Oli Sykes teams up with horror manga artist Junji Ito for new Drop Dead collab: “This is a huge honour for me”

Drop Dead have just unveiled a limited-edition collab with Junji Ito, with Oli Sykes calling the Japanese horror manga artist a “genius”, and “a big influence on my brand for many years”.

Oli Sykes teams up with horror manga artist Junji Ito for new Drop Dead collab: “This is a huge honour for me”
Emily Carter

Oli Sykes’ clothing company Drop Dead has just announced a brand-new collab with Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito.

The Bring Me The Horizon frontman has teamed up with Junji for a suitably ‘eerie’ collection of shirts, hoodies, tops, jackets and accessories, launching on March 29 at 7pm GMT over on

“Junji Ito is a genius,” enthuses Oli. “His style is only topped by his substance. I love his work and how he manages to write such fun and engrossing stories while holding up a dark mirror to society, politics and religion.

“He’s clearly been a big influence on my brand for many years now so to be creating an official collaboration is a huge honour for me.”

Take a look at the exclusive collection below:

Speaking to Kerrang! in 2022 about the many Drop Dead collabs – from Sega to Jurassic Park, Oli shared, “The Jurassic Park one was like a dream come true because it’s my favourite film – I’m obsessed with it. But we’d asked a couple of times, and they just said, ‘No!’ It was only when we went off and did Itchy & Scratchy and Gremlins and stuff that we built up a really good reputation. Itchy & Scratchy really turned things for us. We went in like, ‘There’s no way they’re going to give us a Simpsons thing, but maybe if we go for Itchy & Scratchy – this darker side – we can make a pitch.’ We got lucky because nobody had asked to do an Itchy & Scratchy collaboration before. Fox were so stoked on it. They took it to an industry awards thing, and from that point we’ve really had the pick of what we’ve wanted to do. So Itchy & Scratchy was a special one, but with Jurassic Park, it was really like, ‘I can’t believe I’m getting to make JP clothes!’”

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