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[Manga] The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Based on the novel of Ranpo Edogawa, the manga was written and illustrated by Suehiro Maruo and published in February 2008.


Synopsis

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Follow the twisted path of failed novelist Hitomi Hirosuke, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a former classmate, the son of a rich industrialist family. Learning of the rich man’s sudden passing, Hitomi fakes his own death, digs up and hides the other man’s body, and then washes himself up starving on a beach near the home of the dead man’s family.

After successfully impersonating the now-dead son, Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist’s life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. The failed author soon redirects the family’s fortune to his own perverse aims. On a remote and mysterious island, he builds for himself a playground of hedonistic excess – replete with waterfalls, grand palaces, and gardens – a backdrop for his decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets.

Stunning artwork by master manga artist Suehiro Maruo deftly illustrates this Japanese pulp classic in fine detail. Maruo adapted this graphic novel from a novella by the Godfather of Japanese detective fiction, Edogawa Rampo.


Before reading the manga, I read the novel and once I saw one of my favorite story on Ranpo Edogawa has been adapted into a manga, I thought I had to get my hand on it and I really don’t regret it.

I always had a lot of imagination, but being able to but picture on what I read was great. That being said this manga is not made for children it has a lot of explicit content since the island is a place where the adult can have fun. See that like a gigantic brothel.

If you read the novel and enjoy it, you should give a try to the manga.

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