Monthly Manga Garo / AX

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Garo (ガロ) was a monthly manga anthology magazine in Japan, founded in 1964 by Nagai Katsuichi. It specialized in alternative and avant-garde manga. From its pages, many cornerstones of the industry were produced. Some names you might recognize include Tsuge Yoshiharu, Maruo Suehiro, Hideshi Hino, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Nekojiru, Nemoto Takashi, Hanawa Kazuichi, Hayashi Seiichi, Sugiura Hinako, Kondou Youko, Furuya Usamaru, Yamada Murasaki, Ikegami Ryoichi, Shirato Sanpei, Mizuki Shigeru, Sugisaku J Taro, and other artists such as Tsurita Kuniko, Tani Hiroji, Yamada Hanako, Mitsuhashi Otoya, Sasaki Maki, and Shiriagari Kotobuki that you might not recognize.

General Garo scanlation release folder
I’m scanning both magazines every now and then, which can be found here. If you’d like to work on anything, let me know. I post individual chapter previews here.

1966-06

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img0000017Song of Youth Series (少年の詩シリーズ) by
Tanaka Ken (タナカ憲) – Oneshot

1966-07

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Silent Comics – img0000018Koma (コマ) by
Namiki Tatsuji (並木達二) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wakuimg0000019sei (惑星) by
Mizuki Shigeru (水木しげる) – Oneshot (anthology)

1966-08

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5-Yen Cogaro1966-08_p195in (五円玉) by
Mizuki Shigeru (水木しげる) – Oneshot (anthology)

1967-11

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img00000110Owarinaki Gogo (終りなき午後) by
Watari 24 (渡二十四) – Oneshot (anthology?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

51diibd91jlUmibe no Machi (うみべのまち) c001 by
Sasaki Maki
(佐々木マキ) – Oneshot (anthology)

1968-06

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garo1968-06_p100Youkai “Mass Media” (妖怪マスコミ) by
Mizuki Shigeru (水木しげる) – Oneshot (anthology)

1982-07

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img00000111Picky (すききらい) by
Morishita Hiromi (森下裕美) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

img00000112Lighter (ライター) by
Ozawa Toshikazu (尾沢敏明) – Oneshot (c02 of anthology)

 

 

 

 

 

 

img00000113Kappa Love Story (河童の恋) by
Momotarou Kotarou (桃太郎 滸太郎) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 
img0000032Exquisite Corpse (編 美しき死体) (partial) by
Ebisu Yoshikazu (蛭子能収) – Oneshot (anthology)

 

 

 

 

 

 

img00000114Three Months Since You Called Me Mama (ママと呼ばれて三ヶ月) by
Nemoto Takashi (根本敬) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

img00000115The Everyday Routine Son (日常茶飯事の息子) by
Nishimura Tomoko (西村朋子) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 
img00000116Puppeteer (人形使い) by
Murata Eeiji (村田絵嗣) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 
img00000117A Normal Night (普通の夜) by
Izumi Masayuki (泉昌之) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982-08

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img00000118The Park at Night (夜の公園) by
Eguchi Mitsumasa (江口満雅) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992-01

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img000002Wolf Girl Laura (狼少女ローラ) by
Nishioka Kyoudai (西岡兄妹) – Oneshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992-08

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img00000119Mysterious Fly Man / Love Juice from a Bewitching Dream (異界の扉) by
Tani Hiroji (谷弘児) – Oneshot (anthology)

 

 

 

 

 

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AX is the spiritual successor, having been started by former artists and editors of Garo after it collapsed due to the death of Nagai Katsuichi and its ever-present financial woes. Notable artists from AX include Nishioka Bro & Sis, Kago Shintaro, Akinoh Kondoh, Moto Hideyasu, Sakabashira Imiri, and Tomozawa Mimiyo, among others. I sometimes post previews of AX chapters here.

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