VIZ Media Releases Junji Ito’s Paranormal Manga Thriller Tomie

VIZ Media delivers a chilling treat for readers with the release of creator Junji Ito’s horror masterpiece, Tomie, on December 20, 2016.

Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition will be published as a special hardcover release under the VIZ Signature imprint with a suggested reader rating of “T+” for Older Teens and a print MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN.

Tomie will also be available digitally from VIZ.com/read and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

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.

“Junji Ito is an undisputed master of horror manga and has continually pushed the genre in provocative directions,” says Masumi Washington, Editor. “Tomie will delight readers with its high quality, hardcover presentation and unsettling and engrossing story of a bloodthirsty seductress from the netherworld. We invite horror and manga fans to add this latest VIZ Signature release to their own collections.”

Manga creator Junji Ito made his professional debut in 1987 and since then has gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest contemporary artists working in the horror genre. His acclaimed titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; GYO, which was adapted into an animated film; and Fragments of Horror, all of which are available in hardcover Deluxe Editions from VIZ Media. Tomie was adapted into a live-action film and also into a TV series in Japan. Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.

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