Tokyo Gets Spooky with Eko Eko Azarak Horror Manga Art Exhibition

Influential series about high school witchcraft ran from 1975 - 1979 in Akita Shoten's "Weekly Shonen Champion"

Misa, the protagonist of Eko Eko Azarak wields a ceremonial dagger while surrounded by Tarot cards.


In Japan, scary stories are a summertime tradition, and this idea also extends to art exhibitions about supernatural horror manga, because a new installation celebrating Shinichi Koga's Eko Eko Azarak is coming soon to the Animanga Zingaro venue in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition runs from July 21 - August 12, 2019, and is free to the public.


The poster for the Eko Eko Azarak art exhibition at Animanga Zingaro in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan.


Eko Eko Azarak was serialized from 1975 - 1979 in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion manga magazine, and 19 collected volumes were also published in Japan. The story follows Misa, a pretty and popular high school student who is actually a young witch who travels Japan wreaking bloody vengeance on her foes.


The cover of the 14th collected volume of the Eko Eko Azarak manga series.


Over the years, Eko Eko Azarak has inspired 6 live-action theatrical films (1995 - 2006), two live-action TV dramas (1997, 2004), and an anime OAV adaptation (2007).


Source: Comic Natalie


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