Junji Ito Illustrates a Short Manga for Japanese Screening for A24’s The Lighthouse


If you’re in Japan and a fan of the Supernatural/Psychological Horror genre then you’re in luck, according to a new report from Comic Natalie, A24’s The Lighthouse will be getting a short synopsis manga illustrated by Legendary Horror Mangaka Junji Ito. The Manga will be included in the theater pamphlets.

The Lighthouse Manga Sample Pages
Image Credit: Comic Natalie

Junji Ito commented about the film, praising the performances of the actors and the intensity of its gloomy atmosphere. Also noting that in his synopsis manga, he wanted to reproduce the film’s use of light and shadow. A reminder for fans that Ito has been nominated for two awards in this year’s Eisner Awards, in Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia for Remina, and Best Writer/Artist for his work on Remina and Venus in the Blind Spot. The Lighthouse will be premiering in Japan on July 9th, 2021.

The Lighthouse- Japanese Theater Poster
Image Credit: A24

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Junji Ito Collection 11oz. Mug Let’s face it, if you’re a Junji Ito fan, it’s probably not the caffeine in your drink that’s keeping you awake at night. Whether you’re just drinking that tea or coffee for the taste, or you like the idea of keeping some piping hot liquid nearby as a defense against all of the things that go bump in the night, this is the perfect mug to pour it in. Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe. Do not microwave.

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