Netflix Reveals New Junji Ito Maniac Visual and Details

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Netflix has revealed a key visual for the Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre anthology’s adaptation of The Strange Hikizuri Siblings.

The streaming platform also announced several additional cast members and the full slate of stories that will be present in the anthology. The former includes Shoko Nakagawa as Mayumi Santo (Whispering Woman), Mie Sonozaki as Mitsu Uchida (Whispering Woman), and Tomoko Kaneda as Coron (Soichi’s Beloved Pet).

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As for the latter, viewers can expect adaptations of:

The Strange Hikizuri Siblings

The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel

Ice Cream Bus

Hanging Balloon

Four x Four Walls

The Sandman’s Lair


Long Hair in the Attic


Library Vision

Tomb Town

Layers of Terror

The Thing that Drifted Ashore


Unendurable Labyrinth

The Bully


Headless Statue

Whispering Woman

Soichi’s Beloved Pet

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre will be released on Netflix on January 19, 2023. As with 2018’s Junji Ito Collection, Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre‘s staff includes Shinobu Tagashira as director and character designer, Kaoru Sawada as scriptwriter, and Yuuki Hayashi as music composer, with Studio Deen as the animation production company.

The anthology’s cast includes Takahiro Sakurai and Romi Park as The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance‘s Kazuya and Kinako Hikizuri respectively, Yoko Hikasa as The Long Hair in the Attic‘s Chiemi, Hisako Kanemoto as Unendurable Labyrinth‘s Sayoko, Natsumi Takamori as The Bully‘s Kuriko, and Hajime IijimaRisa Shimizu, Ayaka Asai, and Tomoko Kaneda as The Strange Hikizuri Siblings‘s Shigoro, Narumi, Hitoshi, and Misako Hikizuri respectively, and more.

Source: @NetflixAnime

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