This season was quite chaotic for me out in the real world yet despite that I still managed to watch 16 shows to completion, with another 3 shows that continued on to the Spring season on top of that. Now to be sure, a big part of that is thanks to Netflix’s massive anime push this year. I didn’t manage to see all the…
After another hiatus, another double review. Apologies. As the winter season wrapped up, I found myself growing more disillusioned with this show and what could have been. Regardless, I am pushing through. Episode 10 brings us two tales of nightmarish visions come to pass. Episode 11 shows us contrasting stories about…
This week, an episode we’ve been wanting but were too afraid to hope for. Two tales of terror: a Tomie story and Junji Ito’s own twist on the vampire myth.
Comparing to the slapdash selection of stories of the first few episodes, episode 7 demonstrates that Junji Ito Collection may have finally hit its stride. These two segments have a clear theme in common that is not immediately apparent when separate. But, together, they strike at a real societal horror.
First, apologies to you few but faithful readers. Work stress and a broken modem prevented these two reviews, so I’m combining them into one post. A silly shocker and a gothic ghost story. A cursed object and a surreal town. Episodes 6 and 7 run the gamut of Ito stories.
So, this season has turned out to be a much busier one than I ever imagined it would be for me. As a result, several things ended up getting delayed longer than usual. From the relatively easy to do Loot Anime unboxing articles, to my 2017 favorites article, to even what was going to be my slate of first impression…
This week’s episode gave us a little of Ito’s Lovecraft side and a little of his Burton side.
Trypophobia: the fear of irregular patterns of holes. Pupaphobia: the fear of puppets and marionettes. This week’s episode is all about those irrational but very real fears that we all have to some degree or another.
Hello everyone! It’s a new anime season and there’s a ton of new and interesting anime. I’ve sifted through a decent amount of the new animes this Winter season and here are my initial impressions.
Teenagers do silly things, don’t they? They come up with rituals, spread rumors, and invent urban legends - all in the service of the hormone-soaked bottle of drama that is high school relationships.
Ever have one of those dreams where you have to pee and can’t find a bathroom? What if that dream lasted for years without relief? Ever meet someone where something just feels “off” about their appearance? What if that’s because they aren’t exactly human? It’s that kind of everyday horror that makes Junji Ito great.
The first episode of the Junji Ito Collection is out, and it’s kind of disappointing. The art and animation are fine. The problem is its choice of story.