The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Uzumaki released an update video and teaser featuring director Hiroshi Nagahama. The teaser featured a brief anime clip.
The update revealed the anime project is now scheduled for October 2022, after being previously pushed from 2020 to 2021. Director Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, The Flowers of Evil) said in the video that COVID-19 had caused the team to “restructure” the production and that the “way we are making this anime is requiring twice as much staff as we normally use.”
Announced in 2019, the four-episode Uzumaki anime is based on the popular horror manga series by Junji Itō. Studio Drive is in charge of the animation production while Production I.G. USA and Adult Swim are producing the anime.
Some storyboards for the anime’s first episode were released on Twitter in June 2020.
The cast includes Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima, Shinichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito, Toshio Furukawa as Kirie’s Father, Takashi Matsuyama as Shuichi’s Father, Mika Doi as Yukie Saito, Mariya Ise as Azami Kurotami, Katsunoshi Matsuzaki as Katayama, Wataru Hatano as Okada, Tatsumaru Tachibana as Tsumura, Kōichi Tōchika as Yokota, and Ami Fukushima as Shiho.
Viz Media is publishing the manga in English and describes the series as:
Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a pattern: UZUMAKI, the spiral—the hypnotic secret shape of the world. The bizarre masterpiece horror manga is now available all in a single volume. Fall into a whirlpool of terror!
Source: Uzumaki official Twitter
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