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Junji ito, Yoshiki Fujimoto Team Up for High-End Tomie Model

Junji ito, Yoshiki Fujimoto Team Up for High-End Tomie ModelThis weekend Archipel, one of our favorite YouTube channels, dropped another great video. This one goes behind the scenes of a new collaboration between horror manga master Junji Ito and modeler Yoshiki Fujimoto.

The two have teamed up to create a high-end model of Ito’s iconic character Tomie, who features in many of Ito’s manga (as well as a bunch of live-action and anime adaptations).

The video demonstrates the mutual admiration these two creators have for each other, and all the hard work that went in to making this Tomie figure as high quality as possible. Big bonus for fans of the Alien franchise: just check out that Xenomorph, man.

Here’s how Viz Media describes Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition:

Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.

Source: Archipel

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.