Sickness Unto Death GN (2013 Vertical Digest) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing. By Takahiro Seguchi. Based on the book by Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, Seguchi's Sickness Unto Death is a modern fictional retelling of his concepts of despair, sin, and self-image. At 18, Futaba Kazuma is going to college to get his certification in clinical psychology. While attending school, he boards at a creepy mansion. Also living there is a strange young woman called Emiru. She suffers from a terminal illness of the heart - despair. This deep psychological problem has eerie physical effects as well: her hair has turned white, her body temperature is well below normal, and her blood pressure is also bizarre. No psychologists or counselors have been able to help cure her of this problem. Will Kazuma be able to determine the cause of Emiru's despair and save her before it's too late? Softcover, 208 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $11.95.