Netflix Announces New Junji Ito Anime Series 'Maniac: Tales of the Macabre'

Adapting 20 of the mangaka’s horror stories.

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Netflix and Junji Ito have announced their upcoming anime series Maniac: Tales of the Macabre.

Unveiled during the streamer’s ongoing Geeked Week, the show will adapt 20 of the Japanese horror mangaka’s stories  for the first time ever — three of them being Tomie, Souichi and The Hanging Balloons. In a three-minute video, Ito himself shared a sneak peek at the design drawings fans can expect in Maniac, adding that it will the streamer in 2023.

Maniac will follow Toonami’s adaptation of Uzumaki, which is helmed by Hiroshi Nagahama, animated by Drive and co-produced by Production I.G USA and Williams Street. It is set to premiere on Toonami in October 2022 and will be in black and white entirely — just like Ito’s manga that ran for three volumes from January 1998 to August 1999.

Watch Junji Ito’s announcement below and stay tuned for an official trailer and release date for Maniac: Tales of the Macabre.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Netflix unveiled the teaser and star-studded cast for Kid Cudi and Kenya Barris’ Entergalactic.

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