Adult Swim Youtube channel revealed on Tuesday that the production committee of the animation work “Uzumaki” based on the manga “Uzumaki” by Junji Ito has delayed the anime’s premiere date from 2021 to October 2022 due to Covid-19 and various circumstances.
In the video, Director Nagahama conveyed the message and apology to the viewers and said ” I ask for your patience just a little more..I’m doing my best not to disappoint the fans of Junji Ito, so please look forward to it.”
The announcement also revealed a new visual and hinted at new staff members for the anime.
The previously announced cast members include:
- 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
- Katsutoshi Matsuzaki as Katayama
- Wataru Hatano as Okada
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Tsumura
- Kouichi Toochika as Yokota
- Ami Fukushima as Shiho
Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, Detroit Metal City, The Flowers of Evil) is directing the anime at Studio Drive Production I.G. USA and famous Canadian-American avant-garde saxophonist Colin Stetson (Red Dead Redemption 2, Hereditary, The War Show) is in charge of the series music composition.
Viz Media published the volumes in English from February 2001 to August 2002, and they describe the story as:
The manga was serialized irregularly from the 7th issue of 1998 to the 39th issue of 1999 in Shogakukan‘s “Weekly Big Comic Spirits”. The series was adapted into two video games and a Japanese live-action film directed by Higunchinsky on February 11, 2000.
The manga also has a moving manga cartoon version (video with voice and special effects added to the manga) which was distributed on d-video powered by BeeTV on October 20th, 2014. The series contains a total of 19 episodes featuring Kirie Goshima as Chika Anzai, Hidekazu Saito as Wataru Hatano. The theme song was done by Anna Tsuchiya. Here’s the first episode. Take a look.
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