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Say It With Manga – Junji Ito Edition

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I’ve looked at two great horror artists already this month, Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino.  Both have had at least one must-read story translated into English (Drifting Classroom for Umezu, Panorama of Hell for Hino), and both are quite famous and worth exploring for different reasons.  But for my money, you won’t find another horror mangaka as consistently good as Junji Ito.  When he’s good, he’s terrifying.  And even his most mediocre stories are still pretty great reads.  Sadly, we haven’t seen a new Junji Ito work in English since 2006, but we were very lucky before that.  Two of his series are must-reads, and the other two series I’m going to talk about are story collections.

 

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