When Saya was in middle school, her father had a mental breakdown – and that's when things began to change. Kyoko, her best friend, noticed the girl becoming distant, and Saya even began selling her body for money. But when the troubled teen met Mitsuko and joined her Suicide Club, Kyoko watched Saya gain a new, chilling sense of purpose and a deep desire to follow Mitsuko to the grave. Can Kyoko save her friend's life when all she wants to do is die?
One year after the movie with the same title, Sion Sono's Suicide Club was finally adapted to the manga written by Usamaru Furuya with the same title. It's not his first work I've read from the author. Previously, I had read Ningen Shikkaku adapted from a novel by Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human which was used as a reference in a show called Aoi Bungaku Series, involved five directors including Tetsurou Araki who... read more
Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, Suicide Club bills itself as a reimagining rather than an adaptation of the movie. It begins with the same provocative scene that captivated film audiences but proceeds along a different, more personalized path. The imagery and story telling have all the grit and realism that makes Furuya Usamaru one of my favorite manga authors, but he manages to render the... read more
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