VIZ Media recently released Lovesickness, a new manga from horror master Junji Ito. The company put together a video letting you read a little bit of the manga (with creepy music in the background), and the video is both introduced and concluded by Ito himself.
Welcome to Scary Stories with Junji Ito (@junjiitofficial)! 🙀
Tonight’s tale is The Beautiful Boy at the Crossroads — a foggy tale of fortune telling gone wrong! 💔 pic.twitter.com/Hnq69CDrmg
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 28, 2021
“Hello, all you lovesick loonies!” Ito greets his fans while wearing heart-shaped glasses. “Don’t you just love scary stories? Today’s tale is all about love at first fright . . . I mean sight! Let’s Read ‘The Beautiful Boy at the Crossroads.’ Our story begins with one girl caught at the intersection of love and horror.”
The video then switches to the aforementioned first chapter of Lovesickness. And if you watch all the way to the end, Ito has some final thoughts!
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.