Junji Ito Maniac Anime Sets the Stage for Scares in New Key Visual, More Cast Members Revealed

Ito’s mind will be adapted to Netflix on January 19

Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre


The horror-filled world of Junji Ito’s continues to be adapted in the upcoming Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre anime this January. Just to prepare us a little for what might come so we don’t lose our heads, the series revealed a new key visual as well as more cast members that will be the playthings of Ito’s stories, of which two more story names were announced as well.


Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre


Joining Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre is:


  • Shoko Nakagawa (Diana in Sailor Moon Crystal) as Mayumi Santo in “Whispering Woman”
  • Mie Sonozaki (Gatomon in Digimon Adventure:) as Mitsu Uchida in “Whispering Woman”
  • Tomoko Kaneda (Chiyo in Azumanga Daioh) as Coron/Garon in “Souichi's Beloved Pet”


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The staff from the Junji Ito Collection anime return for the Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre anime at Studio DEEN, including director and character designer Shinobu Tagashira, series composer Kaoru Sawada, music composer Yuki Hayashi and sound director Hozumi Goda. The series premieres on Netflix on January 19.


Along with Tales of the Macabre, Ito's work previously inspired the aforementioned Junji Ito Collection anime in 2018 with an adaptation of his Uzumaki manga is currently in the works for Adult Swim.


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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