Ghost stories are a summer tradition in Japan, and short form horror anime series Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories has been confirmed to return to TV Tokyo for a seventh season in July of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you really think about it, Asian horror films have all the key ingredients for a perfect anime series. Great visuals, expert character development, and some truly unique and terrifying storylines. Here's a few of Asian horror films that should absolutely be adapted as anime. Wanna know more? Hit the jump to read on!
Fans of the gruesome and the macabre will be happy to know that Viz Media is releasing a deluxe new hardcover edition of The Drifting Classroom, an extremely influential survival horror manga from Kazuo Umezu, beginning in the Fall season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to Japanese tradition, summer is the ideal time to tell stories of the macabre and the uncanny, and now the short form horror TV anime Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is returning to TV Tokyo for a sixth season of chilling tales. Hit the jump to learn more.
Junji Ito is best known for his longer story collections, like Uzumaki and Gyo, but he first made his name writing short stories in horror manga anthologies. Many of these are hard to find or out of print in English, but they're being made into an anime for the first time! Trailers list voice credits for about six initial episodes, leaving about half of the series completely unknown. Hit the jump to see our favorites!
What are the creepiest manga ever? Japanese fans were polled on the comics they found unsettling, surprising, and downright creepy. We've listed their top ten here, in case you're feeling brave. Check the list out after the jump!
Nippon Ichi Software is hinting at the announcement of a new horror-themed video game with an enigmatic teaser site featuring a series of unsettling short videos. Hit the jump to learn more.
You weren't planning to sleep, right? Good, because it's Junji Ito's 30th anniversary and Asahi Shimbun has lots of free manga to read online, including a brand-new tale of terror. They're only online until the middle of the month, so hit the jump to get reading!