Fright nights are bound to get more nerve-racking next year! Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, the much-awaited anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s various horror works is set to premier on Netflix on January 19, 2023, the show’s official website reveals. The announcement came with a new video featuring the opening song and staff for the upcoming series. Some clips from the anime were also shown, giving fans a peek into the chilling worlds that await them.
Check out the video below:
The opening theme song is titled “Paranoid” performed by Japanase boy group MADKID. Shinobu Tagashira, the director of the 2018 Junji Ito Collection anime series, will direct the latest adaptation. Along with her, Kaoru Sawada, the screenwriter of the 2018 version will also return to write the script for the upcoming series. Yuki Hayashi will compose the music, and Hozumi Gōda will direct the sound. Studio DEEN is behind the animation.
Junji Ito is a popular horror manga artist and is considered to be Japan’s most successful horror writer. Some of his most notable horror works had been adapted into an anime anthology series in 2018, titled Junji Ito Collection. It ran for 12 episodes, followed by two OVAs.
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, the upcoming Netflix TV anime series, will adapt 20 stories written by Ito, including Soichi, Hanging Blimp, Tomie, Unendurable Labyrinth, The Long Hair in the Attic, and Where the Sandman Lives.