Famed horror artist Junji Ito’s legendary works are soon getting a new anime adaptation with some never-before-seen stories, and Netflix is promoting the film’s premiere. Junji Ito Maniac. Japanese Tales Macabre with a new trailer! Although Ito is one of the most famous manga creators in the world, it has been a difficult journey until now in terms of actually bringing these stories to life through anime. Now with Netflix, this newest series is coming to life with several stories that fans never thought would ever be adapted.
Junji Ito Maniac. Japanese Tales Macabre will adapt 20 of the famous creator’s works that have never been adapted into anime before, with stories such as Tommy, The Weird Hizikiri Brothers, The Whispering Woman, and more. Gearing up for a worldwide release with Netflix in just a few days, fans have been treated to a new trailer for the anthology anime, showing a first look at how these stories will come to life. Watch the latest trailer below.
How to watch the new Junji Ito anime on Netflix
Junji Ito Maniac. Japanese Tales Macabre Releases worldwide on Netflix on January 19th. Directed by Shinobu Tagashira (who also provides character design) for Studio DEEN, with Kaoru Sawada as screenwriter and Yuki Hayashi as composer, this anime anthology will feature 20 of the creator’s stories animated for the first time. There is also a mixed voice for all 20 of these stories.
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These include the likes of Ryotaro Okiyau as Sonohara, Sara Matsumoto as Tomoki, Takatsugu Chikamatsu as Ice Cream Man, Ryohei Kimura as Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa, MAO as Kaoru Yoshikawa, Aya Uchida as Izumi Murakami, Yuki Kaji as Goro Shinozaki. starring Fumiko Orikasa as Rumi, Takashi Kondo as Shimada, Ayaka Asai as Hitoshi, Tomoko Kaneda as Misako, Riho Sugiyama as Kazuko Morinaka, Daisuke Kisio as Shinya Shiraishi, Iori Nomizu as Kagumi Fujino, and Rie Suegara as as Tommy. .
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