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Strange Tale of Panorama Island's Maruo Starts New Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Bambi and her Pink Gun's Kaneko also starts new series in Comic Beam magazine

The 96th issue of Seirinkogeisha's AX anthology magazine announced on Sunday that manga creator Suehiro Maruo will launch new manga titled Tomino no Jigoku (Tomino's Hell, pictured at bottom) in the March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine on February 12. The text decorating the image reads, “More beautiful, more cruel.”

Hiroshi Harada adapted Maruo's 1984 erotic horror manga Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show (Shojo Tsubaki) into an anime film in 1992. Blast Books published the manga's one compiled volume in North America in 1993. Maruo won the "New Artist Prize" of the 13th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2009, although he has been drawing manga professionally since 1980.

Last Gasp Publishing released Maruo's The Strange Tale of Panorama Island manga earlier this year.

The same issue of Monthly Comic Beam will also debut Haruki Izumi (Redman) and Caribu Marley's Valkyrie manga.

Monthly Comic Beam's February issue on January 12 will also debut two new series: Masakazu Suzuki's Nezumi, (pictured top left) a manga adaptation of novelist Jirō Akagawa's (Meitantei Mikeneko Holmes) Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru mystery period novel series; and Atsushi Kaneko's (Bambi and her Pink Gun, SOIL) Deathco (pictured at top right).

Digital Manga Publishing released part of Kaneko's Bambi and her Pink Gun manga in 2005 in North America, and her SOIL manga received a live-action television drama adaptation in 2010.

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