It seems that the weather has completely changed to summer. Some businesses will gradually open starting yesterday, but Safer-at-Home order and social distancing will continue. Therefore, we would like to introduce some manga that is worth taking the time to read. Manga stories can be a little scary, they are popular among cosplayers, and are all very visually creative. The manga we introduce here also became an anime and a game.
Maybe you already know some of these mangas, but it may be a good idea to reread them again at this opportunity. Please enjoy yourself.
Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi)
Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi) is also available as a Japanese horror adventure game by Hoshikuzu KRNKRN (Makoto Sanada) made for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch.
It was created using RPG Maker and was originally released as freeware via the Den Fami Nico Game Magazine website on August 14, 2015.
It launched on Steam in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English on December 19, 2016.
A prequel titled Angels of Death Episode. Eddie (Episode. Eddie, Satsuriku no Tenshi Episode.Eddie) is released as part of bonuses included in a limited edition Blu-ray and DVD Box Set of the anime’s first volume.
With dead and lifeless eyes, Rachel Gardner wishes only to die. Waking up in the basement of a building, she has no idea how or why she’s there. She stumbles across a bandaged murderer named Zack, who is trying to escape. After promising to kill her as soon as he is free, Rachel and Zack set out to ascend through the building floor by floor until they escape.
However, as they progress upward, they meet more twisted people, and all of them seem familiar with Rachel.
What is her connection to the building, and why was she placed in it? Facing a new boss on each floor, can Rachel and Zack both achieve their wishes?
Manga available on https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Death-Vol-Satsuriku-Tenshi/dp/0316441767
You can watch anime on https://www.crunchyroll.com/angels-of-death
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (Kaguya–sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen)
Kaguya-sama: Love is War started out as a manga with a specific premise: two high school geniuses, Shirogane and Kaguya, can’t admit they’re in love, so each tries to win a confession of affection from the other. This results in increasingly ridiculous mind games in which they end up outsmarting themselves. Think Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, but about high school relationships.
Manga Available on https://www.amazon.com/Kaguya-sama-Love-War-Vol-1/dp/1974700305
Watch Anime: https://www.crunchyroll.com/kaguya-sama-love-is-war
Live Action Film Trailer
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun)
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun) is a Japanese manga series by Iro Aida. It has been serialized in Square Enix‘s shōnen manga magazine Monthly G Fantasy since 2014. It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Lerchepremiered on January 9, 2020.
Hana-san, Hanako-san… Are you there?
At Kamome Academy, rumors abound the school’s seven mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third-floor girls’ bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grabs any wish when summoned.
Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom…. But the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined!
Kamome Academy’s Hanako-san …is a boy!
Manga Available on https://www.amazon.com/Toilet-bound-Hanako-kun-Vol/dp/1975332873
Watch Anime on Hulu, Netflix and etc
Tokyo Ghoul (Tōkyō Gūru)
Dark Fantasy Horror Thriller
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.
A 12-episode anime television series adapted by Studio Pierrot aired on Tokyo MX between July 4, 2014, and September 19, 2014. A 12-episode second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (pronounced Tokyo Ghoul Root A), an original story, began airing on January 9, 2015 and concluded on March 27, 2015. In North America, Viz Media is publishing this manga while Funimation has licensed the anime series for streaming and home video distribution.
A live-action film based on the manga was released in Japan on July 29, 2017. An anime adaptation based on the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul began airing on April 3, 2018, and concluded on December 25, 2018, with the series being split into two seasons.
Manga available on https://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-Ghoul-Complete-Box-Set/dp/1974703185
Watch Anime on Funimation
Video Games PS4 Trailer
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu)
Dark, Supernatural Comedy
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Eguchi.
The plot revolves around Hozuki, a demon who works for the King and Head Judge of Hell. It has been serialized by Kodansha in the magazine Weekly Morning since March 2011, with chapters collected in twenty-nine tankōbon volumes as of September 2019.
The manga was adapted into a television anime series; Wit Studio produced the first season in 2014, and Studio Deen was responsible for a second season in 2017–2018.
The former studio also produced three Original Video Anime (OVA) in 2015 and the latter studio produced one Original Anime Disk (OAD) in 2017. Pine Jam will produce three more OVAs in 2020.
The first season was made available to English-speaking audiences through Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks, which licensed the series to be released on DVD. The second season was acquired by Sentai Filmworks, who released it on home media and made it available through the streaming website Hidive.
In Japan, the Hozuki’s Coolheadedness manga had over 11 million copies in print as of May 2019. The manga and anime have been featured at various times in weekly top ten lists of best-selling in their respective media. The anime has been well received by English-language reviewers.
Manga available on https://www.amazon.com/Hozukis-Coolheadedness-Hiroki-Yasumoto/dp/B00OWHZ9IA
Watch Anime on https://www.crunchyroll.com/hozukis-coolheadedness
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Nebārando)
Dark Fantasy Science Fiction
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Nebārando) is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since August 1, 2016, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of January 2020.
The story follows a group of orphaned children in their escape plan from an orphanage.
An anime television series adaptation by Clover Works premiered from January to March 2019 in the Noitamina programming block. A second season has been announced to premiere in January 2021.
A live-action film adaptation is set to release in December 2020.
Viz Media licensed the manga in North America and serialized The Promised Neverland in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The manga had over 16 million copies in circulation as of September 2019. In 2018, the manga won the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.
Set in the year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing her and 37 other orphans. … Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma join with Ray to find a way to escape along with their other siblings.
Manga available on https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Neverland-Vol-1/dp/1421597128
Watch Anime on https://www.crunchyroll.com/the-promised-neverland
A live-action film is planned to be released on December 18, 2020. Directed by Yūichirō Hirakawa with Noriko Gotou handling the film’s script, it will star Minami Hamabe as Emma, Jyo Kairi as Ray, Rihito Itagaki as Norman, Keiko Kitagawa as Isabella and Naomi Watanabe as Krone.
Demon Slayer ( Kimetsu no Yaiba )
Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Martial Arts
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: Kimetsu no Yaiba, “Blade of Demon Destruction”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge.
The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.
It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2016, with its chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes as of April 2020.
The series is published in English by Viz Media and simul-published by Shueisha in English and Spanish on their Manga Plus platform.
An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable aired in Japan from April 6 to September 28, 2019.
At the end of the series finale, a sequel film was announced and is scheduled to premiere on October 16, 2020.
In February 2020, the franchise recorded over 40.3 million copies sold, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series. Meanwhile, the anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has been considered one of the best anime of the 2010s and has received numerous awards.
The story takes place in Taisho Era (1912-1926) in Japan.
Tanjiro Kamado, the protagonist, makes a living by selling coal and lives happily with his family. … After finding out about the existence of a demon-killing team called Kisatsutai, Tanjiro joins the team and trains to become stronger.
Meanwhile, the anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has been considered one of the best anime of the 2010s, and has received numerous awards.
Manga available on https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Slayer-Kimetsu-no-Yaiba-Manga/s?k=Demon+Slayer%3A+Kimetsu+no+Yaiba+Manga
Watch Anime on https://www.crunchyroll.com/search?from=&q=Demon+Slayerc
All of Manga is available on Comixology