Uzumaki, the highly-anticipated anime adaptation of the manga by horror maestro Junji Ito, has resurfaced on Adult Swim with a very brief teaser and a release date: of October 2022. Uzumaki’s production, like that of many others, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic after it had been announced for a 2020 release.
In a new update, director Hiroshi Nagahama provides more context, explaining that the miniseries’s black-and-white animation style, which tries to imitate Ito’s characteristic inky black-and-white aesthetic to an unsettling degree, necessitates a larger-than-usual production size.
In addition, Nagahama provided a very brief glimpse of the series in action, although one devoid of any background or suspense. Nagahama has promised to reveal more when the release date draws near, so fans who can’t wait may have to hold tight for a little longer; however, given that the film’s premiere is still over a year away, they may have to wait much longer.
The Meaning of Uzumaki.
Based on the best-selling horror manga of the same name by Junji Ito, who is widely considered a master of the genre, Uzumaki (also known as Spiral) is a psychological thriller film. Kurouzu-Cho, a sleepy seaside village, serves as the setting for this tale. Kirie Goshima’s existence in this sleepy town is very typical, up until the day she sees her boyfriend’s father looking at a snail shell.
Her partner claims that Kurouzu-Cho is contaminated with spirals and advises that the two of them leave the town. As time passes, the spiral curse becomes fatal, driving all living things to insanity. In the manga, Kirie and her lover explore the town and find the curse manifesting in a variety of terrifying ways.
Uzumaki Anime Release Date?
The release date of the Uzumaki anime is currently unknown. But it’s hoped that the series will debut in 2023. The 2020 release date for the anime on Adult Swim was the network’s original plan. It was initially slated for 2021 but was pushed back to October 2022. We regret the delays, but understand that adapting a masterpiece as Uzumaki comes with a lot of pressure.
Uzumaki’s release date has not been specified at this time. While the exact release date in Japan and abroad is unknown, we do know that the series will most likely debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. A Good Place to Catch All the Action Uzumaki Uzumaki is a prime candidate for the Toonami block on Adult Swim. After that, we can look forward to seeing it air in Japan and on Crunchyroll for viewers across the world.
As the premiere of Uzumaki has been postponed multiple times and still has a long way to go, we still don’t have a lot of concrete information about when we can expect to see it on television. Distribution on the platform outside of Adult Swim’s countries seems plausible, given the adaptation was first revealed at Crunchyroll Expo 2019 and the streaming service has been releasing updates ever since. The show will only have four episodes, it has been revealed. These episodes have not been given a guaranteed runtime.
Where Does Uzumaki Come From, the Studio?
Production I.G is in charge of making Uzumaki. Production I.G. is widely regarded as one of the best animation studios around thanks to its work on groundbreaking series like Attack on Titan and Neon Genesis Evangelion as well as their critically acclaimed anime like Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, and Haikyuu.
Hiroshi Nagahama, best known for helming the seminal animation Mushishi, will be the series director. Fruits Basket and Teasing Master Takagi-san writer and director Aki Itami is in charge of the series composition. Meanwhile, Colin Stetson is at work on the score. Uki Satake, who recently played Kirie’s love interest Tsubomi in Mob Psycho 100, will provide her voice. While Shinichiro Miki, who voiced Roy Mustang in the Fullmetal Alchemist series, will portray Shuuichi Saitou.
Voice Cast: Uzumaki
The following actors have been cast in speaking roles for the upcoming Uzumaki anime:
- Sung by: Kirie Goshima and Uki Satake (Tsubomi Takane from Mob Psycho 100)
- Shin-ichiro Miki – Shuichi Saito (Tanjuro Kamado from Demon Slayer)
- The Father of Kirie, Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo from Dragon Ball Super)
- Mr. Takashi Matsuyama, Father of Shuichi (Argomon from Digimon: Adventures)
- Mika Doi & Yukie Saito (Coby from One Piece)
- Mariya Ise – Azami Kurotami (Ray from The Promised Neverland)
- Katsutoshi Matsuzaki of Katayama Quote from Flowers of Evil’s Masakazu Yamada.
- The Okada/Hatano duo (Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail)
- Tatsumaru Tachibana Tsumura (Jin Mori from The God of High School)
- When in Yokota, call me Koichi Tochika (Neji from Naruto)
- Gen Sato, First Boy (Chrome from Dr. Stone)
- Second young man, Shunsuke Takeuchi (Hackman from Digimon Adventure)
We can’t wait to watch this terrifying show in cartoon form. We believe that the outcome will be worthwhile even if it takes years to fully materialize.