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Junji Ito Confirms Second Season of Genkai Chitai Manga

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Junji Ito’s digital manga collection Genkai Chitai will proceed for an additional season of weekly digital releases.

The Eisner Award-winning manga creator launched the primary chapter of the second season of Genkai Chitai to the AERA dot on-line manga service, and the creator confirmed on his official Twitter account that the collection would proceed with new chapters each Tuesday. The primary season of the manga collection, which focuses on the horrors which might be born from the on a regular basis points of life, was initially distributed via the LINE manga app earlier than being launched in a collected print quantity. An official English launch for both season of Genkai Chitai has been introduced at the moment.


Whereas a world launch for Genkai Chitai would not seem like on the horizon, Ito followers exterior of Japan nonetheless have lots to stay up for: the creator’s most up-to-date work to be translated into English, Sensor, was launched earlier this 12 months to essential acclaim, and Grownup Swim and Ghost within the Shell animation studio Manufacturing IG are at the moment working collectively to create an anime adaptation of Ito’s most well-known work, Uzumaki. Uzumaki tells the story of a highschool couple who wrestle to flee their rural, seaside city, which has been with a curse that causes unnatural spirals to look all over the place. The collection was initially introduced in 2019 and is now scheduled to premiere on Grownup Swim this October. A trailer was launched for the collection in June.

Whereas Ito is now one of many manga trade’s most celebrated creators, he truly started his profession as a dental assistant. The younger Ito drew manga as a interest, and submitted certainly one of his quick tales to {a magazine}, which caught the eye of Kazuo Umezu, the creator of the traditional horror manga Drifting Classroom. Ito has cited Umezu as certainly one of his major influences, and was inspired to pursue manga as a profession. Since then, he has produced a number of style defining manga, together with Tomie, Gyo, and the earlier than talked about Uzumaki, in addition to a number of well-known quick tales, together with The Enigma at Amigara Fault. His works have been tailored into live-action films and anime, the newest of which was The Junji Ito Assortment, which was produced by Fruits Basket (2001) and KonoSuba‘s Studio Deen. Whereas Ito’s tales have been nonetheless praised, The Junji Ito Assortment was broadly panned for the standard of its animation and its failure to seize the feel and appear of Ito’s detailed artwork fashion.

Supply: AERA dot, Twitter


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