“Four people intent on killing themselves meet through the suicide website Black Paradox: Maruso, a nurse who despairs about the future; Taburo, a man who is tortured by his doppelganger; Pii-tan, an engineer with his own robot clone; and Baracchi, a woman who agonizes about the birthmark on her face. They wander together in search
Whenever Mako Higari comes in contact with something she perceives as dirty, she gets a massive nosebleed. Brought on by severe childhood trauma from her mother’s distrust of men and fear of germs, Mako grows into an adult desperate to find a partner who will not trigger her violently excessive nosebleeds. However, her obsession with
Indonesian comic creator/artist Azam Raharjo takes a look at the cosmic evil behind a company’s quick rise as their new venture in the restaurant industry sees uncanny success. While the team members celebrate, one employee, Ferdi, becomes perturbed after a coworker points out the odd employee photo where ‘the consultant’ hovers ominously over him. Ferdi
Trigger warnings for virtually everything, from child abuse to rape, torture, animal abuse, mutilation, and repeated mentions of cock vore. Yes, cock vore. And probably whatever you’re thinking, that too. Reader beware. Vitiators is a psychedelic Gedankenexperiment that makes the reader complicit in the horrors within. An exploration of the perils of rabid fandom and
Manga Diary of a Male Porn Star is an autobiographical account of Kaeruno Erefante’s time in the AV industry. The manga follows Kaeruno’s time from being a cock on screen or an extra on a groper train, into a full-fledged ‘actor’, using an adorable little frog as his stand-in (“Why are you a frog?” “Because
Handsome Usahara Kunio has no shortage of women falling for him, as a competent career man with a well-tuned physique, all his coworkers are left wondering; why is this catch still single? Truthfully, Usahara is not looking for a quick fling, instead, he is looking to find a soulmate to build a life with. Complicating
The Drifting Classroom (aka Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu) is a horror manga series released all the way back in 1972 by Weekly Shonen Sunday. This piece of art is written and illustrated by Kazuo Umezu who is also known for his other works such as Orochi: Blood and Kami no Hidarite, Akuma no Migite aka God’s Left Hand,
Life is hard for an aspiring pop idol who can’t hold a tune, so thankfully Misora Haebaru has two massive assets that give her a leg up on the competition; her karate skills and intimidating bust size. After falling under seedy management and thrust into an AV video where she has to fight off 100
After contributing to periodical manga magazines such as Manga OK from the mid-60s, the ever-ambitious Taro Bonten would decide to create his own bespoke gekiga magazine in 1969 named Black Ace. However, this wouldn’t be just any normal magazine and would seek to recreate the mystery genre started by kasutori magazines in the late 1940s.
Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly by Kyoko Okazaki defaults to a simplistic style similar to older, nostalgic manga. Yet the style still works for high-impact, fashion-heavy scenes where it effectively conveys the emotional, stylistic world that Liliko inhabits. The bonus full-color illustrations included in the edition released by Vertical, an imprint of Kodansha, are simply breathtaking.