Junji Ito





Junji Ito


Born
in Gifu Prefecture, Japan
July 31, 1963

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Influences
H.P. Lovecraft, Kazuo Umezu


Junji Itō (伊藤 潤二) Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga.

The most common obsessions are with beauty, long hair, and beautiful girls, especially in his Tomie and Flesh-Colored Horror comic collections. For example: A girl's hair rebels against being cut off and runs off with her head; Girls deliberately catch a disease that makes them beautiful but then murd
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Average rating: 4.12 · 28,283 ratings · 1,775 reviews · 77 distinct works · Similar authors
Uzumaki, Vol. 1

4.25 avg rating — 5,782 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
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Uzumaki, Vol. 2

4.29 avg rating — 3,538 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Uzumaki, Vol. 3

4.25 avg rating — 3,326 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Gyo, Vol. 1

3.81 avg rating — 1,956 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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4.36 avg rating — 2,176 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Gyo, Vol. 2

3.83 avg rating — 1,441 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Enigma of Amigara Fault

4.21 avg rating — 983 ratings — published 2002
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Fragments of Horror

3.94 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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