Today is the birthday of the acclaimed manga author Junji Ito, a man who, over the last few decades, has thrilled and terrified us in equal measure. So, to celebrate all of his accomplishments, hit the jump to take a quiz to see how much you know of his life and his works!
More Showa-flavored horror is on the way as Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai makes its return to television! Check out a key visual, screenshots, and cast list for the upcoming season. Plus, get a peek at the special "vertical edition" coming this summer. Hit the jump to see it all!
A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.
Fans that are familiar with Kichikujima (known in English as "Freak Island"), a gruesome slasher horror manga by Masaya Hokozono about a family of monstrous serial killers running amok on a deserted island, will be surprised to learn that the series is cute an unlikely anime adaptation in the form of a cute, short form series entitled Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono ("Kaoru's Precious Things") which will broadcast in Japan on BS NTV beginning in November. Hit the jump to learn more.
Horror entertainment often reflects real-life trauma, and Hideaki Anno, the mastermind behind Neon Genesis Evangelion, understands this. And eventually Anno would win multiple Japan Academy Awards for Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump for the story of how one of anime's greatest made Godzilla a nightmare again!
Hold on to your umbrellas, folks, because horror author Yukito Ayatsuji took to Twitter recently to tease an announcement that's sure to make his fans' skins crawl: Ayatsuji has completed his manuscript for a third novel in the Another series, and the book is scheduled to be released in Japan in September of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
As a long-time horror fan, there aren't many things that scare me ... But Juji Ito's work sure does! Hit the jump to celebrate this horror master's birthday!
Tokyo life takes a turn for the spooky in a new trailer for Zashiki-warashi no Tatami-chan ("Tatami-chan, the Guest Room Child"), an upcoming horror gag comedy mini-anime from the manga author of Hi Score Girl which features a sharp-tongued spirit experiencing life in the big city. Hit the jump to check it out.
Crowdfunded gag horror TV Anime from the mind of Rensuke Oshikiri (manga author of Hi-Score Girl), Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan, will have its premiere in April 2020. To celebrate the announcement, a new key visual has been released featuring the yokai and human roommates. Hit the jump to see the spooky new visual!