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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Gets New Clip

BY Brandon

Published 2 weeks ago

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Gets New Clip

Halloween may be over, but Netflix has some spooks lined up for fans this coming January. Just in, we have a new short clip for the upcoming anthology anime series Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

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The clip doesn’t really give us a scene that actually plays out, but we do get some horrific visuals of young girl with two faces protruding from her head. While the visual may seem pretty tame for modern horror standards, fans who have read Junji Ito’s work know that they should expect something a lot more terrifying and gory.

With Ito’s comics being so visual and raw, it’s certainly a challenge to be able to bring the same kind of effect to animation. Heck, even the upcoming adaptation of Ito’s most popular work Uzumaki is having a hard time getting on screens; and I’m guessing it’s because the animators want to properly capture the feel of the manga—which is a must-read for any horror fan.

Here’s the official description for Maniac:

The genius Junji Ito has long been at the forefront of the Japanese horror manga world. Featuring a selection of 20 macabre masterpieces brimming with his original worldview and fascinating characters drawn in his stunning style, including popular titles such as “Hanging Balloon” and fan-favorite characters Tomie and Soichi, this animated series will totally immerse viewers in the maniacal charm of Junji Ito.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre premieres on Netflix around the New Year Jan. 19, 2023.

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