[Images: Bunch]
[Images: Bunch]

One of the most common horror tropes in Japanese horror involve taxis, with stories of scary passengers or terrifying drivers.

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Comic magazine Bunch tweeted out several pages from a manga called Yokai Hayashi, with the word “hayashi” (囃子) meaning a traditional type of Japanese orchestra.

Here are all four pages in the original Japanese.

Below are same pages with English annotations. Be sure to click through them in order!

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On Twitter, people are praising the clever comic timing and structure, saying how it’s a novel and fresh take.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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