The first story this week is pretty straight forward, though the unresolved ending leaves a lingering feeling that things are not over yet. The story is kind of focused on an urban legend about having your fortune told by a stranger at the crossroads only a number of girls who have done this have ended up committing suicide at the crossroads when the fortune wasn’t exactly favourable.
While functional as a story, the over-reliance on fog at the crossroads to create atmosphere kind of felt like overkill, though it did make a nice contrast when the fog cleared.
The second story was very short but I found it incredibly disturbing when the slug popped out of the girl’s mouth even though I was waiting for it to happen.
While this story isn’t exactly complex and the way it ends is a bit strange, it kind of hit the tone I’d been looking for in this series.
Overall, this show remains an interesting watch even if not a particularly horrific one.
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14 thoughts on “Junji Ito Collection Episode 3: Still Not Scary But The Second Story Is A Little Disturbing”
I think after watching Black Mirror these stories seem a bit tame… I’m thinking reading these might be better.
The first episode was bad. I didn’t want to watch the second episode because of it. The second episode was okay. They could have bumped the animation a bit. Maybe show the gore a little more. I’l continue watching it, but I don’t expect much from this anime. The novels seems to be much better. My imagination can fill in the blanks.
The first story really didn’t do much for me…like you said it’s open ending only made it even more unsatisfactory. The second one was kind of disturbing, agreed 😊 I said it last week, and I will say it again…this still feels like the Twilight Zone to me, albeit the bad episodes lol 😂😂 Hope it will give us some better and more interesting stories soon, but it’s definitely okay so far 😀
I’ve been okay with what this has been doing. I would have liked to have gotten a bit more from the episodes and feel a bit more of a thrill, but I’m happy with some weird tale being presented before we move on. It’s kind of relaxing and doesn’t require much of a commitment.