NSFW: Suehiro Maruo’s Ero Guro art

Ero Guro? What’s that shit, you say? Well, it’s an art that combines erotica (not pornography, just erotica) with elements of macabre and grotesque, which explains it’s other name, “erotico-grotesque.” It comes in many forms and shapes, like novels, short stories or movies, but today we are taking interest in the visual arts. Suehiro Maruo is a mangaka internationally recognized for its work as an ero guro artist.

With works like Imomushi, Bindzume no jigoku or Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, he created himself an inspired universe influenced by surrealism, German expressionism, Edgar Poe, Georges Bataille or Otto Dix paintings. From horrific murders by Japanese serial killers to erotic tortures, each scene he depicts has a sense of fearful beauty in its own way. It’s not all blood and sex.

Perversion is a guilty pleasure for some, and the feeling you’ll get from him might remind you of the fascinating disgust you felt when you first read Marquis de Sade. If you want suffering, you will get it; if you want crude, you will get it; if you want macabre drawings and the embodiment of darkness, guess what? You will get it. Who said manga was for children?

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71 Comments

  1. June 8, 2015 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    While I think it’s important to be familiar with Japanese art, which includes, Ero Guro Nansensu….this isn’t well researched (suprise) and misses the importance of the movement. Just showing the works without context is fruitless.

  2. June 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    Chris Miller

  3. June 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Also, thanks to John Zorn for introducing a bunch of Americans to this artwork! Naked City etc……..

  4. June 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    This is just a cartoon for children.

  5. June 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm — Reply

    Awesome shit man.. eyes coming out from the ass, razorblade fuckin’…

  6. June 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    Nobody has ever said that

  7. June 8, 2015 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    Bradley Ellison

  8. June 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    Prasad Jayaruwan

  9. June 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    Guaggg

  10. June 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    <3

  11. June 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    Mr Arashi’s Amazing Freakshow is my shit

  12. June 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    Nicole

  13. June 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    Perry Hall

  14. June 8, 2015 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    Casey Max Campbell

  15. June 8, 2015 at 10:16 am — Reply

    The term itself is an example of wasei-eigo, a Japanese combination of English words or abbreviated words: ero from “ero(tic)”, guro from “gro(tesque)”, and nansensu from “nonsense”.

  16. June 8, 2015 at 10:05 am — Reply

    battle royale is beyond godlike

  17. June 8, 2015 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Eeeeeew

  18. June 8, 2015 at 9:25 am — Reply

    Hailey Elizabeth Bence

    Hurr.

  19. June 8, 2015 at 8:44 am — Reply

    I have one of his books after me and my friend went to his exhibition in Kyoto. I got a pin of this art somewhere in my house.

  20. June 8, 2015 at 8:13 am — Reply

    into this hard

  21. June 8, 2015 at 7:37 am — Reply

    WHOA!

  22. June 8, 2015 at 7:35 am — Reply

    Nana Osaki

  23. June 8, 2015 at 7:31 am — Reply

    look at this! Un Pájaro Azul

  24. June 8, 2015 at 7:31 am — Reply

    Hannah Gates

  25. June 8, 2015 at 7:24 am — Reply

    Sharon Blankstein

  26. June 8, 2015 at 6:38 am — Reply

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  27. June 8, 2015 at 6:36 am — Reply

    Yves Schneider 😉

  28. June 8, 2015 at 6:16 am — Reply

    Torture Garden

  29. June 8, 2015 at 5:47 am — Reply

    meh…

  30. June 8, 2015 at 5:27 am — Reply

    Fox Leite

    • June 8, 2015 at 5:54 am — Reply

      os mangas do suehiro maruo são bem famosos no gênero ero guro, mas nunca li ;;

  31. June 8, 2015 at 4:50 am — Reply

    Joseph Horowitz

  32. June 8, 2015 at 4:44 am — Reply

    Emily Long Nonio Grenes

  33. June 8, 2015 at 4:26 am — Reply

    Dang

  34. June 8, 2015 at 3:08 am — Reply

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  35. June 8, 2015 at 3:01 am — Reply

    Jovana Erzsébet Kalkan

  36. June 8, 2015 at 2:55 am — Reply

    Michael D. Quinn check it

  37. June 8, 2015 at 2:47 am — Reply

    Ethan McBride

  38. June 8, 2015 at 2:45 am — Reply

    Naked City

  39. June 8, 2015 at 1:41 am — Reply

    Right when I saw this I thought Naked City art, turns out it’s actually the same person.

  40. June 8, 2015 at 1:36 am — Reply

    Chris King

  41. June 8, 2015 at 1:30 am — Reply

    Doomed Megalopolis

  42. June 8, 2015 at 1:04 am — Reply

    If you like this look up toshio saeki. Last gasp puts out an art book by him. It’s out of bananas.

  43. June 8, 2015 at 12:59 am — Reply

    Laura Jelsma

    • June 8, 2015 at 1:00 am — Reply

      I can’t say I’ve read anything like that….

  44. June 8, 2015 at 12:52 am — Reply

    Brittany Cat

  45. June 8, 2015 at 12:42 am — Reply

    Kim Pope

  46. June 8, 2015 at 12:42 am — Reply

    “The Laughing Vampire” is a piece of art <3

  47. June 8, 2015 at 12:41 am — Reply

    And the hipsters are eating this stuff up like worms, like they do with everything else as soon as it gets popular on the internet. 🙁 It’s a double-edged sword when someone writes an article about something interesting. We can’t have nice things.

    • June 8, 2015 at 6:18 am — Reply

      yes… same happened when they put pictures of saeki

    • June 8, 2015 at 7:47 am — Reply

      True.

    • June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm — Reply

      yeah, really sucks when people get into new things

  48. June 8, 2015 at 12:39 am — Reply

    I guess that’s like assuming that Cvlt Nation is meant for metalheads

  49. June 8, 2015 at 12:31 am — Reply

    Suehiro Maruo’s ‘DDT’ has a story about raping and murdering a mentally disabled toddler. Edgy.

  50. June 8, 2015 at 12:27 am — Reply

    Iva Gustinčič

  51. June 8, 2015 at 12:26 am — Reply

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  52. June 8, 2015 at 12:23 am — Reply

    Chiara questo sì che è un artista! 😉

  53. June 8, 2015 at 12:20 am — Reply

    Sepada

  54. June 8, 2015 at 12:20 am — Reply

    idk why i think this is hot

  55. June 8, 2015 at 12:16 am — Reply

    Um, no one?

  56. June 8, 2015 at 12:13 am — Reply

    Little late to the party on this one huh

  57. June 8, 2015 at 12:12 am — Reply

    Maruo, and Hideshi Hino ftw!

  58. June 8, 2015 at 12:06 am — Reply

    I don’t think anyone said Manga was for children

    • June 8, 2015 at 6:55 am — Reply

      Came here to say this. Maybe if they only read Yotsuba&!?

  59. June 8, 2015 at 12:06 am — Reply

    loved him ever since I got into naked city

  60. June 8, 2015 at 12:05 am — Reply

    <3 this sh*t

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