TV - Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

The stories of horror manga master Junji Ito have received an anime adaptation. Find out more about Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre which comes to Netflix on January 19th...

The genius Junji Ito has long been at the forefront of the Japanese horror manga world. Featuring a selection of 20 macabre masterpieces brimming with his original worldview and fascinating characters drawn in his stunning style, including popular titles such as “Hanging Balloon” and fan-favorite characters Tomie and Soichi, this animated series will totally immerse viewers in the maniacal charm of Junji Ito.

Based on: Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection, Fragments of Horror and Junji Ito: A Study From the Abyss of Horror (published by Asahi Shimbun Publications) the cast includes Rie Suegara as Tomie, Yumiri Hanamori as Tsukiko Izumisawa,Yuji Mitsuya as Soichi and Hiro Shimono as Oshikiri.

In this short video, Junji Ito introduces the series and reveals some of his works getting the anime treatment as well as gives a sneak peek at some of the character designs.

Here's a short clip from the series:

And here's another clip along with the stunning opening sequence:

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre starts streaming from Thursday, January 19th, 2023, only on Netflix!

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