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Itsuki Kamiyama is a young man in high school who is morbidly obsessed with murders and death; he even combs through the paper for new information about killings. One day when he notices his classmate Yoru and the scars on her pale wrist, he sees that she too shares his interest in death. Together, the two of them manage to solve a string of murders - not for any sense of justice, but rather out of curiosity. Yet, when does it get to be too much? And what happens when Itsuki stumbles upon a dark secret from Yoru's past?
Yasuhiro Takagi could have been an average seventeen-year-old high school sophomore, but recently he's decided that he wants the experience of killing somebody. With meticulous detail he ponders how and when the event will take place. Should he pick a stranger or someone close to him? A yakuza to help society, a celebrity, someone old or young? And above all else, what will people think of him when he does it?
Personally I enjoyed Goth more than His Murder Scheme but both deal with the perverse appeal of killing and ask you to understand the killer and his frame of mind.
Both these short manga are about the same thing, killing and a killers frame of mind. Kare no Satsujin Keikaku gives off a more realistic, everyday vibe in order to make it disturbing and Goth is very "dark and gritty", but if you liked one of these, it's definitely worth checking out the other.
Both of these manga are short stories murder and death. "Goth" is more of a yandere-romance manga, but "Kare no Satsujin Keikaku"'s nonchalant way of addressing homicide makes it more disturbing. Both are worth a read if you can handle the themes.
Yuri is a troubled young man who, for his own reasons, killed his mother. Anna is a mysterious young woman who helps Yuri bury the evidence on the terms that he helps her kill her own parents; and Mitsuba is another teen whose life has also been marred by horrific violence. Together, the three have begun a new life where killing is commonplace and revenge is the ultimate goal. However, there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye, as the three share a disturbing past...
Goth and Anne Freaks each have a guy/girl duo that would have been better off not being made. Themes of death, murder, and twisted justice fill their pages. If you enjoyed one- see how the other puts a different spin on the similar themes.
Anne Freaks and Goth involve (amongst other characters in AF) a boy/girl duo with sinister, disturbing tendencies and are drawn together by danger. If you liked one, definitely give the other a try.
I don't know why exactly, but the darkness in Goth reminded me of the dark and sinister feeling of Higanjima. Though Goth is about two death-obsessed teenagers who solve crimes out of sheer curiosity and "fun" and Higanjima is about vampires, both bring darkness and evil to the table. If you like Goth, maybe you'll like Higanjima as well and vice versa.
Years ago, a kidnapping incident left a pair of victims with lasting psychological scars: Maa-chan is prone to violent mood swings, while Mii-kun's pathological lying shrouds his life in mystery. Now, when the news begins airing stories of kidnappings and serial murderers, Mii-kun moves into Maa-chan's house, in an effort to protect this girl who he has been through so much with. But can he save her from herself?
While not terribly similar in plot, both Goth and Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan are about a boy-girl teenage pair with some screws loose. They have the same mood, and will definitely appeal to the same audience.
In the seemingly-normal small Japanese town of Kurozu-cho, odd events are beginning to take place. Residents are becoming obsessed with spiral - whirlwinds, snail shells, pottery, or anything with a spiral design. But when strange events start happening in the town, with spirals appearing in disturbing places, can anyone escape their horrible draw?