Panorama of Hell is a shocking, tortuous journey into the depths of one man's postnuclear Hell. Through the confessions of a fiendish Hell painter born in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima, Hideshi Hino tells a nightmarish story, creating a manga masterpiece of black humor, stunning vision, and unflinching imagery.
Source: Blast Books
How much do you like over the top gore for no clearly definied reason? Well, unless your answer is 'it's the best thing in the world!' I would reccomend staying away from this, because that's just about all this series has to offer. The series focuses on an insane artist and his family. He has an obsession with painting with blood, but instead of being a sensible psycopath and getting some animals or people to drain of blood, he uses his own blood. I mean, surely it's kinda hard to paint with a gaping wound, no matter how crazy you are? Anyway, basically anyone and everything around him has a similar level of sanity, so obviously things get a bit crazy. Only, it's not particularly anything original, or anything I haven't read before, and I'm not even a particularly big fan of the genre. With the childish art, it's not like the gore is even that gross. If you like crazy, over the top gore and characters, you'd probably actually really enjoy this. It's definitley not original, but I'm sure you'd find it enjoyable anyway. If not, then I'd recommend avoiding this. Review for September 2017 DMMC