Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

New art has been revealed to promote Junji Ito and Netflix’s upcoming horror anime, Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

The art shows several memorable characters and concepts from Ito’s extensive catalogue of stories, including Tomie, Souichi Tsujii, and the Hanging Balloons.

You can check out the Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre art below:

The upcoming series is set to adapt some of Ito’s most iconic and beloved horror stories into anime form. It will be based on the Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection, Fragments of Horror, and Junji Ito: A Study From the Abyss of Horror.

“From Ito’s wealth of works, 20 outstanding stories with the shared theme of madness will be animated,” reads the series’ synopsis. “Stories include Hanging Blimp, Tomie・Photo, Four x Four Walls, and Intruder.”

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is being directed by Shinobu Tagashira with the screenplay being written by Kaoru Sawada. The cast includes Rie Suegara, Yumiri Hanamori, Yuji Mitsuya, and Hiro Shimono. Hozumi Goda is serving as sound director while Yuki Hayashi is doing the music. The series is by Studio DEEN

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.