Another stronghold of the Japanese "Ero Guro" style - a movement that combined horror and eroticism into one unique, skin-crawling beast - Shintaro Kago's work has a uniquely upbeat timbre to the usual body horror theme.

Hold on for another round of Japanese Horror Artwork from the Ero Guro era; this time with the inimitable Shintaro Kago. Kago's style has at times been called "fashionable paranoia" for its focus on themes of anxiety and society. He has been published in several adult manga magazines, gaining him considerable popularity. Many of his manga have strongly satirical overtones, and deal with grotesque subjects such as extreme sex, scatology and body modification.

More recently, Kago has been featured on the cover of VICE and his imagery has been utilized in print and video collaboration with musical artists Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar.

He has also written Sci-Fi non-guro manga, most notably Super-Conductive Brains Parataxis (超伝脳パラタクシスChoutennou Paratakushisu) for Weekly Young Jump. Many of his shorts are experimental and bizarre. He frequently breaks the fourth wall, and he likes to play with the page layout in extreme ways, mostly for comedic effect.

Get weird with it!