GYO (The Death Stench Creeps): Volume 2 by Junji Ito (Jan) Paperback According to Big Comic Spirits, Ito Junji’s horror manga Gyo was announced. Gyo (ギョ) was originally released in in Big Comic Spirits (ビッグコミック スピリッツ). It was later picked up by Viz Media for an English translation. The manga. Gyo (ギョ?, Fish) is a horror manga by Junji Ito. It also includes a pair of bonus stories, titled The Enigma of Amigara Fault and The Sad Tale of the.

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Ghastly Squirming” in Japan, is a horror kunji manga written and illustrated by Junji Ito. Appearing as a serial in the weekly manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from to Shogakukan collected the chapters into two bound volumes from February to May The story revolves around a couple, Tadashi and Kaori, as they fight to survive against a mysterious horde of undead fish with metal legs powered by an odor known as the “death stench”.

Viz Media published an English-language translation of the two volumes in North America from September to March and re-released it from October to January An anime adaptation by Ufotable was released on February 15, Gyo opens with a crew of fisherman aboard a trawler dragging up a number of strange-looking fish in the boat’s net.

Upon trying to inspect the unusual creatures, they discover that the strange fish seem to have legs. The fish then junhi scuttle away, diving back into the ocean.

Meanwhile, in OkinawaTadashi, a young man, and his girlfriend Kaori arrive on the island to enjoy a scuba-diving vacation.

Encountering a fish with legs, Kaori, who has a hyper-sensitive sense of smell, becomes irritated by its smell and begs Tadashi to get rid of it.

He seals it in a bag, but it manages to escape. The next day, large amounts of marine life with legs invade Okinawa, including a legged great white shark which menaces the protagonists. Tadashi and Kaori manage to return to Tokyoalthough Kaori becomes irritated and paranoid, claiming to smell the fish. They both encounter the bagged fish they originally encased and present it to his uncle, Doctor Koyanagi.

A short while later, Tadashi returns to find Koyanagi missing an arm. As he was examining the machine in detail, it used a series of spikes and tubes to latch on to his arm, forcing him to amputate it. The walking machine scuttles into the room, now carrying Koyanagi’s arm instead of the fish.

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Koyanagi is fascinated by this discovery, and then reveals that the fish was the result of the Japanese Army ‘s World War II research into a virus that causes its host to produce a deadly and repulsive stench in a desperate effort to turn the tide of the war.

His father developed a “walking machine”, which pumps the virus into a host and causes the host to release the gas which powers the machine’s movement; walking machines were built to carry the hosts farther, allowing them to reach and sicken enemy troops.

However, enemy aircraft sunk the ship carrying the prototypes for the walking machines. Infected by the gas, Kaori becomes depressed by her appearance and attempts to commit suicide. Tadashi takes her to Koyanagi in an effort to save her but plunges into a canal where he passes out after being injured by thousands of small walking fish. Awakening one month later, he discovers that Koyanagi has placed her into a custom-built walking machine. Upon switching the machine on, Koyanagi is mortally wounded by Kaori, who quickly escapes.

Searching for her, Tadashi notices that most of the walking fish have decayed, and that the walking machines are now carrying infected citizens instead.


Tadashi encounters Kaori and rescues her from one of the acts at the circus and takes her to Koyanagi’s Lab. There Koyanagi’s assistant, Ms. Yoshiyama, reveals that Koyanagi has died from his wounds. When she attempts to junki the walking machine from Kaori, Koyanagi appears, now mutated by the infection and attached to a uto walking machine that allows him to fly.

Kaori notices Tadashi and Ms. Yoshiyama together and attempts to attack her. During the uproar, Koyanagi manages to capture Ms. Yoshiyama and fly away. Large groups of walking machines attack Kaori, and Jto becomes lost in his attempt to save her. He continues to search for her, when he notices the circus troupe attack Koyanagi’s flying machine, which quickly escapes. He joins the students in their jknji 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. 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.

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Although both are completely different and unrelated stories both to each other and to Gyoit was merged as one chapter gyk. The former is the shorter story, merely consisted of four pages, compared to the latter’s thirty-one pages.

The story starts with a family celebrating their new home. 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 jknji 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. A huge earthquake has struck an unnamed prefecture, leaving a fault to be discovered by the people on the Amigara mountain the name Amigara means “empty shell”.

Two hikers, Owaki and Yoshida, meet while hiking, having the same intention to see the fault. Said fault is shrouded in mystery; lto takes the form of human-shaped holes formed in the side of the mountain.

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It captured nationwide interest, and several attempts to examine how far the fault goes have all ended in vain. People discussed the junki of the fault, noting that the holes are definitely not natural and must have been dug from the inside of the mountain, but questioning why the holes were made or who would have the technology to make them. Owaki notices Yoshida is looking for something, to which she replies she’s looking for a hole that’s shaped like herself.

Owaki dismisses the idea, claiming it’s ridiculous, but another hiker, Nakagaki, overhearing their conversation and siding with Iyo, claims jumji has found his own hole. He takes them to his hole, and after removing his clothes to his underwear, hunji into the hole before Owaki can stop him. Scientists can’t find any trace of Nakagaki inside the hole, and a rescue squad who’s tiny enough to squeeze into the hole has to retreat after barely getting five meters deep into the hole Nakagaki went into.


Later that night, Owaki has a nightmare about Nakagaki trapped inside the hole because it has been deformed by the earthquake. He wakes up to find Yoshida claiming she has found her own hole, located gho the foot of the fault. Meanwhile, Nakagaki still hasn’t been found. Another man claims a hole is made for him, and disappears into it in a panic, leading to an outburst in which several other people descend into the mountain, much to the horror of the scientists, who flee the scene.

That night, Yoshida feels that the gyl is calling her name and luring her into it, and if she goes there, she knows she’ll be trapped. Owaki tries to calm her down by stuffing her hole with junii, and stays the night with her.

Owaki has another nightmare: This time he is in an ancient time, in which he has committed a horrific crime and is sentenced to enter a hole in the mountain that is dug out for him. The nightmare grows gyp freakish as Owaki enters the hole and after some time moving forward in it, he can feel his neck and limbs are it stretched and distorted, but he remains alive and in agony.

He wakes up screaming and finds out that Yoshida has unblocked her hole and disappeared into it. As he sits mournfully in front of Yoshida’s hole, he drops his flashlight and discovers in horror his own hole, located near Yoshida’s. Mesmerized, he strips off his clothes and enters his hole.

Several iunji later, the scientists are informed of another fault on the other junnji of the mountain. This too, has holes in it, but they are not human-shaped, instead the shapes are long and distorted.

One worker examines one of the holes, and as he shines his flashlight in it, notices that a horrifyingly disfigured being is slowly inching out of the chasm. Gyo was written and illustrated by Junji Ito. In his words, the inspiration came from Steven Spielberg ‘s Jaws: I thought it would be even greater to capture that fear in a man-eating shark that goes on land as well as sea.

Shogakukan compiled the chapters into two bound volumes and published them from Gyi to May An OVA adaptation was produced by Ufotable. It was directed by Takayuki Hirao while character designs were provided by Takuro Takahashi. The OVA was originally planned to be 30 minutes long but had evolved to 75 minutes throughout production. Fortune also praised the pacing of the story although noted that the plot contradicts itself later in the volume. For the second volume, Kimlinger continued to praise the story stating: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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