Tomie ( manga/ Unlimited )

Ah, behold the masterpiece of Junji Ito-sensei: Tomie! Which is pronounced Tomi-e Not “Tommy” as I thought, lol.  Ok some may say Uzumaki is his masterpiece, but I happen to love the idea of this annoying, selfish, maniac, woman who just won’t freaking die, more so, she will come back and expand and multiply.

So I was watching episode 9 of the Junji Ito collection anime and I saw this so beautiful girl with a mole under her left eye… who could that be I wondered…? TOMI-E of course!!! They surely waited an awful long time to animate a Tomie chapter, I guess that’s normal since she has a lot. of material. It was a very nice one and it made me want to read the manga, so I read all the chapters I could find translated , then I remembered there were movies…9, so yes I’ll have to watch those as well.

The plot is Tomie is INCREDIBLE beautiful and men go mad for her, literally insane and wish to murder her, which is not a problem cos she can heal, regenerate and multiply just fine, this of course makes for quite interesting stories.

I started with the last movie it seems, it’s called Tomie Unlimited, sounds like a cool brand name..haha, I gotta say she’s my favorite actress so far, cos she’s very similar to the animated Tomie from today’s episode in Juni Itto collection, take a look!

 

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Animated Tomie

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See that??? Isn’t she nailing the character? Omg and the voice and the acting, I read some comments saying the movie was stupid but..come on, it’s a damn load of body horror, quite hard to achieve without some heavy CGI, plus the animated hmm “stages” of Tomie are faithful to the illustrations in the manga, so shush people! and I usually don’t say this about women, not specially Asian women, but this one actress, Miu Nakamura, at least in this one movie, is one of the hottest girls I’ve laid eyes on . Damn sexy, a bit scary tho, ah dreamy!!

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I’ll watch the other movies later on and add reviews, for now, don’t miss this one movie, I obviously loved it.

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Each movie has a different actress playing Tomie, which makes it for a very variated pallete of faces and strokes for the character.

Another interesting fact, in the manga Tomie is pretty much straight, but the movie version seems to swing both ways and is even nicer with her female “friends” slaves, lovers, or whatever they are.

 

Junji Ito collection ( anime )

I just will say “Tomie” and “Uzumaki”, know any of them? Yes? good! then we can talk, if not, go immediately to check it out, they are master pieces that everyone who is alive and likes horror has to see/read.

Now, I saw the anime came out and I was wondering what kind of anime it’d be, because I haven’t read any of it before (the horror ! I shall soon tho) so I didn’t know what to expect, I mean, besides having watched Tomie movies and Uzumaki.

Man, was I in for a treat

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The art is, unique, I really dig it, I found myself laughing out loud for most of it, which I surely didn’t expect, I can’t say it’s scary but it surely as hell is disturbing, bizarre and just amazing, the kind of horror I just love. I am so glad they are making this anime now, I will surely get a hold of some mangas for sure.

They have it all, from urban legends, horrible mutations and other body horrors, parallel dimensions, some curses, it’s really something, I can see why Junji Ito is such a big name.

A bit more on the anime, the style is faithful to the manga as it far as I can tell by doing a quick search, the music is very suitable and the voice acting is on point.

 

 

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Souichi

That little brat is Souichi, he apparently goes around putting curses on people, often for hilarious results, he isn’t himself a really threatening character, he is funny as hell.

 

Anime to watch season 2018

Let’s see, I make this list mostly for myself cos I lose track..

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First of all I have to catch up with Dragon Ball Super and Fate/ Apocrypha ugh

 

1.-  Citrus

2.- Ito Junji collection

3.- Yuuki Yuuna Hero blah blah

4.-  Takunomi

5.- Hitori no shita: the outcast 2nd season

6.- Card captor sakura hen

7.-  Nanatsu no taizai

8. killing bites

9.- Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

10 .  Mahoutsukai no yome

11.- Poppuetipiki (spelling)

12.-  Nanatsu no bitoki

13.-   Fate/Extra last encore

14.- Slow start

 

 

JESUS, when am I going to watch all this?!

 

 

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