Top 10 Horror Manga of 2008
1. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of Seikyou Academy. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.
(Source: DBR Scanslations)
2. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
The manga is about Rikuo Nura, a kid that is 3/4 human and 1/4 youkai. He lives in a house full of spirits alongside his grandfather who is the leader of the youkai. Rikuo is destined to take over his grandfather leadership but his human side has no interest. Rikuo is just a normal kid who has no interest to become the leader of youkai.
3. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Massacre Arc
This is regarded as the chapter where "the best situation has been provided," but it takes the courage of a certain character to change the course. This will answer everything, however there is one chapter left - Matsuribayashi-hen. (Source: Wikipedia)
4. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Festival Accompanying Arc
In Minagoroshi-hen, the mastermind of the murders was revealed. This time, all the pieces of the puzzle are in place. The last step for the characters to take is putting the pieces together in order to defeat the culprit, obtain the miracle, and break through the barrier of June 1983.
5. Corpse Party: Blood Covered
Corpse Party: Blood Covered is about a group of high school friends in Kisaragi Academy. Kisaragi Academy was built on the grounds of Tenshin Elementary School, which was demolished after a string of disappearances and gruesome murders. After a mysterious earthquake, the students find themselves trapped in an alternate reality Tenshin Elementary School, where the murders of others trapped before them have continued unabated...
6. Zekkyou Gakkyuu
The girl Yomi - a creature without legs - leads through a world of horror, which slumbers in the midst of everyday life and only lies in wait to pounce on the unsuspecting. Anyone who is foolish enough to engage in it terrible things will happening!
7. Grand Guignol Orchestra
Lucille and the orchestra encounter a town overrun with the worst kind of audience: the living dead! Well, not really. They're people who have been turned into doll-like zombies. And they are definitely not a crowd to take lightly. Can a group of roving musicians use their skills to calm the beasts? Or is this curtains for the Grand Orchestra?! (Source: Viz)
Volume 5: Camelot Garden
In the town that Takada Chinatsu moved to, there's a legend about demons called Tsumitsuki that possess the feelings of guilt a person has over their sins. Those who are possessed are slowly devoured, body and mind, as the demon manifests. As one of Takada's friends starts acting strangely, her classmate Kuroe steps in to help... but his true motives are hidden behind a mask.
(Source: Storm in Heaven)
9. Doll Star - Invoker Variant
Everyone knows that Yugi Nonoka is crazy. Her classmates have ostracized her and her teachers have given up on her. Yet, while Yugi may seem messed to the world, she has a disturbing knack for knowing the messed up crap that other people are hiding. And she has the power to do something about it... (Source: Storm in Heaven)
10. Anamorphosis no Meijuu
A sort of horror-mystery, Anamorphosis revolves around a group of people invited to a contest wherein they have to stay in a supposedly haunted set for 48 hours after an evil murderous spirit is summoned to produce a recreation of the murder scene.
Over half of the book features this story and the rest is a collection of bizarre shorts designed to make you go