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Gyo Horror Manga by Tomie's Junji Ito Gets Anime (Update 3)

posted on by Egan Loo
Ito's Tomie, Uzumaki manga spawned live-action films; ufotable to animate

This year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine is announcing on Monday that an anime adaptation of Junji Ito's Gyo horror manga has been green-lit.

In the story, strange, legged fish appear in Okinawa in southern Japan, and the creatures portend a horrific change for the animal life in the area. Tadashi and and his girlfriend Kaori find themselves trapped on an island, facing a fate worse than death.

Viz Media published the two volumes of the manga in North America. Ito also created the Tomie and Uzumaki manga, and both inspired live-action horror films.

[Via 2channel]

Update: More story information added.

Update 2: The anime studio ufotable will produce the project. Thanks, Jure.

Update 2: The project will be a video anime, but details of the release have not been made public. Takayuki Hirao (fifth Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners film) is directing, and Takuro Takahashi (Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners) is designing the characters. Hirao commented that the project was originally planned to be 30 minutes long, but it has grown to over 60 minutes long. Source: Comic Natalie

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