Yoshimi Seki Horror Collection

 Collecting eight stories from mangaka Yoshimi Seki, the Yoshimi Seki Horror Collection is a title divided in two parts thematically. Focusing on horrors associated with war, both realistic and born of paranoia, the first half presents a few doomsday scenarios and a game of death through a minefield. The second half focuses on personal insecurities leading […]

Soul Liquid Chambers Vol 1-3

Every now and then, when I’m browsing for new media to enter my brain hole, I come across a title that has managed to capture my interests by just viewing the cover art. This creates enough intrigue from a single piece of artwork that I subsequently purchase and commit to the whole series. Although I […]

Man-Eater-Review

Always on the prowl for new horror manga to check out, you sometimes have to browse off the beaten path. Randomly looking into titles lead me to Man Eater by Yosuke Takahasi, a mangaka I had never heard of previously. Having had moderate success in the past on going with gut instinct on a title, […]

Homunculus-film-review

Susumu Nokoshi once worked for a top foreign financial company. He is now a 34-year-old homeless man, usually found around a park in Shinjuku. He then meets medical school student Manabu Ito, who is looking for volunteers to undergo a surgical procedure known as trepanation. The surgery involves drilling a hole in the skull. Susumu […]

Sadako at the End of the World balances delicately between a cute slice of life story and a new entry into the Ring franchise that holds up as true canon. Featuring supervision by Koji Suzuki, the author of the original book series that started off all things Ring, Sadako at the End of the World […]

I am always on the look out for more extreme and challenging horror manga as a fan of work that pushes those boundaries of what is acceptable as entertainment. That said, there is a fine line between shock with substance and pitiful attempts to be edgy in a way to draw anyone in. As a […]

MONSTER is the magnum opus of mangaka Naoki Urasawa and a Cold War psychological thriller – it is a seinenmanga manga also adapted into an anime following the whole story exactly. It follows a Japanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, who has residence in Germany to work at Eisler Memorial. Engaged to his boss’ daughter and […]

God's Child Review

True crime has become a popular sub-genre that has reached a wide audience of those looking for shock or to better understand the lowest depths of humanity. However, the genre seems to hold comfort in the knowledge that these stories we can attribute to another’s actions, not the construct of an artist. Certainty there are […]

The horrors of war don’t just end once a solider returns, in fact one of the saddest aspects of global conflict is societies lack of post-care for soldiers. Unfortunately, heroism is only perceived as such when if fits a narrative and authorities are quick to push human suffering under the rug as soon as it […]

Best stories of Junji Ito

Junji Ito has been writing horror since 1987. Nowhere near finished, he has several more tomes set for release this year. Often called the Stephen King of Japan, his works are atmospheric, detailed, and full of horror both physical and psychological. Here at The Grimoire of Horror, we have curated our top choices from his […]