Maruo, Suehiro

Maruo, Suehiro

Given name: 末広
Family name: 丸尾
Birthday: Jan 28, 1956
Website: http://www.maruojigoku....
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Twitter: @maruojigoku

Birth Place: Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Maruo graduated from junior high school in March of 1972 but dropped out of senior high school. At the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo and began working for a bookbinder. At 17, he made his first manga submission to Shonen Jump, but it was considered by the editors to be too graphic for the weekly magazine's format and was subsequently rejected. Maruo temporarily removed himself from manga until November of 1980 when he made his official debut as a manga artist in Ribon no Kishi at the age of 24. It was at this stage that the young artist was finally able to pursue his artistic vision without such stringent restrictions over the visual content of his work. Two years later, his first stand-alone anthology, Barairo no Kaibutsu (Rose Colored Monster) was published.

Maruo was a frequent contributor to the legendary underground manga magazine Garo.

Like many manga artists, Maruo sometimes makes cameo appearances in his own stories. When photographed, he seldom appears without his trademark sunglasses.

Though most prominently known for his work as a manga artist, Maruo has also produced illustrations for concert posters, CD Jackets, magazines, novels, and various other media. Some of his characters have been made into figures as well.

Though relatively few of Maruo's manga have been published outside of Japan, his work enjoys a cult following abroad.

His book Shoujo Tsubaki (aka Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show) has been adapted into an animated film by Hiroshi Harada with a soundtrack by J.A. Seazer, but it has received very little release. In Europe it was marketed under the name Midori, after the main character. It was recently released on DVD in France by Cinemalta (the DVD includes English subtitles).
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Binzume no Jigoku
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DDT: Boku, Miminashi Houichi desu
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UnoPuntoCinco | Jun 13, 1:20 AM
The fucking man, man

FukuchiChiisaia | May 3, 5:37 PM
His works is really weird especially Midori

castellanko | Dec 28, 2015 5:33 PM
lovely sugar dadddy

LayedBack | Nov 27, 2015 7:03 PM
For anyone who's interested Last Gasp publications has a great release of Panorama Island and also the Maruo Graph art books. In addition to that there's a good copy of Shoujo Tsubaki out there as well, I think by 'Blast Books'. Anyway I have it and its worth getting.

I'm really hoping to get more good English releases in the future because Suehiro Maruo produces some of the only manga that I like enough to buy. I'd get it all if I could. In particular though it would be nice to get his longer works like Laughing Vampire and Inugame Expert, and perhaps a collection or two (I'm partial to Ultra Gash Inferno, myself).

So please show your support and let them know if you are interested so hopefully more can get released in the future. You won't find anything else like this out there.

pootoogook | Jul 5, 2015 7:07 PM
My favourite person and my favourite artist. Inspiration for living and I would recommend him.

deactivated106 | Jun 13, 2015 12:37 AM
sick weirdo

Esutta | Jun 7, 2015 7:29 PM
T_T may i ask for an autograph!

Orionite_ | May 17, 2015 11:37 AM
No words

UnoPuntoCinco | Nov 15, 2014 11:22 PM
"Draw me like one of your mutilated bodies"

sluggirl | Oct 8, 2014 4:57 AM
Suehiro Maruo's mangas clearly aren't for everyone. Sure, at first glance they're just outlandish (and--the uncultured dare say-- tasteless) ero-guro. However, his mangas are far more than gory scenes of brutality and sin: they are works of art, art unlike any other.
Maruo's work is appalling, yet captivating. Captivating in the sense that these horrid scenarios are beautifully illustrated with incredible detail and anatomical accuracy. And even more so in the sense that these stories of unthinkable darkness are told in a very poetic manner.
Stellar drawings paired with profound ideas make for masterpieces of mangas, despite how graphic their content may be.

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