Japan is home to many an urban legend, some of which end up being turned into popular horror films. The Slit-Mouthed Woman (Kuchisake-onna) is one such legend. Conveniently enough, it’s also one of the legends that’s had plenty of media released surrounding it, and this weekend, I finally got around to watching the 2007 horror [...]
When I was a kid, I was over at a friend’s house and found a magazine with a bunch of comics in it. As I started looking through it, I found a horrifying comic. I’d never really seen a comic like it before, and was really freaked out by what I saw. Even today, a [...]
No Koichi, don’t go! The Japanese are known for their manga; comics and animation are arguably a much bigger part of Japanese culture than other countries. Part of that means that there’s all types of manga; from manga made for kids to instructional manga and much more specialized manga. But this is Halloween Week, so [...]
Guess whoooo~? This post is one in a series leading up to Halloween. Check out the scary tag to see all of them! Nothing says Halloween quite like creepy little Japanese girls. Japanese horror films have slowly been gaining popularity over the years and there have even been (for better or worse) a healthy amount [...]
Happy Halloween, everybody. To celebrate the occasion, I thought you might enjoy these 5 scary Japanese things that will educate and entertain you, hopefully a little bit. At the very least, it will show you that Japan isn’t just a country full of cute animated characters. It’s also a country of FEAR.