Top 10 Horror Manga of 2011


1. Tokyo Ghoul

Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

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)

Volume 5 includes the bonus chapter "Side Story: Rize".


2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mahou Shoujo

When a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname thinks she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired transfer student from one of her dreams…a dream where she is approached by a catlike creature who offers Madoka an opportunity to change destiny. Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of fantasy…until she sees the transfer student fighting with the very cat being from her dream! And just like in Madoka’s dream, the cat gives her a choice. Will Madoka become a magical girl in exchange for her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?

(Source: Yen Press)


3. Kuro

Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural

As the sole inhabitant of an enormous mansion, Coco would be utterly alone if not for her beloved black cat Kuro. Although he has his quirks, the two are an inseparable pair and enjoy fun-filled adventures on a daily basis.

Lulled into bliss by these idyllic days, Coco is completely unaware of the harrowing reality that surrounds her. For everyone else in her town, life is filled with dread and unease. They fear the sinister forces enveloping their town, but they are also afraid of Coco and Kuro. Ignorant of the situation, Coco lives out her peaceful days with Kuro, but her days of blissful ignorance may be quickly coming to an end...

(Source: MyAnimeList)

Included Chapters:
Volume 1:
Chapters 1-56
1-Nen Mae no Hanashi
4-Nen Mae no Hanashi
4-Nen Han Mae no Hanashi
Kuro no Hanashi

Volume 2:
Chapters 57-112
3-Nen Mae no Hanashi
Kaishuuya no Hanashi
Yashiki no Hanashi
Omake no Hanashi

Volume 3:
Chapters 113-198
Itsuka no Hanashi
Hanashi no Hanashi


4. Qualia the Purple

Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Thriller, Horror

Hatou Gaku has a very odd friend at school named Marii Yukari. Yukari has purple eyes and a bizarre way of looking at the world: she sees all living things as robots. This has not always worked out well for Yukari, even costing her a best friend when she was younger. However, Yukari insists that the things she says she sees is true, and her vision seems to give her insight into the abilities of others.

Gaku thinks she's just weird, but she soon realizes that Yukari has unexpected talents. It seems she can fix anything, and even the police come to hear her insights. It turns out that Yukari's purple eyes are not unique in the world! However, there is one important distinction among those who see humans as other objects. Do humans appear as unimportant as objects, or do those objects appear as important as human beings?

(Source: MangaHelpers)


5. Fort of Apocalypse

Action, Horror, Psychological

What can you do when you get mistaken for murder? Nothing. You go to prison. Lucky you, your inmates are some of the biggest cutthroats in the prison. Seriously you are lucky. Expecially when zombies attack.

(Source: MU)


6. As The Gods Will

Action, Drama, Horror, Supernatural

Takahata Shun's day at high school begins just as normal and boring as ever, but it doesn't end that way. After his teacher's head explodes, he and his classmates find themselves forced to play children's games, such as Daruma ga Koronda (a game like Red Light/Green Light), with deadly stakes. With no idea who is behind this mysterious deadly game session, and no way of knowing when it will finally end, the only thing Shun and other students can do is keep trying to win...

(Source: MangaHelpers)


7. Terra Formars

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

With the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold.

It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission. But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars

(Source: MangaHelpers)


8. Bokura no☆Hikari Club

Drama, Horror, Psychological

Prequel to the series Litchi Hikari Club by Furuya Usamaru, Bokura no Hikari Club follows the lives of the nine club members before the events of Litchi Hikari Club.


9. Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi

Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Comedy

Jun Kishida is a sickly high school student who can see dead people. One person in particular is following him around: his childhood friend Ryoko Hayakawa. Even after he uncovered the truth behind Hayakawa's death, she stayed by his side. As he and his classmates get into even more strange and mortally dangerous situations, Hayakawa's spirit quietly aids him.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Included one-shot: Volume 4: Yumi-chan Kitan


10. Another 0

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

A two chapter prologue of Another about the story of Reiko (Kouichi's aunt) in her high school days.

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