Itou Junji: Collection - Tomie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Itou Junji: Collection Specials, Itou Junji Episodes 13 and 14
Japanese: 伊藤潤二 富江


Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 27, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.341 (scored by 1850918,509 users)
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Ranked: #76702
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Popularity: #3489
Members: 42,322
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Episodes: /2

Synopsis

Memories, both good and bad, suffuse the high school experience. Whether it's hanging out with friends or cramming for tests, everyone has something they will remember from that time in their lives. At a certain high school, one class is faced with an event that can cause people to look back on their high school days in sadness: the death of a student.

The deceased is not just any student—she's Tomie Kawakami, a popular girl with an almost otherworldly beauty. Her death was particularly gruesome: her body was dismembered and the pieces scattered. As the class tries to make sense of the situation, they are shocked when a familiar voice calls out to them from the doorway, apologizing for being late.

With raven hair and a beauty mark under her left eye, this girl is the spitting image of their murdered classmate. But she can't actually be Tomie, right?

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Background

Included with the second and third volumes of the Ito Junji: Collection Bluray/DVD releases.

Characters & Voice Actors

Tomie

Main
Suegara, Rie
Japanese

Reiko

Supporting
Hanba, Tomoe
Japanese

Tadashi, Kitayama

Supporting
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese

Yukiko, Mio

Supporting

Yamamoto

Supporting
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese

Takagi

Supporting
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Tagashira, Shinobu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director


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Reviews

May 4, 2024

We begin with Tomie's funeral, revealing she was murdered and mutilated. Her teacher discusses the incident, only for Tomie herself to casually appear. Flashbacks detail the gruesome incident.

The anime's main issue lies in pacing. Adapting twenty manga chapters into twenty minutes necessitates cuts, hindering the horror's buildup. Despite this, the premise remains strong, and while not overly frightening, it's unsettling.

Characterization suffers in the anime. Limited time leaves characters underdeveloped and generic, lacking likability.

Artwork is commendable, with subdued yet impactful body horror. The deliberate framing maximizes disturbing scenes.

Sound and acting are adequate, but lack complexity due to shallow characters.
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Apr 17, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Summarizing: the manga itself was written in an episodic way, making it really easy to take... say, 2 chapters and adapt to anime. Hell, they didn't even had to make it chronologically, just take two really cool stories and adapt it...
But no, they choose to make TWO 10 minutes episodes that can't even cover 1 chapter properly and the result is... bad.

I mean, the voice acting is really good, the sound track is very cool, but it's not worth it. I enjoyed cause I just finished the series and it was refreshing to go over some plot points again, the animation is not bad, and ...
Sep 9, 2018
If you think "Ito Junji: Collection" was not good, well this is worse. Being an BD special OVA of said series, the art and animation is poor even for this series' stander. And it's rushed as hell, lots of monologue from the source material of episode 1 was cut out. Episode 2 was not as noticeable but they still cut out more than a little stuff, which hurts the atmosphere of the story, since those parts really helped building up mood in the manga.

Episode 1, You'd think this being an adaptation of Ito's first story ever, there are lots of place they could have improved. ...

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Unowen - Sep 6, 2018
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Is Tomie considered one of Junji Ito's best works?
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Intriguing. [Warning: Spoiler]
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