Imprisoned without explanation for a decade, Goto is a free man at last, but what price freedom? Now, his mysterious jailer, a former schoolmate with a lifelong grudge, has Goto embroiled in a malicious game to discover the reasons behind the schoolyard vendetta and why his tormentor would go to such extreme lengths to exact his retribution. It's bad enough when Goto discovers that his memories have been impeded by hypnotic conditioning, but when he learns that his lover, too, is a victim of hypnotic manipulation, Goto begins to suspect that she may be an unwitting pawn in his enemy's venomous endgame!
The manga that inspired the critically acclaimed 2003 film from director Chan-Wook Park that took the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Translated into English for the first time.
This book carries an 18+ content advisory.