Thursday, June 10, 2010

Essay #25

JUNJI ITO! My Favourite Japanese Manga Author!

Junji Ito, born on July, 1963. is an author of Japanese horror manga.
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga.
A common motive in his books are girls obsessed with beauty, for example, long hair. This is the case in his Tomie and Flesh-Colored Horror comic collections.

I've been reading Junji Ito's manga for about 1 year and 6months! started during our Vietnam trip in '08. Vincent Kor-Kor got me hooked! i never thought i'll enjoy HORROR MANGA especiall Junji Ito's stuff. which inclue GORE. LIKE SERIOUS GORE. IN DETAILLLL. gore-y detail! Junji is like the Quintin Tarantino in comics. Killing and Beauty! so so creative. Like Tomie, the girl who is Beautiful. Perfect everywhere and EVERY guy who meets her will fill truly madly deeply for her. the guy will love her so much, until he just wants to chop her into pieces. COOL RIGHT? i'll lend you the book pa. and Uzumaki (means Spiral in japanese) in a town where a strange Spiral obsession is starting. People get so obsessed that some of them wants to turn themselves into spiral.yeah imagine that! cool right?

1 comment:

Peter Gan said...

Tarantino for Comics eh? That's a vivid enough description. Bring it on.