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 murde
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Tomie

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4.28 avg rating — 8,150 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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The Enigma of Amigara Fault

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“I am a horror maniac who prefers to stay at home.”
Junji Ito

“Spirals.... this town is contaminated with spirals.”
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