Top 10 Thriller Manga of 2010
26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Misaki Mei who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.
2. Tokyo Yamimushi
Katou Ryou owes a lot of money that he has no way of repaying. When he's violently kidnapped by thugs, he is terrified that they're finally going to kill him. To his surprise, he is offered a chance to live...by becoming an underling in an organized crime gang. Relieved to have escaped death and impressed by his handler—the cool and competent Asamura—Katou rises to the challenge. Now it's sink or swim as the young man embraces this new phase of his life!
3. Kyoukotsu no Yume
Adaptation of the third novel of Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Kyougokudou Series.
"If there's such a thing as a soul, does it remain in this world as long as the bones exist? Will all of my sins and sorrows remain in this world forever?"
Tokyo, 1952. A beautiful, mysterious woman who's haunted by dark dreams claims to have murdered her ex-husband... three times. Meanwhile, a small seaside town is terrorized by a bizarre series of deaths. Four seemingly separate murders are linked by strange, unsettling dreams of bones... Is something supernatural going on, or are the real demons found in the depths of the human mind?
This complex case reunites the sleuths from Ubume no Natsu and Mouryou no Hako: onmyoudou practitioner Chuuzenji, horror novelist Sekiguchi, police inspector Kiba, psychic detective Enokizu and journalist Atsuko.
It is the beginning of the summer, a girl suddenly transferred to the school, she's like a divergence to the normal school life. As it happens, I eventually realized, that "Nightmare" exists in this world...
Tatsuo, Hide, Satoshi and Aya worked together to cheat people out of money. They tended to target marriage services, where they con money out of people looking for love. They were good at it, until they crossed the wrong guy. Then they saw the world below the surface of dupes to cheat, when the 'collection agency' came for them with extreme violence.
The person who takes Satoshi and Hide, and then Aya and Tatsuo, is a wild-eyed maniac who seems to get off on the torture. There may be hope for Tatsuo, though, because the man recognizes him. The torturer is "Akasada" a bullied kid that Tatsuo knew from school. Now Tatsuo and Aya have been pulled, against their will, into Aka's world.
The World consist of the upper, the middle, and lower classes.
Those who are wealthy live in the Town.
Those who are poor live in the Fields.
Those below, in the thick and gloomy Forest....
In the Fields, Takaoku Resturant's show girl, Kiyoko, supports her mother by managing the food preparation. One day, a regular patron named Tanaka, who recruits day labourers for the underground, requests that they bring meals to an assassin from the Forest called "Yorukumo," or "Night Spider."
Yorukumo was born in the Forest as a disposable child, raised to be void of emotions, unable to feel pain, and without knowledge of reading and writing. With Tanaka's instructions, he easily handles assassin jobs daily. When Kiyoku and Yorukumo meet, the World begins to come apart a little at a time.