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Der Lachende Vampir (笑う吸血鬼 Warau kyūketsuki #1)
Rakuda Onna, das "Kamelweib", ein hundertdreißig Jahre alter Dämon, sucht auf ihrer unstillbaren Lust nach Blut eine Mittelschule heim. Mit einem Biss macht sie den jungen Konosuke Mori zum Vampir, der bald zu ihrem Schüler wird und ihr neue Opfer zuträgt. Mori-Kun ist begierig von ihr zu lernen, wie er sich seinem neuen Wesen entsprechend zu verhalten hat. Als Kreatur der ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published by Reprodukt
(first published 1999)
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I only knew of Suehiro Maruo because of his art, and I liked how artistic this manga was. The story was interesting and there's more meaning behind it than just a vampire story. It was pretty gory, and there were a few scenes that bothered me. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
I've only read an english scanlation of this manga, but it was so incredible I'd have to list it here, because in the deluge of subpar horror manga that reaches me on the internet, this is one of the best I've ever read. The nihilistic tone of the story, the macabre themes and art style that is characteristic of postwar Japan, made this a poignant favourite of manga for me (and I've read a lot). If you're a fan of horror and suspense (and a good splash of gore) this is one for you. If I could bu ...more
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Maruo graduated from junior high school in March 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 Weekly Shōnen Jump, but it was considered by the editors to be too graphic for the magazine's format and was subsequently rejected. Maruo temporarily removed himself from manga until November ...moreMore about Suehiro Maruo...
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