Maruo, Suehiro

Maruo, Suehiro

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

Twitter: @maruojigoku
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Recent News

beradonna | Oct 25, 2017 5:23 AM

pure | Oct 19, 2017 3:14 PM

Liz_Loraine_M_H | Jul 11, 2017 12:16 PM
¡Eres genial, sensei!

UnoPuntoCinco | Apr 30, 2017 9:27 PM
yo, michel

Arath_10 | Apr 27, 2017 5:08 PM
Gran mangaka. !Respeto mucho tu trabajo!

agusthecreator | Apr 14, 2017 12:09 PM
good guy

Raven-was-here | Apr 3, 2017 12:02 PM
Thank you for create Midori <3

voidplayer | Dec 27, 2016 1:28 AM
what goes through this guy's head is unknown

ZetaZaku | Aug 16, 2016 9:06 PM
I actually really liked his "longer" works like Panorama Island, Shoujo Tsubaki and Tomino no Jigoku. A shame that his collections have a lot of repeated one shots, so after you read two collections, the rest get reduced to at least half their size. Some of the oneshots were pretty hilarious, but some were complete miss. I still enjoyed his works a lot and can't wait for the second Tomino no Jigoku volume.

UnoPuntoCinco | Jun 13, 2016 1:20 AM
The fucking man, man

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