The Drifting Classroom (aka Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu) is a horror manga series released all the way back in 1972 by Weekly Shonen Sunday. This piece of art is written and illustrated by Kazuo Umezu who is also known for his other works such as Orochi: Blood and Kami no Hidarite, Akuma no Migite aka God’s Left Hand,

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After contributing to periodical manga magazines such as Manga OK from the mid-60s, the ever-ambitious Taro Bonten would decide to create his own bespoke gekiga magazine in 1969 named Black Ace. However, this wouldn’t be just any normal magazine and would seek to recreate the mystery genre started by kasutori magazines in the late 1940s.

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Noboru Yoshimi was a prolific horror manga author who enjoyed great success with over 300 published stories to his name, mainly aimed at a younger audience. There is however one tale of perverted gender-bending horror that risks being relegated into the realms of lost media. To this day the only place to read Indecent Wriggling

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Showa Bizarre MANGA Syndrome

Opening 6 April 2022 and running until 15 May at MERRY ART GALLERY in Yokohama is “Showa Bizarre MANGA Syndrome,” an exhibition organized by manga artist Miyako Cojima. As is well known, Japan is home to some of the world’s most outlandish and shocking horror imagery, much of which dates back centuries. More recently, when

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Gaia is a strikingly gorgeous and demented release from new mangaka Asagi Yaenaga, who is transitioning from their expressive and violent art pieces into the realm of narrative storytelling. The debut also exists as a rarity for a Japanese artist, debuting outside of the manga system and landing their work with a European Publisher, Hollow

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Suicide Girl is an ongoing action horror magic girl manga, written and illustrated by Atsushi Nakayama. Atsushi is best known as the creator/illustrator of Uratarou, The Zombie Maria, Nejimaki Kagyu, and Love Suicide. The manga follows Kirari Aokigahara, a high school student contemplating suicide, and decides to go to a “Suicide Café” where a mysterious

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Demons Voice Memory of the Mermaids Manga

While waiting for the release and review of the volume 5 and 6 of the manga Siren Rebirth, I thought it would be nice to focus on some previous manga around the Forbidden Siren video game franchise. Besides the most recent Siren Rebirth, it’s worth reminding that this horror game series spawned a lot of

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Horror manga has certainly gotten a boost in popularity thanks to the likes of one man in particular, Junji Ito. However, if you ask those who have gone further down the rabbit hole, you are likely to hear several other names pop up on a regular basis. One of those creators is Hideshi Hino, a

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Noroi Michiru

Horror manga has seen a steady surge in popularity with the likes of Junji Ito, making it to international recognition and closing the gap of mainstream versus the underground. To those who choose to dig a bit deeper, names such as Hideshi Hinio, Suehiro Marou, Shintaro Kago have also come to gain some notoriety within

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