Panorama Toukitan
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island
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Panorama Toukitan

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Synonyms: Panorama Tōkitan
Japanese: パノラマ島綺譚
English: The Strange Tale of Panorama Island
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2007
Genre: Award Winning Award Winning
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Beam
Authors: Maruo, Suehiro (Art), Edogawa, Ranpo (Story)


Score: 7.441 (scored by 13601,360 users)
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Ranked: #35642
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Popularity: #4813
Members: 4,196
Favorites: 44


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During the Meiji period, this story centers around an unsuccessful science fiction author who masquerades as the dead son of an industrial magnate. With his new family's riches, he creates a fantastical island to satisfy his desires.

In his manga adaptation of The Strange Tale of Panorama Island (panorama-tou kidan), Maruo strays from his usual style of explicit gore while maintaining his trademark: elaborate, elegant art.
Sprawling, overwhelming landscapes, a diverse range of uniquely designed characters, and even scenes distorted grotesquely for effect are captured with ease by the talented and experienced mangaka.

(Source: MU)


Panorama Toukitan is an adaptation of the Edogawa Ranpo novella of the same name. The manga won the New Artist Prize at the 13th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009.

The series was published in English as The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Last Gasp on July 1, 2013. The English version was nominated for Best Adaptation from Another Medium at the 2014 Eisner Awards.


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Jul 13, 2013
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island was originally written by Edogawa Rampo, the godfather of Japanese detective stories, and is here adapted into a comic by autuer of jigoku manga, Suehiro Maruo. The story, set in 1920’s Japan, is about a man who steals the fortune and identity from a recently deceased, incredibly wealthy industrialist and the events that unfold afterwards.

With 8 chapters worth of this book, The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is a short read. I spent more time taking in the visuals more than I did reading speech bubbles. With ...
Jun 30, 2020
First of all, as a non-native English speaker, I don’t guarantee my writing accuracy in this review, and I early apologize for the mistakes you might find in it.

I didn’t read much manga in my life, but it appears that my father had bought Panorama Toukitan and it teased my curiosity when I saw the book. I read it, and I wanted to share my thoughts about it, because there was only one other review. So here it is!

STORY: 8/10
The story was interesting! It’s adapted from a novella of the same name by Edogawa Ranpo. It tells the story of an unknown author, who will ...
Feb 28, 2023
It's hard to make me impressed to the point of leaving me speechless. This jaw-dropping manga, however, is one of works of art that managed to do it. I will try to explain why in this short review.

How to describe it in short, yet imaginative way? Let's try doing it this way: an interesting story with a dose of suspense and intrigue coated by very detailed and utterly beautiful art. Most of its panels could be easily treated as something rather meant to be displayed in an art exhibition. After all, they were inspired by the finest examples of the world's art, which were drawn ...

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