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Junji Ito Maniac Season 1 Episode 6 Recap – “Mould” / “Library Vision”

January 19, 2023

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This summary of the The Netflix anime anthology Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Season 1 Episode 6, “Mold” / “Library Vision”, contains spoilers.

“Moule”, a story adapted from the seventh volume of Junji Ito’s Horror World, slug girlis another creepy story of rapidly escalating circumstances that heavily revolves around one of my least favorite things – messy homes.

Junji Ito Maniac Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

“Messy” is an understatement here, however. Akasaka, the protagonist, returns home after a year abroad to find that in his absence, his brother Seiji has rented his abode from the family of his former homeroom teacher, Mr. Rogi. Akasaka finds the place trashed with mold growing everywhere. Through flashbacks, which Junji Ito Crazy hasn’t employed too much so far, we see how Seiji was forced to rent, though we don’t see what caused the house to fall into disrepair – at least not until later.

The mould, which regularly worsens and invades the entire property, is impressively rendered here, and the atmosphere inside the house is incredibly damp and disgusting. Thanks to Seiji, Akasaka eventually learns that the Rogi family has been infected with it, and the image of the family’s baby crawling around while bubbling with fungus is one of those images that will definitely stay with you longer than you’d like. .

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Eventually, Akasaka discovers that the deceased Rogi family is the source of the mold and that it grew from their corpses and spread throughout the property. The episode ends with Akasaka, increasingly tired and corrupt, mumbling the word “itch” to himself as he scratches his face.

“Library Vision”, based on Library of Illusions from New voices in the dark, is a creative take on generational trauma. It’s also deliberately ambiguous rather than explicitly supernatural.

The general idea is that a man named Goro is obsessed with his library. He psychopathically berates his wife, Koko, for reading a book without telling her, and he has committed several volumes of his daily diary to the collection.

Eventually, Goro’s mother and father’s most beloved books disappear, and he begins to see apparitions that manifest as characters from those books and recite their prose out loud to him. Goro’s diaries, read by Koko, help put into context how Goro’s literary obsession is a mask for personal trauma, and he eventually succumbs to the same fate as his father, convincing himself that he must memorize. his entire collection – a process that quickly drives him crazy.

The episode ends with Goro’s library, his journals, and himself on fire.

You can stream the Netflix anime anthology Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Season 1 Episode 6, “Mold” / “Library Vision” exclusively on Netflix.

Further reading:

  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Season 1 Recap.
  • Junji Ito Maniac Season 1 Episode 5 Recap.
  • Junji Ito Maniac Season 1 Episode 7 Recap.
  • Will there be a Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of Macabre Season 2?
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