Junji Ito Maniac Anime Releases First Details

Junji Ito has spent decades weaving tales of horror that sent shivers down the spine of manga and anime fans for years, with the master of terror set to receive another anime adaptation thanks to Netflix. With Toonami's Uzumaki currently indefinitely delayed in order to give the creators more time to bring this creepy story to life, Junji Ito's Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre has revealed new details about the upcoming anthology series which will hit the streaming service next year.

Of the new information that was revealed about the upcoming scary anime series, Junji Ito's Maniac has confirmed that besides the series adapting classic Ito tales such as Tomie, Soichi, and The Hanging Balloons, it will also be bringing to life for the first time stories such as Where The Sandman Lives, Bullied, The Long Hair In The Attic Undendurable Labyrinth, and The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Seance. While these stories didn't originally make the cut in the controversial anime adaptation known as The Junji Ito Collection, that shouldn't be held against them as these are definitely some of the strangest and bone-chilling stories created by the master of horror.

Netflix Anime used its Official Twitter Account to give fans a first look at the upcoming horror anthology series with new images, while also confirming a number of voice actors that are set to help bring some of Junji Ito's scariest stories to life:

The voice actors that have been confirmed for the series so far include Kazuya Hikizuri, Romi Park, Yoko Hikasa, Hisako Kanemoto, and Natsumi Takamori. With so many stories set to make up this upcoming series, twenty in total according to Netflix, we definitely wouldn't be surprised to receive more casting news as the release date approaches.

According to Netflix, this news coincided with the horror mangaka being nominated for two Eisner Awards, proving just how prolific Ito has become when it comes to telling his scary stories. Also according to the website, five stories will be adapted directly from the collections that Ito was nominated for when it comes to the Eisners.

What story can you not wait to see adapted from the spooky mind of Junji Ito? 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 scary stories to tell in the dark.