Top 10 Thriller Manga of 2011


1. Umineko When They Cry Episode 7: Requiem of the Golden Witch

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller

Adaption on 07th Expansion's popular visual novel.

This episode features a new detective, a man called Willard H. Wright, who will uncover several truths about Rokkenjima's murder mystery.
We will also get to know Lion Ushiromiya, a mysterious new member of the Ushiromiya family.

Mangaka Eita Mizuno (水野英多) is handling this episode's art.


2. 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)


3. Green Blood

Action, Psychological, Thriller

The end of the civil war signaled the start of the industrial revolution in the United States and immigrants from all over the world traveled to find their American dream. But what awaited the majority of them was poverty, discrimination and hopelessness. Manhattan, New York was full of immigrants flooding through the ports and the 6th district, Five Points, was considered at the time, the world’s worst slum. The mobsters corrupted the entire area, including the police by paying them off; Five Points was the mob’s territory and they were the law.

But even in Five Points, where there seemed to be nothing but robbery, prostitution and murder, showed some signs of hope. Luke Burns was a honest and righteous teenager who realized that the mob was the cause of the harsh lifestyle and that joining the mobsters would not bring him the American dream. But his older brother, Brad Burns, had become the assassin to the biggest mob group of Five Points, the Grave Diggers, a secret he kept from Luke for his own protection. Brad was known as the Grim Reaper and his reputation preceded him as a ruthless and skilled killer.

(Source: MangaHelpers)


4. Life is Money

Drama, Thriller

One billion, and death ...? To get a surgical bed for his sister, Meguru has chosen to participate in an underground community. Between illegal gambling and games, he will participate in a nightmare.

(Source: GanGan Online)

5. Yukito

Mystery, Thriller

The story take place in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku. A man from the north, appeared in the area. We do not know who he is. But soon it will be mayhem. It will then attract the attention of a young inspector.

Source: MAL

6. Yuusha Vog Ramba

Sci-Fi, Thriller

7. Battle Royale: Angels' Border

Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Program is a brutal military experiment that pits junior high students against each other every year in a brutal battle to the death. Most of the students from Shiroiwa Junior High scatter as soon as they reach the remote island where they must participate in the latest round of the Program. But Yukie Utsumi and five of her friends lock themselves in the lighthouse, clinging to a desperate hope of survival. They all trust each other, but they also know that only one can survive the Battle Royale... A graphic novel side story of the bestselling novel Battle Royale.

(Source: MU)

8. The Vault of Horror: A Collection of Nightmares

Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Thriller

In the mood for a scare? You've come to the right place. Welcome to a world of nightmares and terror, created by the masters of horror at LINE Webtoon. Enter at your own risk.

Source: LINE Webtoon

Stories featured:
1) Research (HWANG Joon-Ho/YEON Je-Won)
2) Lovers (HWANG Joon-Ho)
3) The Profile (Lee Seung Chan)
4) The Maze (TGM/Linda)
5) Ok-su Station Ghost (HORANG)
6) The Spider and The Mantis (KIM Eun-hyo/KIM Yeong-ji)
7) The Nightmare (ImInSu/SONG Rae-hyeon)
8) A Bathroom Tale (Hwang Youngchan)
9-10) The Moon Below (Yuria)
11) First Acquaintances (Lee Seung Chan)
12) The Visitor (Mirchi)
13) Insomnia (Go Ara/YEON Je-Won)
14) 04 : 44 (CHOI Yoon-Jin)
15) A Summer Ghost (SIU/Kang Im)
16-17) Tatoo (YU Sang-Mo)
18-19) A Tale of Cat and Mouse (Hye Jin Yang)
20) Bongcheon-Dong Ghost (HORANG)
21) How to see a ghost (Lee Seung Chan)
22) Mosquitoes (HWANG Joon-Ho)
23) At Our House (Sael Bi)
24-25) Beneath the Glass (Jude Friday)
26) The Author (YEON Je-Won)
27) A Ghost Photograph (Oh Chang-ho)
28) The Guest House (Radiya)
29) Author Extermination (Kkomabi)

Source: Manga Updates

The original published version on Naver contains 29 chapters. The LINE Webtoon version contains 23 chapters as some were not officially translated for English release.

9. Kugiko-san

Psychological, Thriller

"A suspense story revolves around a shōjo manga creator named "P" who receives a fan letter that causes "P" fear and dread."
(Source: ANN)

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