See what the horror manga legend cooked up for the Grand Prize
Horror master (and cat aficionado) Junji Ito came together with fans for a special International Cat Day Contest, and the winners were officially announced last month. The Grand Prize of a custom illustration by Ito-sensei went to @chibi_leah, who managed to top the incredible 1,831 submissions we received for the Yon & Mu themed contest.
That brings us to the illustration itself, which we're thrilled to unveil. First up, a reminder of the entry:
Which served as the basis for Ito-sensei's amazing custom artwork:
We'd like to thank everyone who entered once again, and be sure to check out our previous post for more on the Cat Papa Award Runner Ups.
If you can't get enough of Junji Ito and cats,you can read a preview chapter of Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu on the Kodansha Comics website.
You can also watch as Ito-sensei reacts to YOUR cats in this delightful video:
For more of the distinctly horror side of Junji Ito, pre-orders for his latest manga, Remina, are now live, Uzumaki is on the way to Adult Swim in 2021, and you can always watch Junji Ito Collection here on Crunchyroll!