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Shintaro Kago's Dementia 21 Manga Listed With Print Release From Fantagraphics

posted on by Bayleigh Baker
Manga listed for next August

Amazon is listing a print release of Shintaro Kago's Dementia 21 manga from Fantagraphics Books. The volume is is listed with an August 28, 2018 release date, and is listed with 300 pages.

The Amazon listing describes the manga:

This is a disturbingly funny manga about plucky home aide tasked with caring for a series of bizarre patients, from one of Japan's most twisted cartoonists.

Yukie Sakai is a sprightly young home health aide eager to help her elderly clients. But what seems like a straightforward job quickly turns into a series of increasingly surreal and bizarre adventures that put Yukie's wits to the test! Cartoonist Kago, who is well known for combining a more traditional manga style with hyper realistic illustration technique, an experimental visual storytelling approach, and outrageously sexual and scatological subject matter, has single-handedly created his own genre: “fashionable paranoia."

BookLOUD serialized the manga in English and Japanese in its bilingual ComicLoud digital magazine until the magazine ceased publication in 2013. BookLOUD also released four volumes digitally in both English and Japanese, and a total of seven volumes in Japanese.

Viz Media released Kago's Punctures short story manga in its Secret Comics Japan anthology book in 2000. FAKKU published Kago's Super Dimensional Love Gun manga on July 31.

Fantagraphics didn't return ANN's request for confirmation of the Amazon listing by press time.

Update: Added info on release of Super Dimensional Love Gun manga. Thanks, littlegreenwolf.

[Via Conner Crooks]


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