Help me find this horror manga
August 24, 2011 4:03 AM   Subscribe

In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside.

-It was the work of one male author/artist.
-I think it was published by an academic or university press, rather than Viz, etc.
-I think it was older work, possibly from the 70s.
-It was an anthology of tales with linking material by a narrator (possibly meant to be the author) who was apparently insane. The last linking section featured the author/narrator going into a rage and destroying dummies that looked like his wife and children. I think there was something about him having been driven insane by their deaths.

Sorry there's not more to go on here!
posted by Lentrohamsanin to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, I have no idea what the answer is to this question, but I'm posting this link because I have a feeling that this person (people?) would know, and I bet if you sent them an email maybe you'd get closer. you have any idea what the setting was? Like, was it a contemporary 70s setting, or a historical setting?
posted by dubitable at 4:32 AM on August 24, 2011

Pretty sure it was contemporary, at least for some of the tales, and for the links.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:35 AM on August 24, 2011

I don't really know anything about manga but this site seems useful, especially the 'Hino Horror' pages, and might put you on the right track.
posted by tumid dahlia at 5:32 AM on August 24, 2011

When I worked at the ref desk of a large university library, I would have loved this question. have you tried contacting the Amherst library - their website lists subject librarians and you can even ask a reference question via chat!
posted by pointystick at 6:26 AM on August 24, 2011

Thanks tumid dahlia, that was the lead I needed! I'm almost positve now that it was Panorama of Hell by Hideshi Hino!
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:48 AM on August 24, 2011

...and it does appear that Amherst College library owns a copy.

Of course, if it turns out that's not what you're after, another tack would be to search the library's online catalog.
posted by GPF at 7:42 AM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thanks GPF, that definitely confirms it.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:51 AM on August 24, 2011

Oh, it's the same guy who did Hell Baby! That was also a delightfully bizarre slice of surreal-horror-comedy, I recommend it.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:18 PM on August 24, 2011

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