Island of the Black Shrine
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Two friends investigate the disappearance of a writer on a small island, which has been largely cut off from the mainland since the fall of the Shinto during the Meji era. They stumble across several strange occurrences, such as a naked female corpse hanging upside down on a tree during one stormy night. Locals speak of old-standing traditions, folk rituals and superstitions, but after more bodies were found, Shiho and Tsuyoshi wonder if there's a serial killer among the locals...
A three-volume psychological horror mystery.