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Years ago, Portus was the hottest new game craze with a twist: it was rumored to have a secret stage in which a little boy would appear and ask you to come to his side – if you said yes, it was game over for you. In the present, Asami is a typical teen whose friend Chiharu has been recently skipping class. However, when she discovers that Chiharu has been playing Portus with dangerous consequences, it’s up to her and her teacher Keigo to uncover the truth behind the game.
When Kyung-do was young, his father brought home a mysterious book from his book club, dying shortly thereafter. Now, as a teenager, Kyung-do is an avid bookworm whose fate appears to be tied to the same sinister tome, and he's not the only one – the school librarian commits suicide after reading it, and others are rumored to have been killed for similar reasons. Now, Kyung-do and his classmate, Eun-sae, must try to discover the truth behind the deadly book to save the boy from his fate, while others investigate these events for their own reasons.
Suicide is on the rise for no apparent reason, affecting adults and children alike. All they have in common is accounts in a brutal online game called Dystopia. When tragedy strikes a woman named Hitomi, she soon joins Dystopia and explores its horrors. But when she realizes the game feels a little too real, it’s up to her and a genius hacker named Shunsuke to figure out what’s really causing these deaths.
Online game with deadly consequences? Check! People who have to figure out what's going on by going inside the game itself, thus putting themselves at risk? Check! If you're looking for a similar story, definitely check out this title.
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?
One night, Hiroshi is bothered by incessant knocking coming from the hall outside his door. He sees a large, stringy-haired woman pounding on his neighbor's apartment door, though she leaves soon after. However, the next day the woman returns, and this time she seems to have her cold, frightening sights set on Hiroshi...
Both mangas have that classic japanese horror feel packed in one volume. If you into the genre jump right to them, it's a quick and enjoyable read. There's nothing really new here, but hey.. it's expected in the genre, clichés are welcome if well executed.