Ghost Reaper Girl takes a dramatic turn with the introduction of two Lovecraftian monsters, Hastur and Bastet, who play important roles in the current plot. The inclusion of characters created by other Lovecraftian authors shows that mangaka Akissa Saiké considers their work canonical and expands the scope of the story beyond Lovecraft’s original works. Decay drops, a poison featured in the manga, are not found in Lovecraft’s mythology, but Saiké incorporated ideas of poison and decay from Lovecraft’s works to create elemental elements. version in Ghost Reaper Girl.
Warning: Spoilers for Ghost Reaper Girl chapter #37A Jump Shonen The comic’s name is Ghost assassin girl draws heavily from HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos takes an impressive turn by using two Lovecraftian monsters that Lovecraft himself did not invent. Ghost Reaper Girl recently resumed serialization in Shonen Jump’s Manga PLUS internationally and Shonen Jump+ in Japan after a hiatus of over a year.
In chapter #37 of Ghost Reaper Girl by Akissa Saiké, hero Chloe Love drinks poison from Hastur, the president of her supernatural master, but Hastur’s high-ranking companion, the Pope of the West Capital Church Bastet, forced to try to save her.
The poison, known as Decay Drops, eats away at the drinker’s soul until they become Hastur’s puppet. Hastur had intended to trick Chloe’s friend Kai Iod into drinking poison due to Kai’s possession of the Silver Key that can open the gates of Hades anywhere and having recently succumbed to his alter ego, Yog of Destruction. However, Chloe heroically stepped in to save his life – at the cost of her own.
Ghost Reaper Girl expands on Lovecraft with Hastur & Bastet
This development is a pretty big change in the overall story. Chloe mainly hunts ghosts with her spirit friends under the watchful eye of director Nyarlathotep, but now they are all at the mercy of two new characters who share the same name as Lovecraftian monsters, Bastet and Hastur. The fact that Bastet and Hastur serve as the main drivers of the current plot is intriguing since HP Lovecraft did not create them, although they do appear in the Cthulhu Mythos to some extent.
Hastur is actually the work of author Ambrose Bierce. Lovecraft was so fascinated by Bierce’s so-called shepherd god that he included the name in his story “The Whisperer in the Dark,” although it is only mentioned in passing as a vague entity. . Hastur would later only be confirmed by Lovecraft’s inner circle, and it’s clear that Ghost Reaper Girl was more influenced by their renditions of him than what Lovecraft wrote. Meanwhile, Bastet is based on the real Egyptian cat goddess, and she only appears in a short story by Lovecraftian author Robert Bloch. Lovecraft also never actually included her in any of his works, although he did write a lot about cats and the supernatural, like in “The Cats of Ulthar.”
Ghost Reaper Girl expands Lovecraft’s mythos with new ideas
While this isn’t the first time Ghost Reaper Girl has featured characters based on other Lovecraftian authors, these two are by far the most important, and their importance clearly demonstrates that mangaka Akissa Saiké considers the work of every Lovecraftian author to be classic.
Just as Hastur and Bastet are not strictly Lovecraft’s creations, Hastur’s Decay Drop does not appear in any of his works. In fact, it’s not a term at all in Lovecraft’s mythology. However, Lovecraft wrote about poisons, like meteorites contaminating the land in “The Color Out of Space.” The concept of decay is also prevalent in his works, such as the line “The deathless may lie eternally, And in strange times even death may die” in “ Nameless city”. proof of the excellence of mangaka Akissa Saiké. Ghost assassin girl deeply inspired by Cthulhu, The manga is very unique.
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