Junji Ito 'Collection' Anime Sets Earlier January 5 Premiere
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for Junji Ito "Collection", the television anime of manga by famed horror author Junji Ito, announced on Tuesday that satellite network WOWOW will premiere the anime on January 5 at 10:30 p.m. on its Anime Premium block.
As previously announced, the series will begin airing on Tokyo MX on Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 p.m.
Director and character designer Shinobu Tagashira illustrated the key visual to the right. It shows six characters from Ito's works: Fuchi ("Fashion Model"), Tohru Oshikiri ("Oshikiri Idan"), Tomie (Tomie series), Sōichi ("Sōichi" series), Handsome Man at the Crossroads ("Shibito no Koiwazurai"), and Yūko ("Namekuji Shōjo").
The anime will adapt stories from both the 11-volume Itō Junji Kessaku-shū (Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection) series and the Fragments of Horror book. The site will not reveal which stories will be adapted, so that viewers will be surprised, and noted that the characters in the key visual may or may not appear in the anime. However, the staff revealed three cast members for characters in the visual:
- Yuji Mitsuya as Sōichi
- Hiro Shimono as Oshikiri
- Kaori Nazuka as Yūko
Tagashira (Diabolik Lovers) is directing the anime and serving as the character designer at Studio DEEN. Kaoru Sawada (Diamond Daydreams) is writing the scripts. Hozumi Gōda (Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai) is serving as sound director and Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia) is composing the music.
Source: Animate Times