‘Fuan no Tane +’is a horror manga series written by Masaaki Nakayama. Each chapter is only about 3-6 pages long, and deals with a different ‘monster’ or entity. Supposedly each of the stories are based on a true story or an urban legend – each chapter usually features a year and place which just adds to the realistic feel. The series was even developed into a live action film under the name ‘Pet Peeve’.
Seeds of Anxiety giving me nightmares…
Currently the series is ongoing with 103 chapters, as mentioned before each chapter is incredibly short. The shortness of the chapter leaves a lot to the imagination, and stick with you long after you’ve finished reading them. For me, there were a few chapters that
really freaked me out. One was about a family during a black out, and the daughter was shining a flashlight around. Behind her family was a terrifying creature. I another chapter, a man is showing his friends a group photo which has a ghost in it. Readers often do not know what happens to the characters they are reading about. This only adds to the spookiness of the series.
This is probably one of the few series I don’t recommend for Horror beginners. While the drawings are pretty simplistic and there isn’t any gore, there’s just something about the series that haunts you. Overall a solid 8/10, I would have loved the chapters have been a tad longer.
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