Episode 45 – These Are Not Our Holes

It’s our last episode before Halloween, so naturally we’re discussing Junji Ito. Specifically, his story collection Shiver. It contains ten short manga in which he goes utterly buck-wild, delivering some of his best and most nauseating work. We share our queerpinions on:

– Shiver: Junji Ito Collected Stories
– Ito just taking a bizarre or gross image and running with it
– Ito’s tendency to throw in everything including the kitchen sink
– Effective horror pacing and panel transitions

You can find the episode on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! You can also find all our past Junji Ito episodes compiled here.

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of spoilers for all the stories in the collection. Content-wise they include body horror, blood, murder, suicide, gore, violence against women, and trypophobia.

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