New manga titled An Gura is set in Japan’s tumultuous 60s
The November issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Tuesday that Suehiro Maruo‘s new manga is titled An Gura (an abbreviation for “underground”), and it will debut in the magazine’s next issue on November 12.
The manga is set in the 60s, at the height of both Japan’s post-war economic boom, and the protests against the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. In the midst of revolutionary underground Tokyo subcultures, such as avant-garde theater and the folk movement, a part-time high schooler boy named Migeru Mizuki attempts to become a manga creator.
Maruo revealed on April 24 that he is launching a new “long form” manga.
Hiroshi Harada adapted Maruo’s 1984 erotic horror manga Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show (Shojo Tsubaki) into an anime film in 1992. The manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation in May 2017. Blast Books published the manga’s one compiled volume in North America in 1993. Maruo won the “New Artist Prize” of the 13th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2009, although he has been drawing manga professionally since 1980.
Last Gasp Publishing released Maruo’s The Strange Tale of Panorama Island manga in 2013. The manga was nominated for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Maruo ended his Tomino no Jigoku (Tomino the Damned) manga in November 2018.
Source: Monthly Comic Beam November issue and website