It’s only one volume, so a nice quick read. Also, Remina is such a cool name.
Title: Hellstar Remina Author: Junji Ito Status: Completed (1 Volume) Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy Synopsis: This is a horror/sci-fi story about a giant planet consuming creature from another dimension that a scientist discovers and mistakenly identifies as a planet. Being given the honor to name it as its discover, the professor chooses to name it after his only daughter, Remina, but when Hellstar Remina is headed on a direct collision course with Earth the world goes nuts and all the people in the city start a witch hunt to kill Remina, thinking she is somehow to blame.
It’s labeled as ‘horror,’ but I feel as though it’s more of a grotesque tragedy.
Title: Hell Baby Author: Hideshi Hino Status: Completed (1 Volume) Genres: Horror, Supernatural, Tragedy Synopsis: This graphic novel by one of Japan’s most accomplished artists tells the unsettling saga of twin sisters born on a dark and stormy night in Tokyo: one normal, and one a demon baby with a taste for blood—a Hell Baby. Tossed into a garbage dump in a plastic bag, Hell Baby dies, but is brought back to life by an unworldly bolt of lightning. Hell Baby develops hard-earned hunting techniques to survive life among the wild animals who roam the dump. After struggling along for seven years, she seeks revenge for her fate and returns to the city, where she applies her hunting skills for survival—this time against the good citizens of Tokyo.
This one was pretty alright. Kind of creepy, kind of weird. It’s based on a movie with the same name, but the plots are different (so no worries of spoilers).
It’s also only one volume, with 6 chapters, so it’s a fast read, which I’m all about these days.
Title: Jisatsu Circle Author: Furuya Usamaru Status: Completed (1 Volume) Genres: Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological Synopsis: Jisatsu Circle is a manga based on a movie of the same title, written and directed by Sion Sono. At first, the manga was intended to follow the same story, but Sion Sono asked Usamaru Furuya to adapt his own story to it, which resulted in a plot much easier to understand. The story begins with the same opening scene, where 54 girls commit suicide by jumping in front of a moving train. However, one girl survives (Saya Kota) and opens another Suicide Club, with other victims. Her best friend, Kyoko, fears for Saya’s future and begins to search for the strange secrets surrounding the Suicide Club to try and save Saya and the other girls from committing such a tragedy again.
Oh my gosh. This was some of the creepiest stuff I’ve read lately.
Freaky from page one.
Also, it’s a fast read, which is great.
There’s only 9 chapters, so you can finish it in less than an hour, I bet.
It’s great. Give it a shot.
Title: Hideout Author: Kakizaki Masasumi Status: Completed (1 Volume) Genres: Horror, Psychological, Seinen, Drama,Tragedy Synopsis: It is a very dark night. Under a heavy rain, a determined man sets out to track his terrified victim. The decision of Kirishima Seiichi is clear: Tonight, he will kill his wife. A year ago, he was a happy man – a successful writer, a contented husband, and a father of a young boy… at that time, everything seemed going well for him. But such happiness had to end. The day his editor put an end to their collaboration, darkness seeped into his life faster than a bullet. A terrifying descent into hell commences, page by page of what it seems to be his last novel…
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