Tomino no Jigoku Manga Goes on Hiatus Until Summer, Heads Toward Finale
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The May issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Wednesday that Suehiro Maruo's Tomino no Jigoku (Tomino the Damned) manga will go on hiatus and resume this summer. The magazine also revealed that the story is headed toward its "final phase."
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.
Maruo launched the manga in Monthly Comic Beam in February 2014. Kadokawa published the manga's second compiled book volume last May, and it will publish the third volume on April 24.
Hiroshi Harada adapted Maruo's 1984 erotic horror manga Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show (Shojo Tsubaki) into an anime film in 1992. It also inspired a live-action film adaptation last May. 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 in 2013. The manga was nominated for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.