Horror manga fans are in for a serious Friday the 13th treat with the news that the maestro of the macabre, Junji Ito, will see his grotesque works adapted as an anime anthology series.
Titled Junji Ito "Collection," the project will feature frightening tales from his Masterpiece Collection as well as entries from his most recent compilation, Fragments of Horror. Specifics regarding which of Ito's stories will be included are unknown, leaving audiences guessing. However, fans can likely expect to see some of his more popular works on disturbing display, such as The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki.
A teaser poster accompanying the announcement also sheds some light on which tales will make the jump to the screen. Tomie, one of Ito's best-known projects (and the subject of multiple adaptations), can be seen on the ad, and Souichi's Diary of Delights is also teased in the collage, essentially framing the project as a "greatest hits" of sorts from the multitude of Ito's bizarre machinations.
Junji Ito "Collection" airs Jan. 7 on Japan's Tokyo MX, with no news yet regarding when an American release should be expected.