Get ready to be scared out of your mind, because a new promo for Junji Ito “Collection” has been released! The promo also features the anime’s opening, “Shichitenbattou no Blues,” which is performed by The Pinballs.

Junji Ito Collection

The anime will be an anthology that adapts stories from Ito Juni Kessaku-shuu (Juni Ito Masterpiece Collection) and Fragments of Horror. Studio Deen and the production committee will not reveal the exact stories that will be adapted so that viewers will be surprised with each new episode.

However, previous casting announcements do hint at some of the stories:

Junji Ito Collection

  • Mami Koyama (Arale in Dr. Slump) as Fuchi in “Fashion Model.”
  • Hiro Shimono (Akihisa Yoshii in Baka to Test) as Oshikiri in “Oshikiri Idan.”
  • Rie Suegara (Yui Komori in Diabolik Lovers) as Tomoe in “Tomoe.”
  • Yuji Mitsuya (Tatsuya Uesugi in Touch) as Souichi in “Souchi.”
  • Hikaru Midorikawa (Lancer in Fate/Zero) as Handsome Man at the Crossroads in “Shibito no Koiwazurai.”
  • Kaori Nazuka (Nunnally Lamperouge in Code Geass) as Yuuko in “Slug Girl.”

Junji Ito Collection

The anime’s production staff includes:

  • Director: Shinobu Tagashira (Diabolik Lovers)
  • Series Composition: Kaoru Sawada (Diamond Dreams scriptwriter on eps. 8,9,13)
  • Music Composition: Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia Kiznavier Welcome to the Ballroom)
  • Animation Studio: Studio Deen (KonoSuba Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu)

Junji Ito “Collection” will debut on January 5th and is being created to celebrate Ito’s 30th anniversary as a mangaka.

Ader Titsoff
I grew up traveling around the world with my parents who practice and teach medicine. We spent 6 years in South Asia, including Japan, and my anime obsession began there. Sports, horror, and Seinen are my favorite genres. Favorite quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." by William James
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