News Hideo Yamamoto Ends Homunculus Horror Manga Next Week
posted on 2011-02-14 09:56 EST by Egan Loo
This year's 11th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine confirmed on Monday that Hideo Yamamoto will end his Homunculus psychological horror manga in the next issue on February 21. Yamamoto has been posting about the manga's end on his Twitter account, and he also noted that the 15th and final book volume will ship at the end of April.
Homunculus's 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.
Before Homunculus, Yamamoto created Ichi the Killer, Okama Hakusho, and Voyeur. Viz Media published 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.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.