Bex Jones

Researcher. Teacher. Crafter.

A Future Forest: Gyo by Junji Ito

This second episode discusses Junji Ito's horror manga, 'Gyo,' which follows the story of a young couple encountering fish with legs in Okinawa, Japan. The fish carry a deadly virus that infects humans and spreads rapidly. Gyo includes themes of ecological disaster, warfare-derived technologies, and the consequences of neglecting our environment. The conversation delves into the role of horror in imagining potential and unexpected ecological futures, the cautionary tale of maintaining the health of the sea's ecosystems, and the intertwining of science and military efforts.