The official website for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre anime revealed four more cast members for The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance story on July 25, 2022.
The newly joined cast members include:
Hajime Iijima as the second son, Shigoro
Risa Shimizu as second daughter, Narumi
Ayaka Asai as third son, Hitoshi
Tomoko Kaneda as the third daughter, Misako
Previously announced cast includes:
- Takahiro Sakurai: Kazuya Hikizuri (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
- Romi Park: Kiko (The Strange Hikizuri Siblings: The Séance)
- Hisako Kanemoto: Sayoko (Unbearable Maze)
- Yōko Hikasa: Chiemi (The Long Hair in the Attic)
- Natsumi Takamori: Kuriko (The Bully)
The official website for the anime had previously revealed five titles from Junji Ito’s collection that will be included in the anime.
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is set to release exclusively on Netflix in 2023.
The anime will consist of a total of 20 horror short stories from Ito’s works “for the first time” including stories from Tomie, Sōichi, and The Hanging Balloons manga.
In a previous announcement, the author revealed that a new anime project is in the works for his Itō Junji Kesssaku-shū (Junji Ito Masterworks Collection) manga collection. The manga collection includes some of Ito’s most well-known works and consists of 11 volumes published between 2011 and 2013.
Junji Ito is a Japanese horror mangaka. Some of his most notable works include Tomie, Uzumaki, and Gyo. His other works include Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection, a collection of different short stories holding a series of stories named Souichi’s Journal of Delights, and Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu, a self-parody about him and his wife living in a house with two cats.
Ito’s work has developed a substantial cult following, with some deeming him a significant figure in recent horror iconography.