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No. 31457

Post about horror manga and related media. What are your favorite series/short stories?

No. 31463

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Probably my favorite of all time is Uzumaki by Junji Ito. I read it a few years ago, but it still stuck with me. Pic related.

There's a movie too, but I don't know if it's any good.

No. 31476

woo thanks for the suggestion!
im already enjoying it and im only up to the bit where the dudes dad makes his eyes fuck out

No. 31477

oh god, dads in the wooden tub.

No. 31499

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I read Gyo from the same author. Very imaginative and repulsive at the same time.

Also, i like the anime "the wicked city" (its not 100% horror): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjgfHBekwjA

No. 31502

Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show (Shoujo Tsubaki) ! I was browsing the j-horror tag on tumblr and saw gifs. I've only managed to find Spanish subtitled versions of it though which I don't mind because I know Spanish, but still. The visuals are still crazy even if you cant follow the story.


No. 31545

I read this comic a while ago where a baby was born that aged very rapidly and once it hit 500-something years it began to mutate into a strange creature. Anyone know what it was called?

No. 31549

That sounds like yet another piece by Junji Ito, "The Long Dream."

No. 31613

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So happy to see fans of Junji Ito and horror comic fans in general here. You anons are all golden.

I love all of Ito's work, but I personally will forever be haunted by the hanging balloons story.

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Agree. Sounds like the Long dream.

No. 31616

The manga is amazing. The movie is awful. Avoid the movie at all costs.

No. 31618

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This fucker gave me nightmares for a week.

No. 31652

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Idk imo it was kinda…okay? I've seen a lot worse

No. 31656

Man I love Junji Ito. There's something about his stuff that makes them very dreamlike, it's like a trippy dream but not in a nightmarish way. They're creepy, but not outright scary. Just abstract enough to give you an experience that's actually pretty soothing in a way.

To anyone new to his works, I recommend the short story collections. They always build up for the twist in a perfect way and you can't stop reading until you know how it's all going to end.

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I love Uzumaki, it was my first introduction into the strange and disturbing works of Junji Ito (hallowed be thy name.) It's too bad someone stole all three of my copies of it. sigh

I love the Long Dream. Its my favorite.

Does anyone have any full comics? I remember a long time ago when /x/ used to have horror manga threads, that's where i read most of his work. Unfortunately, I haven't seen one of those in a really long time.

One of the stories that I'm having trouble finding the name of is one of his very, very weird ones. It was about a giant apartment building/hotel, and it kept going through each floor, and every room got weirder and weirder… sorry if I'm not explaining well.

Anyway, all hail Junji Ito. (Even if he triggers muh trypophobia.)

No. 31662

Screaming Lessons

Not exactly super scary, but a lot of the stories stuck with me. I like how some stories are just plain mind-fucks, but scary in that sense.

My favorite story is probably the one about creating a virtual boyfriend on a phone app.

No. 31743

>muh trypophobia
Same here, I get incredibly grossed out sometimes, but I love it, haha.

Well, I have the link to one, but it's a short story.

And the Yami no Koe book by Ito:

I haven't seen it, what was bad about it?

No. 31755

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Shintaro Kago is what I'm all about.
Abstraction is a good, and so is Holes (pic related)

No. 31758

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Whoops, that pic is from Punctures, not Holes. I wouldn't start with Holes unless you're unflappable.

No. 31939

Shit, I just read it, and the last page made me pretty queasy. Should have seen that coming.

For anyone else that wants to read it:

No. 31962


thank you anon!

No. 31985

>dat comic
Fucking kek.
Shintaro Kago is so great, I want to marry someone with his kind of imagination one day.

No. 32277

I like to think of the movie and manga as different things but in the same vein if that makes sense.
I enjoy the cheesy weirdness of the movie.
It has a good all over mood and grossness factor. Ending is shit (and hilarious).

I'd watch it for fun at least !
(I own it haha)

No. 32281

I remember reading Holes a few years back and being angry by one part I didn't expect near the end

No. 32283

The Blood bubble bushes is one of my favorite of his short stories as well.

never read that one, but I will now!

No. 32285

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I really loved that Interaction pretty boy was a longer one of his stories, and pretty sad too. Love how he draws shadows. Love how he does fog. Love Junji Ito's style in general. It stands out so much and is perfect for horror.

No. 32286

Whoops. Meant Intersection pretty boy*

No. 32290

I'm digging Punctures a lot, but my gods, it's making me anxious with each page.

No. 32292

Just got to the last page and argh… Yeah, that threw me back a bit. I assume you were talking about the woman?

No. 32906

Does anyone have a working link to the one where the girl becomes anorexic and spooky? Something with Blood in the title…

No. 32907


It's the first story in the book, "Blood-slurping Darkness."

No. 32914

i love how he draws the shadows around eyes, and expressions in general. something about a weird lazy smile with shadowed eyes is way creepy.

No. 32932

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Magical girl of the end.

No. 32937

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I would definitely recommencement franken fran but i think it is more about the gore.
I started reading it when someone on cgl said it reminded them of kota.

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i really love suehiro maruo's art, more just eroguro maybe? but alot of his stuff is really creepy

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No. 32946

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No. 32948

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What are you're favorite junji ito shorts ? mine would have to be the groaning drain ,the town without streets and flesh colored horror. But there is so much to chose from.

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No. 32951

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No. 32955

Does anyone know what happened to the girl that run the spiraphobia tumblr?

No. 32959

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I'm a hero is my all time favorite.
The pacing is slow at the start but i think its a more realistic take on what would happen in a zombie apocalypse.
But it still being translated.

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No. 32968

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The Woman Next Door is the only one of his stories that legitimately freaked me out. Probably because I have creepy neighbors myself.

No. 32971

For me, the only Junji Ito story to ever truly make me queasy was the one about the grease.

Glyceride, I think?

No. 32975


I really love this series. I hope it's not dragged out too long and ruined though.

I think the take on how zombies view things is an interesting idea.

Also the main character is such a good person it's one of the few times I genuinely want to cheer on a fictional character.

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No. 33025

God, that was disgusting.

No. 33089

Fatal frame. I'd sell a kidney to get a pal version of it

No. 33107

Jesus fuck

No. 33244

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I don't know why, but I got super intrigued by Junji Ito's Tomie. I was extremely curious/fascinated about this character: her origins, what is her really.

No. 33253

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Thank you so much to everyone in this thread. It's been a long time since I last read any of Junji Ito's work and this thread has reminded me of my love for it.

The Enigma of Amigara Fault will always be my favourite I think. Still freaks me out years on from reading it. It just stays so clear in my mind.

Here's a link if anyone want to read it.

No. 33273

I'll check him out! Not a huge fan of gore, but i love this style. Reminds me a bit of Litchi hikari club.

No. 33274

No need to sleep tonight then.

No. 33275

The town without streets was SO SPOOKY. I can seriously imagine a small, rural town like that in Japan irl.

No. 33276

Which one is this from??

No. 33277

That one got me right in my fear of small and dark spaces. It was a good read though.

No. 33300

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Someone read Ibitsu?

No. 33301

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No. 33304


I wanted to know. Was the girl in the first one that they killed already the "evil never dying tomie"? or was it a curse that happened after they killed tomie and she became obsessed with her own beauty/worth?

No. 33305

The one about books, Intersection Pretty Boy and the one with suicide pact.

No. 33340

Army of One. The short at the end of Hellstar Remina.

No. 33343

Eh, the Uzumaki movie was okay. Just "lacking", I think. You wanna talk about bad movies, watch the Gyo movie. I've never been so dissapointed in my life.

No. 33362

I have. I liked it, but it wasnt as good as I thought from the page preview I was shown. Still a good one shot read.

No. 33363

Kirie's boyfriend in Uzumaki was devoid of all personality and logic and it bothered me.

>watch Gyo if you want to be disappointed
I would never do that, but thank you for the warning. I personally believe Junji Ito's stuff cannot be properly translated into movies, esp Japanese ones. They are always too cheesy and i hate their cinematography.

No. 33375

I just read the blood bubble one and it surprised me in the way it was set up. I love Uzumaki too and have always wanted to own a physical copy.

No. 33659

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Fuan no Tane is pretty creepy

No. 33677

Not exactly horror, but has anyone else read Furuya Usamaru's stuff? It's mostly psychological and deals with a bit more real world issues. Plastic Girl and Suicide circle by him are the more horror-ish, but palepoli and happiness also have some fucked up parts.

No. 33703

Sound like his work would interest me, gonna look these up :)

No. 77056

Its not really horror but I like the novel Goth by Otsuichi and the movie isnt that bad eihter.

Another good novel by him is Dark Fairytale (Ankoku Douwa)

I highly reccomend him, actually. He is my favourite Japanese novelist

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I hope Distant Sky will update soon

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No. 77076

I'll have to check it out. Haven't read this one yet.

This looks interesting.

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