Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu or The Summer Hikaru Died is a soft horror. Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu is about Yoshiki and his best friend Hikaru. Or not. Because Hikaru is dead and that’s not a spoiler—it’s in the title.
This singular volume takes us through the perilous vacation a grieving couple takes after failed attempts to rekindle their relationship. SO ROMANTIC.
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One of Junji Ito’s many stories, though this might be less known as Tomei, it has the same level of dread and body horror. There are elements of Lovecraftian horror.