Manhole

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Emerging

Emerging

A bloated man with bloodshot eyes wanders to a crowded intersection in Tokyo, blankly staring into the distance before blood explodes from his eyes and his body, killing him on the spot and splashing many onlookers, including a student named Akari. Who was this man, and what killed him? Discovering the mystery behind the body may prove to have deadly consequences not only for Dr. Onotama, but also all of Japan...

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sothis sothis says...

Emerging and Manhole start out IDENTICALLY - gross dude wanders out and explodes on someone. The similarities in plot end there, with Manhole being more schemey and Emerging being straight horror/suspense, and admittedly I liked Emerging WAY more. Still, the biological horror and overall feel makes these a good rec for each other.

Catsy Catsy says...

If you liked Emerging, you will also like Manhole, because both manga focus on a spreading disease in Japan. Manhole is much darker than Emerging.

Alive!

Alive!

In 1990 Yashiro Tenshuu murdered his lover and four others, sending him straight to death row. Now, the day of his execution has finally arrived, but at the last second he's given a choice: die, or go to work for a mysterious group of people. Choosing life, Yashiro is taken to a room and left in the company of another death row inmate, where they go from day to day with sake and other niceties, with no idea of why they are there. That is, until from behind a glass window, they see a beautiful girl awaken...

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

This is kind of a gut feeling recommendation, but Alive! and Manhole have a similar atmosphere (gory, gritty, and dark), a few similarities in plot (what to do with convicts), and will probably appeal to the same audience.

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

While Manhole would probably be enjoyed by a slightly older audience than Shiki, both are really dark and creepy horror/mystery series about very strange infections/diseases and the characters who try to get rid of them.

20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys

The world is never quite the same once we grow up. Villains and robots that once ran rampant in our imaginations are reduced to drawings in Manga, and our lives are distilled until there is little left but the daily grind; so it has been for Kenji. After a childhood of dreams he now runs his late father's liquor store and is raising his sister's child. The memories and friends from his early years bring him some happiness, but they become tainted as a string of murders find connections to his past. Kenji and his friends must now fight to save the future from their past and unravel the mystery of "Friend."

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sothis sothis says...

If you liked the wide-scale, methodical plotting in Manhole, please read the FAR superior (though less gory) 20th Century Boys. It's hard to explain without spoiling but trust me that you'll find it even better than Manhole.

Gyo

Gyo

Okinawa was the first affected; swarms of fish with spindly legs rose from the sea, carrying with them an overpowering stench of death. Kaori and Tadashi find themselves in the midst of the incident and quickly travel to Tokyo to ask for Tadashi's scientist uncle's help - but even Tokyo isn't safe for long, and sea creatures aren't the only beings affected by the horror...

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sothis sothis says...

Want more biological horror? If you're interested in less plotting and more gore, check out the farfetched yet entertaining Gyo.