Junji Ito Maniac Gets 3rd Trailer Ahead of Jan 19 Release

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A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre anime anthology, which premieres on Netflix on January 19. The trailer provides a look at its various adapted Junji Ito stories and the ending song “Iu Toori” by JYOCHO.

Some of the stories featured in Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre include The Strange Hikizuri Siblings, The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel, Ice Cream Bus, Hanging Balloon, Four x Four Walls, The Sandman’s Lair, Intruder, Long Hair in the Attic, and Mold.

The anime also features:

Library Vision

Tomb Town

Layers of Terror

The Thing that Drifted Ashore



Unendurable Labyrinth

The Bully


Headless Statue

Whispering Woman

Soichi’s Beloved Pet

Like 2018’s Junji Ito Collection, the staff of Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre 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; Youko Hikasa as The Long Hair in the Attic‘s Chiemi; Hisako Kanemoto as Unendurable Labyrinth‘s Sayoko; Natsumi Takamori as The Bully‘s Kuriko; Hajime IijimaRisa Shimizu, Ayaka Asai, and Tomoko Kaneda as The Strange Hikizuri Siblings‘s Shigoro, Narumi, Hitoshi, and Misako Hikizuri, respectively, and more.

Sources: Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre website, @NetflixAnime

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