Stories After Dark: Japan [Horror Month]

Stories After Dark: Japan is an anthology series, featuring some very different horror stories. There’s something for everyone!

Alt TitlesN/A
CreatorsKADOKAWA GEMPAKSTARZ, SCHO
Licensed Webtoons, INKR
Release2021
AdaptedUnsure
GenreDramaFantasyHorrorMature Warning: Gore/blood,  Mental / Physical AbuseMurder / Attempted Murder, Suicide / Attempted SuicidePsychological,  School Life,  SupernaturalThriller

Stories After Dark: Japan Summary

Welcome, reader, to your worst nightmare!

Are you prepared to experience some of Asia’s most blood-curdling tales, collected for your personal fright?

Not for the faint of heart or yellow of liver, you have been warned!

Webtoons
Japan
Stories After Dark: Japan has a total of 7 stories, split up in 12 chapters.

The art is very unique and seems to be drawn by the same author for all of the stories. This is both good and bad, I suppose. If you hate the art, you’re not going to like reading the remaining stories.

I have sadly not been able to find more information about the comics or the author. There seems to be more stories in the same series, such as for Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Some of the stories have an explanation about the horror story, whereas some don’t have any explanation.

Stories After Dark: Japan
We have several different stories, including some folktales such as Kuchisakeonna.

I like the art, it’s not bad but not too realistic either. One of my favourite stories is probably “The Secret Code”, since the person does everything right but things still go wrong!

One thing I do like about Japanese stories is how the ghosts aren’t necessarily going to be stopped.

It’s not as easy as “defeating someone”, they’re definitely there to stay!

The first story is quite so-so, but some of these stories are really quite good in a very none-jumpscary way. Regardless of what you may think of the stories, they’re quite short and possible to read in one go.

Final thoughts: All of the stories are available on Webtoons, so you can read the stories for free.

This is part of Otomenai’s horror month, where we share some interesting horror comics during the month of October.

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