Netflix Drops Disturbing Trailer for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre
Published 4 weeks ago
Though Junji Ito fans are still waiting on Adult Swim’s adaptation of Uzumaki, Netflix has nabbed a deal with the horror master for an anthology series called Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre. The series is set to premiere this week, and we have a disturbing new trailer.
What’s probably odd about the trailer is that it uses a lighthearted tune while zipping by several clips as they get slowly more horrific toward the end. While we don’t really get a long glimpse at the violence, I think the series is sitting on all of that for until the show actually premieres.
Though a lot of fans consider Ito’s most memorable work to be his Uzumaki series, he has also been known to have published some other work, all of which contain his signature horror style of grotesque creatures, extreme violence, and pretty young women.
Let’s hope this sets a standard for Junji Ito adaptations moving forward.
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 this Jan. 19.