Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show is a manga created by Maruo Suehiro. Maruo Suehiro is known for pushing the boundaries on how twisted his work can get. I'm going to say this now, this manga is not for everybody because of the disturbing things that happen in this manga. MAAFS is a 1 volume manga with 8 chapters retelling an old Japanese story.
MAAFS is about a 12 year old girl called Midori who is taken in by a traveling freak show to work as a maid and her only payment is a roof over her head. The reason why Midori is doing this is because her dad left home one day and never returned and her mom died of an illness. So pretty much, Midori is trying to survive day by day the mental and physical abuse that is giving out by the freaks. She hopes that one day, that she can find happiness. I'm going to have to say that this has to be the most disturbing and twisted manga I have ever read in my life.
When I heard that an 1 episode OVA was made from this manga, I did some research and I watched it. When Mr. Suehiro was trying to get an animation studio to make the anime, every single studio reject the idea. Mr. Suehiro animated the whole thing by himself and it took him over 5 years to make. Long story short, THE ANIME WAS BANNED FROM JAPAN. The manga did came out in the U.S. in the early 90s but now it is hard to get and to buy it new it will cost $70 U.S. dollars.