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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.
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?
Both of these manga revolve around mass suicides and people trying to figure out why it's happening, with an equally as dark tone and feel.
These are both dark stories that involve using the internet to spread misery and find the darkness in people's hearts. Both series involve people being pushed to kill themselves in gruesome ways to satisfy a cruel villain.
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.
Book Club isn't about a deadly game, but both involve suicides and deaths that stem from a mysterious source, and are horror through and through. If you liked one, try out the other.
Both these are horror stories that revolve around the protagonists trying to solve a mystery before it can kill everyone around them. They both involve mysterious organizations with sinister intentions.
Reading Club is a much more classic style of horror story whereas Reset is more modern with it's use of the internet and an MMO style game. However, both are more about solving the central mystery to end the carnage.
If you're looking for a quick horror story to read then both these titles fit the bill.
Recently the number of attempted suicides have increased dramatically, straining the health care system. To combat this problem, those who try to take their life are placed on a special island where they must live out their days, while the rest of the world believes them to be dead. Some respond by immediately committing suicide while others decide to try to live; but with no supplies doing so will be difficult. Now, this group of strangers must work together to survive on Suicide Island, or die trying.
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.
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.