Hardcover, 400 pages

English language

Published April 21, 2015 by VIZ Media LLC.

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4 stars (1 review)

The floating smell of death hangs over the island. What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the scene... So begins Tadashi and Kaori's spiral into the horror and stench of the sea. Here is the creepiest masterpiece of horror manga ever from the creator of Uzumaki, Junji Ito. Hold your breath until all is revealed.

Something's rotten in Okinawa...

2 editions

Nonsensical, but vibes

4 stars

More than being propelled by a coherent plot, Gyo is driven by its action. Our protagonist is pulled from one situation to the next as the world gives way to a marine apocalypse.

It lacks a lot of what made Uzumaki so disturbing. You don't have that teleological unraveling of reality. Gyo is a lot more pedestrian in its horror, but that's also what makes it fun. It's kind of Dawn of the Dead with fish.