does not appear in the OVA adaptation. A circus troupe who establish themselves in Tokyo following the growing death stench pandemic.
While most of the troupe and its animals have been infected by the disease, the seemingly immune ringmaster uses the infected and their walking machines to perform acrobatic shows, and appears to have gone insane as a result of learning of the Death Stench's true nature.
Shortly after Koyanagi's flying machine is activated, the Citrous Circus attempts to use a cannon to bring down the machine, but to no avail. Introduced at the very end of the story, Tadashi met them after the Citrous Circus attempted to attack Doctor Koyanagi's flying machine. After explaining their immunity, it is revealed by the group that the virus responsible for the Death Stench is constructing walking machines from iron-rich shipwrecks, and that they are researching a vaccine that could be capable of stopping the growing pandemic.
Tadashi chooses to join the students following this discovery. Follows Kaori just to get to the location of doctor Koyanagi to get his research data. Got infected at the end of the anime before sending Kaori away to a group of survivors. Friend of Kaori, appears only in the OVA adaption.My Stalker Came to My House
She is meek and slightly overweight and feels unattractive, appears to be bullied by Erika. Turned into a walker at the end of the anime.
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Friend of Kaori, appears only in the OVA adaption, an outgoing and attractive girl who has no difficulty attracting other men, and appears to be picking on Aki all the time. She gets infected by the walkers early on. Aki bludgeoned her to death with an ashtray, but she appears to be alive again later on. Bonus stories[ edit ] Two unrelated stories, "The Sad Tale of the Principal Post" and "The Enigma of Amigara Fault", are included as a pair of bonus stories, placed at the very end after the conclusion of Gyo.
Although both are completely different and unrelated stories both to each other and to Gyoit was merged as one chapter altogether. The former is the shorter story, merely consisted of four pages, compared to the latter's thirty-one pages.
After noticing that her father is missing, the family's daughter hears him crying out in pain and leads the family into the basement. There they find the father, who has somehow gotten stuck underneath a huge pillar, one of several that support the house, crushing his body.
The mother tries in vain to save her husband but he warns that the pillar that traps him is the principal post of the house — and if it is moved, their house will collapse.
He tells his family that there is no way he can be saved, and he will sacrifice himself so his family can have their home. That evening the man succumbs to his injuries and dies, and his family places a shrine at the post. Time moves on, but his skeleton remains still trapped underneath the post, along with the mystery of how he got stuck in the first place. Two hikers, Owaki and Yoshida, meet while hiking, having the same intention to see the fault.
Said fault is shrouded in mystery; it takes the form of human-shaped holes formed in the side of the mountain. It captured nationwide interest, and several attempts to examine how far the fault goes have all ended in vain.