Junji Ito’s new cartoon reveals its illustrations and the cast list!

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Netflix’s anime account has unveiled a new keyframe and announced the cast for Junji Ito’s new horror anime Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre. Netflix captioned the newly released image: “This is a spooky new keyframe for Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre by Junji Ito! Four more Junji Ito classics join the tales: ‘Ice Cream Truck’, ‘Tomb Town’, ‘Library Vision’ and ‘Headless Statue’. In addition to revealing episode names, Netflix created a Tweet thread featuring images from each episode. It also revealed the acting skills viewers can expect to hear on screen.

The anthology will adapt 20 stories

The episode “Ice Cream Truck” calls on the voice talents of Ryōtarō Okiayu (The Prince of Tennis), Sara Matsumoto (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) and Takatsugu Chikamatsu (Scarlet Nexus). Ryohei Kimura (Bibliophile Princess), Aya Uchida (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) and M・A・O (Digimon Adventure) will lend their talents to “Tomb Town”. “Library Vision” stars Yuki Kaji (Black Butler) and Tomoe Hanba (Sailor Moon Crystal). Finally, “Headless Statue” features the voices of Fumiko Orikasa (Bleach) and Takashi Kondo (Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island).

In addition to the episodes mentioned above, there are eight previously announced episodes for the anthology.. “The Strange Siblings Hikizuri: The Seance” with Takahiro Sakurai (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba). The second story, “The Long Hair in The Attic,” is performed by Yoko Hikasa (Berserk). “The Bully” stars Natsumi Takamori (Bodacious Space Pirates). The last story is called “The Lair of the Sleep Demon”. “Souichi” and “The Hanging Balloons” are also scheduled for adaptation. Ito’s first work, “Tomie”, is perhaps one of his most famous comics. It tells the story of the titular femme fatale who can seduce any man and even drive him to murder. However, the victim is usually the immortal Tomie herself. Each episode of Maniac will be 24 minutes long. Based on Ito’s horror manga, the anthology will adapt 20 stories for the first time.

A postponement announced for the anime

Along with the horror anthology, Junji Ito’s acclaimed Uzumaki manga got an anime adaptation that was supposed to launch this month. However, the anime’s production team released a statement over the summer pushing back the release date. In their statement, they said:

“Thank you all for their interest and positive feedback on the Uzumaki anime adaptation. Unfortunately, the release date of the series has to be postponed again. In order to replicate the quality of the intricate drawings and detailed line work of Mr. Ito’s classic manga, Director Nagahama and the production team requested additional time to properly recreate Ito’s masterpiece. While we want to get this show to the public as quickly as possible, we don’t want to compromise its quality by delivering a poor end product. We remain fully committed to continuing to complete this work at the highest level. We’ll be back with a firm premiere date once we’re sure this adaptation is as good as we know it can be. Thank you for your continued patience and support. »