History Manga / Domu

27th Sep '16 5:11:08 PM Scoutstr295
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Already in the year 1979, there have been a staggering 31 suicides by people in the same apartament complex. The tally is brought to 32 with the death of a supermarket manager. Once again, inspectors Yamagawa and Tamura have to investigate another frustrating case. Once Yamagawa also commits suicide, it's up to Tamura to solve exactly what is going on.

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Already in the year 1979, In late-[[TheSeventies '70s]] Japan, there have been a staggering 31 suicides by people in residents of the same apartament complex.complex over the previous two-plus years. The tally is brought to 32 with the death of a supermarket manager. Once again, inspectors Yamagawa and Tamura have to investigate another frustrating case. Once Yamagawa also commits suicide, it's up to Tamura to solve exactly what is going on.
27th Sep '16 5:05:51 PM Scoutstr295
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* GoryDiscretionShot: One of the policemen who arrives at the scenes of the apparent "suicides" remarks that it's far gorier than it should be, and another mentions that he's never eating spaghetti again. We have to take their word for it. Completely averted when Tsutomo kills himself with a utility knife, though.
* LockedRoomMystery: Why the police force is so frustrated. They discover that the door to the roof hasn't been used in years and is rusted shut. How could they have gotten up?

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* GoryDiscretionShot: One of the policemen who arrives at the scenes of the apparent "suicides" remarks that it's far gorier than it should be, and another mentions that he's never eating spaghetti again. We have to take their word for it. Completely averted when Tsutomo kills himself with a utility knife, though.
Tsutomo's suicide and the climactic battle between Old Cho and Etsuko.
* LockedRoomMystery: Why the police force is so frustrated. They discover that the door to the roof hasn't been used in years and is rusted shut. How could they the victims have gotten up? reached the roof?



* SerialKiller: Old Cho forces his neighbors to kill themselves and/or each other and collects an item in their possession as trophies.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Apparently the apartament is based on a creepy one that Otomo once lived in.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Apparently the apartament apartment is based on a creepy one that Otomo once lived in.
27th Sep '16 5:01:51 PM Scoutstr295
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* DecoyProtagonist: Inspector Yamagawa appears to be a driving character at the start of the story. Old Cho makes him commit suicide less than halfway into the book.
31st Dec '14 10:08:49 PM nombretomado
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''Domu: A Child's Dream'' is a 1980 manga written by KatsuhiroOtomo of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' fame.

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''Domu: A Child's Dream'' is a 1980 manga written by KatsuhiroOtomo Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' fame.
2nd Mar '14 1:21:38 PM m8e
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This story won the 1983 Japan Science Fiction Grand Prix after being re-released into {{graphic novel}} form. Supposedly, GuillermoDelToro has the rights to make a film adaptation, but interest in the project has not surfaced since the late 1990s.

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This story won the 1983 Japan Science Fiction Grand Prix after being re-released into {{graphic novel}} form. Supposedly, GuillermoDelToro Creator/GuillermoDelToro has the rights to make a film adaptation, but interest in the project has not surfaced since the late 1990s.
6th Oct '13 9:15:54 PM JakesBrain
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* FaintingSeer: Tamura brings a supposed psychic to the apartment complex in the hope that she can assist with the investigation. Upon sensing Cho's presence, she gets the soaking sweats, panics and refuses to go in.
8th Mar '13 10:20:51 AM FuzzyBoots
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* EvenBetterSequel: Essentially. The loosely connected manga stories involving psychic powers by Otomo kept increasing in quality as time went on. First was a largely forgettable short story about the cops seen in this manga. That was followed by this, beautifully illustrated and written. Then came the classic Manga/{{Akira}}, revolving around the government's attempts to copy the powers seen in this story for their own ends.
8th Mar '13 10:18:59 AM FuzzyBoots
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* SlashedThroat: Poor [[spoiler:Tsutomo]]...
29th Jan '13 9:20:31 PM fhtagn
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* StealthPrequel: May or may not be one to ''AKIRA''.


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** The inspiration behind the book was actually a newspaper article Otomo read about a rash of mysterious deaths at another apartment complex. He decided to combine it with the one he lived in and based some of the cast on his neighbors.
14th Dec '12 2:28:33 AM IsaacG
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* BadassLolita: Etsuko, combined with PluckyGirl.

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%% Dead Trope * BadassLolita: Etsuko, combined with PluckyGirl.
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