Junji Ito Collection Series Review: Twisted Tales and Weird Delusions, But Something Is Not Quite Right

This horror anime collection was talked up a lot before the season started, but how did it go in the end? Be sure to share your thoughts on the series in the comments below. Review: There are many creepy moments in this animated horror collection. Some of these include body horror, disgusting imagery, blood, and … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Series Review: Twisted Tales and Weird Delusions, But Something Is Not Quite Right

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Junji Ito Collection Episode 12: Not With A Bang But With A Whimper

I guess it kind of works that for its final story this anime returns to Souichi and to the creepy model giving us a sense of some kind of progress throughout the course of this series of disjointed tales. To be fair, both the stories this week were quite interesting in different ways, and while … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 12: Not With A Bang But With A Whimper

Junji Ito Collection Episode 11: Return To Weird Stories

The first story this week was actually kind of fun in a weird tales kind of way. Random transfer student shows up in town and suddenly weird things start happening. However, it isn't the transfer student who is truly the problem but his appearance acts as a catalyst for some of the tensions in the … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 11: Return To Weird Stories

Junji Ito Collection Episode 10: And I Thought Last Week Was Gross?

I wonder if the Junji Ito Collection anime took it as a challenge when I called it gross last week in my review? This week seemed all about being as gross as possible with the kind of body horror that just leaves a sick taste in your mouth and feeling a little unsettled. The story … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 10: And I Thought Last Week Was Gross?

Junji Ito Collection Episode 9: So, Gross?

Review: There's probably a better word to describe the events of the second story, but gross was the impression I walked away with. Not scary or creepy, because it didn't succeed on either front, but just disgusting. And like all of these stories it lacked sufficient context or grounding of the circumstances to really have … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 9: So, Gross?

Junji Ito Collection Episode 8: There Are No Words

Review: Again two stories though this week I kind of watched both in more or less stunned silence. The first one because by the time you kind of really knew what the story was about it ended and the second one because it was just too weird. The audience sitting through all those deaths just … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 8: There Are No Words

Junji Ito Collection Episode 7: Round and Round We Go

Review: I'm not really sure what to make of the first story as it really seemed more like an idea rather than a fleshed out tale. Basically, record of an artist after she died and everyone who listens to it seems to become obsessed with owning it, to the point where they would steal it … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 7: Round and Round We Go

Junji Ito Collection Episode 6: Once Again, Possibilities Squandered

Review: This one is going to be pretty short because I kind of enjoyed the first story presented this week and then it ended without any kind of resolution. Nothing. Just left us hanging like a window frame reaching out toward the neighbours house in point of fact. So an kind of creepiness or expectations … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 6: Once Again, Possibilities Squandered

Junji Ito Collection Episode 5: Souichi is Just Really Kind of Annoying

Review: Another mixed kind of episode with the first story about the house connected to other worlds having an interesting concept but then not really building on that concept in the limited time it had, and then another short story about Souichi. I'm going to be honest and say that while I didn't mind the … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 5: Souichi is Just Really Kind of Annoying

Junji Ito Collection Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?

Review: Once again we get two creepy stories with neither one really pushing into actually being scary so much as strange and a little unsettling. What horror I did find in the second story came from my own dislike of puppets and marionettes which was firmly embedded when I was a child. And, just saying, … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?