Horror (273)

Creating—and maintaining—a sense of dread in the audience takes priority, eliciting shock, fear, or disgust through atmosphere and frightening scenarios. Mood must be of equal or greater importance than setting and characterization in horror stories. Almost always, the main cast will be under constant threat of danger. Many stories can incorporate elements of horror as a plot device to unnerve the audience, but the overarching narrative must be focused on evoking and maintaining apprehension to be Horror. Contrast with Suspense where the audience craves to know what will happen next rather than fearing it.

Shoujo TsubakiMr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show

Maruo, Suehiro 2023
The series is about an orphan girl named Midori, whom is taken in (enslaved) by a traveling freak show. The freak show includes such unsavory characters as a mummyman, a snake woman, and a drooling man with no limbs. The owner of the freak show, the eponymous Mr. Arashi, is a strict man who allows his freaks very little freedom or joy in life. He is especially cruel to Midori. Midori works, not as a freak since she is normal, but as a sort of caretaker of the freaks.

(Source: everything2)
Sep 13, 1984 | 8 chp | Publishing

Maou Dante

Nagai, Go 2023
The great demon Dante, exploiting the weakness of a boy exposed to his demoniac influence in the dreams, is awakened from a thousand years sleep.

The will of this being, a survivor of an ancient and forgotten civilization, is to wipe out the whole human race. Anyhow nothing is so simple: the motivations of the demon aren't so wicked as one could think and they will combine with the life of the boy which hangs between nightmare and craziness.

In the meanwhile the satanist will fight against the hierarchy of the church to obtain a justice which is, as it's easy to guess, that of the demon Maou.

This series didn't have an ending until it's remake in 2002. Nagai took many ideas from Maou Dante into Devilman.

(Source: MU)
Jan 1, 1971 to Jun 1, 1971 | chp | Publishing

Shin Violence Jack

Nagai, Go 2023
This brief resurrection of Go Nagai's Violence Jack character appeared in 8 chapters in the magazine Comic Bunch in 2005 and has never been collected in a single volume. OK, resurrection may be the wrong word since Jack didn't actually die when Nagai ended the original series in 1990 and he also didn't bite it in the 2001 stand-alone short story DEMONS IN A WAR-TORN land. But you get the idea.

(Source: deadfrog)
May 13, 2005 to May 11, 2008 | 10 chp | Publishing

Dororon Enma-kun

Nagai, Go 2023
Enma-kun, Yukiko Hime, and Kapaeru are members of a Demon Patrol that are sent to the human world to arrest demons.

(Source: ANN)
Sep 30, 1973 to Mar 31, 1974 | 21 chp | Publishing

Kikoushi Enma

Nagai, Go 2023
The grown up adventures of Enma-kun.
Mar 25, 2006 to May 26, 2006 | chp | Publishing

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Yamada, Sakurako 2023
A manga series based on the PS2 game, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.
2005 to 2006 | 4 chp | Publishing

L Change the WorLd

Obata, Takeshi 2023
L Change the WorLd is a sequel to the Death Note movie based on the popular anime. This movie is entirely dedicated to L, and his last 23 days on Earth after having caught Kira. This is a novel version of that movie and contains many events that do not take place in the film.
Dec 25, 2007 | 38 chp | Publishing

The Black Cat

Itou, Yukari 2023
The story is based on the classic work of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe. This is an original rendition of the traditional story. It is NOT for the faint of heart!

(Source: ShoujoMagic)
Not available | 1 chp | Publishing

My Beloved Lady

Kago, Shintarou 2023
One day Aiko finds herself pregnant for unknown reasons as she is a virgin. Searching for an answer she discovers multiple parallel universes, but that is just the beginning of her troubles.

(Source: MU)
Not available | 1 chp | Publishing

One Missed Call

Akimoto, Yasushi 2023
It's an epidemic of accidental death! Multiple college students receive odd voicemails from themselves, messages from the future, and all they contain are the screams of their own deaths. A few days later, at the date and time of the message's posting, they die in mysterious accidents, and oddly enough, each have a candy in their mouths.

Note: Dark Horse published One Missed Call and One Missed Call 2 as a single volume.
2007 | 13 chp | Publishing

Hanako to Guuwa no TellerHanako and the Terror of Allegory

Esuno, Sakae 2023
Folklore detective Asou Daisuke would rather deal with normal, everyday, things like cheating spouses, embezzling partners and the like. Because whenever he deals with the supernatural, he gets the hiccups.

But no matter, an endless stream of desperate people come to him troubled by what he calls allegories. Those are stories, usually urban legends, that one believes to be true and if one believes strong enough can cause them to become true. His first case involves "The Man Under The Bed." Can he stop this creepy man with an axe before he chops up Hiranuma Kanae? Why does Asou count his hiccups and just who is that strange girl in his bathroom?

(Source: MU)
Dec 26, 2003 to Sep 26, 2005 | 19 chp | Publishing

Vampire Yui

Kakinouchi, Narumi 2023
Vampire Yui is the daughter of a male Shinma and a woman who has both the blood of the Shi clan and the blood of a vampire, namely Vampire Miyu. Yui's particular Shi heritage makes her deeply connected to a magical lake residing on a different plane of existence. The guardian of the lake, Yuki, is the sister of one of Yui's distant ancestresses. Yuki fell in love with a mortal man over a century ago and chose to enter a wakeless sleep with him rather than fulfill her obligation to control the magic of the lake. The remaining Shi covet the lake and want to use its power. They fear that Yui, naturally drawn to it, would wake up Yuki, who would once more take up rule.

(Source: MangaHelpers)
1990 to 1995 | 12 chp | Publishing

Satanikus Enma Kerberos

Nagai, Go 2023
Jun 26, 2007 to Jan 26, 2009 | 20 chp | Publishing

Maou Dante (2002)

Nagai, Go 2023
This series is a complete remake of the original Maou Dante, with new designs an a story slightly inspired by the 2002 anime. This time, the story spans longer, the character design is different, and all unanswered questions left when the original series was interrupted, are responded. This time, Maou Dante has a proper ending.

(Source: MU)
Jan 26, 2002 to Nov 26, 2003 | chp | Publishing

Game Over

Uziga, Waita 2023
This is not an one-shot as it was previously believed. Game Over is an full book by Uziga Waita. As usual his stories contain heavy doses of violence, mutilation, rape and cannibalism.

The stories are:

01. News
02. Mai-chan's Secret (This is the prototype for what eventually became "Mai-chan's Daily Life")
03. Mai-chan's Daily Life (The story of a 17 year old maid/slave who is immortal and has impressive regenerative properties)
04. Hao Chi Feng Jiao (The name is Chinese, and it means something like "Good Eats! Feng Jiao.)
05. Song Of The Dull Knife
06. Dining Table Banquet
07. Game Over
08. The Lawless Area Of Oz (A retelling of the classic story)
09. Jingle Bells
10. Guts Marin
Feb 24, 2003 | 10 chp | Publishing

Mouryou no Hako

Shimizu, AkiKyougoku, Natsuhik 2023
Adaptation of the second novel of Natsuhiko Kyogoku's "Hyakki Yakou Series."

The story follows a series of bizarre murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing daughter's mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree.

(Source: MangaToshokan)
Aug 22, 2007 to Apr 22, 2010 | 10 chp | Publishing

Shihaisha no TasogareTwilight of the Dark Master

Okuse, Saki 2023
The year is 2019, and Shinjuku's drug trade just got a whole lot bloodier. A new narcotic endows users with demon-like horns, fangs and a raging appetite for human flesh. When a man named Eiji Kuraza transforms into a murderous demon and then goes missing, his girlfriend Shizuka will stop at nothing to find him.

Following a trail of violence, narcotics and prostitution to the yakuza, Shizuka hires supernatural P.I. Tsunami for his expert legwork while Shizuka joins the red light district to conduct her own investigation on her back. If Shizuka's recklessness pays off, Eiji may force her to satisfy an appetite unfamiliar to call-girls...

(Source: Digital Manga Publishing)
1991 | 1 chp | Publishing

Mai-chan no Nichijou

Uziga, Waita 2023
Tells the story of the 17-year-old girl Mai-chan, who has the ability to quickly regenerate from injuries, no matter how severe. Working as a maid, she is also sold to a number of clients who can do whatever they wish to her, no matter how cruel or painful, just to satisfy their desire.
Apr 21, 2004 | 11 chp | Publishing

Blood: The Last Vampire - Yami wo Izanau Chi

Fujisaku, Junichi 2023
Jan 30, 2001 | 7 chp | Publishing

Raiders

Park, Jin-Jun 2023
Irel Clark is a professor's assistant whose latest find is the "Holy Grail" for member of his profession—literally! But when it turns out that some decidedly unholy individuals are also after the blood of Christ, Irel must drink from the chrism bottle he's recovered to save his own life. Immortality leaves something to be desired, though, when undead cannibals walk the earth in constant need of human flesh, and Irel's newly immortal body is nothing short of an all-you-can-eat buffet!

(Source: Yen Press)
2006 to 2011 | 36 chp | Publishing

Ultra Gash Inferno

Maruo, Suehiro 2023
Collection of surreal erotic grotesque stories from Suehiro Maruo which he released from 1981 to 1993.

The stories are:

1. Putrid Night
2. Sewer Boy
3. A Season In Hell
4. Shit Soup
5. The Great Masturbator
6. Putrid Night: Raven Of Oedipus
7. Sewer Boy: Paradise
8. Voyeur In The Attic
9. Non-resistance City
1981 to 1993 | 9 chp | Publishing

Chairudo

Ogino, Makoto 2023
Chairudo are childlike people (even when they have become adults) with each an exceptional supernatural gift, a power. Some are "firestarters" for example. The main character, Hinagata Heiji, looks like a loser, but looks are deceptive. He has the uncanny ability to bring to life every inanimate object by bringing the object in touch with his blood. He wanders around, enlisting himself in a school from time to time (after all, he looks like a child). But every "chairudo" has got its own territory and conflicts between them, especially about the females, are numerous.
(Source: Manga Volume)
1997 to 2000 | chp | Publishing

Blood: the Last Vampire: Kemonotachi no YoruBlood: the Last...

Oshii, MamoruTerada, Katsuya 2023
This novel is set in Japan in the late 1960s, where the youth are organizing a violent uprising against the government. Part of this revolt is the politically active student, Rei, whose fate is one day, coincidentally, bound to a mysterious girl, Saya. An exciting criminal case, and a voyage into the discovery of vampirism, takes its course.
Nov 1, 2000 | 6 chp | Publishing

Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad

Narita, RyohgoGinyuu, Shijin 2023
In 1711, a group of alchemists seeking eternal life gathered on a boat to summon the "demon" that held the secret. The demon agreed to give them what they wanted—an elixir of life, the method to create more, and the secret to ending their new-found existence. The following night, alchemists began disappearing, "eaten" by one of their own. Realizing the threat being close together posed, they decided to scatter across the world. Centuries later, in Prohibition-era America, the immortals have come together once again, and the "stupid commotion" (baccano) starts.
Dec 27, 2006 to Feb 27, 2008 | 15 chp | Publishing