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Stitches (Junji Ito)

Stitches (Junji Ito)

Current price: $18.00
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
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Staff Reviews

Come now, don’t be scared
Of masters Ito and Kihara, paired
Bringing us to realms untold
Of talking tumors and faceless girls bold

Each tale will unfold
To bring us terror we don’t usually see
They get you in stranglehold
These stories are as good as can possibly be

Don’t go putting on airs
Come with us into the dark
These two are beyond compare
If you’re new here? Stitches will be just the start

— Ryan


Horror manga giant Junji Ito teams up with spooky story writer Hirokatsu Kihara for the ultimate collection of fright-filled ghost tales!

A tumor shaped like a man’s face slowly moves across a woman’s body. The sea shoots glowing balls into the sky, much to the distress of beachgoers. And a girl dressed up for a holiday has no eyes, no nose, nothing—her face is a total blank.

Hirokatsu Kihara pens true stories of unsolved mysteries, stitched together with page after page of Junji Ito’s original illustrations in this collection of nine eerie tales and a bonus manga story.

About the Author

Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Kihara considers himself a collector of mysteries. He is best known for the famed compendium of urban legends and ghost stories Shin Mimibukuro (New Earmuffs), cowritten with Ichiro Nakayama. He also performs as a host at various Japanesde culture events celebrating anime, kaiju, and toys. His other works include the series Tsukumo Kaidan (99 Ghost Stories) and Tonari no Kai (Monster Next Door).

Junji Ito made his professional manga 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 titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; Gyo, which was adapted into an animated film. He is a four-time Eisner Award winner. In 2019 his collection Frankenstein won in the “Best Adaptation from Another Medium” category, and in 2021 he was awarded “Best Writer/Artist,” while Remina received the award for “Best U.S. Edition of International Material (Asia).” He also won his second “Best U.S. Edition” for Lovesickness in 2022.