Itou Junji: Maniac

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

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Japanese: 伊藤潤二『マニアック』
English: Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 19, 2023
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.611 (scored by 2310723,107 users)
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Ranked: #60722
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Popularity: #3088
Members: 49,469
Favorites: 203

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The anime series will adapt 20 stories from a number of Itou's manga for the first time, including Tomie, Souichi, and Kubitsuri Kikyuu (The Hanging Balloons).

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Tagashira, Shinobu
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Gouda, Hozumi
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"Paranoid" by MADKID


Jan 23, 2023
US Netflix decided to add "Japanese Tales of the Macabre," as a subtitle for this series, however, not all of the stories presented are actually macabre. The stories in this anthology series tend to run more on the weird or wtf did I just watch (not derogatory) side of things, which sets it apart from Itou Junji: Collection, though sometimes you do run into some truly macabre stories. Going through each episode, sometimes it was obvious why whatever particular story hadn't been animated before because some of them seemed to lose something in the transition from manga to anime whether it was in terms of ...
Jan 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings

Been waiting for that show for quite some time now. And I'm glad I watched it.
Creepy, twisted and dark works of one and only Junji Ito are well knows around the world and remembering last attempt to adapt his work being worried was more than justified. Not to mention few last Studio Deen works weren't the best.

But here we are, we got 20 short stories from Ito's rich and vile world, some were great, some quite disappointing, unfortunately what works on paper not always works on the silver screen. Regardless that - it was fun yet ...
Jan 19, 2023
Do yourself a favor and just check out Ito’s manga. This adaptation is done by much of the same staff as the abysmal Junji Ito Collection and comes with all of the same problems. Everything feels so flat, bland, and careless that I could barely force myself to finish it. All of the detail and dread from the manga is gone, and we’re left with a subpar mess of an adaptation again. Feels like a cheap cash grab at best.

The shoddy animation undermines a lot of the payoff scenes, and the lack of detail is all the more noticeable when compared to the source ...

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