This post is sponsored by Ashley. I'm kind of finding Mieruko-Chan utterly addictive viewing each week. For such a simple set-up it manages to feel consistently fresh and honestly I'm loving our main characters Miko and Hana. Be sure to read the full episode review.
This post is sponsored by Ashley. Pretending not to see seems to be getting harder for Miko in episode 2 of Mieruko-Chan and more than once this episode she finds herself taking action after visions of ghosts. Be sure to read the full episode review.
This post is sponsored by Ashley. Mieruko-Chan follows Miko, a typical highschool student who can suddenly see ghosts/monsters. However, her way of coping with this sudden unexpected and unwanted ability is to pretty much ignore them. How does this work in a horror comedy? Be sure to read the full episode review.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun uses a fairly simple premise and deceptively bright character designs to mask a story that balances absurdity with the darker side of life and death in a blend that probably shouldn't work and yet ends up being pretty entertaining.
For those who aren't familiar with it, Ghost Hunt is an anime series from 2006 that essentially goes through a number of story arcs about a team of paranormal researchers. While some stories are better than others, the whole series is actually pretty entertaining. What follows are my thoughts on each story arc after rewatching the series.
Shiki is one of those horror anime I return to again and again. Those who aren't the biggest fans of slow and suspenseful stories that ultimately go full blood bath are unlikely to find much here of interest, but for fans of the horror genre and vampire stories, there's a lot to appreciate. Read the full review. First published May 2016.
I took this recommendation after reading Jon Spencer's take on it. After all, it seemed like just the silly kind of horror story I thoroughly enjoy (popcorn viewing at its finest). So ultimately, how did I find Netflix's High Rise Invasion?
The Another anime is one of my very favourite horror anime. Admittedly, it doesn't have a huge amount of competition, but still, this is one slow paced creepy viewing experience that is worth the effort. Be sure to read the full review.
At last we come to the final feature of October and so that last post in our quest to figure out what the best horror anime needs. This week, naturally, we turn our attention to the finale. Spoilers will follow.
In our quest to determine what the best horror anime needs we've meandered our way through starting the anime, the importance of a good cast and explored settings. This week it is all about the feels.