San Francisco, CA, September 19, 2018 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the release of FRANKENSTEIN: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION on October 16th.

The latest release from the famed horror manga creator will receive a hardcover print release under the VIZ Signature imprint and will carry an MSRP of $22.99 U.S. / $32.00 CAN. Digital editions of FRANKENSTEIN will also be available for $15.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

Junji Ito meets Mary Shelley! The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster—and the fouler beast who created him—to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included are six tales of Oshikiri—a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him. Bonus: The Ito family dog! Thrill to the adventures of Non-non Ito, an adorable Maltese!

“Junji Ito’s bold graphics blend with prose from Shelley’s original novel to present the Frankenstein story in a way that has never been done before,” says Masumi Washington, Sr. Director, Publishing Production. “Junji Ito also displays his humorous and whimsical side with the inclusion of a variety of bonus stories. We look forward to fans discovering the latest from the master of horror, just in time for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein!”

Manga creator Junji Ito made his professional manga debut in 1987 and has since 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; and his short story collections FRAGMENTS OF HORROR and SHIVER, all of which are available from VIZ Media. Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.

For additional information on FRANKENSTEIN: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.


Stay tuned for our review of “Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection” along with some of the artist’s other works this October!

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