Confession (Kaiji KAWAGUCHI)

Alt title: Kokuhaku (Kaiji KAWAGUCHI)

Vol: 1; Ch: 11
1999
3.769 out of 5 from 126 votes
Rank #6,111
Confession (Kaiji KAWAGUCHI)

Asai and Ishikura are old friends and fellow mountaineering enthusiasts who find themselves in an unfortunate situation when Ishikura injures his leg while on a mountain-climbing trip. They soon take refuge within a log cabin to await rescue from the heavy snowstorm that has stranded them. But Asai's greatest worry is not the forces of Nature that are raging around them, but the dark secret Ishikura revealed to him while gripped by fear of death -- and which has now made each man a liability to the other's continued survival...

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Yakoz's avatar
Yakoz Apr 20, 2017
Score 9/10

Asai and Ishikura are expert mountain climbers and also old-time friends. Unfortunately Ishikura severely injures his leg during a climb and cannot move anymore. As the weather gets worse and worse, Ishikura can't continue anymore and asks Asai to leave him behind. For the fear of death, an hopeless Ishikura decides to confess the terrible truth to his friend.. But Asai finds at last an old cabin that... read more

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KR999 Aug 25, 2016
Score 10/10

A taut, tense thriller with an excellent setup and payoff that I would recommend to virtually anyone as it can be read in about half an hour. The characters are nuanced and the tension never lets up until the end when the mixture of suspense and paranoia reaches its climax and all questions are answered. Reading this really gave me the felling of watching a well-written novella or... read more

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