Netflix’s new anime is only a style of Junji Ito’s terrifying tales

A character from the Netflix anime Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre | Picture: Netflix

A part of what makes Junji Ito’s work so terrifying is the way it sticks with you. The thoughts behind iconic horror manga like Tomie and Uzumaki takes an thought — whether or not it’s a schoolgirl who can’t die or a small city obsessive about spirals — and steadily pushes the idea as far it may possibly go, normally towards some type of disturbing physique horror that forces you to look away. Earlier than you recognize it, the thought has lodged itself in your mind, his fastidiously crafted black-and-white photographs flashing even after you shut the ebook.

The brand new Netflix anthology Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, which adapts numerous Ito’s tales into animated episodes, captures some of that terror. The concepts are nonetheless there, the horrifying creativeness that may make…

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