ANIME & MANGA - Review
15:00 - 29th February 2016, by Amanda Young

Yon & Mu

Best known as one of the grand-masters of Japanese horror, Junji Ito turns his hand to a story of cats and family life in Yon & Mu. The body horror Uzumaki, about a town infected with spirals (trust us, it’s more gruesome than it sounds) is probably Ito’s most famous work to date, and it’s fair to say that he hasn’t shed all of the vestiges of spooky story-telling for this series of light-hearted tales. It’s an autobiography of sorts, in which Ito relates his adventures with his wife’s cats, who come to live in his brand new house, and basically wreck his life in the adorable way only cats know how. From staring at him with soulless, accursed eyes, to filling the house with the smell of cat wee, to forcing the family to install plastic sheets everywhere to prevent scratches, there’s nothing sacred left in Ito’s life by the time this short volume comes to a close.

Cats are officially creepy, thanks to Junji Ito’s hilarious and spooky storytelling.
SCORE: 5/5
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