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10 Scariest Horror Manga to Read on Halloween That Will Make Your Skin Crawl for Real

The spookiest night of the year is just right around the corner! And yes,
Halloween is the best time of the year to read some scary manga. If you are
looking for some titles that can test your courage, these ones are what you
are looking for. They are my favorite horror manga that I am sure you will
also love!




Please be warned! The following manga will make your skin crawl. They are not
the average cutesy horror stuff that you often find in Japanese fiction
nowadays. If you want to experience true terror, these manga are the ones!




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I kid you not; the following manga will make you feel like you are being
watched. As you get immersed in the story, you will feel as if the darkness is
closing up on you! 




Now grab your treat and put your safety blanket on; these are the 10 scariest
manga that I've ever read, perfect for Halloween. Enjoy!



#1 Fuan no Tane





If you ask me which manga is the scariest, Fuan no Tane will be my answer.
Translated to Seeds of Anxiety in English, this manga is a collection of ghost
stories and urban legends in Japan. 




The chapters are episodic and short. But boy, do they deliver some of the
mightiest punches. I think this style of storytelling is perfect for a true
horror manga. The dreadful twisted punchlines will take you by surprise, just
like how real-life ghost encounters are, swift and sudden. 







Backed by creepy illustrations, this manga will absolutely give you
nightmares. The way the author drew the ghosts are sometimes subtle. In some
chapters, you'll have to look for the ghost yourself inside the panel,
amplifying the terror! 




I believe the stories in Fuan no Tane are inspired by actual events and famous
urban legends circulating among Japanese people. The author Nakayama Masaaki
did his research well and collaborated with professional ghost stories
collectors. Thus this cursed masterpiece was born.




True to its title, this manga made me super anxious for days. After I finished
the manga, I felt like someone, or something, was following me. If you are
still skeptical, you will have to try reading the first few chapters. If you
love horror, and if you dare, Fuan no Tane will hook you right up, I
guarantee.




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#2 Fuan no Tane +





Because Fuan no Tane is short, only 3 volumes, you might be craving for more.
Fortunately, the manga has a sequel, Fuan no Tane +. This one lasts up to 4
volumes.







If you think Fuan no Tane was scary, its sequel is even more so. Despite
following the same storytelling style as its predecessor, Fuan no Tane +
features many more disturbing ghosts. It also has darker illustrations and
subtle designs that will amplify your fear.




Fuan no Tane + follows the spirit of its prequel faithfully. So, there is not
much more I can say other than check it out now!



#3 PTSD Radio



Fans of horror stories will be familiar with the work of H.P. Lovecraft, and
PTSD Radio gives off a similar vibe. It is a creepy story about a forgotten
old god that turns into a malicious deity, haunting and terrorizing the people
of Japan.




Just like Fuan no Tane and its sequel, this manga does not have a single
continuous plot. However, PTSD Radio follows a general specific theme. 




This manga, which is also created by Nakayama Masaaki, uses a similar short
storytelling style as the previous two titles. However, it mainly focuses on a
single ghost. 







PTSD Radio starts with a series of seemingly unrelated ghost sightings and
creepy supernatural experiences. But as the series progresses, you discover
that every curse, disturbing incident, and misfortune are all connected.




Some of the illustrations are a lot more cursed and creepier than the Fuan no
Tane! Although, I think PTSD Radio relies more on jump scare. Each page, every
chapter, and the panel are filled with some nasty ghostly surprises!



#4 My Dearest Self With Malice Aforethought





Not all people think that ghosts are scary. After all, you might argue that
they don't exist. If you are one of those people, you might prefer a manga
about a serial killer instead. So, My Dearest Self With Malice Aforethought
might be the one that will tickle your fancy. 




Yes, its weird long title might throw some people off but do not be deceived
because I think this manga is actually well-written. If you like crime stories
and psychological thrillers that are not too over the top and still grounded
in reality, this manga is certainly worth a try.




I will not say much about this manga as it will spoil the mystery.







Even though there is no creepy ghost, My Dearest Self With Malice Aforethought
will disturb you with its twisted plot. Indeed, the scariest thing in the
world is perhaps not ghosts but humanity's malice. You will be in for
multiple plot twists, and you are in for a wild ride.



#5 Hideout








I won't even say anything
about Hideout
as I'd like to leave you with a little surprise. In any case, if you want
something short but leave a lot of impressions, this bizarre thriller manga is
for you! It's only one volume, but it'll fill you up!



#6 The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service





If you are okay with some disturbing gore, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery
Service is worth checking out! Just as the title implies, this manga is about
a group of people whose job is to dispose of and deliver dead bodies. Each
character has unique supernatural power, allowing them to do their job
efficiently.







Unlike regular funeral services, the Kurosagi group's clients are the corpses
themselves. The main character has this unique ability to talk with dead
bodies.




Please note that I really meant it when I said this manga contains disturbing
gore. The illustrations might disgust you. You get to see some mangled
corpses, rotting flesh, bizarre death, organs, and other unnatural body
horrors.




The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery does not take itself too seriously. Despite
having a disturbing art style, this manga is actually a comedy, albeit a dark
one. This manga is not for everyone, but it is a perfect title to pass
Halloween if you can stomach gores.



#7 Domu -  A Child's Dream








Stories about psychics are also a staple for Halloween. And when it comes to
psychic-themed manga, there is no shortage. However, Dome- A Child's Dream is
worth mentioning if we discuss a psychic manga that gives off an unsettling
vibe. 




This classic manga tells a story about a twisted old man gifted with
extrasensory powers who silently holds sway over an entire block of
apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control using his creepy mind
control.




But suddenly, there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a
young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge
him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds
possessing incredible, unimaginable power.



#8 I am a Hero





Halloween is not complete without some zombie manga. There are probably dozens
of manga about zombies out there, but I firmly believe that I am a Hero stands
above the rest.







Fans of the Walking Dead and other zombie survival franchises would absolutely
love I am a Hero. You get to follow the main character's adventure across
zombie-infested Japan, seeking sanctuary.




This manga has a solid story and excellent illustrations. It is also quite
realistic and action-packed, just like Hollywood's zombie survival movies you
often see on TV.




It starts off slow, kinda reminds you of Shaun of the Dead, then once the
zombie kicks in, you will be in for an exciting ride!



#9 Another





Some people call it boring, but some, including me, believe that Another is an
excellent horror manga. It follows the classic ghost-at-school storytelling
that we all love. 







Unlike most horror manga, Another does not rely on jump scare or creepy
illustrations. Nevertheless, you still get to feel the dark and uneasy
atmosphere as you read about the bizarre mass death that surrounds the main
character.




While I believe Another is the weakest horror manga on this list, it is still
worth checking out!



#10 Uzumaki








Fans of horror manga would be familiar with Ito Junji's works. The author is
famous for creating super weird manga with unsettling illustrations and
dialogue. 




And I believe that Uzumaki is Ito Junji's most cursed work! Literally
translated to Spiral, this manga tells a bizarre story of spiral-related
curses plaguing a whole city. The characters are terrorized by spiral-related
phenomena that make them go insane.




It kinda reminds me of The Colour Out of Space a little bit. The characters
are slowly descending into madness as they become obsessed with spirals.




Those are the scariest manga to read on Halloween! Which one is your favorite?
Leave a comment below!




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