Lenni Reviews: “Black Paradox” by Junji Ito


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*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning for suicide.

Four people meetup from a website called Black Paradox in order to commit suicide together. But when they reach their chosen location, strange events occur.

This one is strange even for Ito. The art is creepy, gloppy, drippy perfection as usual but the story went off in ways that were unexpected to say the least. I found myself feeling less creeped out and more baffled. And it just kinda… Stops? It turns into a creepy fetch quest and just ends. I love Ito’s work but this lacks direction as it goes. It started strong then spun out. It’s ok but I’ve read much better from him. 3 out of 5.

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