is a Japanese horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. Tomie was Ito's first published work he originally submitted to Monthly Halloween, a shōjo magazine in 1987, which led to him winning the Kazuo Umezu award.
The manga has been adapted into a live action film series with eight installments to date, and an anthology TV series released in 1999.
is a Japanese horror film series based on Junji Ito's manga of the same name. The series consists of eight installments to date.
The series focuses on the titular Tomie Kawakami, a beautiful girl identified by a mole under her left eye, who drives her stricken admirers to madness, often resulting in her own death. However, due to her ability of regeneration, she comes back to life to terrorize her killers.
Each cell of her body has the ability to generate into a full grown independent body, causing several copies of her to be created after each of her deaths. It is unknown how many copies of Tomie exist in the world although in the most recent movie, Tomie: Unlimited, Tomie is shown walking through the streets of Japan, with most of the women she passes by also being Tomie.
Junji Ito has expressed his support for the films, often attending premieres and even personally picking out the actress Miho Kanno for the role of Tomie in the first film and coaching her for the audition.
is a 1998 Japanese horror film directed by Ataru Oikawa. It is the first film in the Tomie film series, based on a manga of the same name by Junji Ito.