Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for the Homunculus manga series by Hideo Yamamoto. From the creator of Ichi the Killer and Voyeur, this hit supernatural horror tale inspired the live-action film on Netflix–and will be available in English for the first time in oversized omnibus editions.
Nakoshi Susumu, age 34, is living out of his car. Between spending his days with the homeless and his nights in his vehicle, he has little to his name–but not so little that he’ll agree to be the subject of a scientific experiment. An unnerving medical student is stalking him and offering to pay Nakoshi a significant sum to test trepanation: the ability to draw out a sixth sense by drilling into the skull. Nakoshi refuses. When Nakoshi’s beloved car is towed, though, he finally agrees to cash and the operating table. At first, the experiment seems to bear no fruit, and Nakoshi’s life is unchanged. That is, until Nakoshi realizes his vision has warped in his left eye… showing him the twisted homunculus inside every human.
Homunculus (Omnibus) Volumes 1-2 will be released for the first time in North America in June 2023 for $27.99 USA / $35.99 CAN, with the entire series available in five large-trim omnibus paperbacks.
Source: Seven Seas Entertainment