During the last Netflix Geeked Week it was announced Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, an anime dedicated to the stories of Junji Ito, the master of horror manga. Junji Ito madman will debut on Netflix in 2023, underscoring once again how much the US streaming platform is hinting at anime.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre will adapt several of the author's stories in 20 episodes, from the most popular to the lesser known. In addition to the already announced adjustments of Tomie, Soichie The hanging balloonsthree of Junji Ito's most popular stories.

In addition to these confirmations Netflix published via his Twitter account new pics of Junji Ito Maniac, which we leave you at the end of this message. The 4 pictures show as protagonists a man with a macabre face, a boy with a scratched and bleeding face, a young woman with a frightened expression and a frightened family. The tweet is accompanied by a dedication to the two nominations for the Eisner Prize 2022 by Junji Ito.

The Eisner Awards, named after Will Eisner, considered the father of graphic novels, is a series of awards given to comic artists who manage to achieve tremendous results in the industry. Junji Ito was awarded in 2022 in the categories "Best Asian Opera" And "Best Writer/Artist“, thanks to his works Lovesick: Junji Ito Story Collection and Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection.


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