Happy Friday everyone!
So I’ve been wanting to get into more horror manga, as I’ve heard of some interesting series. The series I’ve read so far are Berserk and The Girl On The Otherside (although this second one isn’t super horror-esque, so if you are interested in something horror like, but isn’t too grotesque or violent, this is a good place to start).
This is just a list of a few of the many recommendations I’ve received that I can remember off the top of my head. Some of these recommendations come from the blog Books And Bao and Seji from The Artisan Geek, as well as former coworkers. Now, let’s get into it!
The first horror manga I’m going to discuss isn’t a specific series, but is actually concerning one of the big names in the world of horror manga: Junji Ito. I’ve heard plenty about the disturbing stories and accompanying artwork that’s earned him the title of being “one of horror’s greatest talents.” One series I’m particularly interested in is Tomie, especially after watching this video about Shoujo horror manga by The Artisan Geek. It’s an interesting video about the history of the genre, and other background alongside some recommendations, such as Tomie.
Next is The Promised Neverland by Posuka Demizu. I saw this series whenever I would stock the manga section every once in a while, so I knew it was popular but never knew what it was about. My interest peaked after reading a description of it from the Books and Bao website, as they described it as a blend of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, along with many other genres. Stories like these are always interesting to me and serve as an excellent “cross-over” series that is perfect for people who are just starting to read horror but are already fans of sci-fi or fantasy.
This particular series is actually one that I’ve been interested in since I was in college. Two of my roommates were in a class about Japanese Culture, and had to watch the first episode of Attack On Titan, and although I was interested in continuing the series, I kept pushing it back to watch other stuff. However, I’ve heard good things about the manga too, so I might just read it first and then watch the anime.
The final series that I would like to check out is Happiness by Shuzo Oshimi, which is a tale about a teenager who thinks life is boring, until he runs into a vampire and now has to deal with the consequences of that interaction. I love the artwork, and was initially drawn to the manga because of the cover art.
Annnnd that’s all I have for today! Do you have any recommendations for horror manga? Feel free to share in the comments below!
Other than that, I will see you tomorrow with a new post!