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Trauma in Junji Ito’s Tomie

Junji Ito might well be described as the master of horror manga. One of his first big works was “Tomie”, published in 1987 as a submission for a shoujo magazine that instantly won him an award. Until today, Ito’s work is studied when it comes to understanding the gruesome and grotesque. Inspired by Script Weaver`s video analysis of Tomie’s story, I want to take a deep look at this iconic manga and how it tells the story of a traumatized character.