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
- 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
- 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
- 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 Tomie, Uzumaki, 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
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