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    Saturday July 31, 2021
  • QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Horror Master Junji Ito? Find Out With This Birthday Quiz!

    The horror master has done a lot for the genre over the years

    Today is the birthday of the acclaimed manga author Junji Ito, a man who, over the last few decades, has thrilled and terrified us in equal measure. So, to celebrate all of his accomplishments, hit the jump to take a quiz to see how much you know of his life and his works! 

  • Friday June 4, 2021
  • Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai Unveils Season 9 Key Visual and Screencaps

    Special "vertical edition" will also be released

    More Showa-flavored horror is on the way as Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai makes its return to television! Check out a key visual, screenshots, and cast list for the upcoming season. Plus, get a peek at the special "vertical edition" coming this summer. Hit the jump to see it all!

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: Stranger in a Stranger Land — How Chiaki J. Konaka Made Aughties Anime Terrifying

    Fear is the mind killer

    A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.

  • Monday October 12, 2020
  • Slasher Manga Kichikujima Gets Cute Short Form TV Anime Adaptation

    1 minute long episodes of Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono hit BS NTV on November 18, 2020

    Fans that are familiar with Kichikujima (known in English as "Freak Island"), a gruesome slasher horror manga by Masaya Hokozono about a family of monstrous serial killers running amok on a deserted island, will be surprised to learn that the series is cute an unlikely anime adaptation in the form of a cute, short form series entitled Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono ("Kaoru's Precious Things") which will broadcast in Japan on BS NTV beginning in November. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday September 8, 2020
  • IN-DEPTH: Neon Godzilla Evangelion, The Horrors of Hideaki Anno

    How one of anime's most famous creators took on the King of the Monsters

    Horror entertainment often reflects real-life trauma, and Hideaki Anno, the mastermind behind Neon Genesis Evangelion, understands this. And eventually Anno would win multiple Japan Academy Awards for Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump for the story of how one of anime's greatest made Godzilla a nightmare again! 

  • Monday June 1, 2020
  • Horror Author Yukito Ayatsuji Teases Another Novel

    Ayatsuji claims on Twitter that "Another 2001" will be published in Japan in September of 2020

    Hold on to your umbrellas, folks, because horror author Yukito Ayatsuji took to Twitter recently to tease an announcement that's sure to make his fans' skins crawl: Ayatsuji has completed his manuscript for a third novel in the Another series, and the book is scheduled to be released in Japan in September of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday July 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: How Junji Ito Exaggerated Real-World Fears to Become a True Horror Master

    Happy Birthday, Junji Ito!

    As a long-time horror fan, there aren't many things that scare me ... But Juji Ito's work sure does! Hit the jump to celebrate this horror master's birthday!

  • Tuesday March 3, 2020
  • Ghosts Cut Loose in Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan Mini-Anime Trailer

    Horror gag comedy from the author of "Hi Score Girl" hits dTV and d Anime Store in April of 2020

    Tokyo life takes a turn for the spooky in a new trailer for Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan ("Tatami-chan, the Guest Room Child"), an upcoming horror gag comedy mini-anime from the manga author of Hi Score Girl which features a sharp-tongued spirit experiencing life in the big city. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday January 24, 2020
  • Gag Horror Short TV Anime Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan Conjures Up New Visual With Broadcast Date

    The crowdfunded anime series will premiere in April 2020

    Crowdfunded gag horror TV Anime from the mind of Rensuke Oshikiri (manga author of Hi-Score Girl), Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan, will have its premiere in April 2020. To celebrate the announcement, a new key visual has been released featuring the yokai and human roommates. Hit the jump to see the spooky new visual!

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