Junji Ito, the king of realism horror, is back with another bone-chilling anime in cahoots with Netflix. The two have always delivered their promise to bring us the best quality content and will do so with ‘Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of Macabre’ too.
The upcoming anime will include some of Junji’s most popular and never-before-animated works and some classics. However, you can’t ever get enough of Junji Ito, so Netflix has some good news for us.
In a new trailer, Netflix has revealed more titles that will be included in the ‘Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of Macabre’ anime.
The video features the school-based horror story, ‘Tomie: Photo’ from the manga ‘Tomie.’ Besides this, Netflix has revealed five more stories that will be included in the anime debuting on January 19, 2023. The new titles are as follows:
- The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel (Tunnel Kitan)
- Mold (Kabi)
- Layers of Fear (Kyōfu no Jūsō)
- The Thing that Drifted Ashore (Hyōchakumono)
- Back Alley (Rojiura)
New titles also mean new cast members joining the team, and Netflix covers that part too. The official website has revealed more voice actors, and they are:
|The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel||Shun Horie||Kazuya Kinoshita (Rent-A-Girlfriend)|
|The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel||Tomomi Mineuchi||Koi Yoshinaga (Slow Loop)|
|The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel||Risa Mizuno||Julie (Bakugan Battle Brawlers)|
|Mold||Daisuke Hirakawa||Rei Ryugazaki (Free!)|
|Mold||Kousuke Okano||Kenta Nakamura (Initial D)|
|Mold||Ken Uo||Amayo Jingoro (Basilisk)|
|Layers of Fear||Lynn||Maya Sato (Classroom of the Elite)|
|Layers of Fear||Romi Park||Hange Zoë (Attack on Titan)|
|Layers of Fear||Mina Kobayashi||Helios Energy CEO (Tiger & Bunny)|
|The Thing that Drifted Ashore||Kaito Ishikawa||Tobio Kageyama (Haikyu!!)|
|The Thing that Drifted Ashore||Yūko Kobayashi||Washu Hakubi (Tenchi Muyo!)|
|Back Alley||Yuuto Suzuki||Jek (Dance with Devils)|
|Back Alley||Seiko Ueda||Lulu Ramon (Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!!)|
The franchise hasn’t revealed the characters this newly announced cast will be playing, so we’ll have to wait a little more for that.
There’s just one more title left to unveil that will be featured in the anime, and we’re free to cook up theories regarding that one.
I hope it’s one that has never been animated before, and I feel that Junji has something special like that planned for it.
About Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is an upcoming anime that will be released in 2023. It features a collection of some of Junji Ito’s best horror works.
Some of the stories include Unendurable Labyrinth, The Long Hair in the Attic, Bullied, and others. Even some stories from Tomie, Soichi and The Hanging Balloons have been included.