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Domu :: Review — GOOD ok bad

After being given another psychic attack by Old Cho, Takayama begins keeping watch on him. Etsuko then suffers a mental breakdown when Old Cho blows up a building with a gas main, killing many children that were witnessing the battle on their balconies; Little Yo and Mrs. That’s the real star of this book, not the display of unexplained proto- Akira telekinetic combat, but the straight lines and concrete doom of the exactingly rendered environment of apartment blocks as it is constructed to an oppressive degree around the large cast of lightly sketched characters and then as it is deconstructed as part of an explosive, ddomu, and often horrific psychic battlefield.

She confronts Old Cho about the deed, repelling his attempted attack. Dangerous mystical old man and an even more dangerous little girl turn a Tokyo public housing project into the scene ohomo their battle royal.

What follows is a gargantuan psychic war that climaxes into a apocalyptic confrontation that destroys the Stonehenge-like buildings of the housing projects that are always looming up around them like walls of some super-prison. Set in a government housing complex where a series of inexplicable deaths are taking place, Domu serialized between is resolved through a conflict between an old man and a young girl, both of whom secretly possess extrasensory powers.


Dec 21, Concertina rated it really liked it.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s Domu

The two figures twist in the air high above the complex. At first a slow creeping mystery, Domu ends in a staggering set piece of destruction and confusion, as seen through a number of different characters, and it’s these characters – the heroine, the villain, and the clueless police officers assigned to the case – that leave the story with a wonderful, lingering sense of uncertainty.

Old Cho makes Sasaki slit his own throat with a utility knifetraumatizing Etsuko. As the police get closer to finding the killer, they discover that the murders and this building are anything ohomo typical.

As must be the case for many readers, Otomo’s Akira was my gateway to Manga. The lighting choices here are phenomenal. Sort of the Japanese answer to David Cronenberg’s sc Following a parade of suicides in a park-side spread of apartment complexes, an ineffective police investigation fails to detect that the culprit is a shrunken geriatric whose mask of senility hides a very potent command of psychokinesis as well as a sadistic streak.

Content warning of gore. What I enjoy most was how Otomo captures a cinematic feel reading Domu and how he guides the reader to where he wants us to be and guide our eyes to beautifully detailed art and yet intrigued us, building a suspense thrilling tale that follows with a satisfying ending.

Having it be jumbo size feels like its closer to a european comic album, or to be more specific a Moebius comic. The final act of Domu marks a stark departure from earlier passages, as the static panels showing the impassive monolith and its cowed inhabitants are replaced by dynamic and violent scenes, splashed with blood and fueled by emotion. He is challenged by a young girl who moves into the complex and has psychic abilities of her own. While it is unlikely that Otomo wrote Domu as an explicit attack on modernism in Japan, the influence of the displacement and anxiety it caused is clear in his work.


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His sense of design is impeccable. With proper planning and leadership, modernist public housing can and has worked, to a point. When I first encountered Domu fifteen years ago, I was certain ofomo book would stick with me throughout my life. This graphic novel is mad good.

Hahne and these are my reviews. If you enjoy reading Otomo’s Akira epic science fiction fantasy manga graphic novels, give Domu: It is a deeply moving piece of work that has inspired me throughout all my creative impulses when writing comix.

Yamagawa is later found to have jumped off the building. Excellent art that grabs you by the seat of your pants and then flings you off the side of a concrete wall.

Domu: A Child’s Dream – Wikipedia

Being an artist I’ve learned much from reading Domu over and over. I loved the heck out of Akira. An old man with incredible psionic abilities lives in one of Japan’s massive housing projects–gigantic monolithic buildings housing the multitudes who are overpopulating the large island they live on. A Child’s Dream Domu: Sep 06, Duncan Lee rated it it was romu. After looking into it a bit more I found that it’s a relatively difficult book to track down, pre-dates his most famous work Akiraand sadly seems to be one of a very few of his longer-form comics available in English.