Top 10 Horror Manga of 2014
1. Tokyo Ghoul:re
In Tokyo, an unchanging despair is lurking. Mysterious man-eating beings, ghouls, run rampant in Tokyo. Living hidden during everyday life, the existence of ghouls, whose true identities are shrouded in mystery, permanently terrorizes Tokyo's residents.
At CCG, the sole institution that investigates and resolves cases related to ghouls, Haise Sasaki has been assigned a certain mission. While dealing with the unruly four problem children known as "Quinx", Haise's days of suffering begin...?!
Included side stories:
Vol. 3: Tokyo Ghoul: Joker. Released on Jun 30, 2014, it follows Juuzo Suzuya and takes place between the original series and Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Vol. 4: Chapter 31.5: With The Lord.
2. Dolly Kill Kill
Humanity's peaceful days all at once transform into an unspeakably odious hell. The sudden invasion of wasp-like insects, along with gargantuan "dolls" wielding their enormous alien weapons, annihilating everyone in their path. In the middle of the chaos, high school first-year, Iruma Ikaruga, fights to save his best friend and his beloved senpai from the dolls' assault with an unyielding spirit. However, all that awaits him is despair. Just what are the enormous puppets known as "Dolly" after? What fate awaits Iruma? The curtain has risen on humanity's "puppet show" of unimaginable despair, and the battle for survival has begun.
(Source: Manga Box)
Chapter count includes two side stories.
3. Dead Tube
Dead Tube is a website that hosts videos from the macabre to the sensual. The more graphic the video, the more views it receives; and online, this is a sordid business.
Tomohiro Machiya is a member of the Film Research Club and has always been an avid fan of filming. One day he is confronted by Mai Mashiro, an attractive girl on the swim team. She asks him to film her nonstop for two days straight. But, on the second day of filming, Machiya witnesses Mashiro brutally murder one of their classmates. However, someone else takes the fall for the crime, and Mashiro gleefully informs him that their film was a "winner" on Dead Tube.
As more and more of the school starts to get involved with Dead Tube, many quickly get in over their heads from the punishments for failing the contests. And, since he helped with Mashiro's video, Machiya must participate, and continue filming for this deadly game.
4. Distant Sky
Gangnam in complete darkness… "Am I the only one alive? What’s going on?…" A boy wakes up to find himself in a building full of dead people. No cars, no electricity and no stars in the sky… Not only Gangnam, but the entire city seems deserted.
5. Starving Anonymous
It's a day like any other, and high school students Ie and Kazu are on the bus home from school when, suddenly, it floods with a mysterious gas. The pair pass out and wake up to find themselves aboard a truck packed full of human bodies. They're surrounded by rows of frozen corpses... and a staff of living human beings sawing them into pieces. Where are they... and how can they escape from this nightmare?
(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)
Chapter count includes two side stories
6. Werewolf Game
One night, senior high school second-year Nishina Airi is abducted. When she wakes, she is trapped in an uncanny, isolated space with other students from her high school and forced to take part in the "Werewolf Game". Thus, a death game filled with fear and terror that would pit "Werewolves" and "Villagers" against each other, force them to murder – a game with rules so absolute, defiance is punished by gruesome death – begins.
7. Thou Shall Not Die
In the future, supernatural powers not only exist but have become science fact. The “Special Abilities Private High School” is established in order to utilize students’ powers for the military. Students are roped onto the battlefield without knowing the meaning of the fight, whether it will save their lives…or spell their demise.
(Source: Fire Sanctuary)
8. Karma of Purgatory
Makoto does not have it easy. He gets bullied in School and has problems with his father due to skipping School.
His outlook on life brightens when Kirisaki, a girl in his class, compliments his drawing skills. A while later he sees her getting harassed by the ringleader of his bullies. He decides to intervene, but is cut short by the revelation that she is the ringleaders girlfriend who incited the bullying in the first place.
Depressed by his situation Makoto decides to kill himself. He lands in purgatory, neither Heaven nor Hell with the mission to save the lives of six people, whose life will be negatively affected by his suicide...
His father, his bullies and Kirisaki.
9. Akame ga Kill! 1.5
A special 100-page bonus volume bundled with the limited editions of the anime Blu-ray/DVD volume 1 set. It contains two side story chapters about Bulat and Sheele, and the opening pages contains a crossover with Isshuukan Friends.
This is not your typical invasion story. Gigantic oxygen-doped bees are attempting to dominate the human race by reversing the food chain. Lee is a middle-manager at a large company who has only one thing on his mind: save his family from the bug-apocalypse. (Source: Line Webtoon)