Fuan no Tane made me afraid of the dark.
I hadn't been afraid of the dark ever since I was a kid. Like, since I was 12 or so. But then at 25, I read Fuan no Tane and that went to shit.
At 29, I'm still afraid of the dark. Or, not absolute darkness, I like absolute darkness. Fuan no Tane made me afraid of twilight.
Started reading this. The stories are too short and end too abruptly for it to be scary to me. They just seem really cut off and there's very little suspense or buildup to the "creepy" moments.
Junji Ito, master of Japanese horror, presents his best work of all time
Will dump whatever you guys vote on.
I've been searching forever for the manga about a pinocchio like doll that was made using wood from a torture device. It was sort of comical.
Style was similar to that of shintaro kago, but i don't think it was him....
anyone has any idea?
Dude, Fuan no Tane is 3 volumes long, and Fuan no Tane+ is 4 volumes out of which about 3 are translated.
7 volumes isn't short.
As for a good, long horror story... Ibitsu (the one by Ryou Haruto) is pretty fucking spoopy, but it's not supernatural, as far as I recall. Though maybe it is, I read it years ago.
But yeah, it's 13 chapters long (according to MU) and spoopy as hell.
Yeah man I was actually afraid I'd meet Tomie.
But my favourite is Uzumaki. It's not the most scary IMO by Junji Ito, but I'd be lying if it isn't a fun read. It's creative, unique and disturbing yet interesting
any manga by kago shintaro
But how did anyone make those holes in the first place?
Even if they were for punishment... Unless little mining imps went in there and carved them. Kinda blows the whole thing apart. Of course you're supposed to suspend that thought.
Guys why do you need to be all explained? An horror story without some unresolve mystery is better than one with all explained. I like Lovecraft but he never scared me because he never let my imagination go wild.
>anons in charge of understanding allegories
Is about how life changes you in painful ways, ways that only you can understand, because is your hole, y'know, and no one can fill it but you, and at the end of it you emerge a very different being that the one you were when you got in the hole
They weren't just holes, that's the whole fucking point of the story, you had your own personal hole carved for you, years you were even born, there you go, you can throw predestination in there too
Higurashi no naku no koro ni.
The spookiness is real.
I'm going to use this page so fucking often on /toy/. Thanks, anon.
Yeah. The last tankobon has a thing where he thanks them, talks about how he's never had any stories like this of his own, etc.
The idea is that they're supposed to be childhood memories or strange urban happenings or even regional urban legends. The name basically means Seeds of Anxiety. You're supposed to start looking at shadows differently or being more paranoid if you read it enough.
I'm assuming the effect is lost on the average /x/phile because we're kind of already wired that way.
I dont know about you sum bitches
but this made me really excited
please tell me this is a thing
Thanks for sharing. Goodnight. I have no idea how I'm going to sleep after reading these.
Good manga. 8/10. Needs a sequel. Its not really spooky tbh its more of exctement and funny.
It may be because I've had a stalker before, but Zashiki Onna and Ibitsu really freaked me out.
As someone who's read nearly all of Junji Ito's works I can easily say the ones who got to me the most were Back Alley, The Window Next Door, Unbearable Maze, Devil's Logic, and most of Mimi's Ghost Stories.
I could go on about horror manga, but I'll leave it at that since I can't recall any other titles I've read that really got to me.
> Can anyone confirm?
There's nothing to confirm, it's written clearly right in the manga, these are stories the author heard when he was a kid, pretty much like local legends. The last story with the spooky zombie kid in the swimming pool was witnessed by the author himself.
Japan sure is a spooky place.
I gave Fuan no Tane a shot. Man people weren't kidding, each story is like 3 pages long. That's so disappointing.
The idea behind the stories does creep me out, like the floating face in the school. Expanded, that could be terrifying as fuck.
But no, 3 pages and the story is done. How sad.
I Am A Hero can get pretty creepy at times. It takes something unoriginal and overdone like (spoilers(until the end of vol 1)) the zombie apocalypse and put a fresh spin on it. Plus it's a great read in general.
I'll list a few titles I enjoyed, none of them really scared me though.
>Anything by Kazuo Umezu, Kanako Inuki, Hino Hideshi
>Corpse Party, though I recommend the games more than the manga (and anime)
>Zekkyou Gakkyuu (A la Fuan no Tane, all set in a school enviroment, and you usually get a conclusion to the stories)
>Kouishou Radio (Same person who made Fuan no Tane)
>Battle Royale and Kamisama no Iuutori Ni (Both are killing-game stories and a lot more action than horror. Still recommended.)
>The Horror Mansion (this one did have a few stories that freaked me out back in the day)
Then there are a ton of one-shots with a billion short stories in them. Usually mixed with shoujo or shounen and not always scary at all. I could list some recommended reads if anyone wants, but for now I'll just leave it at this.