Junji Ito's Nightmarish Manga GYO Now Set To Terrify Anime Fans

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Junji Ito's Nightmarish Manga GYO Now Set To Terrify Anime Fans

Anime studio ufotable are bringing morbid manga master Junji Ito's putrid, and surreal, story of mutant zombie fish that sprout legs and attack Okinawa, Japan, to home video systems everywhere later this month.

Ok. Wrapped your head around that concept yet, readers? It's eccentric to say the least.

That's right,Gyo, that bizarr-o survival horror tale of a couple vs. bio-mechanical fart propelled rotting sea-life, is now a new OVA directed by Takayuki Hirao (Futakoi Alternative), and slated for release on Feb. 15'th.

Ito is probably most well-known as the creator of a couple of classic horror mangas, Tomie, and my personal favorite, Uzumaki. Both have been brought to the screen in live action incarnations, the Tomie manga spawning a long running series of films, about an immortal spectral girl, who causes people to become obsessed with her to the point of going murderously insane. The film version of Uzumaki while highly condensed , is still a brilliant color-saturated take on Ito's intricate b&w work, and the manga itself remains one of the only graphic novels that has ever creeped me out.

And now, yet another warped and twisted vision emerges from Ito's pen and onto the screen, as the whopping 4-minute trailer for the gross-out nightmare that is Gyo is available for your viewing pleasure. Watching it is easier than any explaining I can try to do of Ito's incredibly off-kilter creations. So click play below, and start planning those fish fry's with your fellow anime loving friends NOW!


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SaltonerFebruary 7, 2012 8:15 PM

Excellent! It's been awhile since a good anime horror series has crossed the ocean; and an OVA to boot! My only complaint, why mix cg creatures with 2D style? It NEVER blends well.

Joe YoungFebruary 7, 2012 9:29 PM

Wow...that scene at 3:33...tentacles....reminds me of Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji...are we going to see animated tentacle rape...? Sharks on four legs...yep...I love it already.

ArifFebruary 7, 2012 9:44 PM

"Anime studio ufotable are bringing morbid manga master Junji Ito's putrid, and surreal, story of mutant zombie fish that sprout legs and attack Okinawa, Japan, to home video systems everywhere later this month."

Jesus, this sentence is terribly written.

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonFebruary 7, 2012 10:43 PM

Please don't use the name of the Nazarene in vain. Ya can't win 'em all after a four thousand word day and bleary eyes dude.

gurotakuFebruary 8, 2012 12:21 AM

I hope that this is successful enough to spawn a 3 part anime adaptation of UZUMAKI. While Higuchinsky's movie is alright, it was only based on the first volume, which was all that had been published at the time. However, in my opinion, the best and most deliciously Lovecraftian stuff happens in the following two volumes. The scope of it would make it tough to pull off as live action due to Ito adaptations usually not warranting a mega-budget but in animated form that'd be of no consequence...

ArifFebruary 8, 2012 1:03 AM

Come on, it's more than that. It's not about writing Shakespearean, just presenting yourself in a clear manner. It doesn't take long to proofread, and the benefits can do you wonders.

Jean-FrançoisFebruary 8, 2012 4:54 AM

Welp. I guess you guys got my tip after all. :P

derblogohnenamen.wordpress.comFebruary 17, 2012 5:25 AM

so disappointing.
the graphic style is boring and sterile, not to mention the cheap CGI. and why the hell did they have to throw in this silly ecchi crap.