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Crunchyroll Expo to Host Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event to also feature "New Crunchy City" experience

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that its Crunchyroll Expo event will host horror manga artist Junji Ito.

Ito's Uzumaki and Tomie manga have inspired live-action adaptations, and his GYO manga inspired an OVA. Viz Media has published these three titles, as well as Ito's Fragments of Horror, Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, and Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection in English.

ComicsOne has published his Flesh Colored Horror manga, Dark Horse Comics has published his Museum of Terror manga, and Kodansha Comics has published his Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu manga.

The Junji Ito "Collection" 2017 anime adapted some stories from the Itō Junji Kessaku-shū (Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection) and Fragments of Horror manga.

Ito most recently worked on a manga adaptation of Osamu Dazai's classic novel No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) that launched in May 2017. Ito ended the series last April.

Crunchyroll also announced on Monday that Crunchyroll Expo will feature a "New Crunchy City" experience. Crunchyroll describes the experience:

New Crunchy City is an immersive amazing experience where anime comes to life [...] Crunchyroll Expo 2019 empowers you to experience anime like never before as you stroll the streets of New Crunchy City metropolis with fellow anime fans.

Crunchyroll Expo will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California from August 30 through September 1.

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