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10-27-07, 3:53 PM

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First post. Just trying to get things started. What's your favorite, who is it by, and why?
 
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11-10-07, 8:03 AM

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For me, it's Junji Ito's "Uzumaki".

It hit the right spot in right time, leaving me with severe likeness towards his other works, that I generally love to this point with only one exception - Tomie 1&2.

How about You people? ;3
 
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01-15-08, 1:40 PM

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Ito's Uzumaki. Hands down.

The fact that it's a manga that feels like a Lovecraft story all it's own is original enough, but it also shows it's own great style that nothing else has done before. I really got 'sucked into' this story.
GET IT?

lol, movie
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01-16-08, 1:10 PM

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I must say... he rings the bell.
Also - movie = wut. It was unfullfilling and badly finished. Though several chapters were very close to the manga original and didn't fall off from Junji's view of reality.

Btw, any info on upcoming Junji's screenplays? Apart from crappy tv-drama adaptations, there was supposively some plan for one of his "horror world of JI" stories, though press was silent about wich one.
 
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01-31-08, 8:52 AM

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MPD Psycho ofc and Berserk, why isnt this club related to Berserk?
 
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02-01-08, 3:37 PM

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I liked MiikeTakashi's version of MPD Psycho even better then the original manga. ;3

As for Berserk - personally, I can't see why it would be anything related at all to horror/thriller/psycho-killers/omg_aliens_with_fangs genere.
It's still fantasy with lots of gore, but not horror-like at all in my opinion. Though please elaborate, since I might have missed the point totally (I have only read 2 volumes of manga and watched-then-dropped terrible anime version). ^^"
 
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02-21-08, 7:32 AM

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there are omg_aliens_with_fangs :P
 
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02-22-08, 1:29 AM

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Aliens in berserk? I remember demons and chaosspawn, but no aliens. :P
 
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02-26-08, 12:15 PM

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I really liked Goth. i wish there was more!!!
 
03-04-08, 11:35 AM

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i think the best horror manga is Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. it's weird, scary, unique and the story is really good.
 
03-07-08, 11:42 AM

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It's hard to choose between Higurashi and Jisatsu Circle, but I think it's the last one. JC has a very deep and shocking story, and I really liked the ending.
 
04-12-08, 4:16 AM

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How did You liked the movie adaptation then? I found it largely missing the point that manga had, beside flashy "artsy" scenes in redroom and great camera work. :)

As for movie adaptations, does anyone know what h-manga's got adopted for movie script? I would love too widen my knowledge about that particular issue.

From what I know:
- Jisatsu Circle -> "Suicide Circle" [2002] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/suicidecircle.htm)
- Lovesick Dead -> "Shibito no koiwazurai" [2001] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/lovesickdead.htm)
- Uzumaki -> "Uzumaki" [2000] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/uzumaki.htm)
- Long Dream -> "Nagai yume" [2000] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/longdream.htm)
- Eko Eko Azarak -> "Wizard of Darkness" (aka. "Eko Eko Azaraku") [1995] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/eko1.htm)
- Tomie (1->3) -> "Tomie: ??????" (multiple crappy movies circling around same script)
- Rasen -> "Rasen" (aka. The Spiral) [1998] (http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/rasen.htm)

Share ploz, if anyone has any info on other titles. :3
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05-04-08, 8:13 AM

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ska-cze said:
How did You liked the movie adaptation then? I found it largely missing the point that manga had, beside flashy "artsy" scenes in redroom and great camera work. :)


Ah, I didn't watch it yet :) I was completly satisfied with the manga, and the fact that the storyline is different didn't wake in me much urge to watch it. But I think I'll do it sometime, because I'm a little interested as well, and I want to create my own option :)
 
07-28-08, 3:50 PM

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Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki is my favorite. I haven't read the Higurashi manga yet but it's one of my favorite animes :)
 
08-01-08, 3:06 AM

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So far, Mail is the only thing I've read that's remotely scary.
 
08-02-09, 1:54 PM

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No doubt,"Uzumaki" by Junji Ito.The whole manga was so strange and amazing that at one point I was just staring and thinking "WTF?!THIS IS LIKE WOW...".All of Junji Ito's mangas are great,I liked "Gyo" and "Flesh coloured Horror" very much too.
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08-02-09, 1:59 PM

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Monster by Naoki Urasawa. It certainly counts as a horror to me, and it does it so masterfully.
 
08-21-09, 8:33 PM

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Uzumaki
The Enigma of Amigara Fault (it's short but really great)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushi-hen
 
09-07-09, 6:14 PM

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Uzumaki here too, it's a very creepy one. I thought some parts of the last volume seemed a little forced and not as scary, but otherwise, awesome.

Also, some other Junji Ito short one where the people all heard holes shaped like them in a mountain call out to them and they all went inside the holes and came out twisted, that was creepier than Uzumaki if you ask me. Forgot the name, grr!
 
09-11-09, 2:50 PM

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Uzumaki is easily my favorite. Just the right mixture of off the wall gonzo ideas, weird Lovecraftian concepts, and stomach turning moments. Great, great stuff.
 
09-12-09, 11:56 PM

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1. Flesh Colored Horror (Itou Junji)
2. Fuan no Tane
3. The Ring
 
09-15-09, 11:36 PM

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1.Uzumaki
2.All works of Shintaro Kago
 
09-29-09, 12:34 PM

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Kiseijuu, Berserk...and all of Go Nagai^^
 
01-01-10, 2:12 AM

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my favs are

octopus girl
reiko zombie shop
museum of terror
tomie
dark water
school zone
ogre slayer
twlight of the dark master
blood the last vampire
 
03-07-10, 2:57 PM

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I haven't read many but my favorite would have to be Gantz.
 
03-11-10, 9:49 AM

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Uzumaki or Higurashi :| not sure which is my favorite...
 
03-18-10, 4:19 AM

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Usumaki, Gyo and Yami no koe by Ito
Others- Parasyte, Berserk, Gantz, Doubt, Jisatsu Circle ,etc
 
03-28-10, 2:23 PM

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I love Uzumaki and a couple of the Tomie/Flesh-Colored Horror tales, and the first few volumes of MPD Psycho are among my favorite graphic novels, from any country, in any genre, ever.

That said, I'm surprised Suehiro Maruo isn't coming up more often here - in terms of technical skill alone, he's one of horror manga's best, most distinctive *artists,* and his work is typically disturbing on multiple levels. His characters are often ostracized, if not brutalized, by their families/peers/society as much as they're attacked by individual loonies or ghoulies, and are often deeply psychologically damaged. Sometimes they readily pass along their trauma. Add to this the particularly audacious level of transgression for which Maruo is known, and you've got a body of work that is definitively horrific. I'd probably call Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show his "best," but what Ultra-Gash Inferno lacks in story it makes up for in the (no pun intended) visceral impact of its imagery. You can't... UN-SEE those pictures.

I thought Hideshi Hino would be getting a little more love, too. He's usually kind of funny and cartoonish, but "Laughing Ball" and "Panorama of Hell" are pretty unsettling.

Also want to cast a vote for the first arc of Kazuo Umezu's "Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil" - for its FIRST TEN PANELS alone!
 
07-04-10, 7:18 PM

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so far, i like zashiki onna and the horror mansion
 
07-14-10, 2:05 AM

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Haven't read much of those yet, but I prefer Doubt and the all popular Uzumaki/Spiral. ^^
The Ring 1 wasn't bad either, though it took me some short time to get used to the art.

Smile, Shuichi!
 
12-11-10, 9:56 PM

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1) Bio Meat Nectar
2) Count Cain- Godchild
3) Umineko no naku kori ni
4) Battle Royale
5) Mouryo no Yurikago
6) Berserk
7) Gantz
8)Hellsing

BTW These are in no particular order.
I like my horror to have more than just blood, guts, and all decapitated body parts.
I actually want a good story-the art should be clear so that I can actually discern what is going on- the characters should have a personality or something that make them distinct and the characters personal development is also a triple plus-lastly I found these quite memorable.
 
02-03-11, 9:56 PM

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hmm, that would have to be petshop of horrors.
 
04-23-11, 2:59 AM

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Uzumaki so far
planning to read more horror
"Where will a newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite" - Motoko Kusanagi
 
08-02-11, 5:50 AM

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The Horror Mansion =)
 
11-24-11, 11:39 PM

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warau kyuuketsuki by maruo suehiro - discovered this fairly recently - by far the most nuanced, atmospheric, and creepy vampire manga ever! - not only that, beautiful artwork...
 
12-12-11, 9:49 AM

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Fav manga- Uzumaki. That was really interesting and freaky thats why i loved it ^^
Fav anime- Elfen lied. I really loved the story and um.. blood xD
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01-10-12, 7:25 AM

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Shintaro Kago's series where that princess makes hell on earth and tortures people. It was so funny if I remember correct, Kago can make some good dark comedy. :D
 
03-14-12, 7:07 AM

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Shintaro Kago's series where that princess makes hell on earth and tortures people. It was so funny if I remember correct, Kago can make some good dark comedy. :D
check out his Sparkle! Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere - very funny sick stuff...
 
04-29-12, 9:27 AM

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Junji Ito is awesome, Uzumaki and Tomie are a couple of the most unique horror stories, manga or otherwise I've seen/read.
 
01-14-13, 2:21 AM

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If I'd finished reading Higurashi, that's probably what I'd say (since the anime is one of my favourites).
If I could pick just one of Junji Ito's manga, that's probably what I'd say, but they're all too good.
So Ibitsu! It has everything a horror manga should. I loved every second of it!
 
01-18-13, 3:45 AM

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Thanks for mentioning Ibitsu - to my surprise, I haven't seen that one yet and I've read it through yesterday. It was good - not the exact kind of horror I would normally chouse, but it hit my spot for psycho killer genere. :)
 
01-22-13, 4:28 AM

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Mine would be Corpse party and Ibitsu.Although my the most favourite manga is Berserk, I don´t really feel it is much of a horror (especially the new chapters).:)
 
02-09-13, 8:32 AM

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Mine would be Corpse party and Ibitsu.Although my the most favourite manga is Berserk, I don´t really feel it is much of a horror (especially the new chapters).:)


Definitely Ibitsu and while i liked Corpse Party, I found the game much more creepy with the surround sound it had
 
02-11-13, 9:14 AM

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If I'd finished reading Higurashi, that's probably what I'd say (since the anime is one of my favourites).
If I could pick just one of Junji Ito's manga, that's probably what I'd say, but they're all too good.
So Ibitsu! It has everything a horror manga should. I loved every second of it!

Ah, Ibitsu, that manga scared the shit out of me. I've never felt anything like that while reading before. It's creepy and truly gruesome, I love it.

I actually haven't read many horrormanga but I'll definitely read Junjis Ito's manga as soon as I have time.

Another manga I like is goth. It's weird but still fascinating.
 
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