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?
Hanako to Guuwa no Tera was published in English as Hanako and the Terror of Allegory by Tokyopop from March 9, 2010 to April 26, 2011. The license was taken over by VIZ Media, who published the first three volumes digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from October 27, 2015 to December 22, 2015.