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Hell Baby

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  208 ratings  ·  17 reviews
From one of Japan's most accomplished artists comes this new graphic novel, the unsettling saga of twin sisters born one dark and stormy night in Tokyo: one normal, and one a demon baby with a taste for blood - a Hell Baby. Tossed into a garbage dump, Hell Baby dies in the plastic bag but is brought back to life by an unworldly bolt of lightening. Hell Baby develops hard-e ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 12th 1995 by Blast Books (first published 1989)
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pollyanna patel
Hell Baby is so kawaii, I would sleep with a plushy doll designed after her. This book is very popular in horror manga circles but its a disappointing read for serious horror fans who are already familiar with the likes of junji itou, nakayama masaaki etc.
James Dunphy
Hell Girl is the start to my Halloween Horror reading fest. It's quick, sweet, easy, and to the point. All while being grotesquely drawn by horror manga mastermind Hideshi Hino (who I have previously read the excellent Panorama of Hell from). This horror one-shot is a simple tale of a the life of a demonic female baby, hopelessly abandoned by her father at birth and forced to grow up in a junkyard struggling against other vermin. She grows up into a deformed scavenger who eventually makes her wa ...more
I guess if you're looking for something more emotional that scary, which I wasn't at the time. But it had a ending that could make your heart heavy or something like that. Not much of a horror as it is a drama but I still liked it. The art work is sort of meh but the story gets its point across.
When I purchased this manga, I didn't know what to expect. I'm a fan of Hino's other work, but I will admit that at times the sheer gruesomeness will be a bit overpowering. This manga was no exception. What I liked was that even though the average reader will find themselves repulsed by the acts of Hell Baby, you can't help but feel a bit sorry for what it's had to go through.

In this manga you have two babies born as twins, however one is beautiful & perfect... and the other is born a hideo
This is the first Hideshi Hino manga I've read. Disturbing and sad. A simple story beautifully told about an unloved, alien child.
Jordan West
Early Hino, much more cartoony and simplistic in tone than his later work, enlivened by some interesting art and sudden bursts of arterial spray. The ending is almost unbearably poignant.
Faris Morgan
I'm surprised because I really liked this book...It touched me. The story is so pure and so sad. Of course, people complain about the artwork but what else do you expect from the 1980's? The storyline was important to me. I don't want to say any spoilers, but I recommend others to read this. It's such a short manga and you can finish it in maybe half an hour :)
Anña  Karenina
Well I'm not a big fan of Hideshi's art. The story was fine it was kinda cliche for me. I guess the only thing that I liked is when the hell baby died. But who the hell is the Hag is she some kind of sorcerer I mean everything was fine from the start until she came up and messed the story up. So I guess it's kinda okay.
Mar 11, 2009 M. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009, comix
I have decided that three stars is my "this was fully enjoyable but did little more than entertain me" rating. This is the second (third?) Hino I've read, and while they have all been entertaining, they do little beyond that. I think I probably liked some of the art in this best.
Veronika KaoruSaionji
Very sad and movin horror manga about deformed child (girl) who is rejected by its parents and try survive by killing animals and later people. At the end, she cant to kill her healthy sister and she died (shot by police) because it. Very bitter. But amazing. ...more
Grimey black and white drawings of a freakish monster child left to die in a garbage dump. Bleak and poignant with some over the top violence thrown in for good measure. Makes think of Suehiro Maruo and his 'Ultragash Inferno' . ...
A discarded deformed twin lives in a junkyard and lives off of dead animals. Guided by a mysterious voice in her head, she goes to the city and wrecks bloody havoc. Over the top macabre manga action.
Justin Garver
What a depressing story! This is a very good manga about a baby who turns into a zombie and seeks her family. This is actually a very well done story, by a great mangaka.
David Balfour
Tame and predictable. Absolutely nothing of interest here.
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Hideshi Hino (日野日出志 Hino Hideshi, born April 19, 1946) is a Japanese manga artist who specializes in horror stories. His comics include Hell Baby, Hino Horrors, and Panorama of Hell. He also wrote and directed two of the Guinea Pig horror movies which were based on his manga: Flower of Flesh and Blood, which he also starred in, and Mermaid in a Manhole.
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