We made a list of best Japanese horror books. If you are searching for the best horror books, you must have to check out this list given below. I hope these books are listed based on your choice. There are lots of horror fiction writes and their many great works in Japanese literature. But here we are sharing some all the best book’s name. These books also translated into English.
1. In the Miso Soup
Famous Japanese author Ryu Murakami wrote In the Miso Soup horror novel. This book first published in the Japanese language in 1997, and then in 2003, this book was translated into English. In the Miso Soup novel won the Yomiuri Prize for fiction in 1997. This book considered one of the best horror genre books.
The Ring is one of the best Japanese mystery horror novels. Famous Japanese writer Koji Suzuki first published in 1991. The story of this book sets in modern-day Japan. This book is the first book of Ring Series. I hope you will enjoy this book.
3. Parasite Eve
Japanese author Hideaki Sena wrote Parasite Eve science fiction horror novel. This book first published by Kadokawa in 1995. Tyran Grillo translated this book into English.
4. Battle Royale
Battle Royale is the first novel of Japanese author Koushun Takami. This book first published in 1999. Yuji Oniki translated this book into English. Kazuo Kiriyama, Mitsuko Souma, Shuya Nanahara are the central character of this novel. This book considered one of the best horror genre novels.
Goth is a famous Japanese horror novel. Otsuichi wrote this book. The story of this book is about two high school students murder. In 2003, this novel won the Honkaku Mystery Award. The story of two teenagers linked by an obsession with death and torture, which explores the recesses of humanity’s dark side. I hope you will enjoy this book.
Another is a famous Japanese mystery horror series novel. Eminent Japanese author Yukito Ayatsuji wrote this novel, and this novel first published in 2009. There is an animated horror television series based on this novel.
7. The Summer of the Ubume
The Summer of the Ubume is a famous Japanese horror novel written by Natsuhiko Kyogoku, which is the first novel of Kyogoku. This book adapted into a live-action feature film. Alexander O. Smith translated this book into English.
8. Japanese tales of mystery & imagination
Japanese tales of mystery & fantasy is a famous horror genre novel written by Edogawa Rampo. James B. Harris translated this book into English. The story of this book narrated based on the horror fiction story.
If you want to read these books, you maybe get the PDF copies of these book over the internet, which is totally free. I hope this article is helpful for you.