Horror Ito Junji: Collection

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  1. Kuze

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    A collection of animated horror stories based on the works of Japanese artist Junji Ito.

    Manga that this anthology series will adapt: Check here



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    Air Date
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    Official Site: here

    Twitter: here


    If you're a fan of Junji Ito's works or surreal horror, be sure to catch this on Crunchyroll tomorrow. Its skin crawling moments are bound to be a fun-watch.

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  2. Matemar

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    I've read some Junji, and have liked what I saw, but anime horror doesn't have the best of reputations...

    Junji relies a lot on the page turn element to give you a scare. This page turn element is controlled by you, so it would be pretty interesting to see how they turn it into an anime.
     
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    I agree with your insight on Junji's work. @Matemar

    Plus good horror in anime is rare. Gore is in plenty but good horror is hard to find. A few come close though. Especially the psychological horror ones.

    As for this show, I'm gonna approach it realistically. It's gonna have a few good moments and the Yami Shibai type art but prolly nothing game changing. The positive is the source material. Wonder if they'll do Tomie?


    Ito's creations work and feel best on manga.
     
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    This one is fucking scary and disturbing as hell:


    Also pretty scary at times and very dark in terms of thematic material:


    Not super scary but more unsettling and solid vampire horror that gets why we fear them


    Not saying you're wrong though. Just listing a few solid horror anime you may not have seen.
     
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    I've seen Shiki, the other ones are on my mega ultra super ninja long plan to watch list.
     
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    Well I'll have to watch this then ne?
     
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    Lel, they picked Souichi's comedic ones for the first episode. I enjoyed it and am gonna stick with the show. Watching it on a weekly basis should be good fun. The creepier doll story was so short though. Should've got a bit more runtime to lay out the ambience.

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    The ED was pretty hip to. Don't know if they're alluding to Aokigahara or just the cedar forest from the first episode.


     
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    Not sure going with Souichi's story was the best choice for a pilot. The second doll story was a lot funnier than his convenient curses, but that was only because it went 0 to 100 bizarrely quick. I'd still like to see more of Souichi though. He thinks he's such a big shot, but he's really such a nuisance. That sort of makes him the right kind of narrator-type character for a series like this.
     
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    Well that was something different from what I was expecting. Not gonna be very pleased if they're going to continue with that goofiness, I just think that it doesn't fit at all. Some comedy here and there could be ok, but that was way too much. Actually that doll chapter, those couple last minutes of the episode were best, if they can get more of that disturbance and feeling then it'll get much better. Also I think that Souishi's voice is a little annoying, but maybe they're doing that on purpose.There's good potential for this series, so I'm happy enough to wait for next episode.
     
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    I liked the ed. That's it. I'll watch a bit more as its ITO tho.

    They should totally have a Tomie episode.
     
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    Yeah, definitely. I like Tomie more than Uzumaki even though they're both great. There's one short story that had some woman living across the protagonist of the story. I don't remember it very well, but there were some scenes or frames in that manga in which that hideous woman is running upstairs toward the protagonist. Holy shit, that is one of the most distressing stories from Junji Ito that I've seen. Utterly terrifying. Tomie has lots of weird stuff so at least they aren't short on material to rely on.
     
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    I'm glad they did Long Dreams, but they could have spent a bit more screen-time on the doctor and Mukoda's conversations where they actually go full detail and depiction about the dreams, as was in the manga. Would have been a nice touch but this was decent too. I remember trying to get a hold of the movie but some things are hard to find on the internetz, I guess. Plus don't think it's worth to bust a nut and 120$ on in Amazon.

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    The first one was just comically creepy. And I like sitting through the EDs and their changing forest themes. I was not familiar with this Fashion Model story so I thought they were setting up another funny act since the guy kept getting hit on the signpost while forecasting more serious impending doom upon himself.

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    I hope to God they continue the Lovesick Dead story (the first story of episode 3) in the upcoming episodes, cause that was just the tip of the iceberg. It gets more intriguing later on. I'll actually go read Lovesick Dead again, as a matter of fact. I hope they continue with it in the 2nd half cause leaving it like this in the anime wouldn't do it justice. All in all it was the best episode of all in terms of suspense (because of Lovesick Dead). The 2nd one was just classic Ito weird body horror. The anime is shaping up to be a decent weekly show.

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    Also from the looks of it we'll be getting another Souichi episode next week @Neon Walrus
     
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    The dub has premiered on Funimation.
     
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    MV for the opening by the band THE PINBALLS. The more I listen the more I like this.


     
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    That puppet episode was tight.
     
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    The series has been kind of lacking for a while, but this one's the best episode by far. Fuck Jean-Pierre, man, seriously.
     
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    Not sure if that's a good version of Oshikiri or not. They left it hanging. But yeah the ending was tense.


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    Souichi is supposed to be a really popular character in Japan, so it makes sense why he's the focus of the show. Now that he's got a 2nd episode I am expecting a second Lovesick Dead episode as well. Give it to me fam. All in all the first half was good but the 2nd one was just silly. Even though the dip in story quality was there, I enjoyed it. Can't really help that Studio Deen is fucking up with keeping the animation quality consistent.
     
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    For those expecting a Tomie episode, it'll be a 2 episode OVA which is not part of the 12 episode series and will prolly stream after the show has finished airing

    Article: here


    Also for those wondering what stories will get animated, here's the selection pool. The Ito Junji Collection stories from which the episodes will be picked. Not all of them will be animated though.

    THWOJI: vol.1: TOMIE

    01. Tomie
    02. Photograph
    03. Kiss
    04. Mansion
    05. Revenge
    06. The Basin of the Waterfall


    THWOJI: vol.2: TOMIE

    07. Tomie Part 2
    08. Basement
    09. Painter
    10. Murder
    11. Hair
    12. Orphan Girl


    THWOJI: TOMIE AGAIN: PART 3 *

    Though not part of THWOJI collection, Tomie's story continues here.

    01. Little Finger
    02. Boy
    03. Moromi
    04. Babysitter
    05. Gathering
    06. Passing Demon
    07. Top Model
    08. Old and Ugly


    THWOJI vol.3: FLESH COLORED HORROR

    01. Long Hair in the Attic
    02. Permission/Approval
    03. Beehive
    04. Dying Young
    05. Headless Statues
    06. Flesh Colored Horror


    THWOJI vol.4: THE FACE BURGLAR

    01. The Face Burglar
    02. Scarecrows
    03. Falling
    04. The Red String
    05. My Dear Ancestors
    06. Hanging Balloons


    THWOJI vol.5: SOUICHI'S DIARY OF DELIGHTS

    01. Fun Summer Vacation
    02. Fun Winter Vacation
    03. Souichi's Diary of Delights
    04. Souichi's Home Tutor
    05. Mannequin Teacher
    06. Souichi's Birthday


    THWOJI vol.6: SOUICHI'S DIARY OF CURSES

    01. Souichi's Selfish Curse
    02. The Silent Room (Room With Four Walls)
    03. Coffin
    04. Rumors
    05. Fashion Model


    THWOJI vol.7: SLUG GIRL

    01. Slug Girl
    02. The Thing that Drifted Ashore
    03. Mold
    04. Coldness/The Chill
    05. Ryokan
    06. The Groaning Drain
    07. Biohouse


    THWOJI vol.8: BLOOD-BUBBLE BUSHES

    01. Blood-Bubble Bushes
    02. Unbearable Labyrinth
    03. Sword of the Re-Animator
    04. The Will
    05. The Bridge
    06. Demonology (The Devil's Logic)
    07. The Conversation Room


    THWOJI vol.9: HALLUCINATIONS

    01. Hallucinations
    02. Bog of the Living Dead
    03. Penpal
    04. Intruder
    05. Further Tales of Oshikiri
    06. Further Tales of Oshikiri: Walls
    Bonus chapters: Ito Junji's Dog Diary


    THWOJI vol.10: HOUSE OF THE MARIONETTES

    01. Ice Cream Bus
    02. Clubhouse
    03. The Smoking Club
    04. Second-hand Record
    05. The Sleeping Room (Den of the Sleep Demon)
    06. The Gift Bearer
    07. House of the Marionettes


    THWOJI vol.11: THE TOWN WITHOUT STREETS

    01. The Town Without Streets
    02. Near Miss!
    03. Maptown
    04. Village of the Siren
    05. The Supernatural Transfer Student


    THWOJI vol.12: THE BULLY

    01. The Bully
    02. House of the Deserter
    03. Heart of a Father
    04. Memory
    05. The Back Alley
    06. Love as Scripted
    07. In the Soil


    THWOJI vol.13: THE CIRCUS IS HERE

    01. The Circus is Here
    02. Gravetown
    03. The Window Next Door
    04. TBHS: The Second Daughter's Lover
    05. TBHS: Seance (Assembly of the Fallen Ghost)


    THWOJI vol.14: THE STORY OF THE MYSTERIOUS TUNNEL

    01. Long Dream
    02. The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel
    03. The Bronze Statue
    04. Drifting Spores
    05. Blood Sickness of thte White Sands Village


    THWOJI vol.15: LOVESICK DEAD (UNDYING LOVE)

    01. The Beautiful Youth of the Intersections
    02. The Anxious Woman
    03. Shadows
    04. Screams in the Night
    Sequel: The White-Clothed Pretty Boy
    Bonus chapters: Ribs Woman and Phantom Mansion


    THWOJI vol.16: FRANKENSTEIN

    01. Frankenstein
    02. A Doll's Hellish Burial
    03. A Shit to Remember
     
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    "Gentle Goodbye" was so unexpected. It opened my eyes to a totally different side of Ito's work. Very nice.

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    Though I gotta admit she is only half as kowaii here compared to the looks in the manga.

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