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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre(TV show/series, 2023)

Original title: "伊藤潤二『マニアック』" (Japanese/JA)
TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Genres: Animation, Mystery

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 12 episodes

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the MacabreRating: 3.7/5 (with 11 votes) 90
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (Japanese: 伊藤潤二『マニアック』, Hepburn: Itō Junji Maniakku) is a Japanese original net animation series produced by Studio Deen and directed by Shinobu Tagashira. It adapts various stories from Junji Ito, including The Hanging Balloons, Sōichi, and Tomie. It was released on Netflix in January 2023. ()
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About Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

From the mind of horror manga maestro Junji Ito comes a spine-tingling selection of some of his most bizarre, disturbing and terrifying tales.

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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Seasons and Episodes

01/19/2023Season 1 - 12 episodes
#1 | 01/19/2023The Strange Hikizuri Siblings
5.0/5 (with 3 votes)
A photographer with an interest in spirits and ghosts pays a visit to the very strange and creepy home where the six Hikizuri siblings live.
#2 | 01/19/2023The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel / Ice Cream Bus
Goro returns to the tunnel he saw his mother once walk into. An ice cream truck arrives in the neighborhood, driven by a bewitching young man.
#3 | 01/19/2023Hanging Balloon
After a popular idol dies by what appears to be suicide, there are multiple sightings of her giant, grotesque head floating in the sky.
#4 | 01/19/2023Four x Four Walls / The Sandman's Lair
Koichi can’t study because his younger brother Soichi is constantly making noise. Tormented by his dreams, Yuji asks his friend Mari to keep him awake.
#5 | 01/19/2023Intruder / Long Hair in the Attic
Oshikiri has been hearing strange footsteps in the house he lives in alone. Chiemi wakes up to find a rat stuck in her long, black hair.
#6 | 01/19/2023Mold / Library Vision
A year after renting his house to Mr. Rogi, Akasaka finds mold growing everywhere. Koko's husband Goro is obsessed with maintaining his library.
#7 | 01/19/2023Tomb Town
After hitting a girl with his car, Tsuyoshi and his sister Kaoru find that the road they're driving on is blocked by countless tombstones.
#8 | 01/19/2023Layers of Terror / The Thing that Drifted Ashore
When an accident causes her to lose half her face, Reimi discovers that her younger selves still exist inside her. An eerie sea creature drifts ashore.
#9 | 01/19/2023Tomie・Photo
A menacing transfer student named Tomie isn't happy that a girl named Tsukiko has been taking and selling pictures of popular boys in their school.
#10 | 01/19/2023Unendurable Labyrinth / The Bully
Two friends get lost in the mountains and come across a community of ascetic monks. Kuriko ends up bullying a younger boy she's been playing with.
#11 | 01/19/2023Alley / Headless Statue
A young man moves into a boarding house next to an enclosed alley. An art teacher known for his headless sculptures is found murdered — with no head.
#12 | 01/19/2023Whispering Woman / Soichi's Beloved Pet
A mysterious woman calmly takes on the job of helping a hysterical girl unable to make any decisions on her own. Soichi’s family adopts a pet cat.

Additional Information

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Production country: Japan
Based on the work of: Junji Ito
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 22 languages: Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 01/19/2023
Creator: Junji Ito
Director: Shinobu Tagashira
Screenwriter: Kaoru Sawada
Director of Photography: Keigomi Taniuchi
Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
Composer: Yuki Hayashi
Sound Designer: Hozumi Gōda
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"伊藤润二 Maniac"
"伊藤润二 狂选集"
"Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (2023)"
"伊藤潤二マニアック:日本の不気味な物語"
"Дзюндзи Ито: Маньяк"
"Дзюндзи Ито. Маньяк: японские страшилки"
"จุนจิ อิโต้: รวมเรื่องสยองขวัญญี่ปุ่น"
"伊藤潤二狂熱:日本恐怖故事"
"Junji Ito Maniac"
"Junji Ito Maniac Japanese Tales of the Macabre"

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:56408, Added: 10/03/2022, Last updated: 02/02/2023