Synonyms: Hell Season, Jigoku no Kisetsu: Gurorizumu Sengen, When All's Said and Done, This Piece of Meat is Talking, Overflowing Stomach, Chrysalis, Rotten Bud, The Last Disposal Spot, The Holes, Shamless Ranger, Mechanical Destrucive Killcommand, Crowd of Shit-Sa
Ok this is one weird ass manga, this is a mixture of possibly the most strangest stories ever conceived by a person and all jammed into one strange manga. I have to say that if you are "faint of heart" or squeamish I HIGHLY ADVISE YOU DONT READ THIS!!!! OR EVEN LOOK AT IT!!!
Story 8 of 10:
This, like I said earlier, is a complication of a bunch of stories by multiple authors. So there is plenty of stories in this. the first few are extremely bizarre yet I found most of these to be highly hilarious because of the irony. Yet there are some (which
are very noticeable) that are so weird that i got lost while reading them and even after re-reading them still had no basic concept on WTF IS GOING ON!
Art 7 of 10:
Same here, it is by various authors so the art tends to change a lot. I personally hate the art style used in the first story that is told.
Character 4 of 10:
Characters do not have time to develop over the story in most cases, so they tend to be static and also tend to not even be named.
Enjoyment 9 of 10:
This is my own personal opinion and there is no way what so ever i am attempting to force it on anyone. I like a lot of fucked up shit, I found this manga to be rather funny and made me laugh quite a lot. I also like it when things confuse me to the point of no return.
THIS IS IMPORTANT! i can't really stress this enough. This is a GURO manga, for those of you that don't know what guro is, it is basically mutilation used in an erotic sense, or any form of pain used in said erotic sense. There is too many things in this manga a "normal" person will never enjoy, hell if your not normal I would think that you would find this manga extremely disturbing. This is all a matter of opinion and in my opionion, I liked this manga, but I will never suggest such a manga to any one under any circumstances .
Overall 10 of 10:
The manga that I have just reviewed is such a unique one that I can not help but admire it for that very reason. I have never in my life read anything as mentally disturbing as that manga. Now don't get me wrong I am not the type of person to go around saying I was disturbed by this and that I am going to have nightmares or something of that equivalence. But I will say that there will never, ever be anything quite as "unique" as this manga that I will ever read ever again in my life. I will forever remember this manga and I will always remember for the fact that it stood out from everything else I will ever and have ever seen, read, or heard of.
Gaping mouths filled with various bodily fluids, exposed and leaking pregnant stomachs, torn and stretched anal passages, pulsating body organs, severely bleeding and wide open vaginal entrances, mistreated amputee victims, etc. are all shown in great and unapologetic detail throughout this very stomach-churning and diabolically pleasing manga anthology.
"Hell Season" is the infamous and ferociously hardcore collection of short stories by some of Japan's most talented and relentless manga extremists (aka wonderfully wretched perverts who can draw and create genuinely filthy yet imaginative situations). This collection includes several well-known and wicked guro manga artists, such as Shintaro Kago, Waita Uziga, Jun Hayami,
and Henmaru Machino. Each story varies on effort and quality but they all are of the utmost depravity. This manga has in the last few years turned into somewhat of a test on how much one is able to stomach and handle sickeningly high amounts of twisted material. This anthology does not cop-out or soft-pedal its goal and focus. The quantity of horrific and surreal depictions of intensely violent and sexual acts involving much blood, gore, saliva, scat, and multiple other body secretions in this anthology is copious and plentiful.
Lovers of pitch black comedy and appreciators of fantastically gruesome artwork, such as myself, will enjoy this fierce collection; they will find it wickedly entertainingly. Also, those who possess gnarly and vile tastes in pornography will like it as well. Everyone else will be alienated and should steer very far away in another direction, unless they actually plan to be open-minded and experiment with something that is ridiculously over-the-top.
Overall, "Hell Season" is a solid collection of stories that all revel in disgusting severity. A nice sampling of many of the mangaka that work well in the small but harsh category known as ero guro nansensu (aka ero guro or guro). It is intricately drawn, queasily enjoyable, and a fine maximalist work of transgressive art in the format of manga.
Eight Brutal and Messy Human Intestinal Extractions out of Ten.