Junji Ito made his professional manga debut in 1987 and since then has gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest contemporary artists working in the horror genre. His titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; Gyo, which was adapted into an animated film; and his short story collections Fragments of Horror, Shiver and Frankenstein, all of which are available from VIZ Media. Ito's influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezz and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.Klappentext
A best-of story selection by the master of horror manga. This volume includes nine of Junji Ito's best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl's window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing faces appear in the sky, some even featuring your own face… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending… An offering of nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans. An exciting addition to VIZ's Junji Ito library, containing Ito's best short stories as selected by the author himself. * One volume complete. * Junji Ito's hardcover deluxe editions have been successful (UZUMAKI-26,747; GYO-11,514; Fragments of Horror-10,228 on BookScan as of 2/9/2017). TOMIE also sold 5,141 units in the first 9 weeks since its debut in December 2016 (US Sales). * The same fan-favorite hardcover format as Uzumaki or Tomie, but sporting a new look with a color cover image. * Film director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) and game creator Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) are huge Ito fans and occasionally mention Ito's works on social media.Zusammenfassung
A best-of story selection by the master of horror manga.