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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Muzan-e are a subset of ukiyo-e. The Japanese word muzan means cruelty, atrocity or cold-bloodedness. So these prints or manga depict violence or other atrocities and are called "atrocity prints". 19th century examples include Getsuoka Yoshitoshi and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, contemporary examples can be found in the work of Suehiro Maruo and English artist Trevor Brown. A 1999 film by Daisuke Yamanouchi is called Muzan-e: AV gyaru satsujin bideo wa sonzai shita!.



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