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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...
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?
Uzumaki and Zashiki are both creepy, creepy titles. Admittedly Uzumaki is more of a fantasy tale, both will manage to weird you out big time.
Zashiki Onna and Uzumaki are both horror stories who gradually go from slightly creepy to downright scary. They start out giving you the feeling something is wrong, and only keep expanding that feeling. Out of these two, I enjoyed Uzumaki more, but for horror fans, both are very recommendable.
Both of these are very creepy horror manga. While Uzumaki is generally more developed and atmospheric, if you like the chilling feeling of one, you may well enjoy the other.
The Blue Heaven is the greatest of luxury cruise liners, catering to its guests’ every need. While passing by a derelict fishing ship during a voyage, the Blue Heaven’s crew investigates, finding only two barely-alive survivors alongside a scene of murderous carnage. They are brought on board and treated, but one of the two men escapes custody, loses himself amongst the numerous passengers, and is confirmed the killer by the second survivor. With the ship thrown into chaos behind the scenes, can security forces find the madman before events escalate?
Zashiki Onna and Blue Heaven are definitely not identical in plot, but both are thrillers that will keep you turning the pages. Zashiki is the far better of the two, but I think fans who enjoy one would likely enjoy at least some of the other.
Rabbit Doubt is a popular new mystery game in which a ‘wolf' kills off each of a group of ‘rabbits' one by one. If the rabbits determine the identity of the wolf, they win the game; but if they suspect the wrong individual, the rabbits all die. Eiji, Rei, Mitsuki, Haruka, Yuu and Hajime are six friends who were meeting for the first time at a karaoke bar, but then, while separated, they lost consciousness and came to in a mysterious building - one of their bodies impaled on the wall. A real life game of Rabbit Doubt has begun. With paranoia and suspicion abounding, the survivors struggle to piece clues together before the Wolf picks them off one by one.
While Zashiki Onna isn't similar to Doubt in plot, both are fantastic thriller manga that will keep you turning the page. Doubt is far more graphic than Zashiki but fans of one will definitely appreciate the other.
During an uneventful bullet train ride, a catastrophic event occurs and buries the train and its passengers alive in a collapsed tunnel. Bloodied and broken bodies are strewn everywhere, and only three students aboard survive: Teru, Nobuo and Ako. While Teru and Ako are focused on trying to find a way out, Nobuo descends into the depths of madness, pitting the strangers against each other. With no news of what's taken place to cause this accident, Teru, Ako and Nobuo must fight to survive. However, even if they are to escape, what waits for them outside is unknown and terrifying...
While Dragon Head has a different sort of plot, both have identical artwork (having been drawn by the same person) and have a very creepy feel (at least, for the beginning part of Dragon Head).
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...
Like Zashiki Onna, Gyo is a horror manga that goes from "this isn't quite right" to "oh wow, that as quite creepy" and eventually to "OHSHITRUNITSCOMING". If you enjoyed that sense of uneasiness that gradually got worse, and don't mind a share of grotesque imagery, I'd definitely recommend you pick up Gyo!