Crunchyroll Adds Live-Action Tomie, Other Horror Films (Updated)

posted on 2009-04-16 23:48 EDT
3 films based on Junji Ito's classic suspense manga, plus anthology of stories

The Crunchyroll media-distribution website has announced that it has begun streaming three live-action films based on Junji Ito's Tomie horror manga from Kadokawa Pictures USA on Thursday. The three films follow different incarnations of Tomie, a mysterious girl who appears again and again in various people's lives and haunts them until their eventual end. The three Tomie films are Ataru Oikawa's first film (1999), Tomie: Another Face (1999), and Tomie: Replay (2000). The two companies are also streaming an anthology of seven horror stories: Heartbroken Trip, Lost Souls, Nurarihyon, Peony Lamp, Shadows of the Wraith, She-Bear and Yamaba.

Image © Kadokawa Pictures

Update: BCI/Eclipse released the three films and Tomie: Rebirth on DVD in North America, while ComicsOne published the original manga.

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