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Junji Ito’s Tomie makes her way into the NFT space as project under Animeta

Japanese manga creator Junji Ito brings Tomie with him as they delve into the NFT space

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Non-fungible tokens remain a hot online topic because NFT projects continue to flow daily from different sectors.

In addition to the startups, the main brands are also interested in NFT projects, from NBA to Hyundai.

During the weekend, news emerged that one of the most famous modern horror icons would be entering the NFT breed.

Junji Ito, a famous Japanese horror manga creator, has announced that he will launch his collection next month.


The expected NFT collection of Junji Ito will revolve around his famous character: Tomie.

The collection is also managed by the NFT brand based on an annoyed asset as soon as it is launched.

Animeta shared the enthusiasm for long-term agreements with other manga manufacturers.

“Horror manga artist Junji Ito will release his first NFT series ‘TOMIE by Junji Ito’ in November,” Animeta announced.

“[We are] looking forward to a long-term cooperation with more original manga creators.”

Although the brand has not shared any plans for other manga-centric collections, Junji Ito’s registration will certainly create a ripple effect in the sector.

Junji ito

The Eisner-winning artist has also juggled his time with work outside the NFT collection.

He is currently involved in the development of two anime series based on his works: Uzumaki and Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Additionally, Ito usually creates new short films and one-shot stories that offer something new to horror fans every now and then.

Since making his mark in the industry, Junji Ito has been a renowned artist and a well-respected name among fans.

The artist has won the support of big names from all walks of life, including legendary video game developer Hideo Kojima and visionary director Guillermo Del Toro.

Reaction to the news

When the news broke, fans reacted quickly — and not out of joy.

A user responded to Animeta’s tweet with a photo of Junji Ito’s “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.”

The user edited the iconic lines and replaced them with “You can’t just right click and save it! Th-this [sic] is my NFT!”

Another wrote:

“Those little jpegs better be self-replicating malware so it can at least be true to Tomie’s character as a malignant unkillable force.”

“How sad that such a great artist is debasing themselves like this.”

Meanwhile, others are willing to give the horror icon the benefit of the doubt.

“You damn well know that his management team got convinced into the same of NFTs,” wrote a user.

“There’s no fucking way Junji Ito knows wtf a nft [sic] actually is.”

Animeta has yet to respond to the reception, and it remains to be seen whether the backlash will be enough to stop plans for the Tomie collection.


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