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Junji Ito Collection

Oh my goodness, is this really going to happen? Any fans of horror manga artist Junji Ito here? I sure am a little fan, and I just discovered that there is an anime adaptation of the master's works due in January next year! Aptly titled Junji Ito Collection, the anime covers popular titles that I have read before in varying degrees. Well, back then I didn't have a good command of Japanese, so I mostly read scanlations and Chinese editions from the bookstore. But from the striking visuals on that poster, I instantly recognised what some of those stories are!

Hello there, Tomie! Tomie is one of Junji Ito's widely-read masterpieces, and I have to say that the series is an increasingly unsettling read. It is also quite lengthy, bearing two thick collections with haunting cover art. Tomie has been described as the most beautiful woman in this world. Well, if you happen to find her pretty...good for you? :P Having read Junji Ito's work from time to time, I can gather that the most sinister beings often reside beneath the shells of 'beautiful people'. Yeah, it is the pretty and handsome faces that you should be very cautious of!

Uh oh, here comes Souichi. Argh, please don't look at me like that! Gosh, Souichi is also another widely-read series that would embed very deep into the reader's mind like a parasite. Souichi is a very twisted boy with a penchant for curses, lots and lots and lots of nails, voodoo dolls, and making people around him extremely uncomfortable. Yeah, it isn't difficult at all to be turned off by Souichi. In fact, he is so dangerous that even his own family has to be wary around the clock! Souichi is human unlike Tomie, so I would like to think there is still a tolerable side of him. Okay, never mind.

Junji Ito Collection will premiere on January 5th, 2018 through WOWOW, and is scheduled to run for 12 episodes! I am looking forward to it, and meanwhile I shall go dig up the manga to refresh my fond (?) memories...

Eccentrically Yours.

Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪

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