Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of The Macabre Shares First Details

Junji Ito has earned his place as one of essentially the most notable masters of horror throughout the medium of anime, having spent many years weaving creepy tales which can be thought-about not simply to be some of the scariest manga tales, however some of the scariest tales interval. With Netflix hopping aboard the Ito prepare and set to adapt a quantity of his quick tales by way of the upcoming Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of The Macabre, new particulars have emerged for the anthology sequence that’s set to hit the streaming service subsequent 12 months in 2023.

Of the brand new info that was revealed concerning the upcoming scary anime sequence, Junji Ito’s Maniac has confirmed that in addition to the sequence adapting traditional Ito tales resembling Tomie, Soichi, and The Hanging Balloons, it would even be bringing to life for the primary time tales resembling Where The Sandman Lives, Bullied, The Long Hair In The Attic Undendurable Labyrinth, and The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Seance. While these tales did not initially make the minimize within the controversial anime adaptation often known as The Junji Ito Collection, that should not be held towards them as these are positively some of the strangest and bone-chilling tales created by the grasp of horror.

Netflix Anime used its Official Twitter Account to offer followers a primary have a look at the upcoming horror anthology sequence with new photographs, whereas additionally confirming a quantity of voice actors which can be set to assist convey some of Junji Ito’s scariest tales to life:

congrats to Junji Ito on his a number of Eisner Award noms!

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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre hits Netflix in 2023

listed here are some new stills from the sequence, based mostly on tales from Ito-sensei’s nominated books! pic.twitter.com/JkF17lqwWb

— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) July 15, 2022

The voice actors which were confirmed for the sequence to date embody Kazuya Hikizuri, Romi Park, Yoko Hikasa, Hisako Kanemoto, and Natsumi Takamori. With so many tales set to make up this upcoming sequence, twenty in whole in keeping with Netflix, we positively would not be stunned to obtain extra casting information as the discharge date approaches.

According to Netflix, this information coincided with the horror mangaka being nominated for 2 Eisner Awards, proving simply how prolific Ito has change into in relation to telling his scary tales. Also in keeping with the web site, 5 tales shall be tailored immediately from the collections that Ito was nominated for in relation to the Eisners.


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