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Silent Hills had another awesome creative talent: horror manga master Junji Ito

A black-and-white panel from Junji Ito’s Uzumaki. A writhing pile of horrified faces appears to be screaming, with intricate line work around their pupil-less eyes adding to the horror.
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus weren't the only big names working on Silent Hills for Konami. Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito was also involved in the now-canceled project, according to a tweet from del Toro today.

Ito's manga work includes Uzumaki, a tale about a tale and its denizens plagued by spirals, and Gyo, in which walking fish terrorize a young couple with their "death stench." Like the Silent Hill series, Ito's work touches on themes of body horror. Knowing that Ito was involved in the project will likely make the cancellation of Silent Hills sting that much harder for fans of the project and P.T.

While Kojima had tweeted often about meeting with Ito and frequently lauded his work, the manga artist's involvement wasn't widely known until today.

Del Toro followed that tweet with another praising Ito, saying "Kojima and myself are fans."

Last year, The Pokémon Company worked with Ito on a Halloween-themed "Kowapoke" promotion. Ito provided his take on ghost type Pokémon like Gengar and Banette.

Silent Hills was unveiled through a playable teaser released for PlayStation 4 in 2014. The game was officially canceled in April and saw its playable teaser pulled from the PlayStation Store in May. You can watch P.T.'s concept demo video from Tokyo Game Show 2014 below.