Dissolving Classroom

The title of Junji Ito’s latest work is a nod to one of his seminal influences: Kazuo Umezu, author of such…

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

On the surface, Junji Ito’s Cat Diary is a gag manga. J-Kun–a lightly fictionalized version of the author–reluctantly agrees to…

Fragments of Horror

Uncanny–that’s the first word that comes to mind after reading Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror, an anthology of nine stories…

My 10 Favorite Spooky Manga

Whether by accident or design, the very first manga I read and liked were horror titles: “The Laughing Target,” Mermaid…