Junji Ito is one of Japan's most famous mangaka. His works are many, mainly short stories and oneshots. Some of these have gained so much popularity; while waiting for the anime of Uzumaki - Spirale whose release date is still unknown, Netflix announces a special collaboration with the horror mangaka.

During Netflix Geeked Week, the third day was devoted to anime Production of Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre announced, a series that will adapt twenty stories from the mangaka stories. Some of the names made are Tomie, Soichi and The Hanging Balloons.

This is also confirmed by the mangaka starring Junji Ito, who appeared in a video and told about the creation of this project and how it will continue, revealing some of the series that will be adapted and transposed for the first time in the anime. During the video you can see some preparatory drawings and much more. Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre will be available on Netflix in 2023.

It had been confirmed for a long time that there would be a project for some of Junji Ito's stories. Meanwhile, during the same event, Netflix also announced the Moonrise project with WIT Studio.

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