Junji Ito


Appreciating The Horror Artistry of Junji Ito

If there’s one thing that bugs me, and many others, it’s the fact that some individuals will compare the work of one person to another by calling them the ‘so and so’ of this or that. In other words, Junji Ito being called the “Cronenberg of manga” feels a little too much like the need of the public to minimize a person’s work by citing another famous name in the industry by which to compare it. Many would claim that this isn’t the case, that they’re simply drawing a parallel between one person’s work and another, and that’s usually the case. Those that find it necessary to say things such as ‘the next Stephen King’ or ‘the next Stanley Kubrick’ and so on so forth only show their lack of ability to recognize artistry for what it is, an achievement that doesn’t need to be compared in such a manner so as to allow Junji Ito to have his own time in the sun without being likened to another artist. It’s very possible that Junji doesn’t care if he’s likened to other artists and might even find it flattering, but it’s still a bit annoying to think that being ‘the next’ anything is what people are willing to do in order to justify their interest in someone’s work.
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Junji Ito, Spy X Family, More Manga Nominated for Eisner Awards

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2021 nominees have been revealed, and they contain a handful of manga titles. They mainly show up under the category of Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia. The nominees here are I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara, I Wish I Could Say “Thank You” by Yukari Takinami, A Journal Of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi, Ping Pong, vols. 1–2, by Taiyo Matsumoto, Remina by Junji Ito, and Spy X Family vols. 1–3 by Tatsuya Endo.
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Junji Ito Blind Box Figures Coming This Saturday

For those not in the know, Junji Ito is a world-renowned Japanese mangaka (or, manga artist) whose most celebrated and twisted horror works include Tomie and Uzumaki. Now Unbox Industries adds a new level of fear to the always-expanding universe of Junji Ito in the form of blind box figures!

Junji Ito Unveils New Statues For His Creepiest Creations

Junji Ito's Uzumaki is set to land on Adult Swim later this year, with Production IG teaming up with the Cartoon Network programming block in order to bring to life what might be the greatest adaptation of the horror mangaka's works, and it seems as if Ito will be receiving some brand new statues that bring to life some of his creepiest creatures. Outside of Uzumaki, Ito has spent years creating some of the scariest monsters and abominations that have ever made their way to pop culture, and these statues from Unbox Japan highlight how terrifying Ito's mind can be.

Junji Ito Fans Are Clamoring For Adult Swim's Uzumaki

Adult Swim turned a number of heads when it announced that it would be bringing to life a brand new anime adaptation of one of Junji Ito's most popular works in Uzumaki, and while the series is still slated to arrive at some point this year, details have been few and far between. With the story focusing on a town that is cursed by an obsession with spirals, Ito's classic story will be brought to life by the animation studio of Production IG and seems to be the closest adaptation of the master of horror's manga.

Horror Mangaka Junji Ito Rates the Internet's Spookiest Monsters

Master horror mangaka Junji Ito’s most popular books and stories, Uzumaki, Tomie, and The Hanging Balloon, contain some of the most disturbing imagery ever to burrow deep into your brain. Recently, he sat down with manga distributor Viz Media to talk about monsters he didn’t create, but probably inspired, that’ve been seen stalking the internet.

Junji Ito Examines Monsters Of The Internet

Junji Ito had proven himself to be the premier master of horror within the world of anime and manga, and with his next animated project hitting Adult Swim in this year's Uzumaki, the mangaka recently took the opportunity to study the next generation of horror with the monsters of the internet. With the world of CreepyPasta giving us the likes of the movie Slender Man and the television series Channel Zero, it's clear that horror fans online have managed to create some long-lasting terrors that are some of the strangest that the world has ever seen.
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Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: NextDoor Is A Short And Sweet Tribute To Junji Ito

Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!
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Celebrate Legendary Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito with the Loot Crate Exclusive Junji Ito Blacklight Capsule Collection

Loot Crate is inviting you to step into the world of acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito with the announcement of the Junji Ito Blacklight Capsule Collection. Featuring unique interpretations of his artwork transformed from traditional black and white panels with hauntingly vivid colorization, this officially licensed Loot Crate exclusive collection of limited-edition and premium apparel comes alive with blacklight ink.
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Someone brought a skin-crawling Junji Ito story into Animal Crossing: New Horizons using standees

Worlds collide in this fan-made tribute to The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Junji Ito together in one place? It's mad enough to work!. Players have wasted no time making the most of the newly-added Custom Design Pro Editor+ tool. For some creators, it's a chance to bring cats into the game with perfectly-laid-out custom umbrella patterns. For others, the upgraded tool is a way to unleash unspeakable horrors upon their islanders.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Cosplay Unites The Golden Wind With Junji Ito

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's latest anime season followed the son of Dio Brando, Giorno Giovanna, in the saga of the Golden Wind as he attempted to take the reins of the Passione Mafia from the nefarious villain known as Diavolo, and one fan has created some ingenious cosplay merging the wielder of King Crimson by fusing the franchise with that of Junji Ito's spooky creation, Tomie. Perhaps no villain is more suited to be fused with this succubus than Diavolo, who struggles with some severe personality disorder that has worked in hiding his identity from enemies looking to topple his criminal empire.

Junji Ito Crosses Over With The Simpsons In Disturbing Art

Junji Ito is getting a lot of the spotlight with this year seeing the release of the anime adaptation of Uzumaki making its way to Adult Swim, garnering some seriously creative fan art that artists have been using to celebrate the horror mangaka and one fan specifically merged one of Ito's spookiest tales with the hilarious world of The Simpsons. Though The Simpsons is no stranger to the world of horror, with each year seeing the release of the Treehouse of Horror special around Halloween, putting the Simpson family into some spooky scenarios based on popular movies and television.

The Simpsons in a dark crossover with Junji Ito: Chris Rose’s fan art

In the Japanese scene, there are mangaka who dedicate themselves to the same work for years, and then there are those who instead churn out short stories or self-contained chapters on repeat, creating a name for their ability to change while remaining at excellent levels. Junji Ito is certainly one of those authors and over time it has brought several popular manga.

Remina (Hardcover) by Junji Ito $12.89

For any Junji Ito fans out there, the hardcover version of Remina release by Viz Signature has dropped to $12.89 on amazon. This is the lowest it's been since release. Free shipping for those with Prime.

Junji Ito Fan Art Imagines Pulp Fiction In A Spooky World

Junji Ito's Uzumaki anime adaptation is set to arrive later this year thanks to the creative minds at Adult Swim and Production IG, but before we see the arrival of this story revolving around a cursed town inflicted with an obsession with spirals, one fan has tested their artistic ability by taking the horrific style and applying it to the world of Pulp Fiction. Though Pulp Fiction is hardly a horror movie, it remains one of the most recognizable movies of the past few decades thanks to its eccentric cast and the work of director Quentin Tarantino!

Junji Ito Approves Of Terrifying Souichi Cosplay

Junji Ito is set to have a big 2021, as Adult Swim is slated to introduce the anime adaptation for one of the horror mangaka's most well-known stories in Uzumaki, and though the spooky writer/artist certainly has a lot on his plate, that hasn't stopped him from approving cosplay of one of his creepiest characters in Souichi. With Souichi appearing in the medium of anime throughout the television series of The Junji Ito Collection, he might not be one of the most terrifying characters that the master of horror has created in the past, but he's certainly one of the most unique!