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Junji Ito

Born in 1963 in Gifu Prefecture, Junji Ito is the face of Japanese horror. While others came before him, providing well received and recognized inspiration such as Kazuo Umezzu and Hideshi Hino, it was not until Ito broke into the scene that the world truly took notice of the visual and comedic terror that is J-Horror. As he was working to become a dentist Ito won the Kazuo Umezzu Award and was asked by the legendary Umezzu himself to pursue a career in cartooning. This motivation would...See more