Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre Anime Unveils 4 More Cast Members

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

The official website for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre anime revealed four more cast members for The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance story on July 25, 2022.

The newly joined cast members include:

Hajime Iijima as the second son, Shigoro

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Risa Shimizu as second daughter, Narumi

Risa Shimizu, the second daughter, Narumi

Ayaka Asai as third son, Hitoshi

Ayaka Asai as the third son, Hitoshi

Tomoko Kaneda as the third daughter, Misako

Tomoko Kaneda as the third daughter, Misako

Previously announced cast includes:

  • 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)

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

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

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: Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre Official Website

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