Unendurable Labyrinth / The Bully
Episode 10 of Junji Ito Maniac begins with Noriko and her buddy Sayako heading by means of the forest collectively. They uncover a complete bunch of monks strolling in line and seemingly entranced. They shoot menacing appears to be like their approach however don’t say something. There are additionally males underneath the waterfall praying too.
A monk approaches and informs the pair the these guys are coaching and so they have over one million completely different members. This piques Sayako’s curiosity as she and Noriko resolve to become involved and do that out. Their roommate Aya is definitely there to attempt to discover her brother, who went lacking years again.
That night time, the Hundred-Man Contemplation will get underway. This ritual is held as soon as each three years and occurs to be a personal ceremony the place monks enter coffins buried underground for self-mummification. They prohibit their weight-reduction plan, which in flip makes the method that a lot less complicated. It’s not like regular fasting both and it’s very secret.
Aya is satisfied her brother has one thing to do with this and he or she decides to go out and examine. The trio discover a door from the creepy Buddha statue they noticed earlier and press on, with Noriko and Sayako beginning to have doubts over the place they’re going. In truth, the hallway is lined with mummified our bodies, main right into a grotesque mummified labyrinth.
Aya finally finds her brother, mummified just like the others. Eventually the women go mad, unable to make it out, as all of the faces look like watching them.
The second story switches issues as much as see a lady known as Kuriko on the playground serving to a younger boy known as Nao. He clings to her al by means of the night time, as he calls her large sister and implores her to maintain taking part in. However, he finally ends up clinging to her and in the long run, Kuriko winds up rising resentful of him, ignoring the child and finally dunking his head within the water and beating him down.
All of this finally ends up paving approach for the current, the place a grown-up Kuriko factors out she was a horrible little one and feels unhealthy about bullying poor Nao. The “sequel” to this although sees Kuriko meet Nao once more, now a lot older. Kuriko is now deeply in love with Nao and the pair even get married collectively. Hiroshi, her son, is similar to Nao. Asa end result, Kurkio decides to go to the park and “play” along with her son that night time, sporting menacing make-up and a fairly chilling demeanor.
The Episode Review
What’s notably fascinating in regards to the second a part of this episode, The Bully, is the best way it ties into psychotic tendencies and that concept that psychos are amongst us and we might by no means actually comprehend it. The indicators are there as kids however regardless of making an attempt to repress these animalistic tendencies, it turns into an excessive amount of and so they present their true colors finally.
There’s loads of shock worth to this, and that’s additionally transposed throughout to the primary story too, which depicts an remoted group off looking for the reality of this cult. Eventually they discover all these mummified our bodies and what a strategy to go! It’s goosebump-inducing to even think about being caught in there with all these our bodies.