Horror Anime Recommendations

Hey guys Anime Girl here. Since it’s Halloween I’d thought I’d share some horror/gore Anime recommendations. These are the ones that I’ve watched and are in no particular order.

Another

another Genre: Horror, Mystery

Synopsis: Another is based off a mystery horror novel by Yukito Ayatsuji. In 1972 partway through the school year, Misaki, a student of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 died suddenly. The students and teachers were devastated by the loss, so they behaved like Misaki was still alive. Fast forward to spring 1998 the main character Kouchi Sakakibara is transferred into Yomiyama’s class 3-3. He meets Mei Misaki, who is completely ignored by the other students and teachers. Every year this happens to one student in class 3-3. Suddenly students of class 3-3 and their relatives start dying in gruesome ways. Realising these deaths are related to the ‘Misaki of 1972’, Kouchi and Mei try to figure out how to stop this strange phenomenon before it kills anymore of their classmates or them!

Review: I really enjoyed this Anime; the more blood & gore the better! The artwork is beautiful as well. Even though there is a lot of blood the story is a very good one. You think you’ve got it figured out then it throws a curve ball at you! I can’t say too much without giving away anything, but if you like mysteries and don’t mind blood & gore I would definitely recommend watching Another. They’ve also made a live action movie of Another but I have yet to watch it yet, looks really good though.

 

Shiki

shikiGenre: Supernatural, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy

Synopsis: Shiki is based off of a series of horror novels by Fuyumi Ono. It has also been made into a manga. Shiki takes place in a small quiet village called Sotoba; set in the 1990s during a hot summer. After a strange family moves into the abandoned Kanemasa mansion, mysterious deaths begin to take place. Doctor Toshio Ozaki, head of Sotoba’s only hospital suspects that the villagers are dying of severe anaemia. As the deaths continue he becomes convinced that the deaths are due to the work of ‘Shiki’ – vampire like creatures. So he sets out to prove this. It would look like the doctor is the main character but I would say Natsuno Yuuki, a 15 year old who lives in Sotoba is.

Review: I really enjoyed this anime – one because they show vampires for what they really are – blood thirsty creatures who see humans as walking blood bags; two the story is really good. Obviously as the watcher you know they are vampires but it’s seeing how everyone finally finds out and how they react & deal with it. The artwork is also beautiful. As you can see from the picture the Shiki’s eyes are creepy; black holes just staring into your soul…

 

Elfen Lied

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Genre: Psychological Horror, Romance, Science Fantasy

Synopsis: Elfen Lied was a manga first then made into an Anime. The title is German and Dutch for ‘Elves’ Song’ / ‘Song of the Elves’; this song is featured in the story. The story takes place in Kamakura, Japan and focuses on a newly mutated species called Diclonius. They look like humans with one difference physically, horn like protrusions from their head that looks like cat ears. They can use telekinetic invisible arms called vectors. The main character of this story is a Diclonius called Lucy. She was held in a facility built for experimentation but escaped and is injured. This causes her to develop a secondary childlike personality called Nyu. She is found by two locals Kouta and his cousin Yuka and they take her in. The facility that had Lucy imprisoned tries multiple times to recapture her, other Diclonius helping.

Review: There is a lot of violence, gore, and nudity in this anime. But if you get past that the elements that they touch on in the story is touching. Elfen Lied involves themes of regret, prejudice, identity crisis, social alienation, abuse and the value of humanity. I would definitely recommend this anime for the story alone. If you don’t mind gore, violence or nudity I would say you should definitely watch this anime; it’s so much more than the violence and gore. I think people who haven’t seen Elfen Lied will think that’s all that it is looking at it from the outside but it’s not, just give it a try.

 

Corpse Party

corpse-partyGenre: Horror, Mystery

Synopsis: The story takes place at Kisaragi Academy; and nine students gather to say good bye to a friend. They perform what they think is a ritual for good luck with a paper charm shaped like a doll; but are in fact transported to Heavenly Host Academy. This was a primary school that was destroyed years ago due to a series of gruesome murders. This primary school rests under the foundation of Kisaragi Academy. The nine students are now trapped in an alternate dimension with ghosts from the past looking for solace and revenge. The students must work together to escape, or join the ghosts that hunt them.

Review: I mean I love gore but if you’re looking for some f##cked up s##t you’ve come to the right place. The gore I can handle, it’s just the story line is crazy. You think it’s one thing then it twists and turns into something else. And people don’t just die in this story they are tortured first…I think what makes it weird is it’s little kids getting killed or seeing their ghosts with missing body parts…So I didn’t really enjoy this one; luckily it only has four episodes and I was watching it with someone else. But hey if you’ve been intrigued from reading about it, go and watch it – I just wouldn’t watch it before bedtime…

 

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

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Genre: Mystery, Psychological Horror, Supernatural

Synopsis: Higurashi is based off of a visual novel of the same name. The main character Keiichi Maebara has just moved to Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983. He makes friends with Rena Ryuuguu (redhead) Mion Sonozaki (green hair) Satoko Houjou (blonde) and Rika Furude (purple hair). As you can see from the picture it looks all peaceful and fun & games. But danger lurks beneath the surface! As the village prepares for the annual festival, Keiichi learns about the local legends, and discovers there have been several murders and disappearance in the village in recent years. They somehow are connected to the festival. He asks his new friends about it but they refuse to answer him, which makes him question if he can trust them at all. This is a story told across multiple arcs.

Review: It’s really good. When you finish the first arc and the second one starts you’re like ‘What the hell, but…’ Once you get to the end everything is put into place and it finally makes sense; my brain was always trying to figure out what the hell was going on. See how everyone looks so cute & normal – don’t let that fool you!!

Notes: The title means ‘When the Cicadas Cry’. If you enjoyed Higurashi there is also Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Nekogoroshi hen, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kai, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Rei, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kira. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak.

 

Ookami Kakushi

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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Thriller

Synopsis: This anime is based off of a game of the same name. The story takes place in a town in the mountains called Jouga. Hiroshi Kuzumi has recently moved there. The town is separated into new and old streets which are kept apart by a river. There is a prominent town legend about local wolf spirits. Soon thought people mysteriously ‘move away’ or ‘transfer school’ but no one seems to pay any attention. Hiroshi ignores this at first but after seeing a girl with a giant scythe kill someone who is supposed to be ‘moving away’; he soon comes to know about the dark secrets Jouga holds.

Review: I really liked this anime, the artwork is beautiful. The story is really intriguing as when you first start watching it looks all peaceful and like it’s a slice of life anime. But then things start to happen and they get you wondering why this and why that. When the secret finally comes out it’s like ‘whoa!’ Sounds like I’m being sarcastic but I really mean it. This anime focuses more on the mystery so the gore is kept to a minimum.

Notes: The title means ‘Wolfed Away’ – it is wordplay on Kamikakushi (spirited away). There is also a manga and a light novel.

 

Tokko

tokko

Genre: Action, Horror, Police Procedural, Supernatural

Synopsis: Ranmaru Shindo lives in Tokyo with his younger sister Saya. They lived in Machida 5 years earlier but left due to the massacre of their parents. This happened because unknown assailants brutally killed almost everyone in the apartment complex where Ranmaru and Saya used to live. Ranmaru has been having recurring nightmares from the massacre – of a tattooed girl covered in blood holding a sword. But they have increased in frequency lately. Ranmaru joins The Special Mobile Investigation Forces or Tokko to learn about his parents’ death. But maybe what killed his parents wasn’t even human at all!

Review: I liked this anime, but it’s not one that sticks out. The story is good but it feels incomplete. So for that reason I don’t think this be one that I would recommend.

 

Danganronpa: The Animation

danganronpaGenre: Murder Mystery, Action-Adventure

Synopsis: Danganronpa is based off of a murder mystery visual novel called Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. It takes place at an elite high school called Hope’s Peak Academy (Kibougamine Gakuen) which accepts exceptionally talented students in various fields. The main character is Makoto Naegi and is your average student but is relatively optimistic. He is selected to attend the school through a raffle. Only problem is once the 14 students chosen enter the school the only way they can graduate is by murdering another student and getting away with it! Their ‘headmaster’ is Monokuma a very sadistic black & white toy bear – looks cute but don’t let that fool you!

Review: I really enjoyed this anime; it had a good story and a great twist at the end. The artwork is lovely. I’m definitely going to watch the second anime series they did of Danganronpa – Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School (it’s called 3 because since it was based on a game they did a sequel to the game first then a sequel to the anime series). I know the genre isn’t horror/gore but it is quite creepy at times, I mean Monokuma – I don’t even know what to say you’d have to watch it just to see how creepy he is. You do get to see some blood and gore (it’s tame compared to the other anime in this list) but it’s mainly trying to work out who the murderer is.

Hope you enjoyed reading about horror anime!

Disclaimer: None of these images belong to me, they were found online; so the credit goes to whoever made them.

Anime Girl Out!

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The Terrors of Adult Life

Hello Everyone!

It’s Feather here. Just saying hi here on Fobz and Mini! I just came by to drop a hint that I’m still active! Yes, I’m back from my hiatus! Ok, so the reason why I’m suddenly back is because I’m finally free from university!

Yes, that’s right! I’m free! I’ve been free for two weeks now and well, let’s just say I’ve been catching up on my rest…well that’s not true. I’m working part time at a store, but hey, I’m resting as much as I can! So what am I going to talk about today? Well, if the title isn’t enough, I’ll be talking about the terrors of growing up!

So what are my terrors of growing up?

Well, I’ll be telling you my worst five terrors of growing up, because let’s face it. It is rather scary when you finally finish education and you have no idea what’s going to happen. You’re now void of a routine, you have no idea whether or not you’ll get a job, and you have no idea how to take care of yourself, despite the fact that maybe, just maybe your parents will let you live with them until you can provide for yourself. So shall we get to it?

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1. You need to know how to do things for yourself!

Alright, so I’ve lived a rather sheltered life, so it’s quite difficult to do much by myself, but the idea of looking out for only yourself is terrifying! It’s all well and good where you think you can handle things yourself, but the fact that I don’t have the same cushion as I had when I finished sixth form is terrifying.

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2. Looking for your dream job is a must!

Oh this one gets me every time I think about it! Even my mom has been harping on my case about finding a job! Despite the fact I’m already working part time, she thinks I’m just slacking. It’s only been two weeks since I officially finished going to university for lectures and workshops, but according her two weeks is enough rest. I did tell her I need to have some time to myself before I start looking!

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3. Age catches up to you!

Ok, so I’m not that old, but when you’re at university or at school, you don’t feel as tired as you think you are. In fact, when you’re at school or university, you tend to have more fun, since you’re with friends, but now that you’re in the adult world of working a job, when you finally come home at 5pm all you really want to do is watch TV and sleep. No joke! I mean yeah, I was always a couch potato…but I did want to go out every now and then, just to meet up with friends or have a good time, but lately, I just can’t be bothered to do that whole club scene or shopping scene. All I want to do is just lounge about at home!

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4. You learn things that will probably scar you for the rest of your life!

So you don’t really get scarred, but having watched disaster movies and documentaries, I’ve gotten pretty scared of learning a certain skill that would probably make my life easier…driving a car…I mean yes some of you have probably known how to drive since you were 16, or 21, but I’m 22 and I am still scared of driving a car. It frightens me when I think about how fast I’ll be going and if ever I make a mistake on the road, it’ll be my fault, and I’d have to take responsibility. I can’t actually say sorry and not feel guilty for hurting someone else!

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5. Responsibility! Responsibility! Responsibility

Now this is the worst terror of all! I know that all my life, I’ve always been responsible, whenever my parents ask it of me, but when it comes to actual responsibility, I’m actually quite nervous! I mean, when you’re an adult, you start thinking about what’s going to happen now! You’re out of university, how are you going to provide for yourself? You don’t have the cushion of knowing that someone else is looking out for you and paying the bills or doing the shopping. It’s up to you to do that now! Granted, I’m still living at home, so I don’t have to worry about that just yet, but one day I’ll have to move out. One day I’ll have to be responsible and take care of myself, I can’t rely on my parents forever!

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So what’s your story?

Now you know my grievances with being an adult, what’s yours? Do you fear leaving your home or do you embrace it? Do you have the courage to say, I can do this, or are you just as stuck as I am? Let me know, I’d like to hear your stories.

Well, that’s it from me, I hope to see ya’ll again someday soon! Don’t forget to check out my blog Feather’s Charm, and leave a like on this post if you’d like to hear more!

This is Feather, signing out!

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(Update) Vlog Ep. 15 and 16: Still Poke-hunting and Embarassing selfie stick

Vlog update! Vlog Update!

If you haven’t been following our YT videos, here are our last two :). It was published a while ago but better late than never 😛

We’re finally using Final Cut Pro to edit our videos and we’re really happy with the result, we feel that it’s a bit more engaging compared to before. If you’re curious why we haven’t switched to an HD camera yet, me and Mini feel like it’s not necessary the iPhone is just as good and plus it’s convenient! You can take it anywhere and it’s so easy to transfer video files to the Mac (via Airdrop). For now, we’re happy to be iPhone vloggers 😛

Hope you enjoy them! 

Location: Uxbridge
Rating: ✮✮
Where the pokemons at?!?!
Location: Chinatown
Restaurant: Misato Rating: ✮✮✮✮
Selfie stick rating:Rating: ✮✮✮ 1/2 lol

For anyone who’s still checking this blog, thank you!! Please check our vlogs too, we do them more now 😛

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Vlog Ep. 14: Herbs and Crotch

Wassup ya’ll!

Our last vlog went up a few weeks ago and we totally forgot to share it here (we have no excuse!). This was in April when we celebrated our friend Eleece’s birthday and we had so much fun! I’ll do a rating/review of the places we went to below but first, here’s the vlog.

Hope you like it 🙂 

It was our first time at BrewDog in shoreditch (where I work) so it was real easy to find. It’s has a very cool and chilled out atmosphere and the beers are really good! The gang had strawberry beer, raspberry etc and I personally loved the my one (strawberry) because it had that sour taste to it. The best thing about this place however are the games. We love games so we spend a good few hours in there drinking beer and playing Crystal Maze which was really hard to assemble by the way haha.

Rating: ✮✮✮✮

Cabana came with the deal that we got from Last Minute and we had a 2 course set menu that was prepared for us. For the starters we had the option of having: Cucumber sticks with hummus, Chargrilled pitta with chimichurri dip or cheesy dough balls- which was divine by the way. For the main course: spicy malagueta chicken with fries or beans, guava cue chicken with french fries or rio beans and vegetarian beans, veg and rice stew and dessert: Peanut or caramel frozen yogurt.

The food here is awesome! but- if you’re expecting the 2 course set menu to really fill you up, you might end up being a bit disappointed but if you don’t mind spending more then I say it’s definitely worth it 🙂

Rating: ✮✮✮ 1/2

aaandd onto the main event which is the Comedy Boat Show. This was actually really good! Especially the main act- definitely worth the wait although I did find some of the acts a tad a bit offensive but overall it was great! Side story: There was a couple (who looked like they were on a date) sitting right at the front and the guy kept getting picked on and he got pissseeed. Long story short- him and his date left halfway through the show lol.

Rating: ✮✮✮ 1/2

That is it! For everyone who still keeps coming back to this blog, apologies that we haven’t been as active but you can head on to our Youtube Channel as we post a lot more in there 🙂

See ya again soon! 

-Fobz ♠

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