No Use Escaping

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Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2019]
Edition: Deluxe edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781421590561
Branch Call Number: 741.5952 Ito YA
Characteristics: 740 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kokubo, Naomi - Translator
Erbes, Eric
Alternative Title: No use escaping


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Sep 30, 2020

Tomie bae asf. I honestly thought she would be more badass and while it was a little disappointing and repetitive, I would be lying if I said she wasn't beautiful. Hmm, feeling like the men who fell in love with her!! Just like people will fall in love with this book too :)

Sep 21, 2020

The thing about Junji Ito's stories is that once you start reading them, you can't stop. The story is incredibly enrapturing that before you know it, you have finished the book! Tomie is definitely not human, but I wouldn't consider her a demon or succubus. I personally think of Tomie as her own separate entity, like a different species. Seeing her adapt to different situations for survival was intriguing, especially since her way of life is so lavish. The story isn't a basic "succubus attacks men" narrative, it's different, it's scarier. Junji Ito puts his own eerie twists and turns in the story, making it super engaging. As well as that, his art was impeccable! Tomie looked spine-chilling, the contrast between her scars and alluring face had me speechless. The story had many elements: murder, reincarnation, and seduction, but Junji Ito made it all mesh together beautifully. This book makes me think, how can somebody create such phenomenal stories and illustrations? I would give this book ⅘ stars. ☆☆☆☆

Oct 22, 2019

Obe word. Creepy. The master of horror really shows his skills in Tomie. Some of the chapters felt repetitive but you have to finish it to see what happens.


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Dec 12, 2018

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