With the Junji Ito Collection anime series wrapping up recently, Viz Media is timing things well to give fans of horror a chance to own more of the master’s works. They’ve put together a digital sale at ComiXology that has several volumes of his work priced down to about half the print price and a few bucks off the existing digital backlist price, which makes it all the more affordable. Click on the title links below if you prefer Amazon Kindle versions.
The sale runs through September 3rd, 2019.
Gyo: Something’s Rotten in Okinawa…The rank odor of death floats above the famous island… What is the source? Then a strange fish–with legs–appears! So begins teenagers Tadashi and Kaori’s plunge into the horror (and stench) of the sea.
Fragments of Horror: A new collection of delightfully macabre tales from a master of horror manga. An old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants. A dissection class with a most unusual subject. A funeral where the dead are definitely not laid to rest. Ranging from the terrifying to the comedic, from the erotic to the loathsome, these stories showcase Junji Ito’s long-awaited return to the world of horror.
Tomie: Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.
Shiver: An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victims appear in the sky… 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.
Uzumaki: Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a pattern: UZUMAKI, the spiral — the hypnotic secret shape of the world. The bizarre masterpiece horror manga is now available all in a single volume. Fall into a whirlpool of terror!
Frankenstein: Junji Ito meets Mary Shelley! The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster — and the fouler beast who created him — to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included are six tales of Oshikiri — a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him. Bonus: Ito’s dog! Thrill to the adventures of Non-non Ito, an adorable Maltese!
Smashed: Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed… What horrific events happened to create the earthbound — people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell… Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.