Manga Giveaway: Summer Spookiness Winner

Ghost Diary, Volume 1
In/Spectre, Volume 1

And the winner of the Summer Spookiness manga giveaway is… Olivia!

As the winner, Olivia will be receiving copies of Ghost Diary, Volume 1 by Seiju Natsumegu and In/Spectre, Volume 1 by Chasiba Katase as published in English by Seven Seas and Kodansha Comics respectively. For this giveaway, I asked that participants tell me a little about their favorite manga which includes Japanese folklore, ghosts, or urban legends in some way. Yuki Midorikawa’s Natsume’s Book of Friends and Adachitoka’s Noragami: Stray God were the two most frequently mentioned series (and they are great!) but everyone’s detailed responses can be found in the giveaway comments. And, as usual, I’ve created a list of related manga below, as well.

Some of the print manga available in English incorporating Japanese folklore:
Anomal by Nukuharu
Bleach by Tite Kubo
Death Note written by Tsugumi Ohba, illustrated by Takeshi Obata
Durarara!! written by Ryohgo Narita, illustrated by Akiyo Satorigi
The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto
Forbidden Scrollery by Moe Harukawa
Gate 7 by CLAMP
Ghost Diary by Seiju Natsumegu
Ghost Hunt by Shiho Inada
Ghost Talker’s Daydream by Saki Okuse
Hanako and the Terror of Allegory by Sakae Esuno
In/Spectre by Chasiba Katase
Inu x Boku SS by Cocoa Fujiwara
Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi
Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki
Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe
Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki
Mail by Housui Yamazaki
Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara
Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa
NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki
Noragami: Stray God by Adachitoka
Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun by Shin Mashiba
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan by Hiroshi Shiibashi
Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary by Shake-O
Oninagi by Akira Ishida
Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino
Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka
RIN-NE by Rumiko Takahashi
Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales by CLAMP
Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo
Tale of a White Night by Tooko Miyagi
That Wolf Boy Is Mine! by Yoko Nogiri
Tokyo Babylon by CLAMP
xxxHolic by CLAMP
Yokai Girls by Kazuki Funatsu
Yokai Rental Shop by Shin Mashiba

Although the above list certainly isn’t comprehensive, I do think it shows a nice variety of titles. It should also hopefully provide a good starting place for someone who might be interested in manga which include elements of Japanese folklore. Thank you to everyone who shared your personal favorites with me by participating in the giveaway! I hope you’ll stop by again for the next one as well.


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