Apr 12, 2017

Shiver

VIZ continues to send shivers up our spines as they pick up even more Junji Ito stories for publication! The volume, titled "Shiver" doesn't look like it will have any brand new stories, but will include 9 short stories that haven't previously been official licensed in English, and which have been chosen by the man himself. Their website even hints at a few (The Fashion Model, Coldness/The Chill, and The Hanging Balloons). (source)

The hardcover volume is available for preorder on Amazon, running $17.70, and is expected to be released on December 19, 2017.

Mar 3, 2017

Layers of Fear

It's been a while, but Junji Ito has a brand new story to start off 2017. 'Layers of Fear' was published in Nemuki magazine on 2/3/2017. So far this one-shot doesn't have a scanlation, but hopefully it's something to look forward to in the future!

Also, Dissolving Classroom is available on Amazon for under $10, which is a great deal, and of course supports a great artist and storyteller.

Mar 29, 2016

Tomie Hardcover by VIZ

Give it to usssss!
In the past year or so Viz has given us gorgeous hardcover omnibuses of Uzumaki and Gyo. And now they're tackling Tomie! This title's last release by Dark Horse was around 10 years ago, and will cost you around $50 per book on Amazon (yikes).

If the Amazon pre-order page is accurate, this newest omnibus will run $35 and will be released on December 20, 2016.

In the meantime, I'd like to marvel over how much momentum Junji Ito has been getting over the past two years alone. Two titles re-released (Uzumaki, Gyo), two new volumes (Cat Diary, Fragments), and now Tomie. Since 2002 a few different publishers have been trying to introduce and re-introduce his stories into English, and finally they've found some traction. Herein lies the importance of purchasing physical copies! Let the publishers know that we want them to keep 'em coming!

Mar 16, 2016

She is a Slow Walker Released!

This translation comes to us thanks to a collaberative effort by Daniel Lau and Slug Chicks.

[ find it here ]

Feb 22, 2016

Junji Ito does "I Am A Hero"

"With a live-action film adaptation of Kengo Hanazawa's zombie survival manga I am a Hero coming on April 23, 2016 from Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ), the series is set to get a spin-off one-shot from manga's "Prince of Horror" Junji Ito, the acclaimed and influential author ofTomieUzumaki and Gyo.
"C Is  Slow Walker" will run in this week's Big Comic Spirits."
[source]