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Japanese Tales of the Macabre Teaser

Netflix released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Junji Ito anime project, Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, coming in January.


The Netflix Anime channel on YouTube released a br&-new teaser trailer for the upcoming Junji Itō Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre anime project. The anime series will be based on a selection of the horror author’s original manga works, & is scheduled to be available on the Netflix platform.


The new teaser features a brief glimpse at the anime adaptation of Tomie: Photo, one of the more famous works by Junji Itō that will be brought to the small screen in the upcoming series. Junji Itō Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is scheduled to be released on January 19, 2023.

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Junji Itō Maniac is the first-ever anime adaptation of 20 different works by the author from his Junji Itō Masterworks Collection, but also includes stories from The Hanging Balloons; Sōichi & Tomie. Some featured titles include Bullied; Gravetown; Where the S&man Lives; Unendurable Labyrinth; The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance; Ice Cream Truck & Library of Illusions.

The upcoming series will be produced by staff at Studio DEEN, which also produced this series’ predecessor, the 2018 Junji Itō Collection. Staff returning from the previous project include director Shinobu Tagashira; as well as scriptwriter Kaori Sawada; Sound Director Hozumi Goda, with Yuki Hayashi as composer.

Cast members previously announced include Romi Park (Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist) & Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi, Code Geass) who will be playing the titular siblings in The Strange Hikizuri Siblings; the voice of Eren Jaeger Yuki Kaji will play Goro Shinozaki in Library of Illusions.

Kuriko in Bullied will be played by Natsumi Takamori (Mei Misaki, Another), while Rie Sugara (Endorsi Jahad, Tower of God) plays the titular character of Tomie; Hisako Kanemoto (Sawae, Uncle From Another World) plays the role of Sayoko in Unendurable Labyrinth; Ryohei Kimura (Gо̄riki, ODDTAXI) plays Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa in Gravetown.

The Junji Itō Masterworks Collection manga ran from 2011 to 2013, spanning 11 volumes. This collection features some of the more well-known works by the author, & the upcoming anime will be adapting 20 works from Junji Itō’s body of work that will be animated for the first time in Junji Itō Maniac.

With its exciting list of stories, & cast members, as well as staff who have adapted Junji Itō work into anime before, the upcoming series is sure to be an exciting Winter release for fans of horror & of Itō. Junji Itō Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is scheduled for worldwide broadcast on January 19, 2023.

Source: Netflix Anime YouTube Channel

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