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Junji Ito anime anthology Maniac coming to Netflix in 2023

Netflix revealed during its Geeked Week anime livestream on Wednesday that the company is working on a new anime based on the stories of horror manga artist Junji Ito. In a filmed introduction, Ito announced that the anime will premiere in 2023 and revealed some of the production designs for the series.
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Junji Ito Fans Create Terrifyingly Realistic "Snail Girl" Statue

Junji Ito is responsible for some of the scariest creatures to ever find their way to the pages of manga, with the mangaka receiving plenty of anime adaptations that have brought some of these monsters to life. While beings such as "The Model" and the fish of Gyo are quite creepy, perhaps none has struck a chord harder than Snail Girl amongst fans, and a new statue brings the terrifying cursed figure to life.
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Junji Ito Will Appear in the Uzumaki Anime

There haven’t been many updates on the Uzumaki anime adaptation since its last delay, but the latest involves creator Junji Ito himself. It turns out his involvement with the project will include voice acting. There is even a video of him in the studio recording. [Thanks, Anime News Network!]
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Junji Ito Shares "Nightmare Fuel" Preview Of New Book

Junji Ito has earned his place as one of the most recognizable names in horror when it comes to the worlds of manga and anime, weaving tales of terror that are unlike anything else on the market. As fans wait for the upcoming Uzumaki adaptation that is set to arrive next year, the horror mangaka continues to create new spine chilling stories, as a new preview has arrived focusing on Ito's newest work, Deserter.
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Junji Ito Fans Rediscover HP LoveCraft Inspired Art

Two of the biggest names in horror are easily the mangaka Junji Ito and the writer HP Lovecraft, who have both weaved tales of terror that have chilled readers to the bone over the years, and recently, fans of the former have re-discovered artwork by the creator of Uzumaki and Gyo that adapts one of Lovecraft's most disturbing stories. With Ito's recent manga story, Sensor, being compared to some of the greatest works of HP Lovecraft, it's definitely no surprise to see that the horror artist holds a place close to his heart for the creator of Cthulu.
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Video Game Creator Hideo Kojima Praises The Horror of Junji Ito

Hideo Kojima is one of the most prolific creators in the world of video games, responsible for the creation of the world of Metal Gear Solid and recently releasing the idiosyncratic game starring Walking Dead's Norman Reedus in Death Stranding, but the espionage specializing creator has recently dived headfirst into the world of horror by praising Junji Ito and his latest work, Sensor. Kojima is such a big fan of Junji Ito that the master of horror was actually a character in Death Stranding, appearing as a non-playable character that tasked players with quests and unique opportunities.
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Junji Ito Fans Revisit Master of Horror's Pokemon Crossover

The spooky season is inching ever closer with the fall season on the horizon and Junji Ito fans have taken the opportunity to revisit one of his lesser-known pieces of artwork in lieu of Halloween's approach, wherein the master of horror tested out his art on the Pokemon known as Banette. Banette being a ghost-type pocket monster makes for it being a perfect chance for Junji Ito to cross over into the popular anime franchise that has been enjoyed as both an anime and a video game franchise via various Nintendo consoles over the years.
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The Cat's Cradle: Junji Ito is a horror fan's dream

Horror has slowly come into the mainstream. Starting as industry staples, before moving underground and eventually reinventing itself. This can be categorized in a simple trajectory of Dracula to Night of the Living Dead to Halloween. Horror has been a constant element of the media, and it’s not going anywhere. James Wan’s Malignant is slated for Sept. 10 and promises to have a few scares with its release.
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Junji Ito Enters The World of High Fashion With New Clothing Line

Junji Ito has proved himself to be one of the best masters of horror around, creating countless scary stories that have permeated the consciousnesses of manga and anime fans alike, but it seems as if the mangaka is once again entering some familiar territory by taking some of his spookiest creations and helping to make a clothing line. With anime fans excited for the upcoming Adult Swim adaptation that will translate Ito's classic story of Uzumaki to a brand new generation, the horror mangaka is set to find even more fans when the anime drops in the fall of next year.
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Junji Ito Imagines What Attractions Would Be In His Theme Park

Junji Ito recently released a brand new manga story, Sensor, which follows a young woman discovering a terrifying secret that is rooted in cosmic horror with shades of HP Lovecraft, and in a recent interview, the master of horror took time out to describe the terrifying things that would make up an amusement park based on his work. With anime fans beyond excited for the release of his upcoming animated adaptation of his classic work Uzumaki, which will be a collaboration between Cartoon Network's Toonami and animation studio Production IG, it's clear that Ito is making good use of his time until it lands next year.
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Horror Manga Legend Junji Ito On His New Book Sensor, Getting Older and Cockroaches

You’d be forgiven for expecting Sensor, the latest book from horror manga legend Junji Ito, to be more graphic. For nearly 40 years, Ito has been one of the most recognizable names in manga thanks to stories like Gyo, the tale of a world overrun by walking fish corpses that reek of death, and Uzumaki, which features among other horrifying imagery a jack-in-the-box made of human remains (an animated adaptation is coming to AdultSwim soon). These works, like many others from his vast bibliography, center on imagery that combines body horror, psychological terror, and dark comedy. His catalog can be read as a long-term exploration of the multitude of ways in which a human body can be mutated or mutilated.
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Junji Ito does Lovecraft better than Lovecraft in Sensor

It’s never been a better time to be Junji Ito. After a sporadic release of his work across many Western publishers in the 2000s manga bubble, the bulk of his catalogue — which, unusually for manga, largely consists of short stories and the occasional longer serial — is now readily available in fancy deluxe hardcovers from VIZ Media’s Signature imprint.
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Junji Ito Becomes A VTuber To Kick Off Crunchyroll Expo

If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a VTuber, it's a "Virtual Youtuber" who uses a digital avatar in order to add commentary to a video, and it seems that the world of anime is diving into this technological advancement by giving a new avatar to the master of horror Junji Ito. With this year's Crunchyroll Expo already in full swing, the creator of Uzumaki, Gyo, The Enigma of Amigura Fault, and countless other horrific short stories helped to launch the digital convention in style by getting an avatar that does well at playing up the mangaka's strengths.
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Junji Ito Isn't Sure What Is Scarier, His Manga or the Real World

Junji Ito recently had a Comic-Con Panel in which he dived into the world of his latest work in Sensor, a story that explores terror from the stars, and during the recent question and answer session, the master of horror went into detail about how his manga might not be scarier than real-world events. As Adult Swim and Production IG continue to work on the anime adaptation of Uzumaki, the Ito tale that focuses on a cursed town struggling with an obsession with spirals, it's clear that the mangaka isn't stopping his career of making terrifying tales any time soon.
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Junji Ito Shares Another of His Favorite Horror Icons

Junji Ito recently has earned his place as one of the greatest horror manga creators when he earned two Eisner awards for some of his works, specifically with Remina and Venus In The Blind Spot, and during this year's Comic-Con, the master of horror shared another scary movie character that he considered to be a favorite. Having created a number of bone-chilling characters during his years of creating manga, Ito has also dived into creating adaptations of popular works in creating his own interpretation of Frankenstein as well as an adaptation of the spooky story known as The Lighthouse.
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Junji Ito thinks the world has gotten scarier, but not as scary as his manga

Less than a day after adding two more Eisners to his gallery of awards — Best Writer/Artist and Best US Edition of International Material: Asia — iconic horror mangaka Junji Ito was back at San Diego Comic-Con. In a pre-taped Q&A with Viz Media marketing manager, Urian Brown, Ito chatted about his latest work, the cosmic horror comic Sensor, coming Aug. 17 from Viz’s Signature imprint.
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