Ken Niimura is a Spanish-Japanese artist who employs a simplified, endearing style to share three stories in this volume of the taboo. Taking inspiration from the Japanese tales he heard as a child, such as Urashima Taro and The Crane Wife, he uses each to dig into the questions he had behind the story. What

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Crueler than Dead wastes no time starting, dropping us into the story with Maki and a young boy in a small room with no clue what is happening outside. We soon find out that the event that caused the zombies happened one year prior, but an antidote does exist. The existence of an antidote, along

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Final Girl Cover Photo

I believe we are all aware of the stereotypes of certain genres in horror, specifically slasher movies. The near formulaic structure of their story is a carbon copy of the next, just with a different villain and hoping to become the next synonymous series of films. It would be fruitless to hope for a film

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Siren Rebirth Manga

Siren, or Forbidden Siren in PAL areas, is a horror video game series in a Japanese style, created by Keiichiro Toyama (also known for the games Silent Hill 1 and the Gravity Rush series), consisting of three games plus numerous expansions in other medias like a movie in 2006, novelizations, magazines, hidden websites, and of

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Sadako-san and Sadako-chan is a cute horror manga with a similar tone to Sadako at the End of the World. However, both have different authors and publishers. Sadako-san is released by Seven Seas Entertainment, with story and art by Aya Tsutsumi. As they have similar concepts but are separate storylines, there is no chronological order

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Shiga Hime Manga Review

 The vampire sub-genre in the West is one that is marked dull media with the odd standout title slipping through – the creatures seldom seeing reinvention or popularity of their other undead counterparts (zombies). However, I have found a fondness for the bloodsuckers throughout the pages of manga (currently collecting Cirque Du Freak omnibus editions

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Soil is a title I have been familiar with for some time, existing as a cult title that had yet to be published in English. Consequently, I had been tempted previously to get into the series, but I found my desire for acquiring a physical copy of it kept leading me to put it down

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Lovesickness review Junji Ito

Junji Ito’s at it again with the suicide-filled creepfest that is the Lovesickness collection, and like all of his work, it is worthy of a manga review. Taking its name from the story told in the first half of the book (printed elsewhere as The Boy At The Crossroads and The Lovesick Dead), the first

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“You’re going to be all right. You just stumbled over a stone in the road. It means nothing. Your goal lies far beyond this. Doesn’t it? I’m sure you’ll overcome this. You’ll walk again… soon.” On May 6th, 2021, we lost one of the greatest creative minds of our time. While the masses may not

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