Additional cast members and stills were also unveiled
The official Netflix Anime Twitter account today unveiled a piece of key art for the upcoming Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre anime, which was followed up with cast members and stills for four new stories that will be adapted in the horror series from Studio DEEN.
it's a new spooky piece of key art for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre!— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 14, 2022
joining the tales are four more Junji Ito classics: "Ice Cream Truck," "Tomb Town," "Library Vision," and "Headless Statue" pic.twitter.com/xCQFfOWueQ
Cast members and stills revealed for the four new stories are as follows:
Ice Cream Truck
- Ryotaro Okiayu (Kongming in Ya Boy Kongming!)
- Sara Matsumoto (Yowa in Yashihime: Princess Half-Demon)
- Takatsugu Chikamatsu
joining the Junji Ito Maniac cast are the following talents:— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 14, 2022
"Ice Cream Truck":
Takatsugu Chikamatsu pic.twitter.com/OuKmW1VMoZ
- Ryohei Kimura (Alice in Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun)
- M・A・O (Pecorine in Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
- Aya Uchida (Kotori in Love Live! School Idol Project)
"Tomb Town"— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 14, 2022
Aya Uchida pic.twitter.com/kdv5KZCnjC
"Library Vision"— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 14, 2022
Tomoe Hanba pic.twitter.com/whwht4hmtj
- Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia in Bleach)
- Takashi Kondo (Angelo in 91 Days)
"Headless Statue"— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 14, 2022
Takashi Kondo pic.twitter.com/xemk2c7nOn
Based on the various horror stories by Junji Ito, Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is being directed by Shinobu Tagashira (Junji Ito Collection), who also serves as character designer, at Studio DEEN, with scripts by Kaoru Sawada and music by Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia).
The series is scheduled to release on Netflix worldwide on January 19, 2023.
Source: Netflix Anime on Twitter
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