Horror (252)

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.


Michiru Kita’s a weak-spirited girl who has a hard time saying what’s on her mind. One day, she notices mysterious, ring-like markings around the necks of two of her classmates, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana — two boys who miraculously survived a horrible accident six months before. Michiru, possessing the rare ability to see these rings, knows that they warn of impending death. Thinking that, perhaps, she can do something to save her classmates’ lives, she approaches them... but it seems the boys have already made a different kind of deal and garnered themselves a heavy debt

(Source: Yen Press)
Oct 18, 2002 to Feb 18, 2011 | 83 chp | Publishing

BirthArm of Kannon

Yamaguchi, Masakazu 2022
Deep within the mountains of Tibet, secluded from the mortal world, sits The Arm of Kannon, an instrument of inconceivably wicked power, resting safely outside the grasp of humanity... until now.
An archeologist, Juzo Mikami, dizzied with tales of The Arm's power and determined to unlock the mystery behind this Buddhist secret, sets out on a journey to find this ancient artifact and is never heard from again, leaving behind his wife and children. Three years later, he returns to his family, however he isn't the man he was, and his family will never be the same.

(Source: Tokyopop)
1998 to 2003 | 17 chp | Publishing

Battle Royale

Taguchi, MasayukiTakami, Koush 2022
Every year, a class is randomly chosen to be placed in a deserted area where they are forced to kill each other in order to survive. Initially believing to be on a graduation trip, Shuuya Nanahara and the rest of Shiroiwa Junior High's Class B find that they have been chosen to participate in this game of life and death known as "The Program."

Waking up to the realization that they have been quarantined on an island, the 42 students discover they have been fitted with metal collars which will detonate if certain conditions are not met. In order to obtain freedom, they must slaughter everyone else by whatever means necessary, and the last one standing is deemed the winner. As each member of the class heads down their own path, Shuuya makes it his goal to get off the island without playing the game in order to put an end to this madness once and for all.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
2000 to 2005 | 119 chp | Publishing

Zombieya ReikoReiko the Zombie Shop

Mikamoto, Rei 2022
Terror has struck the sleepy little town of Shiraike. A serial killer stalks the streets murdering innocent girls. Twenty-nine grisly murders have been committed, with no clues to catch the killer. That is, until the town receives a strange visitor: a beautiful young woman who can raise the dead. She is Reiko the Zombie Shop, necromancer for hire. For a price, she'll wake your dead, if only to find a clue to their demise, but she's not responsible for what the dead will say or do once they awaken!

(Source: Dark Horse)
Jun 6, 1998 to Mar 6, 2004 | 58 chp | Publishing

Zombie Hunter

Hirai, KazumasaYang, Kyung-il 2022
Unknown to the world aliens have begun to invade people's bodies. A young race car pilot named Toshio was won by a mysterious organization for a "test" for money. That test turned out to be a hellish training to become a Zombie Hunter. However, Toshio decided to return to a normal life but soon face the harsh reality of a Zombie Hunter. Surrounded by shallow figures and aliens Toshio accepts his new life as a Zombie Hunter ...
(Source: MU)
1999 to 2000 | 26 chp | Publishing

Ningyo Series

Takahashi, Rumiko 2022
There is a legend that says if someone eats the flesh of a mermaid, they will attain immortality; but this myth contains a darker side, in that the devourer may die or become a monster.

The youthful Yuta has been wandering Japan in search of mermaids not to become immortal, but to break his curse of eternal life. Over five hundred years ago, he ate a mermaid; now, Yuta is in search of a cure, hoping the mermaids know the secret. When he stumbles upon a hidden village, he quickly learns that it is full of mermaids that live in an underground society centered around the murder and cultivation of young human women to maintain their own youth and immortality.

Their most recent victim, Mana, is given the flesh of a mermaid to eat in order to fulfill the recipe toward being a perfect candidate to be eaten. Yuta helps her escape, and they find themselves on a journey to live their lives as normal as they can.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Aug 1984 to Feb 1994 | 16 chp | Publishing

Dragon Head

Mochizuki, Minetaro 2022
Three teenagers—Teru Aoki, Nobuo Takahashi, and Ako Seto—discover that they are the lone survivors of a gruesome train accident that proved fatal to their fellow classmates and teachers. In an attempt to make their way out of the dreadful wreckage, they band together to grapple with hunger, loneliness, and the overwhelming sense of loss. However, as something sinister lurks in the shadows, the trio must fight off their worst impulses and the temptation to succumb to madness in these cruel times of despair.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Sep 12, 1994 to Dec 13, 1999 | 89 chp | Publishing

The EndDead End

Manabe, Shohei 2022
Shirou's ordinary life as a poor construction worker gets turned upside down when he comes across a naked girl, Lucy, who's fallen out of the sky! Her strange and unique personality entices him and he introduces her to his apartment buddies.
But after leaving for just a few minutes, he returns to the apartment to find Lucy gone, all his friends slaughtered and an ogre-like stranger standing amidst the carnage.

The big man suddenly pulls Shirou out of the apartment building just before it explodes! Shirou gets pushed down into the sewage system of the city and is saved by a mysterious man...

(Source: Tokyopop)
Feb 24, 2001 to Sep 25, 2002 | 20 chp | Publishing

Anne Freaks

Kotegawa, Yua 2022
While trying to bury the body of his mother deep in the woods, high school student Yuri is approached by a strange girl who offers to help him. That is... if he promises to be her "parent killing assistant." Meet Anne Freaks, a bright, attractive teenage girl normal in every way - except that she's on a mission to kill her father, the leader of the dangerous extremist cult: the Kakusei Group. (Source: ADV)
Sep 2000 to Oct 2002 | 24 chp | Publishing

Evil's Return

Lee, Jong-Kyu 2022
Yumi, a seemingly average high school girl, is destined to become the wife of and child bearer for Evil. As soon as her first menstrual episodes begin, all sorts of villainous cretins show up in the hopes of providing the seed for wickedness itself. In response, the forces of Good, a Buddhist priest, the Catholic church, and their attendant holy warriors rush to provide protection for the now-pregnable Yumi. But she reaches out to another warrior, a young punk freshman heartthrob who literally beats off the female population of the school with a stick. But when he sees Yumi in a vision, this cool-as-ice thug melts... and the adventure begins...

(Source: Tokyopop)
2001 to 2002 | 14 chp | Publishing

Genjuu no SeizaGenju no Seiza

Akino, Matsuri 2022
Kamishina Fuuto would like to think he's a normal boy, but he is the reincarnation of the High Priest of Darashaal, a tiny Asian country that has just celebrated the inauguration of...its new high priest. Clearly, only one of them is the true priest, and unfortunately for Fuuto, it is he. As the celestial guardians come to dispose of him they discover that he is not, as their leader Naga says, a fake. Fuuto just wants to be normal and live a normal life, but he is constantly drawn into trouble as he has an extremely keen spiritual sense and the ability to soothe ghosts.
(Source: Tokyopop)
Oct 2000 to Aug 28, 2007 | 70 chp | Publishing


Yoon, In-WanYang, Kyung-il 2022
Miho, a woman of beauty, intelligence and temper, comes to Cheju Island to teach school and is immediately flung into a world of terror and the supernatural. A demon attacks her and she is saved by the chance appearance of a mystery man with seemingly only one mission... demon killing.

(Source: Tokyopop)
1997 to 2001 | 46 chp | Publishing


Minazuki, Suu 2022
Salvation may be at hand, but now is the time for prayer...

Judas, cursed for his sins, is the spirit of Death—he is without form, and has enslaved young Eve to carry out the most heinous of acts. Together in spirit and body, they must slay 666 people, so that Judas can regain his humanity!

(Source: Tokyopop)
Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Endless Pain
May 26, 2004 to Dec 26, 2005 | 20 chp | Publishing


Sanbe, Kei 2022
Girard and ViVi are special government agents known as "Right Arms" whose job is to seek and destroy people who have become "infected." In this world, a weird virus that turns people into monsters has run rampant and the only way humanity can survive is to keep tight control on those who are infected. If the virus' symptoms appear, the person must be disposed of. It's a tough world where women and children must sometimes be killed to prevent the spread of the virus.
(Source: Tokyopop)
Jul 26, 2003 to Jan 26, 2006 | 29 chp | Publishing

Cossette no ShouzouLe Portrait de Petit Cossette

Katsura, Asuka 2022
Eiri Kurahashi is an art school student, with a job at a local antique store. It's there that he develops a strange obsession. He finds himself entranced by a portrait of a Victorian-era girl named Cossette. It's a portrait with a strange history--everyone who has owned it has been murdered in a bizarre fashion. But the story runs much deeper than that. Cossette was savagely murdered by her lover, who also happens to be the artist who painted the portrait. When the new owner of the portrait nearly kills himself, Eiri decides to get involved. And that's when Cossette begins speaking to him...

(Source: Tokyopop)
2004 | 9 chp | Publishing

Kaibutsu OujoPrincess Resurrection

Mitsunaga, Yasunori 2022
Werewolves, demons, monsters, vampires. All these ferocious creatures are afraid of the same thing: the beautiful Princess Hime, an awesome warrior who fights off the forces off evil with a chainsaw and a smile. Not only does she look great in a tiara, she has magical powers that allow her to raise the dead. She's a girl on a mission, and with the help of her undead servant and a supercute robot, there's no creature of darkness she can't take down!

(Source: Del Rey)
Jun 25, 2005 to Feb 26, 2013 | 87 chp | Publishing

Missing: Kamikakushi no Monogatari

Kouda, GakutoMutsuki, Lay 2022
Kyoichi Utsume, a.k.a. "His Majesty, Lord of Darkness," is a dark and compelling mystery, so much so that his fellow Literature Club members would rather discuss him than books! When "His Majesty" vanishes in front of their very eyes, his friends are left with several unanswered questions: what is the source of Kyoichi's long-standing obsession with the "other side"? And just who is Ayame, the eerily ghostlike girl Kyoichi brought to school as his girlfriend the day before he disappeared?

(Source: Tokyopop)
2003 | 12 chp | Publishing


Lee, So Young 2022
Jae is a Korean student who came to Europe to study art. Things aren't going her way, but she's determined to make it. One night, her friend Melissa brings a drunk guy to her apartment and asks if he can stay there for the night. Jae doesn't like it, but agrees. That night she has a dream that the drunk guy drinks her blood...which, of course, turns out NOT to be a dream.

Jae is surprisingly unafraid of the vampire, Michael, and starts to paint his portrait. The two strike an unusual deal: if Jae allows the vampire to feed on her, he will pose for her. His beauty and alluring preternatural energy could be exactly what Jae needs to finally succeed as a painter.

(Source: Tokyopop)
Jun 2000 to Oct 2002 | 10 chp | Publishing


Hyung, Min-Woo 2022
In the frontier of the American West, a veil of evil threatens to engulf humanity. Servants of the fallen archangel Temozarela are paving the way for their dark lord's resurrection. One man stands in the way of the apocalypse: Ivan Isaacs, a fallen priest who sold his soul to the devil Belial for the power to fight evil. Armed with a wicked blade and silver bullets, Ivan will give the heretics a baptism of blood in his pilgrimage for humanity's redemption.
(Source: Tokyopop)
1998 to 2007 | 160 chp | Publishing


Shimizu, Aki 2022
In the era of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the fall of the Han Dynasty in Ancient China, a strange boy Qwan and his winged companion Teikou are on a quest. In order to find his purpose and the truth of his existence, Qwan is told that he needs to find the holy text, the Essential Arts of Peace. During his journey, he sucks in the body of demons, apparently as his meals. Will this super-strong demon eater locate the texts and discover his destiny?

(Source: Tokyopop)
Sep 5, 2002 to Feb 5, 2008 | 44 chp | Publishing

Skull Man

Ishinomori, ShoutarouShimamoto 2022
Official sequel to the original version from 1970.

They took his family, they took his face, and they took his soul. Locked between the lethal but gorgeous assassin Maria and the mutant Spider Man, the Skull Man digs into the conspiracy that gave birth to his powers and those of his partner, Garo. Haunted by his past, he will not let them stand in the way of his revenge.

(Source: TokyoPop)
Mar 7, 1998 to Apr 5, 2001 | 50 chp | Publishing

The Tarot Café

Meet Pamela, a tarot card reader who helps supernatural beings living in the human world. She'll help anyone, whether they're a love-stricken cat, a vampire spending eternal life running from his one true love, an unattractive waitress looking for the man of her dreams, or even a magician who creates a humanoid doll to serve the woman he loves. Although she is good-natured, there is a deep dark secret that she must deal with before she can move on to the next life.
(Source: Tokyopop)
2002 to ? | 18 chp | Publishing

Trinity Blood

Sunao, YoshidaKyuujou, Kiyo 2022
In the distant future, Armageddon has caused the appearance of a second "Vampire's" moon. This sparks the beginning of a war between humans and "Methuselah," the vampires that feed on their blood.

Esther Blanchett is an orphan who was raised in the Church of St. Matthias in the city of Istvan. One day, she meets Abel Nightroad, a priest sent to subdue any threats to the Vatican, an organization allied with humanity. Beneath Abel's meek facade hides his real identity as "The Crusnik": vampire who preys on the blood of his own kind and the Vatican's greatest weapon.

Esther's peaceful times are cut short when the church is bombed and she is betrayed by her only friend Dietrich. With nowhere else to go, she teams up with Abel and Tres Iqus, a machine disguised as a human, to travel to Rome and look for answers behind the devastation of her home. However, their journey will not be easy, as they will have to battle various obstacles as well as discover the secrets of Abel's past.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Aug 23, 2003 to Apr 24, 2018 | 89 chp | Publishing

Vampire Doll: Guilt-na-Zan

Kari, Erika 2022
Guilt-Na-Zan is a vampire aristocrat who was sealed into a cross by Kyouji's ancestor more than 100 years ago. Now Kyouji has revived him--although he was resurrected as a doll and can only transform into his real figure when he sucks blood from Kyouji's sister Tonae... But when you combine Goth clothes and hot vampires, slowly but surely everyone will start to feel like one big family! (Source: Tokyopop)
Mar 28, 2002 to Sep 16, 2008 | 49 chp | Publishing