Best of Junji Ito (Horror Mangas)

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  1. Sky Farrow

    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    I love Junji Ito, and whether you have heard of him or not I really think everyone should try reading a few of his mangas.

    His ideas are always out of whack and he's 24/7 on drugs, none of his stories are boring or cliche... And most of them end with mind blowing plot-twist :eek:

    Amigara Fault is probably the scariest/unnerving one I read, while Hellstar Remina gave me the fear to look at the sky or stars for months. I loved Uzumaki and Black Paradox too.

    What's your favourite Junji Ito manga?
     
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    Setra Well-Known Member

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    Well, I only read Mimi Ghost Story and quite liked it, not much of a horror fan though.
     
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    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    :cool:
    I have yet to read it, but I will probably come to it eventually. Digging up all his mangas one by one.
     
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    Kagami Ren General of Satans 5th army

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    I get nightmare just by seeing old horror movies :/
     
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    The name seems familiar...

    Did he write a story about people shaped holes in some wall and people would feel compelled to go in it when they found a hole that fits them.
     
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    ABMAINA That One Member

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    I've only read Uzamaki, I don't know why but for me personally horror just doesn't work for as a manga. Uzamaki felt more weird(?) And offputting rather than scary(like the snail kid story) and other times it was hiliariously bad (the hair battle scene still cracks me up to this day:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:)
     
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    Setra Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because its episodic in nature and short (only 6 chapters) that makes me like it, it's light enough to read.
     
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    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    Yes yes that same guy.

    That's why I like it, because I'm not particularly scared by scary or gory drawings, just creeped out at most... but I enjoy the plot twists more :D

    I found one comedy-horror one about a guy and his gf arguing over whether a fast-moving zombie or slow-moving zombie would be more scary.
    It was really stupid lol
     
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    Wow are you fans too ?
    I love all his story, all of them is mind blowing. Especially : Amagara Fault, Gyo, The Human Chair and The Black Bird
     
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    ABMAINA That One Member

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    Yeah, the episodic nature of Uzamaki also helped to keep me on toes (mentally) wondering what's he gonna do next.

    Lol that is pretty stupidly funny
     
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    Ko "The Corrupted Queen"

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    I'd consider this thread of yours as a way to convince me to read this manga.
    I'm gonna read it now and I'll haunt you if it's not good lol
     
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    spirals spirals spirals
     
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    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    Which one are you going to try first? :D

    Amigara was awesome!!

    Gyo was weird D: Really weird, and proof that author was on drugs lol
     
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    Ko "The Corrupted Queen"

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    Okay ! You got me !
    I'll start with Amigara now ! :D
    You better be here for some ranting if it's not good lol
     
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    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    -waits patiently, standby mode- @_@
     
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    I only read uzumaki and it gave me phobia toward snail
     
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    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    ....lol
     
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    Ko "The Corrupted Queen"

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    Hey .... this is getting creepy right here .....
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    Might as well put this video here
     
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    Ko "The Corrupted Queen"

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    @Sky Farrow Done reading. That was seriously creepy. >.<
    It would be better if there's more though ..
     
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