3.421 out of 5 from 31 votes
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.
When Saya was in middle school, her father had a mental breakdown – and that's when things began to change. Kyoko, her best friend, noticed the girl becoming distant, and Saya even began selling her body for money. But when the troubled teen met Mitsuko and joined her Suicide Club, Kyoko watched Saya gain a new, chilling sense of purpose and a deep desire to follow Mitsuko to the grave. Can Kyoko save her friend's life when all she wants to do is die?
Jisatsu Circle is definitely different than Book Club in plot, but both have a very similar, creepy feel and are horror through and through. I liked Jisatsu MUCH better, but fans of one should appreciate the other.
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.
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.
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...