TV Anime Junji Ito Collection revealed a few of its cast members. Yuji Mitsuya will voice Soichi, Hiro Shimono will be Oshikiri, and Kaori Nazuka will play as Yuko. These three portray the characters shown on the previously released key visual.
The anime will be broadcast on TOKYO MX from 22:00 on 7 January 2018.
Horror Anime Ito Junji Collection Reveals Key Visual and Broadcast Date
Comment from Yuji Mitsuya, voice of Soichi
‘It’s been a while since I was excited about an interesting role. There are also comical elements even in horror, so the problem is how to act in these scenes. I’ve got a weird and slightly weak role, so it was my first time challenging such a voice. This anime is quite a piece of art, therefore please enjoy and get scared.’
Comment from Hiro Shimono, voice of Oshikiri
‘I’ve been liking horror works of various genres, so I’m really happy to be part of one. I’ve seen Junji Ito live action movies, read his manga, and so on. Now I’m really excited!!’
Comment from Kaori Nazuka, voice of Yuko
‘It’s an honor for me to be a part of this anime. I am quite weak when it comes to horror… [laugh] I happen to see and read some horror works, but shudder when I recall them [laugh] Also, this anime’s illustrations have quite an impact, which seem to remain in my brain and make me shiver. I will take care myself not to destroy this unique atmosphere while recording. I would like this anime to remain in the brains of horror lovers and people like me, who are weak to it. Please enjoy Junji Ito’s world!’
The website Sonorama+ offers ‘Kanoka’ (coffin), ‘Uwasa’ (rumor) and other manga, in which Soichi is part of, for free. (Japanese only). We still don’t know the episodes in which these three characters appear, so stay tuned here on MANGA.TOKYO for more info.
Junji Ito Collection
To air on TOKYO MIX from 7 January 2018 at 22:00 (Sunday) | Winter 2018 | Anime Info Page
Original Work: Junji Ito
Director, Character Design: Shinobu Tagashira
Script: Kaoru Sawada
Sound Director: Hozumi Goda
Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Animation Production: Studio Deen
Official Website: http://itojunji-anime.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/itojunji_anime