TOD 117 It Was Made for Me: The Dark Worlds of Junji Ito from NecronomiCon 2022

The Outer Dark presents the” It Was Made for Me: The Dark Worlds of Junji Ito,” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by Nadia Bulkin and featuring Cassandra Khaw, K.H. Vaughan, and Sean Moreland. This podcast’s content was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 21, 2022.

Show Notes

The Outer Dark presents “It Was Made for Me The Dark Worlds of Junji Ito,” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by Nadia Bulkin and featuring Cassandra Khaw, K.H. Vaughan, and Sean Moreland. Internationally acclaimed mangaka Junji Ito creates stories of strange obsession, transformation, and contamination unlike any other. The panelists discuss his work and influences, and his impact as one of the masters of the international Weird. Thank you to Niels Hobbs, K.H. Vaughan, and all the fabulous NecronomiCon 2022 team for allowing us to air this podcast’s content, which was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 21, 2022. 

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Additional Links

LISTEN: TOD 113 State of The Weird Roundtable 2022

LISTEN: TOD 115 The Horizon Is Still Way Beyond You: Zora Neale Hurston’s Life and Legacy

LISTEN: TOD 093 Quarantine Readings: Nadia Bulkin and Eric Schaller

Uzumaki [Spiral into Horror] (Junji Ito)

The Enigma of Amigara Fault (Junji Ito)

Hellstar Remina (Junji Ito)

No Longer Human (Junji Ito)

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu (Junji Ito)

Gyo Collection (Junji Ito)

Smashed Collection (Junji Ito)

The Downward Spiral: Thoughts on Lovecraftian Spirality and Ito’s Uzumaki (Sean Moreland)

“The Will” (4th chapter of Blood-Bubble Bushes) (Junji Ito)

Frankenstein (adaptation: Junji Ito)

The Human Chair (Edogawa Ranpo)

“Dissection-Chan” (Dissection Girl: 5th chapter of Ma no Kakera/Junji Ito)

The Earthbound (Junji Ito)

Army of One (Junji Ito)

Glyceride (voiced story on youtube/Junji Ito)

Ghosts of Prime Time” (Smashed collection/Junji Ito)

“Soichi’s Beloved Pet ” (2nd chapter of New Voices in the Dark/Junji Ito)

Rakugo (Japan Foundation/form of Japanese storytelling)

George Milbry Gould

Lafcadio Hearn

Seduction of the Innocent by Frederic Wertham

The Corinthian (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman)

Kwaidan (1964, trailer)

My Dear Ancestors (Junji Ito)


Japanese Urban Legends from the “Slit-Mouthed Woman” to “Kisaragi Station” (article by Iikura Yoshiyuki re: kuchisake onna)

Berserk (manga by Kentaro Miura)

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-96, series trailer)

Akira (1988, trailer)

Dorohedero (2020, trailer)

Dorohedoro (manga by Q Hayashida)

Mieruko-Chan (2021, trailer)

Mieruko-Chan (manga by Izumi Tomoki)

Shibuya Goldfish (manga by Hiroumi Aoi)

Mushishi (manga by Yuki Urushibara)

Erased (manga by Kei Sanbe)

Erased (anime, trailer)

Inio Asano (manga artist)

Monstress (epic fantasy comic series by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda)

Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!, manga by S. Chiba/Norimitsu Kaiho)

The Drifting Classroom (manga by Kazuo Umezu)

Blood on the Tracks (manga by Shuzo Oshimi)

Blame! (manga by Tsutomo Nihei)

Blame! (anime series trailer)

Parasyte (manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki)

Franken Fran (manga by Katsuhisa Kigitsu)

Mononoke (anime series trailer)

Natsume’s Book of Friends (manga by Yuki Midorikawa)

In Old Records (manga by Junji Ito)

The Long Hair in the Attic (3rd volume in the Museum of Terror series by Junji Ito)

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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