Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.
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.
But they didn't. The editing on transition is especially bad...
Episode 2, this was actually the first half of a two parter in the manga... why would they choose to adapt this but not the second half? If you can only do one more episode maybe choose one that's actually stand alone?
Also, somehow they still forced two story into on 22min episode for This. It doesn't have that time limit here! It's an OVA, you can make it how ever long it needed to be.
It's a mess, my local streaming service got this on for some reason, otherwise if I had to pay for the BD to watch this... I would be pissed.
I recently got into Junji Ito and I really enjoyed reading Tomie, and when I discovered that it had an anime adaptation a while back, I was hyped!
After watching the short two episodes, I was genuinely disappointed. The stories weren't clear, and for the people who might have watched it without reading it's manga, they might get confused and think tomie is a type of ghost or something. The stories were also pretty confusing for me, even though I read the manga. The censorship was pretty heavy as well which was a turn off for me.
My overall opinion on this short series is that it
could have been a lot better, like instead of juming to different stories and speeding through them, they could have made an episode that could have focused on one story and gave more details and context about Tomie.
I heavily recommend you to read the manga, because everything good that was not here is there!