One of the adaptations of Junji Ito's work, the anime series titled the Junji Ito Collection, doesn't receive as much fan fare as some of his other big works, but one fan has created some truly creepy cosplay for one particular character from anime in Souichi that has gotten approval from the master of horror himself. With 2021 set to release the anime adaptation of Uzumaki, the story of a town that is cursed by an obsession with spirals, this is definitely the time for fans to show their works when it comes to the mangaka who is easily one of the most recognizable in the world of horror!
Originally, Uzumaki was set to be joined this year by a live-action adaptation of the Junji Ito story of Tomie, a creepy tale that followed the journey of a young succubus, which has received several feature-length film adaptations in Japan. With the shuddering of Quibi, the streaming platform that was originally set to give Tomie to the masses, so to did the production of this Junji Ito adaptation come to a close, but considering the popularity of this Ito story, we definitely wouldn't be surprised to see the succubus appear in the future via a live-action or anime series!
One Cosplayer was able to garner the attention of Junji Ito himself, as the master of horror re-tweeted the insanely creepy version of the troubled student who used curses to try to get revenge against his classmates for perceived slights throughout the horror tales:
Finally!! Here is the tenderly evil Souichi from @junjiitofficial manga,one of the fan favourites,this was a hard one to pull,half prosthetic,half mask,really hard to take the pics having nails in my mouth and lit candles on my head,hope you like it and happy new year!! pic.twitter.com/T3x46uUG2Z— Doppelganger1926 (@Damian81142479) December 31, 2020
The controversial Junji Ito anime mini-series had animation that many believed wasn't able to stand up to the same level of quality that the manga artists' artwork was known for. Though outside of Uzumaki, there aren't any plans for other anime adaptations of Junji Ito's works, we would imagine it will only be a matter of time before we see a brand new take on some spooky classics!
What do you think of this impressive, albeit terrifying take on this Junji Ito character? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Junji Ito!