The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo. Story and art by Nagabe. 5 Volumes. Ongoing. Totsukuni no Shoujo has all the makings of a children’s fable—more Grimms’ than Mother Goose. Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, the land was separated into two: the Outside and the Inside. Cursed … Continue reading The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo.
Black Blood Brothers anime. Released in 2006. 12 25-minute episodes. Completed. This action-packed anime is not scary but rather suspenseful. Violent but not gory. And at times humorous—intentionally so. Two vampire bothers look for a home in the Special Zone—a thriving vampire city. The last descendants of an elite vampire clan, these brothers shake up … Continue reading Black Blood Brothers
March Story. Story by Kim Hyung-Min. Art by Yang Kyung-Il. 5 Volumes. Completed. March Story is a fantasy horror manga full of dark violent imagery. The artwork in this series is astounding. Think highly-stylized 18th century gothic horror. It is extremely detailed. It is violent. It is graphic. It superbly sets the stage for this … Continue reading March Story
Castlevania is a fantastically violent vampire animation. This is a US produced animation. I know nothing about the Japanese video game that the series is based on, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Therefore, I don't care about plot or character deviations. I watch purely for the instant gratification. Then again, I am a sucker for vampire stories. … Continue reading Castlevania
The Record of Devoured Dreams Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun. Story and art by Shin Mashiba. 9 Volumes. Completed. Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun is a nine volume supernatural series that is dark and strange. It has a very Twilight Zone vibe. Nothing is as it seems. The format and storytelling are like The Antique Gift Shop … Continue reading Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun