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This interview was filmed in September 2007, in the top-floor studio of Junji Ito's home in Gifu Prefecture. Like me, Bharath holds Ito-san as one of his all-time favorite mangaka, and took the time to visit him and conduct this interview while filming for he & Alka's forthcoming manga documentary.
Highlights from this fantastic and casual look into Junji Ito's life & work include:
- Ito-san showing off his original script outlines and rough panel layouts, with descriptions of his process when creating manga.
- A long discussion of the influence of urban legends on Ito's manga, how he got the idea and visual inspiration for Tomie, and how he became a manga artist.
- A tour of Junji Ito's studio and art desk, process using mirrors and photo-references in his work, and much more!
After watching the video, please head over to NUMBER21PIX, and say thanks to Bharath for sharing this interview with us!