As previously reported, Indonesian comics publisher m&c! has included Ito Junji – Best of Best Short Story Collection in its list of new manga titles to be released in 2021. In a weekly listing of new comic book releases, it has been revealed that the first volume of the manga is scheduled to be shipped on 3 February 2021. The manga is released under m&c!’s Akasha mature comics label, and book retailer Gramedia’s online shop lists the book with the retail price of IDR 68,000 (about US$ 4.8).

Ito Junji – Best of Best Short Story Collection contains ten short stories from the horror manga artist Junji Ito that was released by Shogakukan in 2019. It includes the fan favorite Enigma of Amigara Fault, as well as the stories Army of One, Human Chair (an adaptation of Ranpo Edogawa’s classic short story), Venus in the Blind Spot, The Licking Woman, Umezu Sensei and Me, Other Love of This World, The Possession of Professor KiritaThe Sad Tale of the Principal Post, and Memento.

m&c! has previously published Junji Ito’s Gyo in two volumes.

m&c! is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.

DISCLAIMER:  the availability of books at bookstores / agents may differ from the planned schedule, especially for regions outside of Java island. To obtain accurate information regarding the availability of the book, it is advised to contact the Customer Service of your stores of choice for confirmation. For Gramedia bookstores, the contact numbers can be obtained via email customercare@gramedia.com.

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