Best Gifts for Horror and Anime Fans 2016

Best Gifts for Horror and Anime Fans 2016

Yamishibai Season 1 and 2 Blu Ray

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The premiere horror anime series of recent years, Yamishibai is one of the few shows to break away from the tropes and aesthetic of current anime to deliver something truly unique. While the box set is missing the newly released season 3 it’s absolutely worth adding to your wish list.

See Yamishibai Season 1 and 2 Blu Ray on Amazon

 

Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art

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One of my favourite books in my collection Japanese Erotica in Contemporary art features art from Shintaro Kago, Suehiro Maruo, Takato Yamamoto, etc. Best of all the book features write ups and history of each artist including many details I’ve never seen online. If the name puts your off, the book mostly contained gothic art than erotic. The best gifts for fans of dark Japanese art.

See Japanese Erotica in Contempoary Art on Amazon

 

Yurei: The Japanese Ghost

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From Yotsuya Kaidan’s Oiwa to Ringu, Zack Davisson’s Yurei: The Japanese Ghost is the ideal introduction to Japanese ghosts. Thoroughly researched without becoming too academic it’s a good read for those interested in folklore and Japanese horror alike.

See Yurei: The Japanese Ghost on Amazon

 

Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition

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A new collection of arguably Junji Ito’s most famous horror creation Tomie, a nightmare for both boys and girls alike.

See Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition on Amazon

 

I Am A Hero Omnibus Vol. 1

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I Am A Hero’s first volume is one of the best introductions to a horror manga in recent times. Packed with wit and humour I Am A Hero sustains itself despite the zombies not showing up until half way through.

See I Am A Hero Ombibus Vol. 1 on Amazon

 

Dark Water Blu Ray

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Hideo Nakata’s brilliant follow up to The Ring comes to Blu Ray from Arrow films.

See Dark Water Blu Ray on Amazon

 

Berserk The Golden Age Arc Movie Collection

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Berserk The Golden Age trilogy gets off to a shaky start, but the second and third films should be in everyone’s collections. The third film ‘The Advent’ especially is easily one of the best horror anime’s of the past decade.

See Berserk The Golden Age Arc Collection on Amazon

 

Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. MonsterArts “Godzilla 2001” Action Figure

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While MonsterArts’ Shin Godzilla figure unfortunately remains a Japanese exclusive, their take on GMK’s ‘deadite eyed’ Godzilla is still stunning to look at.

See SH MonsterArts Godzilla 2001 Action Figure on Amazon

 

Parasyte Migi Hand T Shirt

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Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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Thanks to Rampo Kitan and Bungou Stray Dogs, the name Edogawa Rampo has had something of a resurgence lately. While neither necessarily resemble the ero guro originator’s stories I absolutely recommend going back and reading the originals to discover some of the best horror stories you’ve never read.

See Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination on Amazon

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Horror Japan is Craig Hatch, a Brit currently living in Tokyo, Japan. Horror Japan is a project that aims to review and collate media from all aspects of Japanese horror culture.

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