Junji Ito’s Tomie To Get A New One-Shot Manga

The March issue of Asahi Shimbun’s Nemuki+ magazine, which was published on Feb 13, 2024, revealed exciting news for fans of Junji Ito, as it announced that the horror manga series Tomie is getting a new one-shot.

Titled Tomie: Control, it will be published in the upcoming issue of the magazine on April 12, 2024.

To commemorate the release of the new one-shot, Junji Ito will be drawing a new Tomie cover illustration for the magazine.

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Tomie is a Japanese horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. It was Ito’s first published work he originally submitted to Monthly Halloween, a shojo magazine from 1987 to 2000, which led to him winning the Kazuo Umezu award.

The manga has been adapted into a series of Japanese horror films released between 1999 and 2011. A streaming television series was in development for Quibi before the service was shut down.

MAL describes the plot of Tomie as:

In a high school classroom, students mourn the loss of one of their own: Tomie Kawakami, who has been murdered and dismembered. Shocked by the announcement of her death, the class is puzzled by the cruel fate that has befallen someone so dear to them; such a radiant and beautiful girl did not deserve such a hideous demise. However, a strikingly familiar student suddenly appears at the classroom’s entrance. Gorgeous, slender, and with a beauty mark under her left eye, Tomie smiles and apologizes for being late.

But this is just the beginning of the mysteries surrounding this seemingly inhuman woman. The men unlucky enough to catch her eye become smitten with her instantly, but also become driven by a dark impulse to dismember her, one they often succumb to. And each time, Tomie returns from the dead to continue her favorite pastime: toying with men.

Source: ANN, Twitter