Junji Ito works anime adaptation confirmed for winter 2018.
Director and character designer is Tagashira Shinobu who recently worked on the first season of Diabolik Lovers (also notably episode director and animation director on the first adaptation of Hunter x Hunter, Fune wo Amu, storyboarded Rakugo Shinjuu, etc.)
"Junji Ito Horror Collection" is what literally all of his volumes are called, so there's no way to predict what would get adapted.
Just going by the big promo image alone, though, there's a shitload of good picks and even the Lovesick Dead standalone. But it's also got Tomie, which I guess they could do in snippets, so it's anyone's guess.
One thing is something ambiguous and mysterious without an actual explanation of the situation and other thing is DUDE WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ. I just pretend the last page of Army of One doesn't exists and the story makes perfect sense.
Tomie not getting a separate adaptation is strange, you'd think it's popular enough to get it'w own season.
CR showing Netflix that they're not going down without a fight.
It's not up there, but it's pretty popular I think. From what I can tell, we have, going left to right:
>My Dear Ancestors
>No idea. Very familiar though.
>Shuichi segments, likely gonna do his volume which is easy to do
>Motherfucking Long Dream.
>House of the Marionettes
>Blood Bubble Bushes
>Hallucinations (Has a few chapters and is really great)
>Lovesick Dead (Volume, very good)
>Earthbound? Reimi's Ghost stories?
>Flesh Colored Horror
it's about time I've been waiting for this since the story about that whale with
corpses inside that were still alive
Long Dream and dreamland fiction is my favorite fantasy genre, and Hanging Balloons gave me a panic attack waking up the morning after I read it
>I just pretend the last page of Army of One doesn't exists and the story makes perfect sense.
Junji Ito story problems are either:
- They just end abruptly and leave the reader hanging as to what'll happen next.
- Some twist that answers one question and evokes 20 more questions.
Army of One was nowhere near incomprehensible and clearly the former. It's just stupid. Basically stories like that, Ito writes himself into a corner and then ends it with a IDUNNOLOL. So it's like, great, he revealed that the victims behind the attacks were also participating in the sewing jobs. Clearly they're just possessed. There's nothing more to talk about. What possessed the people? How much power does it have? wakarimasen lol
I hope they'll do Town Without Streets, loved the environment in that one
>They run out of budget after the first 5 chapters >all spirals turn into circles
Whether these adaptations turn out good or not, they're might still be enjoyable regardless.
Ito has always been as funny as he has managed to be disturbing. If the anime doesn't do a good job on the horror aspect it'll only accentuate the more-or-less unintentional humor that is present in the majority of his work.
Except that most of his works have some kind of lesson/moral of the story thing going on, or sometimes things aren't explained but make sense regardless, Army of One had a clear point and even with the inexplicable it made sense, but that last page just made 0 sense and was completely unfitting with the theme of the story, I guess that you can just imagine there was some sort of massive hypnosis going on but that would suck, so I rather pretend the last page doesn't exist and the story is perfect.
The same way they fucked up the Gyo anime.
>cliched disaster movie plot
>complete lack of subtlety, taking itself too seriously
>unnecessary sexualization of characters and horror scenarios
>shoehorning in unnecessary villains
There's a time and a place for tentacle rape and bikini-clad girls running from monsters. And it's not Junji Ito. You have a million other series to jack off to, let me have this one.