‘ Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre ‘ has finally been released , one of the most anticipated winter releases . Netflix has started the year strong with this horror anthology that adapts different stories by Junji Ito, but while we see if there will be a new season in the future, we may be left wanting more.
Luckily we have a lot of anime on hand in streaming, so if we are looking for series of all durations with their doses of horror, suspense and drama, here are several suggestions if we are looking for more stories that leave us with goosebumps.
‘Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan’
Although it is a spin-off of ‘ JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘, we don’t need to be up to date with the main series to enjoy this small anthology of creepypastas.
‘ Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan ‘ presents us with different stories that start from a very mundane base, like a training session or a confessional… and that quickly turns bizarre and disturbing.
Available on Netflix
‘Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories’
We jump from one series of creepypastas to another, and on top of that we have plenty not to get bored with several seasons that have left us with up to 130 chapters.
‘Yamishibai’ presents us with different horror stories inspired by Japanese folklore with a very dark tone and disturbing animation. If we’re looking for a good scare, it’s the best way to visit traditional horror in anime form.
Available on Crunchyroll
We don’t have supernatural elements here, but ‘ Monster ‘ is a masterpiece of modern anime and we can finally enjoy streaming. This crime drama tinged with a psychological thriller follows Tenma Kenzo, a brilliant surgeon who once saved a boy named Johan.
Years later, the doctor begins to investigate a series of brutal murders in which his former patient is involved.
Available on Netflix .
‘When cicadas cry’
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First came the visual novels, and then several series and specials to adapt the stories to anime format. ‘When Cicadas Cry’ takes place in the fictional town of Hinamizawa, where for four years in a row there have been murders and disappearances during the summer festival dedicated to the local deity.
Police investigation, supernatural mystery, psychological terror and suspense… Everything to keep us hooked on the tragedies that take place in this small Japanese town.
First series available on Netflix , and second and third on Crunchyroll .
‘Junji Ito Collection’
This is the extra ball, obviously. Because if what we directly need is more anime based on the work of Junji Ito, until the highly anticipated ‘ Uzumaki ‘ arrives, what we have is the ‘ Junji Ito Collection ‘, which Studio Deen also commissioned a few years ago.