What is Horror manga?

The horror cinematic genre is characterized by the attempt to make the viewer experience dread, fear, terror, or horror. Often their plots involve the intrusion of an evil force, event or personage, sometimes of supernatural origin, on the mundane world and the consequences thereof.

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Chainsaw Man

(Chainsaw Man)

8.49

Description:

The name says it all! Denji's life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he's living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he's got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers! (Source: Mangaplus) Notes: - Nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award. - Winner of the 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi Award. - Winner of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category. - Winner of the 2021 and 2022 Harvey Award for Best Manga.
Type

manga

Volumes

11

Chapters

97

Rating

Violence & blood, partial nudity

Status

finished

Started

2018-12-03

Berserk

(Berserk)

8.46

Description:

His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned—and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance. (Source: Dark Horse) Notes: - Volumes 1-5 contain the 16 prequel chapters 0A - 0P. - Chapter 83 was omitted from Volume 13 due to the author’s request. - Volume 14 includes “Berserk: The Prototype”. - Due to the author's passing, starting from Chapter 365, the manga is illustrated by Studio Gaga (Miura's assistants) and supervised by Kouji Mori (a close friend of Miura's).
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Rating

Horror

Status

current

Started

1989-08-25

Attack on Titan

(Attack on Titan)

8.43

Description:

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction … Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit anime TV series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation. (Source: Kodansha Comics) Volume 3 contains the special story "Rivai Heishichou" (リヴァイ兵士長, Captain Levi). Volume 5 contains the side story "Ilse no Techou" (イルゼの手帳, Ilse's Notebook).
Type

manga

Volumes

34

Chapters

141

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2009-09-09

Tokyo Ghoul

(Tokyo Ghoul)

8.43

Description:

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own. (Source: Viz Media) Note: Includes 1 extra chapter.
Type

manga

Volumes

14

Chapters

144

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2011-09-08

Yakusoku no Neverland

(The Promised Neverland)

8.37

Description:

Emma and her friends have a pretty good life at the orphanage they grew up in. Though the rules may be strict, the caretaker is kind. But why are the children forbidden from ever leaving...? (Source: VIZ Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

20

Chapters

181

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2016-08-01

Tokyo Ghoul:re

(Tokyo Ghoul:re)

8.36

Description:

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul's Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters? (Source: Viz Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

16

Chapters

179

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2014-10-16

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run

(JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run)

8.34

Description:

Originally presented as an unrelated story, this series was later officially declared a part of the JoJo storyline. The series stars Gyro Zeppeli, who uses a set of steel balls that spin incredibly fast, and Johnny Joestar (Jonathan Joestar), a former hot-shot jockey who was crippled by an ambusher and lost his fame and fortune. They race, along with others, in a mad-dash across America for 50 million dollars, reminiscent of The Cannonball Run. (Source: Wikipedia)
Type

manga

Volumes

24

Chapters

95

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2004-01-19

Tokyo Ghoul

8.34

Description:

Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs! Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way --except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers. Many conflicts and incidents arise involving the clientele of the café Anteiku, where Ghouls gather. Yoshimura, the café's owner, is harboring suspicions about a certain someone. What sort of darkness will that person bring between those who hunt and those who are hunted? This book chronicles six all-new stories from the Tokyo Ghoul universe. (Source: VIZ Books
Type

novel

Volumes

3

Chapters

17

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2013-07-19

Bastard

8.25

Description:

There is a serial killer in my house!
Type

manhwa

Volumes

5

Chapters

94

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2014-07-04

Dorohedoro

(Dorohedoro)

8.25

Description:

In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers have been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds. (Source: Viz Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

23

Chapters

167

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2000-12-30

Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria

(The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria)

8.24

Description:

Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, or The Empty Box and The Zeroth Maria, tells the sinister story of Kazuki Hoshino, who is almost madly attached to his everyday life, and his antagonist Aya Otonashi, who suddenly transfers into his class—for the 13,118th time. She majestically announces to “break” him, without paying heed to anyone else around them. This is but the start of a dark roller coaster ride that turns the two against themselves, the people around them and the one who may be god. Read on as their relationship slowly changes and they go against their most basic values in their struggle against the world itself. (Source: MU)
Type

novel

Volumes

7

Chapters

40

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2009-01-10

Petshop of Horrors

(Pet Shop of Horrors)

8.24

Description:

A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren't your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature. (Source: Tokyopop)
Type

manga

Volumes

10

Chapters

41

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

1995-01-01

Kiseijuu

(Parasyte)

8.24

Description:

They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade–and take control of–a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret–except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come? (Source: Del Rey)
Type

manga

Volumes

10

Chapters

64

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

1989-11-22

Motto, Ikitai...

8.23

Description:

The world is a cruel and confusing place for Mayumi. At the age of thirteen she lost her parents in a car accident. Unable to deal with the overwhelming sadness, hatred, and anger, she only wished she could stop feeling altogether. Then, five years later, her sister becomes the first target of an incredibly bizarre incident. The victims in this incident lose a body part, without blood loss, after receiving a text message simply indicating the specific body part. The texts appear to come from Mayumi's sister's ex-boyfriend Kanno, but he claims to not be the culprit. Mayumi works with him to solve the case, but is he truly innocent? Or is the crime related in some convoluted way to the suicide of Kanno's fiance years ago? Or is it related to an unfinished AI program he was writing which may have broken free? And even if this incident is resolved, will Mayumi ever be able to truly heal emotionally amidst the pointless cruelty of the world? (Source: MangaHelpers)
Type

manga

Volumes

2

Chapters

9

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2004-01-01

Shadows House

8.23

Description:

Faceless shadow nobles living in a vast mansion, attended by living dolls who spend much of their time cleaning up the soot endlessly emitted by their mysterious masters. Follow the story of Emilyko, a young and cheerful living doll, as she learns her duties serving as the attendant for Kate Shadow-sama. (Source:MU)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2018-09-06

Totsukuni no Shoujo

(The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún)

8.23

Description:

In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Type

manga

Volumes

11

Chapters

53

Status

finished

Started

2015-09-05

Sweet Home

8.23

Description:

A reclusive high school student is suddenly forced to leave his home due to an unexpected turn of events.(Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Chapters

141

Status

finished

Started

2017-10-12

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru

8.23

Description:

Type

novel

Volumes

0

Rating

Horror

Status

current

Started

2012-07-13

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch

(Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch)

8.21

Description:

Beatrice is dead, her soul shattered by Battler at her own request. Though her body sits across the chessboard, she is no more than a husk of the laughing, impulsive witch she once was. Lambdadelta is more than happy to preside over the fifth game, and Bernkastel willingly steps in for Battler as he takes his leave to collect his thoughts. But two witches can cause all manner of mischief when left to their own devices, especially when they care as little for rules as Lambdadelta... (Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Volumes

6

Chapters

27

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2010-10-22

Claymore

(Claymore)

8.2

Description:

In a world constantly haunted by demonic predators known as "Youma", the everyday life of humans is full of fear and suspicion, as these monsters easily blend into human society to hunt their hapless prey. However, in this world, there is also a mysterious organization, employing half-human, half-Youma warriors to effectively track down and kill the demons. Called "silver eyed witches" or "Claymores" after the huge Claymore swords they carry, these female warriors are eyed with suspicion and distrust by most because of their inhuman powers. But there are many currents flowing in the shadows, from the mysterious machinations of the Claymore "Organization" and the twisted ambitions of the powerful "Abyssal Ones" to the hopes and desires of each Claymore warrior. This story follows the fate of Clare, one of the Claymore operatives as she sails deeper and deeper down the currents of conspiracies and revenge. Note: 4 Extra chapters are included in the chapter count on this page.
Type

manga

Volumes

27

Chapters

159

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2001-05-06

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