A MANGA ARTIST BORN IN GIFU PREFECTURE (Born in 1963)
Horror manga king Junji Ito first began writing and drawing manga as a hobby while working as a dental technician in the early 1990s and has been in the spooky story game since then. He was inspired from a young age by both his older sister's drawings and the work of Kazuo Umezu. Now our dear veteran mangaka is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon. Impressively, some of Ito’s recent achievements include a smartphone VR puzzle game released in Taipei, overseas comic convention appearances, English novelization of his manga Uzumaki, and many other exciting exhibits and interactive media. Ito is known best for his works Tomie and Gyo, both of which have received live-action and anime adaptations respectively, and recently many of his works have been translated into an anime, Junji Ito Collection, produced by Studio Deen.