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‘She lusted after buildings, and they lusted after her’: Objectophilia and Commodity Animism in Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror

Global interactions with the inanimate are becoming increasingly intimate. This is certainly true in Japan, where the relationship between people and things is a defining feature of twenty-first-century life. In Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror, women seduce buildings and futons consume people, suggesting that the horrors of late capitalism are embodied by the structures we …