Reading Junji Ito’s ‘Army of One’ in the Age of Isolation
A lesson in connection, horror, and fishing wire.
I haven’t read manga in a long time.
My early teen years were spent feverishly tearing through shōjo series, such as Fruits Basket and Tokyo Mew Mew, all borrowed from my secondary school’s library. I remember proudly showing my aunt how to read them – “you…