Day: May 2, 2020

Book review: Paranoia Star

Paranoia StarParanoia Star by Suehiro Maruo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ero-guro or Edgelord: The Manga? YOU DECIDE!

That, in essence, covers the realm in which Suehiro Maruo works. His stock-in-trade is beautiful violence and sexualised despair, presented in a manner that borrows from older German and Japanese art.

I mean, not this bit.


He presents abhorrent content in a lovingly-rendered format that would, in the hands of a lesser-skilled artist, be probably considered little more than pornography. (more…)