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Hideo Yamamoto's Homunculus Manga Returns from 1-Year Break

posted on 2009-07-13 04:43 EDT
Ichi the Killer creator resumes his latest horror manga in Big Comic Spirits mag

This year's 33rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine has announced on Monday that Hideo Yamamoto will restart his Homunculus manga in the next issue on Saturday. The creator of Ichi the Killer, Okama Hakusho, and Voyeur has been on hiatus from his latest title since the middle of 2008, over a year ago.

Homunculus's psychological horror story centers on a man who agrees to let a medical student drill a hole in his skull to pay his bills. As a result of the bizarre experiment, the man's sixth sense is awakened, and the side effects haunt his life and those of the people around him.

Viz Media published Yamamoto's Voyeur and Voyeurs, Inc. manga in North America, while Ichi the Killer inspired several controversial live-action and animated adaptations. Cult-favorite-turned-mainstream director Takashi Miike oversaw the Ichi the Killer film that Media Blasters released in America, and he also made a voice cameo in the Ichi The Killer: Episode 0 anime that Central Park Media's U.S. Manga Corps distributed.

Source: Comic Natalie


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