Junji Ito’s upcoming anime adaptation Uzumaki revealed a new two-and-a-half minute preview. Studio Drive (Vlad Lyubov) animated adaptation of the hugely popular manga starring Hiroshi Nagahama (The reflection) as director.Uzumaki The anime was originally slated to premiere in 2021, but was pushed back to this October before being pushed back again due to production issues and the staff’s desire to deliver a high-quality product. The new preview is currently region locked, but the official Twitter account stated that they are working on making it available to everyone.
Production IG (USA) and Adult Swim produceUzumakianime that is expected to have 4 episodes. The voice cast includes Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima, Shinichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito, Maria Ise as Azami Kurotami, and Mika Doi voices Yukie Saito. Takashi Matsuyama, Katsutoshi Matsuzaki, Wataru Hatano, Toshio Furukawa, and Ami Fukushima also voice characters inUzumakianime.
The manga by Junji was first published in 1998. It consists of 3 volumes, with 19 chapters.Viz Medialicensed the manga for the English market.
A mysterious spiral shape, the Uzumaki, haunts the small Japanese coastal town. Citizens suddenly become attracted to spiral-shaped objects. Shuichi Saito’s father is one of them. He is more and more fascinated by spirals – snails, whirlpools, as well as by the decorations on clay vessels. This in itself isn’t much of a problem, but something more sinister lurks. When his dead body is found spiraling, the town must prepare for the worst…
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