San Diego Comedian-Con is among the largest annual occasions specializing in the world of comedian books, popular culture, and anime. With numerous visitors within the popular culture world taking the chance to attend the occasion in California, Comedian-Con has introduced that none apart from the grasp of horror Junji Ito will probably be in attendance. With Ito receiving a brand new anime adaptation earlier this yr on Netflix and loads of initiatives on the best way, the mangaka specializing in creepy tales might need rather a lot to speak about.

Junji Ito manga is among the greatest representations of horror within the medium, usually mixing the mundane with terror that’s past human comprehension. Whereas Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of The Macabre arrived on Netflix earlier this yr, followers are ready for extra information in terms of Toonami’s adaptation of one in every of his hottest tales, Uzumaki. Lately, the mangaka’s work was additionally introduced to obtain a live-action feature-length movie from Fangoria Studios, Bloodsucking Darkness. Primarily based on a narrative specializing in a brand new tackle the creatures of the night time, the upcoming tackle vampires would be the first of three films which might be adapting Ito’s work.

Junji Ito in San Diego

This is how San Diego Comedian-Con describes Junji Ito for his upcoming look at this yr’s annual occasion, “4-time Eisner Award-winning creator Junji Ito made his skilled manga debut in 1987 and since then has gone on to be acknowledged as one of many best modern artists working within the horror style. In 2019 his assortment Frankenstein gained an Eisner Award within the Greatest Adaptation from One other Medium class, and in 2021 he was awarded Greatest Author/Artist, whereas his ebook Remina acquired the award for Greatest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials–Asia. In 2022, Lovesickness gained Greatest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials–Asia.”

Toonami’s Uzumaki was initially delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Whereas Cartoon Community launched trailers that show how devoted to Ito’s artwork the collection will probably be, the anime has but to verify if it is going to be arriving this yr. Regardless, the long run is shiny for the largest grasp of horror within the anime realm.

What future Junji Ito undertaking are you most trying ahead to? What has been your favourite creepy campfire story from Ito so far? Be happy to tell us within the feedback or hit me up instantly on Twitter @EVComedy to speak all issues comics, anime, and the world of Junji Ito.