Ju-on (novel)

Ju-on is the first in a series of novels based on the Ju-on film series, written by Kei Ohishi and released in 2003. The novel elaborates on the background of Kayako Saeki, Takeo Saeki, and the Saeki murders, also elaborating on the events & characters of Ju-on: The Curse, Ju-on: The Curse 2, and Ju-on: The Grudge.

The novel was translated by Joe Swift[1] and published by Dark Horse Manga in the United States in September 06, 2006. [2]


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Original cover by Kadokawa.

In Japan, ju-on is a deadly curse that takes on a life of its own. Always seeking new victims, it's a grudge that doesn't stop - it can't be stopped. Anyone unfortunate enough to meet up with a ghost killed by the grudge is then killed-and so it spreads... When a senior citizen outreach volunteer goes to work in a house in a quiet residential area, she soon starts to hear odd noises. As the strange events get more and more ominous, she discovers that some acts of violence can attach themselves to a house and that some evils can reach out and touch you - even after death.


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