Whispering Woman / Soichi’s Beloved Pet
Episode 12 of Junji Ito Maniac begins this last episode with a girl unable to make any choices. She’s torn about each particular person alternative in life, which finally ends up turning her mad. Mayumi is totally hysterical, making the job of recent carer, Mitsu Uchida, that a lot more durable.
However, Mitsu’s calm demeanor appears to work wonders and she or he manages to calm Mayumi down instantly. She handles the lady properly and even manages to get her to comply with orders. Mayumi capabilities correctly for the entire day, the primary time in ages, and Mitsu stands out the job for over a month. The (*12*) (and Mayumi’s father) is impressed but additionally just a little unnerved. In truth, he believes there’s one thing suspicious occurring right here and seeing the nonchalant response from Mitsu, encourages his assistant to look into Mitsu extra carefully to see if there’s one thing afoul occurring.
Despite being fatigued, Mitsu caries out her job completely and manages to have a extra optimistic influence on Mayumi’s life. The (*12*) likens her to a superb luck allure…till he hears her background. It seems Mitsu is down and out of luck. She’s smacked round by her abusive roommate Aga and that explains why she’s so adamant on being at this home and serving to Mayumi. As a consequence, the (*12*) decides to go away issues as they’re, believing it’ll profit him within the long-run.
That night time, phrase reaches them that Mitsu has suffered wounds that appear to have been the direct reason behind her loss of life. Her roommate, Aga, is needed for suspicion of assault and homicide. However, he’s but to be apprehended. With Mitsu gone although, what does it imply for Mayumi. Well… she nonetheless hangs round Mitsu and appears to gave a non secular impact on the lady, persevering with to provide her duties past the grave. She controls Mayumi, encouraging her to learn to stab. Naturally, that sends her off on a murderous rampage, hitting out at Aga and stabbing him repeatedly in the midst of the night time.
Mayumi ultimately heads residence, her father shocked, as Mitsu whispers that she’ll at all times be along with her.
Soichi’s Beloved Pet
In the second story, Sayuri adopts a pet she’s discovered outdoors and invitations it into their residence. This cat, Coron, is adopted round the home by Soichi, the man we noticed earlier within the sequence pestering Koichi whereas he’s finding out. Koichi is satisfied that Soichi must be checked out by a physician as he has one thing flawed together with his mind.
Coron finally ends up consuming a lifeless snake that afternoon, with Soichi making an attempt to enact a curse on the cat and utilizing this reptile as a vessel. The style of it will definitely sees the cat change and change into feral, consuming something it could actually get its mitts on, together with an enormous centipede and a weird insect from hell; a spider with eyes throughout him.
Soichi calls the cat Garon too, claiming that his curse has labored wonders. In truth, it begins spewing cat hair into the air, choking the air with skinny bits of fur. It screeches at each Koichi and Sayuri after they method, earlier than ultimately going full-on Pikachu and electrocuting Soichi, blasting him with an electrical shock.
As a consequence, Soichi is hospitalized with bandages throughout him, whereas the others appear to have obtained their cat again to the previous Coron once more… till we zoom in and see the cat has a menacing face nonetheless.
The Episode Review
Junji Ito delivers its last episode with a few intriguing and barely amusing tales, paying homage to the sooner chapters and bringing all the pieces full circle. You can inform that a variety of these tales are related in the identical universe, with good little Easter eggs dotted all through.
However, the tales right here aren’t fairly as arduous hitting or eye-opening as the remainder of the sequence and it’s maybe a little bit of an underwhelming option to finish issues. Despite that although, the artwork model has been nice all through and there’s a number of stand-out chapters to make this a worthy anthology to binge by means of. Whether there will likely be one other assortment or not stays to be seen however that is positively value a watch.