Viz to collect horror master Junji Ito's 'Tomie' in deluxe edition

Viz Media will collect Tomie, first published work of Japanese horror master Junji Ito, in a deluxe hardcover edition. While his later series Uzumaki and Gyo are well known in North America, Tomie has been out of print for years.

Debuting in 1987, the horror manga centers on Tomie Kawakami, a femme fatale who can seduce virtually any man, frequently driving them into murderous rage. Often the victim is Tomie herself, who regenerates again and again, and spreads her curse to other victims.

Tomie has been inspired a series of eight films and a television adaptation in Japan.

Announced by Viz over the weekend at Anime Boston, the Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition will arrive this winter. The publisher has already released similar collections of Uzumaki and Gyo.

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