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A selection of the most bizarre, disturbing and terrifying stories by Junji Ito, master of horror manga.
When we finish watching an anime that we really like, there is always the question of what to watch next. Here I will leave our list of anime for after finishing this beautiful work of art. I hope this list of similar anime helps you in your search for what to watch.
- Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (2023) From his deathbed, the king-hero Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, contemplates the empire he has built with his mighty hand. Having dedicated his life to politics and the welfare of his subjects, his only unfulfilled wish is to live again, this time for himself: the life of a warrior to which he dedicated himself before rising to power. His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles at him, casting his soul into the distant future. Goddesses work in mysterious ways – not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but…
- Hell’s Paradise (2023) The Edo era is coming to an end. Gabimaru, regarded as the strongest ninja in Iwagakure, is doomed to death, and his only chance of survival is to obtain the Elixir of Life on a certain island, rumored to be the Buddhist land of Sukhavati. Hoping to reunite with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island accompanied by his executioner, Yamada Asaemon Sagiri. When they get there, they find other convicts in search of the same Elixir… Plus unknown creatures, terrifying statues and native hermits. Will Gabimaru be able to find the Elixir of Life and come back alive?
- MAKE MY DAY (2023) On a distant, icy planet, prisoners forced to excavate a rare energy source make a terrifying discovery.
- Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (2022) The story follows Wakana Gojou, a lonely young man who hides his love for traditional Japanese porcelain dolls because he was bullied in the past. One day he ends up getting involved with Marin Kitagawa, one of the most popular girls at his school, and discovers that she is a cosplayer. Marin notices Gojou’s great skills in making clothes and accessories and asks him to create the most different looks for her to wear to anime events.
- Teasing Master Takagi-san (2018) The story focuses on high school student Nishikata, who suffered humiliation after being teased by Takagi, the girl in his same class. Since then, he has promised that he will humiliate Takagi in the same way that he was humiliated.
- Tokyo Revengers (2021) Takemichi Hanagaki’s life is bad. Just when he thought it couldn’t get any worse, he discovers that Hinata Tachibana, his ex-girlfriend, has been murdered by Tokyo’s Manji Gang: a group of ruthless criminals who have been disturbing the peace of society for some time. Wondering where it all went wrong, Takemichi suddenly found himself traveling back in time, stopping 12 years in the past, when he was still in a relationship with Hinata. Realizing that he has a chance to save her, Takemichi decides to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang and rise through the ranks in order to rewrite the…
- Kuroshitsuji (2008) In mid-Victorian London, butler Sebastian Michaelis serves Ciel Phantomhive, the 12-year-old head of a noble English family. Sebastian is a perfect man. His knowledge, education, cooking and martial arts skills are excellent. What’s more, he can fulfill any of his master’s requests with ease and perfection due to his secret demonic lineage and the contract he has with his master.
- Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia (2019) Wizards and scientists come together to preserve human civilization against the Singularities, “unobservable domains” that appear in various eras of history. Fujimaru, the only remaining Master in Chaldea, intervenes in these Singularities with his demi-servant Mash. A seventh Singularity was discovered in the land of Uruk in 2655 BC. Ruled by the wise King Gilgamesh, it was vast and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared, leaving Uruk on the brink of destruction. Fujimaru and Mash, who faced the other 6 Singularities, embark on their final battle.
- Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End (2023) After a 10-year quest alongside the hero Himmel and his group, the powerful mage Frieren defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the kingdom. As an elf, Frieren has more than a thousand years of life ahead of her. She promises to return to her friends and sets off on a solitary journey. 50 years pass when Frieren finally returns to visit Himmel and the others. Although she hasn’t aged at all, her friends have little time left to live. It is then that Frieren witnesses Himmel’s death, which leads her to regret not having spent more time with…
- My Home Hero (2023) After learning that his daughter was being physically abused by her boyfriend Nobuto, Tetsuo Tosu decides to leave his job as a wage earner to investigate the boy’s past further. Upon discovering that Nobuto is part of organized crime and has a history of extortion and murder of his ex-girlfriends, Tetsuo is overcome by anger and fear of losing his daughter and ends up killing the boy. With the help of his wife, Tetsuo dumps the body and decides to pretend that nothing happened. However, Nobuto’s criminal organization soon begins investigating his sudden disappearance, leaving Tetsuo and his wife to…