It’s never too early for the spooky season in our book! This is because an anime by one of the most renowned horror manga authors of all time just released a trailer for Netflix!
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, an anime based on the famous horror manga by Junji Ito has just released its official trailer, and it is every bit as spooky as you had imagined. The anime is set to release on the 19th of January, and it is said to feature all 20 tales from the Junji Ito Collection (manga), which of course, is a thrill!
Watch the trailer here:
Netflix has unveiled the full list of 20 Junji Ito stories that will be adapted into anime, which are as follows (some of these titles differ from the original titles in Ito’s manga’s English publication):
- “The Strange Hikizuri Siblings”
- “The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel”
- “Ice Cream Bus”
- “Hanging Balloon”
- “Four x Four Walls”
- “The Sandman’s Lair”
- “Long Hair in the Attic”
- “Library Vision”
- “Tomb Town”
- “Layers of Terror”
- “The Thing that Drifted Ashore”
- “Tomie: Photo”
- “Unendurable Labyrinth”
- “The Bully”
- “Headless Statue”
- “Whispering Woman”
- “Soichi’s Beloved Pet”
Shinobu Tagashira, the previous Junji Ito “Collection” television anime’s director and character designer, is back. Kaoru Sawada, who worked on Junji Ito’s “Collection,” also returns as a scriptwriter. The music is composed by Yuki Hayashi, while the sound is directed by Hozumi Gda. The series is being animated by Studio DEEN. MADKID delivers “Paranoid,” the anime’s opening theme music.
The anime will feature 20 “for the first time” animated stories from Ito’s body of work, including stories from Tomie, Sichi, and The Hanging Balloons volumes, among others.
Better get your popcorn poppin’ because the series premiere is just around the corner!