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Feeling the weight of personal and professional rejection, stylish one-eyed reporter Toguchi embraces his dark side. The horrors he's both documented and participated in haunt him also, and a "perfect storm" of frustration and anger builds until he resolves to pull off a violent "performance art show" in order to get the widespread attention he feels he deserves. Unfortunately, this involves killing a lot of people, transforming the happy-go-lucky guerrilla journalist into a modern monster. Crazed Toguchi also makes some sensitive information public, enraging Zenitsu, another unbalanced villain with a knack for murder and a resistance to pain. Kazuhiko Amamiya arrives at the scene a little too late, but Amamiya-our favorite multiple personality detective-feels that there's some hope yet, and he risks his life to negotiate with Toguchi.
About the Author
Eiji Otsuka is a social critic and novelist. He graduated from college with a degree in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice, and postwar manga. In addition to his work with manga, he is a critic, essayist, and author of several successful nonfiction books on Japanese popular and otaku subcultures. He writes the manga series MPD-Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. One of his first animation script works was Mahō no Rouge Lipstick, an adult lolicon OVA. Otsuka was the editor for the bishōjo lolicon manga series Petit Apple Pie. In the eighties, Otsuka was editor in chief of Manga Burikko, a leading women's manga magazine where he pioneered research on otaku subcultures in modern Japan. He has also published a host of books and articles about the manga industry. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.