Junji Ito Collection

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3.6
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  • 9 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    An insult to a master of horror.
    Junji Ito is a master of horror to which there is no rival. His pacing, detail and compositions are unbelievably calculated and well-made. Each panel drips with the oppressive weight of his inking and nail biting suspense. There is no bland or useless panel in a Junji Ito manga.

    ... So why is it this whole anime seems to be full of nothing but that blandness? Moments that shocked and unnerved ...
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  • 11 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Has the potential to be a Master Class in horror, but really depends on which stories of Junji Ito are used...
    Having watched the first episode. It's understandable that people new to Junji Ito's works would be rather underwhelmed and confused by it. As the show's marketing kind of paints a picture that this is going to be a definitive anime collection of truly terror-inspiring horror short stories from one of Japan's kings of the horror manga. To only get an almost comedic first episode about Souichi a ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Faithful, but inferior.
    Sadly, this is in fact a pale imitation of Junji Ito's work, and while it is faithful and picks some of his strongest work, it's, uh...

    Slapdash? Poorly focused? It's hard to describe how a static image can have so much more impact than a fully animated, acted scene, but in every single episode it does.

    I'm not going to tell anyone not to watch, since it's still enjoyable for fans and a ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Horror fanatic must watch
    Junji Ito the hyped up manga artist that was known for his horror is finally going to be animated. the "Japan version of Stephen king"
    Worth a watch.

    the first episode was not weird at all by any means. This is pretty much the art of his series so give it a try and see if it is your style
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    First episode leaves you wanting more...Eep!
    So I've never read anything by Junji Ito and I didn't do any research because I wanted to view it without any sort of opinion going into it. Now it is being touted as a genre defining series, so imo it does not meet that expectation concerning horror. The first ep is more of a slightly suspenseful, comedic act than it is a nightmare haunting episode of horror. That being said, ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Two dozens of stories, barely any suspence/impact in most of them
    This series made me think what makes a good horror. I've been going through some stories by H. P. Lovecraft lately and they absolutely charmed me with their twisted intrigues, well realized themes of madness and hidden threats that go beyond the limits of human imagination.

    I think Junji Ito tried to achieve something similar, but apart from 3-4 stories he fails miserably. The same, ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Creepy and satisfiying
    I love that show. You can really feel the writing style of Ito through the episodes and I love this type of horror. You feel the same emotions as the characters. I think it has the potential to become an amazing series in the next weeks. It has a unique way of scaring people because of the creepiness of the characters.
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    This will only get better
    The first episode was totally fine imo, but it's only going to get better. Junji Ito is the horror master and by the looks of the first ep, the style is captured nicely with great animation. Prepare for some scares everyone! Can't wait to see my favourites from his collections being animated!
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  • Already plan on reading the comics!
    The animation is not so good but I absolutely loved the stories, they are a 100% the type of horror I enjoy, quite weird and unsettling.
    I also enjoyed the character design, the people looked quite ordinary so it gives a vibe that all of this messed up stuff is happening to someone just like you, which I think adds to the experience.
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