Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming platform, has appointed Reemsborko Ltd as the European agent for The Junji Itô Collection.
Junji Itô is an iconic manga creator revered by generations of fans worldwide as a true master of horror. Some of his most notable works include Tomie, a series chronicling an immortal girl who drives her stricken admirers to madness.
The deal arrives as Junji Ito is celebrating his 30th year as a manga artist and author this year.
The horror anthology Junji Itô Collection is available to stream now on Crunchyroll and VRV. The licensing and merchandising programme has already launched in the US, with reported success in Hot Topic and Urban Outfitters.
Max Arguile of Reemsborko, said: “I’m highly delighted to be working on this great property. Horror in general is established as a licensable genre in the US and is rapidly doing the same in Europe.
"Anime is also growing hugely and is starting to cross into the mainstream. This lifestyle brand is anime for adults – horror with a touch of humour. The timing in Europe is right for Junji Itô.”