With the Writers and Actors of Hollywood now on strike, San Diego Comedian-Con has needed to cancel plenty of occasions that had been initially introduced. Regardless of this truth, the comedian conference continues to be making bulletins in terms of sure parts of popular culture. With horror manga artist Junji Ito set to look at this yr’s San Diego Comedian-Con, the conference has introduced {that a} new exhibit honoring the creator will likely be part of the occasion.

Earlier this yr, Netflix launched a brand new anime adaptation that gathered plenty of Ito’s quick tales and breathed new life into them. Junji Ito’s Maniac: Japanese Tales of The Macabre portrayed a few of the mangaka’s greatest tales that had but to be dropped at the small display screen, together with Hanging Balloons, Mould, The Sandman, and Bully to call a number of. Sadly, essentially the most extremely anticipated anime adaptation in Ito’s profession has but to pin down a launch date for horror followers. Grownup Swim’s Uzumaki has been seen by anime followers as an adaptation that really captures the artist’s aesthetic, however has been mired by delays thanks partly to the coronavirus pandemic. Whereas not formally confirmed, an Grownup Swim producer has confirmed that Uzumaki may need some large information for this yr’s San Diego Comedian-Con.

The Ito-Verse Exhibit

Viz Media shared the large information that “Welcome to The Ito-Verse: The Junji Ito Expertise” is making its technique to San Diego Comedian-Con. The occasion will likely be held on the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, held from Thursday, July twentieth to Saturday, July twenty third.


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The worlds of anime and manga aren’t the one platforms that may home a few of Ito’s creepy tales, as a live-action sequence of movies are slated to be launched sooner or later from Fangoria Studios. Slated as three feature-length movies, the primary outing has been confirmed as Bloodsuck Darkness, a vampiric story from Junji Ito that places a critical twist on the creatures of the night time. Written by Jeff Howard of The Haunting of Hill Home fame, a launch date has but to be revealed for the Fangoria Studios manufacturing.

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