Item description for Ghost School: Hino Horror #9 (Japan's Cult Horor Master) by Hideshi Hino...
Four novellettes, drawn in the shojo manga style, a stylistic departure from Horror Master Hino. Hino juxtaposes the innocence and beauty of youth with the evil and ugliness that lurks down every dark alley, within every deep forest, and at the bottom of every crazed soul. His talent to frighten and disturb his readers remains unchanged. The stories concern promising young girls on the threshhold of womanhood--but they fall prey to one evil after another. A beautiful girl turns old and haggard overnight; another becomes a victim of a dead, murderous teacher; another is tormented by an obsessive suitor; others discover that their own close friends are not who they thought them to be. This is the first in a two-book set.
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POOR INNOCENT GIRLS Jul 12, 2006
When you think shojo manga, you think of girls in high school having to deal with unrequited love or trying to think of how they can confess to their crush. Well, with Ghost School, you can throw all that out the window. Hideshi Hino, while using girls at school as his starting point, sucks these cutesy schoolgirls into his trademark horror stories, which are more interesting than his usual fare due to the unusual subject matter. These girls will have to deal with ghostly teachers, psychotic stalker classmates, suffering from a strange disease that turns them into old women overnight and school princesses that are different from what they seem! This ninth volume of Hino Horror was really successful at inspiring dread and sometimes laughs and sometimes tenderness, according to which story you are reading. Hino does a good job with a subject he doesn't usually work with.