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VIZ Media Announces the Release of Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror Manga

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Fragments of Horror

Fragments of Horror @ Junji Ito 2014/Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.

VIZ Media sends chills down the spines of readers as it debuts Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror manga on June 16, 2015. The volume is set to be published under the VIZ Signature imprint, and this new manga release is rated “T+” for Older Teens. The release will be offered in a deluxe, hardcover print edition that will carry an MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $21.00 CAN.

Fragments of Horror contains a unique collection of delightfully macabre tales from the master of horror manga. The manga includes stories focused on an old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants, a dissection class with a most unusual subject, and 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.

Fragments of Horror is a fantastically creepy collection that marks the renowned creator’s return to the horror manga genre after an eight-year sabbatical,” says Masumi Washington, Editor. “Readers craving something sinister and delightfully strange will relish these unsettling vignettes, and Junji Ito’s striking artwork and eerie tales will haunt the minds of fans long after reading.”

Manga creator Junji Ito made his professional debut in 1987 and has gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest contemporary artists working in the horror genre. His critically acclaimed titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which were adapted into critically praised live-action films, as well as GYO, which was adapted into an animated feature film. The Uzumaki and GYO manga editions are both published in English by VIZ Media in deluxe hardcover editions available under the VIZ Signature imprint. Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors such as Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.

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