Top 10 Thriller Manga of 2014
There is nowhere that Seon Jin can find solace. At school, he is ruthlessly bullied due to his unsettlingly quiet nature and weak appearance. However, this is not the source of Jin's insurmountable terror: the thing that he fears more than anything else is his own father.
To most, Jin's father is a successful businessman, good samaritan, and doting parent. But that is merely a facade; in truth, he is a deranged serial killer—and Jin is his unwilling accomplice. For years, they have been carrying out this ruse with the police being none the wiser. However, when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest, or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.
2. 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.
3. Yuugai Toshi
The year is 2019, and the Japanese government has recently increased their involvement in censorship of the mass media. The upcoming Tokyo Olympics accelerates their efforts. Depictions deemed obscene by the Japanese government become increasingly difficult to publish, even in manga.
Under these circumstances, manga author Hibino Mikio just got an opportunity to publish his horror manga: "Dark Walker." His manga centers around a disease that turns normal people into cannibals during the night. Watch as Mikio finds himself in a manga industry shaken by a war on the freedom of expression.
4. Beyond Evil
What would you do if money could be exchanged for life? Sell ten years of life for a fortune, or give up everything to buy one more year. At the age of 17, a high school boy who has it all together meets a man with superpowers that are both godly and demonic. Through a deadly struggle for his life, he stumbles upon a world “on the other side”! Take a cold look at the fixation on human life in this sharply illustrated dark fantasy!
5. School Judgement: Gakkyu Hotei
The story follows court trials that deal with offenders at an elementary school.
6. Shinjuku DxD
Kabukicho, Shinjuku – the district that burns with desire is struck by an incurable disease. In this district, a doctor, Inui Date, runs a small medical clinic. Night after night, patients with extraordinary cases come to the clinic, when one day, a troublesome patient, detective Maria Daigo, appears. Set in a Shinjuku that has been plagued by an incurable disease, the doctor and the detective become entangled in one mysterious case after another as they face the darkness in this psychological thriller. Will the two be able to save this town?
7. The Island of Giant Insects
After an airplane crash during a school trip, Oribe Mutsumi and her classmates were stranded on a seemingly deserted island. Mutsumi found the other survivors, and used her wilderness knowledge to help them. She expects that they will be rescued in about three days, which doesn't seem so long to endure. However, she didn't account for the fact that the island is populated with gigantic killer insects. Her knowledge of butterflies, wasps, and more may be the only thing that will help any of her classmates survive to be rescued.
8. Sakura Taboo
One day, police sergeant Satsuki Rena is sent to pick up her new superior, the "Destroyer" Sakurama Shinobu, from the airport. He earned his nickname due to his apparent habit of causing the ruin of his superiors. Rena is surprised to find that he is a friendly and ordinary-seeming man. However, the morning he arrives, his superior in his new office is shot to death in a crime that mimics a murder attempt from 19 years ago.
It doesn't seem like it could have possibly been Sakurama's fault, but it doesn't help his reputation. When Sakurama is warned off pursuing the case by the chief inspector, the advice kicks his interest into high gear. As he pursues the case, not even the police are above suspicion. What will he uncover?
9. The Wheel of Life
Tokumaru Tokuda is a medical student who is taking a leave of absence from school and spending every day lazily. To search for his big brother who went missing after sending an e-mail saying "Help me," Tokumaru ends up going to "Western Tibet." Using the photo that his brother sent as a hint, Tokumaru and two male guides, Sonam and Namgyal head toward a certain valley. However, it's a valley that not even the locals go near since it is said that the valley brings disaster on anybody that comes near… The three men embark on their long journey on foot in Western Tibet, the land high above the world.
(Source: Manga Box)
10. Shuffle Gakuen
Shizuma Suzumori had a normal high school life until one day, a serial killer attacks the classroom.