Mieruko-chan vs. Aono-kun: Which Collection Has the Scariest Ghosts?
Mieruko-chan is a comedy-thriller, whereas Aono-Kun a romantic-horror, however which of those common manga collection has the spookiest specters?
WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for I Wish to Maintain Aono-Kun So Badly I May Die by Umi Shiina, accessible in English from Kodansha, and Mieruko-chan by Tomoki Izumo, accessible in English from Yen Press, in addition to dialogue of self-harm, suicide, and animal abuse.
Mieruko-chan facilities on excessive schooler Miko Yotsuya, who at some point inexplicably begins seeing ghosts round her metropolis. The designs of those ghosts are grotesque and horrifying. Nevertheless, they’re comparatively innocent for essentially the most half. It is hinted in Chapter 28 of the manga that the best way an individual views ghosts impacts how they manifest for every particular person. If somebody is afraid of ghosts, they’re extra more likely to look terrifying. If an individual views them as one thing akin to “misplaced souls” they could look extra human. Both this, or it could possibly be Miko is so robust she’s in a position to see their true kinds. Even the gods of this world seem as horrifying monstrosities.
Nevertheless, Mieruko-chan does a great job of additionally emphasizing that people are simply as harmful because the ghosts, if no more so. All through the story, there’s a sub-plot about cats going lacking. It turns on the market’s an individual going round killing them. At first the substitute instructor is suspected, however that seems to be false. As a substitute, it is implied that he kills the cat-killer. There’s additionally the story of his merciless mom, who additionally killed a cat he introduced residence as a toddler. These tales are arguably extra horrifying than the spirits.