omegaresnovae: That Junji Ito you just posted? Was that one of the Mimi stories? That poor, poor girl. How she didn't end up in a psych ward after everything she'd been through is beyond me.

You are correct.  “Alone with You/Just the Two of Us” is the fifth story in the collection, Mimi’s Ghost Stories (aka Mimi no Kaidan).

thehylianforge: Have you ever read anything by junji ito?

Oh, absolutely!  As is probably evidenced by the tag on my blog, I just adore his work.  He has a great sense of subtle creepiness, as well as a remarkable ability to wind long, complex tales of suspense (reading through Uzumaki was an absolute delight, as was Gyo, even though the latter is not as long).  Also, his artwork is just stunning.  When he captures the demented plights of his protagonists, he does so with such macabre beauty that it leaves one spellbound by his incredible attention to detail.

For anyone interested, this lovely person compiled a decent list of places to read Junji Ito’s work online.

I can’t recommend him enough, along with Hideshi Hino, and (of course), the godfather of the genre, Kazuo Umezu.

crisanonymous: Hey hey! I heard you were big on horror. Have you read Enigma of Amigara Fault, by Junji Ito? It's a manga-style horror comic, and it is GREAT. Really short, though. Sorry for bothering you, I know your inbox is really full, I just thought you might like it.

Oh gosh, I love that one!  If I remember correctly, it was tacked onto the end of one of the volumes of Gyo (but I could be mistaken).

Of course, it’s now been absorbed into internet culture (to a degree), and is most remembered for two reasons:

  • "Th-this is my hole!  It was made for me!"
  • "Drrr drrr drrr."

Jokes about it have even made their way into various fandoms, with expected hilarious results.

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For anyone who hasn’t read it yet, you can read it online here!

Anonymous: Have you ever read anything by Juni Ito? his stuff really seems like it would be up your alley.

Oh gosh, I just adore his work (as evidenced in the tag on my blog).

For starters, his artwork is just so remarkably intricate and detailed, with lines that are a beauty to behold.  He has a style that sets him apart from other mangaka, and really fully fleshes out the world he creates.

Secondly, his storytelling is near flawless.  He creates engaging characters, marvelous antagonists, and really creepy and chilling stories.  I’m glad he’s getting so much stateside attention nowadays, because he really deserves the exposure.

(Source: foie, via notahopeinhell)

I like how the eyeball just rolls the fuck on outta there the second it’s spotted.
"Uh, NOPE.  SEE YA LATER, FUCKERS!" *shhhhllllooop!*

I like how the eyeball just rolls the fuck on outta there the second it’s spotted.

"Uh, NOPE.  SEE YA LATER, FUCKERS!" *shhhhllllooop!*

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So, I was browsing Google to see if I could find a larger image of that one special effects shot from the first Tomie film, and I found this woman listed as part of the staff of a museum dedicated to ghetto culture…

So, I was browsing Google to see if I could find a larger image of that one special effects shot from the first Tomie film, and I found this woman listed as part of the staff of a museum dedicated to ghetto culture…

starspecks: I don't know if you're familiar with a horror manga artist named Junji Ito, but I just thought what it would be like to have a live action movie of Tomie

I absolutely adore Junji Ito, and I absolutely adore the character of Tomie.  However, there are actually nine Tomie films that have already been made! :D

I have the first five in a collection, but I haven’t seen the other four.

Though they do try, the first five films can’t quite match the gruesome visuals of Ito’s manga (of course, they lack the budget to properly do so).  Oddly, they do excellently match one of the visuals from the Tomie manga in the first movie, yet it is inexplicably only shown for a fraction of a second.

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I’ve seen images from the other four films, which appear to have more in the way of special effects (though, only what the budget will allow).

I’m just going to hope they never try to make an American version of this film franchise.  Even if Hollywood has bigger budgets, they have a tendency to muck it up when they try to “Americanize” Asian horror.

abatida:

Posters for all Tomie films:

Tomie (1999)
Tomie: Another Face (1999)
Tomie: Replay (2000)
Tomie: Re-birth (2001)
Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (2002)
Tomie: Beginning (2005)
Tomie: Revenge (2005)
Tomie vs Tomie (2007)
Tomie Unlimited (2011)

I’ve never seen these posters for Replay and Unlimited before.

I wish they hadn’t released the Tomie “collection” so early.  I only have the first five films, and I need the other four…

(via fuckyeahtomie)

fastidious-assasins:

This bitch is a head in a sack and she wants French food and a goddamned necklace. Like really Tomie… 

Tomie is accustomed to the finer things in life.

She is also accustomed to being in multiple pieces.

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fuckyeahjunjiito:

Transparent. Looks awesome on dark blogs

fuckyeahjunjiito:

Transparent. Looks awesome on dark blogs

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oh-you-poor-sweet-thing:

I adore Junji Ito.

The writer of some of the creepiest horror manga out there
sitting in a room
with happy little teddy bear curtains.

oh-you-poor-sweet-thing:

I adore Junji Ito.

The writer of some of the creepiest horror manga out there

sitting in a room

with happy little teddy bear curtains.