Suehiro Maruo Ends 1st Part of Tomino no Jigoku Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
2nd part slated for early spring next year

The November issue of Monthly Comic Beam magazine published the final chapter of the first part of Suehiro Maruo's Tomino no Jigoku (Tomino's Hell) manga on Friday. The second part will start in early spring next year. Maruo launched the series in February and retailers list that the first compiled volume will ship on November 25.

The manga centers on a set of twins with an older brother and younger sister. The twins were born with a set of odd matching birthmarks on their sides. After their mother abandoned them their stepfather sold them off to a freak show. The story tells what becomes of the twins afterward.

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 last year. The manga was nominated for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

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