Fukushima Satoshi – Kidou Ryodan Hachifukujin Vol. 4

September 26, 2011

Quality Check: Morten
Commissioned by Morten
Edited by Revilenigma

Kidou Ryodan is set in the near future where Japan has been subjugated by China and now fights against it’s former ally America under the Chinese banner. Fukujin, literally “luck god,” are special armor suits that are impervious to most conventional weapons. The story follows the exploits of a fukujin squad headed by a pacifist Japanese who wants to use his unit to help people and get through the war without staining his hands in blood.

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SAIZO Horihone – Kuro and Marco

September 15, 2011

Commissioned & Edited by Gurotaku

Kuro & Marco is the first non-guro work from noteworthy guro mangaka Horihone Saizou. The titular story has four chapters. It’s an eccentric one about space kids who live in some kind of bizarre alternate universe solar system, where comets are giant dogs, robot people live in a certain part of the the asteroid belt, animal people live on other planets, and the earth is still ruled by dinosaurs. The other stories in the book are various thematically unrelated shorts, but it’s worth noting that he still managed to sneak a story in about tearing organs out of live prisoners, even though it lacked explicit depictions of violence (apparently, an actual Japanese practice in the old days).

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Shintaro Kago – An Inquiry…

February 16, 2009

Commissioned Release #19
Commissioned by Gurotaku

The full title is “An Inquiry Concerning a Mechanistic World View of the Pituitary Gland”
This is a short comic by Kago that portrays a dystopian future where human beings are mostly mostly manufactured instead of born, except for in ghettos where they are mostly abandoned at birth. The story starts with a woman complaining to her doctor/ therapist that her husband won’t have sex with her and then it goes off on a tangent explaining what happened to her husband and how it came to pass. Involves a car accident that set lose a dangerous breed of genetically engineered hyper-intelligent killer babies.

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Junji Ito – Hellstar Remina Chapter 1

February 16, 2009

Commissioned Release #18
Commissioned by: Gurotaku

This is a horror/sci-fi story about a giant planet consuming creature from another dimension that a scientist discovers and mistakenly identifies as a planet. Being given the honor to name it as its discover, the professor chooses to name it after his only daughter, Remina, but when Hellstar Remina is headed on a direct collision course with Earth the world goes nuts and all the people in the city start a witch hunt to kill Remina, thinking she is somehow to blame.


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