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ULTRA-GASH INFERNO is a collection of graphic art by Suehiro Maruo in the Japanese "erotic-grotesque" (ero-guro) style of manga, a unique fusion of sex and violence unlike anything seen in Western comics. With influences ranging from 19th century atrocity prints to the Sex Pistols, and obsessions with horror, scatology and human freaks, Maruo has taken this sado-erotic art ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Creation Books
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Charles Dee Mitchell
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, horror
If your own nightmares have not been up to par of late, I recommend you take a look at this book. Suehiro Maruo (B. 1956) is the master of ero-guro (erotic grotesque) manga. I first read his book-length work Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show. It was an outrageous grand guignol of misery, weirdness, and degradation. But compared to Ultra Gash Infrerno, it was Saturday matinee material.

This volume contains nine stories from the 1980's to 1993. Possibly they have been chosen for English translation
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Tosh
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I first discovered Maruo Suehiro's art/manga comics while staying in Japan. Without a doubt I think he is one of the great contemporary artists from Japan. Extremely violent and sexual -and lot of his subject matters deal with japanese movie stars from the 30's juxtoposed with a retro-contemporary setting.

There is the cute Japan, and then there is the Japan horror - and Suehiro is a master of horror. His artwork is exceptional! Fantastic!
Zenia Detishera Rianto
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
THE BEST EROTIC GROTESQUE MANGA I'VE EVER READ. EH-VER.

I am madly in love with Ero-guro (that stands for erotic grotesque, mainly focus on eroticism, weird fetishes, decapitation, disembowelment, sexual exploitation, well basically... more morbid than the typical horror. things that i can only stand on Manga & Anime). The first horror manga i was deeply involved with is Junji Ito's Mimi No Kaidan But i wasn't even sure if its a ero-guro, there's no erotic scene on the manga. and it's not
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K.
Jul 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
bloodied eyeball/spittle/tumbling doll
rob
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a quiet piece full of subtle restraint and well-rounded female characters.

OK, I can't do that. The problem with ero-guro is that it doesn't "scare" like other comix because, well, I really don't give a shit about his characters, and with women afforded no dignity, it's just skraight-up exploitation, and why have a story at all if you're just going to shit all over the people you draw so beautifully (sometimes literally)? Maruo is an artist with his pencil, but a porn director with his
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Anna Kļaviņa
8 short stories: Putrid Night, Sewer boy, A Season in Hell, Shit soup, The Great Masturbrator, Putrid Night: Raven of Oedipus, Sewer boy: Paradise, Voyeur in the attic + a longer story Non-resistance City.

The short stories are meh but the Non-resistance City is really good.

Keep in mind that stories are full of violence & sex and that sex & violence are happening in the same time.

The art 5*, the short stories 2*, the last story 4*.

Dies
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
No, actually, it's not okay. It is disturbing and very explicit. The erotism and violence is not really my taste, but somehow I fascinated by how odd the stories could go, and it keeps on going to the next level, and to the next level. And, inspite of the unpleasant scenes, I kept on reading it. I think the "Non-Resistance City" is what I like most. A very well illustrated comic book, as always.
Derek Royal
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A collection of several of Maruo's short comics. Whereas The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is relatively soft or tame when it comes to ero-guro, the stories in this book are much more explicit. Yow! And as with Maruo's other books that I've read, the art is fabulous, clear and sharply defined.
Bish Bosch
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's really hard for me to comprehend genius and artistic value of this piece. It is one of the most vile things that i have seen in my life, but that's just human life. We as people, are the most evil and perverted creatures on this planet. I consider this a gate into hell - hell that is our world.

Maruo's art is based upon many cultural references and inspirations, creating something extremely influencial, unique and one of a kind. I don't have a lot of research done on his works, i don't
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jeanne
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This is classic Suehiro Maruo and something I have dubbed "weird shit that can only come out of Japan". This is a book of short stories with chapters that have classic titles like "The Great Masturbator" and "Shit Soup". Ultra-Gash Inferno was weird by my standards but not by Suehiro Maruo standards. This is not for the faint of heart of squeamish. This can be read online, because like most Suehiro Maruo manga it is very expensive.
Dagegen
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Overrated.
Perry
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genuinely unnerving, upsetting extreme horror harsher than almost anything I've ever read., all captured with a distinct, unsettling art style and breakneck pace. Absolutely not for civilians.
Alyssa Portiño
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muy bueno
M. A. P.
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I recently reread this, and found myself feeling a little let down by my memories of it. I remembered it would be much better than what I ended up thinking now.

I suppose the stark difference is due to a simple factor: when I was just a few years younger, I was going through a period of time during which I felt the need to be shocked or disgusted by what I read. I felt the need to challenge myself and the notion of just how much I could stomach. This particular work was perfect for it, because
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Nick
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this because I know this artist is really good, and I was not disappointed on that end. The art is very precise and eerie, and its set in immediately post-war Japan, so the environment is really aesthetic. Some of the plots are a bit thin, but its horror so its really supposed to be more atmospheric more than anything. And some of the plots were really good. Very dark. It kind of reminds me of Kafka in how sometimes it flows into semi-disjointed scenes or uses dream logic, but with the ...more
Erik
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-horror
I can't see any purpose to this other than to be shocking. And it wasn't. Repulsive, yes. But not shocking. The only story that showed even a hint of storytelling talent is the last one, which I actually did enjoy.
Dan
Yikes! repulsive: I'm sure folks would squawk at me for not having the ability to get through this. He's a great artist, but there doesn't seem to be a purpose other than ultra-violent pornography.
Andru
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
ultra-goshhh...
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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
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