This manga really pissed me off.
Just about every story is way too short. I could never get invested in what happens. The mangaka could have spent a little more time developing an idea before shoving the next story in your face. It's like a series of sentence fragments: incomplete thoughts. At the end of chapters I usually find myself thinking "and...?", "that's it?", "was I supposed to be afraid during that chapter? What of", or just "what?" Eventually they just got predictable. It's usually some random person either on the street when they meet a stranger, then something happens, and then the stranger turns out to be A SPOOOOOOOOKY GHOST or something.
We even get chapters where nothing happens at all ( Wind Voices).
It's bad when I can predict what's going to happen but it's worse when I can't figure out why I'm supposed to be afraid. Worse still when the characters don't even seem fazed by what they've just witnessed (The Jumper).
And you know what's the worst part? I actually liked the first volume. Sure, I had some of the same problems as I did before, but I didn't know what to expect. Yeah, I found the "Wrong house" funny. And yeah, I found the teddy bear sweet. and I thought it was creepy places. But now I'm afraid that if I re-read the first volume I won't like it as much. Or maybe it's like Uzumaki and the writer was just running out of ideas halfway through. Or maybe the only horror the Japanese excel at making are in their games. If you're reading this and thinking I'm being a troll I'm not. I want to be scared. I like being scared. If you think you know something that tops this then by all means tell me.