Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre Anime Reveals Additional Cast Members, January 19 Premiere

Four new stories and scene cuts have been unveiled.


The official website of Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre anime revealed more cast members along with scene cuts for four newly announced stories including Tomie: Photo, The Hanging Balloons, The Room With 4 Walls, and Intruder on Sep 25, 2022.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is set to release exclusively on Netflix on Jan 19, 2023.

The newly announced cast along with their scene cuts are as follows:

From Tomie: Photo

Tomie : Photo
  • Rie Suegara as Tomie
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Tsukiko Izumisawa
  • Taku Yashiro as Yamazaki
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Tachi
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kimata

From The Hanging Balloons

The Hanging Balloons
  • Riho Sugiyama as Kazuko Morinaka
  • Daisuke Kishio as Shinya Shiraishi
  • Iori Nomizu as Kagumi Fujino

From The Room With 4 Walls

  • Yuji Mitsuya as Sōichi
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kōichi
  • Yuka Saitō as Sayuri
  • Yutaka Aoyama as Tagaisu

From Intruder

  • Hiro Shimono as Oshikiri

More of the scene cuts can be viewed here.

Other cast members include:

  • Takahiro Sakurai: Kazuya Hikizuri (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
  • Romi Park: Kiko (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
  • Hisako Kanemoto: Sayoko (Unbearable Maze)
  • Yōko Hikasa: Chiemi (The Long Hair in the Attic)
  • Natsumi Takamori: Kuriko (The Bully)
  • Hajime Iijima as Shigoro (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
  • Risa Shimizu as Narumi (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
  • Ayaka Asai as Hitoshi (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
  • Tomoko Kaneda as Misako (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)

The official website for the anime had previously revealed five titles from Junji Ito’s collection that will be included in the anime.

The anime will consist of a total of 20 horror short stories from Ito’s works “for the first time” including stories from Tomie, Sōichi, and The Hanging Balloons manga.

In a previous announcement, the author revealed that a new anime project is in the works for his Itō Junji Kesssaku-shū (Junji Ito Masterworks Collection) manga collection. The manga collection includes some of Ito’s most well-known works and consists of 11 volumes published between 2011 and 2013.

Junji Ito is a Japanese horror mangaka. Some of his most notable works include TomieUzumaki, and Gyo. His other works include Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection, a collection of different short stories holding a series of stories named Souichi’s Journal of Delights, and Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu, a self-parody about him and his wife living in a house with two cats.

Ito’s work has developed a substantial cult following, with some deeming him a significant figure in recent horror iconography.

Source: Official Website

© J.I./Asahi Shimbun Publishing, Junji Ito “Maniac” Production Committee

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