Adult Swim’s Uzumaki was pushed back in October, no new release date

Adult Swim’s anticipated anime adaptation of UzumakiJunji Ito’s acclaimed horror manga has been delayed yet again.

The official Twitter account for the anime, originally scheduled to premiere this October, announced that the adaptation would be delayed again. The statement cited the production team’s request for additional time to faithfully recreate the designs and linework of Ito’s magnum opus.

No premiere date has been announced yet, but a new one will be announced at some point in the near future. Originally announced in 2019 for a 2020 release, production on the anime was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic and was later pushed back to October of this year.

The four-episode miniseries is set to retell the story of Ito’s original manga, which follows the lives of several citizens of the fictional town of Kurouzu-cho who are being afflicted by a spiraling supernatural curse. That Uzumaki Anime is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama of musical and The Flowers of Evil Fame and is produced by animation studio Drive, with a score of Hereditary Composer Colin Stetson.

Nagahama’s adaptation of Uzumaki is not the only anime based on Junji Ito’s work on the horizon, as Netflix recently announced the anime anthology Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabreis scheduled to premiere next year. Adult Swim’s Uzumaki was pushed back in October, no new release date

Charles Jones

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