Written by: Allysa Malicdem | Published on: June 16, 2021 at 10:55 AM PHT (GMT+8)
The official YouTube channel of Adult Swim has released on Wednesday a new teaser for the anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s ‘Uzumaki’ manga series. The anime’s director, Hiroshi Nagahama, explained more about the anime’s production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The said series was originally slated for the 2021 release and is now scheduled to premiere in October of this year.
Watch the director’s address regarding the setbacks and a 30-second teaser here:
Studio Drive is in-charge of the animation with Nagahama as the director. No additional staff has been announced as of writing. According to him, the mini-series will be having four (4) episodes.
Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima
Shinichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito
Mariya Ise as Azami Kurotami
Mika Doi as Yukie Saito
Toshio Furukawa as Kirie's Father
Takashi Matsuyama as Shuichi's Father
Katsutoshi Matsuzaki as Katayama
Wataru Hatano as Okada
Tatsumaru Tachibana as Tsumura
Kouichi Toochika as Yokota
Ami Fukushima as Shiho
Ito’s ‘Uzumaki’ is a horror manga, first published in 1988. It consists of three (3) volumes of 19 chapters. The manga’s licensing was under Viz Media.
Synopsis from MyAnimeList:
In the town of Kurouzu-cho, Kirie Goshima lives a fairly normal life with her family. As she walks to the train station one day to meet her boyfriend, Shuuichi Saito, she sees his father staring at a snail shell in an alley. Thinking nothing of it, she mentions the incident to Shuuichi, who says that his father has been acting weird lately. Shuuichi reveals his rising desire to leave the town with Kirie, saying that the town is infected with spirals.
But his father's obsession with the shape soon proves deadly, beginning a chain of horrific and unexplainable events that causes the residents of Kurouzu-cho to spiral into madness.