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Deserter / story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & adaption: Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art & lettering: Eric Erbes ; cover & graphic design: Adam Grano.

Itō, Junji, 1963- (author,, artist.). Itō, Junji, 1963- Container of (expression): Dassōhei no iru ie. English. (Added Author). Allen, Jocelyne, 1974- (adaptor,, translator.). Erbes, Eric, (letterer.). Grano, Adam, (artist.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781974719860
  • ISBN: 1974719863
  • Physical Description: 384 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Japan in 2011 by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Translated from the Japanese into English.
Story reads from right to left, back to front, following Japanese literary tradition.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bio House -- Face thief -- Where the Sandman lives -- Devil's logic -- Long hair in the attic -- Scripted love -- Reanimator's sword -- A father's love -- Unendurable labyrinth -- Village of the siren -- Bullied -- Deserter.
Summary, etc.:
"A vengeful family hides an army deserter for eight years after the end of World War II, cocooning him in a false reality where the war never ended. A pair of girls look alike, but they're not twins. And a boy's nightmare threatens to spill out into the real world... This hauntingly strange story collection showcases a dozen of Junji Ito's earliest works from when he burst onto the horror scene, sowing fresh seeds of terror." -- back cover.
Target Audience Note:
Rated T+ (older teen).
Subject: Military deserters > Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Deception > Comic books, strips, etc.
Father and child > Comic books, strips, etc.
Supernatural > Comic books, strips, etc.
Military deserters > Comic books, strips, etc.
Revenge > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Horror comics.
Graphic novels.
Short stories.
Paranormal fiction.
Science fiction comics.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library OW GRAPHIC ITO (Text) 38420101780407 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Available -

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