A one-panel webcomic created by Vincent Grisanti. Reiko Mouryou is a typical 6-year-old girl. Except she's a demon. A very violent, darkly sarcastic little demon girl. She lives with her three sisters: Shihoka, whose eyes are always hidden behind a pair of sunglasses; Shirabe, a serial dater (and date killer), and Shinobu, a tomboy ninja. Along with her pet crocodile, Lucy (short for Lucifer), and imposing yakuza father, Mitsugu, they live a typical family life. By that, we mean that people frequently meet a violent end.Featured on Grisanti's Web site Tainted Ink.com.This webcomic provides examples of:
Deliberately Monochrome : The comic is done entirely in black and white, with red being the only color used. Certain strips have an option to view them in color, but the feature seems to have been dropped as of the sites update.
Meaningful Name: Reiko is a common Japanese name, but the kanji of her name is spelled atypically, reading as "Ghost Child."
And her sisters all have names beginning with "shi" — which is a homophone for "death."
Shinobu takes it one step further, as her name is very similar to shinobi(ninja).
Missing Mom: The comic went on for five years without even a mention of Reiko's mom, her whereabouts, or even whether she was alive. She finally appeared in 2010. Her excuse for the long absence? A fishing trip. With a dead whale to prove it.
Noodle People: Pretty much everyone in the Mouryou family aside from Mitsugu.
Obliviously Evil: It's often hinted that the Mouryou family isn't so much intentionally malevolent as they just consider random murder, mutilation, and torture a completely normal and reasonable way to deal with others. It's not completely consistent on this matter, though.
Odd Name Out: Reiko is the only one of the Mouryou siblings, whose name doesn't begin with Shi-
Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: A very borderline case. The comic started out as an extremely bleak Sadist Show with death and murder. Newer strips are still dark, but they revolve more around monster-related jokes with the family than Reiko's gruesome exploits.
For two examples, they talk about how awesome and adorable Reiko's boa constrictor◊ is after it's eaten them alive, and eagerly pay to get their picture taken with a "Santa"◊ who's very obviously a vicious child-eating ogre of Japanese mythology, and actually has the lower body of a half-eaten child still dangling out of his mouth.
Yamato Nadeshiko: Fumiko is the demon world version: a doting mother and House Wife whose hobbies include flower arranging, caligraphy, tea ceremony, katana wielding, drinking booze, and bounty hunting.