I promise this is a 99.99% KS content blog, but I want to take a moment to gush about my favorites in the psychological/horror genre (some which might be even more fucked up than KS even).
1. DEAD TUBE (ongoing) This is one of my all-time favorite ongoing manga. It. Is. BLOODY. There’s gore everywhere and there’s always someone losing some limbs or dying. There’s this site called… you guessed it: Dead Tube. It’s like Youtube or Vine but about a million times ‘WTF’. The aim is to create videos that will shock as many people as possible. People will murder, torture, do sexual acts, take unsolicited videos of other people, and pretty much do every single fucked up thing imaginable on the list. Once you’re trapped in the game you can’t get out. If your videos don’t get many views, you get killed. Every single character in the manga is batshit crazy. There’s extreme violence, gore, and nudity every chapter. KS is probably ten times tamer, so if it’s your limit, I suggest you at least tread lightly at first. (NSFW pictures under cut).
Me: Hunger Games is a complete rip-off of Battle Royale and, because of it’s popularity, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it won’t have the same major success without BR being labeled as the rip-off. The fact that I almost had a Western remake but the project was scrapped once Hunger Games was announced makes me angry every day. There are so many similarities:
(1) a corrupt government that forces civilians to kill each other every year to prevent an uprising, (2) the victims are chosen through a lottery system, (3) they’re implemented with tracking devices, (4) the protag + love interest are the only two that survive, (5) the protag being helped by a former winner of the game from a previous year who is sloppy and likes to drink, (6) a woman who talks about the game + how horrible it is in a cheerful high-pitched voice, (7) an instructional video, (8) they’re threatened with being blown up if they disobey the rules, (9) there are survival packs with (sometimes) useless weapons, (10) the protag + love interest bond in a cave, (11) a love triangle, (12) the people who die are regularly announced to the participants, (13) there’s a large control center, (14) their last opponent is a bloodthirsty volunteer who has killed the most people so far….