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Really Messed Up Mangas

Stories with dark characters or situations, such as rape, murder or any other type of violence, both physical and psychological. However, they are good stories, or at least interesting ones for those who love the dark side of life. (The list is not yet finish, any recommendation would be good, and if you think some manga doesn't belong here, tell me)
1 A Girl on the Shore

A Girl on the Shore

Same autor as above, same darkness.

2 An Easy Target

An Easy Target

Rape, blackmail, everything is pretty much mess up.

3 A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

When I opened my eyes, the first thing I realized is that I am not a living person. Who am I? Why am I wandering around this place? And who is that man who visits my grave every week?

4 An Uncomfortable Truth

An Uncomfortable Truth

The story starts with a boy saying he had kill lots of people... Just the start is already dark.

5 Ashita no Esa Kimi Dakara

Ashita no Esa Kimi Dakara

A mysterious monster has appeared at school and has declared he will eat "one person a day"! Deciding the value of lives is the key for survival! What will be the fate of the protagonist once he becomes the designated food!?

6 Ayeshah's Secret

Ayeshah's Secret

Everything is kind of dark, and the art is really good!

7 Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Mafia and sexual abuse

8 Bastard


It is simply good. + Murder

9 Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Very well known and dark manga.

10 Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks

A relationship between a crazy mother and his son

11 Bradherley no Basha

Bradherley no Basha

Sexual abuse

12 Distant Sky

Distant Sky

Horror, creepy...

13 Dolly Kill Kill

Dolly Kill Kill

Magical + gore

14 Escape into Oblivion

Escape into Oblivion

Is dark, not only in characters and story, but also in the art. Is... WOW, is dark.

15 Gantz


Very well known and dark manga, such as Battle Royale. So famous it even has movies!

16 Goumon Tournament

Goumon Tournament

Is not super dark, but the tortures are something different.

17 Gyakusatsu Happy End

Gyakusatsu Happy End

A time loop that makes the same day happen again and again. The only way to go to the "tomorrow" is by... Killing someone everyday.

18 Happiness (Shuzo OSHIMI)

Happiness (Shuzo OSHIMI)

Animal Abuse, Bullying, Mature Themes, Nudity, Physical Abuse, Violence

19 High-Rise Invasion

High-Rise Invasion

People are trapped in a world of skyscrapers with not way down, and with the buildings connected by bridges. However, they are not alone, some masked people are their enemies.

20 Hive


The story itself is dark and strange. + Bugs

21 Innocent


The art is simply beautiful, really really dark.

22 Itou-san (Sui KURAKA)

Itou-san (Sui KURAKA)

The extra story is really dark + sexual abuse

23 Jisatsutou


An island where people who tried to commit suicide are abandoned.

24 Juujika no Rokunin

Juujika no Rokunin

A guy decides to train in the 'arts' of torture to take revenge in the guys who bully him, who also happens to have done something VERY, VERY bad to him.

25 Kichikujima


Survival island + supernatural 

26 Killing Stalking

Killing Stalking

Same as warehouse, but less torture and more... Mom complex?



Makoto made a deal with J in order to make his hidden desires granted. Then, he was suddenly reborn as a demon?!

28 Magical Girl Apocalypse

Magical Girl Apocalypse

Magical girls killing people is pretty mess up

29 The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time

Isekai but with a lot of explicit torture and revenge

30 Nijigahara Holograph

Nijigahara Holograph

Is short and not really popular, but it has a good story.

31 Pygmalion


At the National Local Mascot Festival, children all across Japan can meet their favorite local mascots. But as the festival gets underway, it becomes clear that what's inside these costumes aren't people - they're something much darker, with a taste for human flesh. (But not really my cup of tea)

32 Save Me

Save Me

Everything is dark.

33 Shen Ze

Shen Ze

From an early age, Xu Shenze would often get caught up in the same strange dream. Over time, the dark shadow that the dream cast over his life grew, until, one day, the shadow became real, and suddenly Xu Shenze's life as he knew it was completely torn to shreds.

34 Starving Anonymous

Starving Anonymous

It's still on going, pure horror.

35 Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Violence and a bit of gore, it's from Webtoon. I think it also has a Netflix adaptation.

36 The Beast Must Die

The Beast Must Die

After finding out his sister has been gang-raped by a secret fraternity before she commited suicide, Lee Kirin decides to catch the rapists and take revenge on them.

37 The Boys’ Dorm Sex Slave: Kept by a Savage for Three Years

The Boys’ Dorm Sex Slave: Kept by a Savage for Three Years

Gangrape, I have to dropped because there was too much rape and humiliation, but some may like it! (Sex slave, toxic relationship)

38 The Specific Heat Capacity of Love

The Specific Heat Capacity of Love

One shot about human's cruelty to animals

39 The Third Perspective

The Third Perspective

Trauma, abuse, the feeling of being use... Not a lot of chapters yet, but it is dark and reading it will make you feel uneasy.

40 Torikago Gakkyuu

Torikago Gakkyuu

I find it kind of dark, even though I didn't finish it yet.

41 Birdcage Castle

Birdcage Castle

Good story, survival, scape from a place, short... Interesting backstories for characters.

42 Total Eclipse of the Eternal Heart

Total Eclipse of the Eternal Heart

Nine boys were murdered in the long past, however, their story seems to travel across time without clear end. It's dark and with an interesting plot, not very long either.

43 U12


12 girls are imprisoned in a mysterious prison.

44 Unfather


Everything is mess up! It's similar to 'An Easy Target'

45 Uriah


A rainy night. A mysterious island. A boy with a dangerous story to tell – if only he could remember who or where he was. So begins a chilling journey into the unknown – when uncovering a twisted world of secrets is the only way to survive.

46 Venus ni Seppun

Venus ni Seppun

One of the characters loses both of his arms, there is sexual abuse and all kind of dark things. The sequel is kind of worst to be honest.

47 Warehouse


Kipnapping, rape, violence... 

48 Yagiza no Yuujin

Yagiza no Yuujin

Short, bullying, murderer... Hope?


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rel01 Mar 24, 2022

Fire Punch.

Dezirable Dec 22, 2021

I recommend adding Kedamonotachi no Jikan, Sachi-iro no One Room, and Children just off the top of my mind. 

thelqst Jun 20, 2021

I recommend you to add Happiness here as well, it'sfrom the same author as Blood on the Tracks. It's kind of fiction but at the end it ends up treating mature themes such as mental illness of psychos and how far can people in cults go because of their beliefs. 

LeiFei Feb 23, 2021

Of course killing stalking is there. How can it not be there? It is freaking everywhere! No shade to the Manhwa, just a little tired of seeing it on every list.