A young woman is found hanging from a telephone wire outside her apartment. Soon after, a strange vision of her head is spotted floating over the night sky.
Tomie kicked off what was to become one of the most engrossing and enjoyable horror manga series I have ever read. Not only that but this, its first chapter, kicked off the career of perhaps the most well known and celebrated mangaka, Junji Ito.
After seeing the modelling photos of a strange — almost demonic — woman, a film student starts getting nightmarish visions of her. Not long after, that same model is hired on his current film and things begin to take a turn for the worse.
A musical record has a strange, hypnotic effect on those that hear it. The music tends to be calm and soothing to those who listen. But it can also trigger a rage in those who will do anything to take it for their own.
After an earthquake reveals lots of human-shaped tunnels within its fault line, people from all over are drawn to what they believe to be their own shape. But what will await them on the other side of these tunnels?
Junji Ito takes on the zombie genre in this short story. It centers around a couple trapped in their apartment during a zombie apocalypse. The manga is actually set in the same universe as the ‘I am a Hero’ manga series, and is from an anthology manga called ‘8 tales of the ZQN’.
A scientist’s daughter is inexplicably linked to a mysterious, newly-discovered planet in the night sky. But when the planet is seen moving at great speeds, and with deadly consequences, the link with the young girl is brought into question by the public.
Army of One is a one shot manga featured at the end of Junji Ito’s five-part series Hellstar Remina. It tells of the mysterious stitch murders and turns a popular horror trope on its head.