Today my boss really pissed me off. I wanted to stomp on his face. Instead I envisioned him as a character in some of my favorite horror mangas. If I had to list the top three horror managa’s that I have read I would have to say they were Uzumaki by Junji Ito, Portus by June Abe and the Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu. Let’s start with Portus. The mysterious suicide of a girl leads her friend to start her own investigation. She becomes entrapped in a video game called Portus. Once she reaches the final level a boy appears who ensnares her inside a nightmarish fantasy world. The story gets creepy pretty quickly as she tries to solve the mystery of the boy and game before she ends up like her very dead friend. Its only one volume long so I recommend you sit at a bookstore and read it for free : )
Feeling bold? Spiral into horror! Uzumaki is about a town that becomes overrun with the mysterious spiral. Art work is amazing as is the story line. Uzumaki is only 3 volumes long and worth owning so don’t be cheap and view the scanlations. This one looks good on anybodies book shelf.
Finally a manga I confess to have only read the first volume…The Drifting Classroom. An entire school is sucked into an alternate dimension. Once again a bunch of kids and their teachers are put to the test. Would you do anything to survive? I sure as hell would…
I am always looking for new manga and the horror genre is of particular interest so let me know if you have any good recommendations!