Anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s critically acclaimed horror manga. Uzumaki may be as cursed as his own fictional city Kurozu-cho because he is delayed for the third time.
The anime’s official Twitter account released a statement yesterday saying that the production team needs additional time to recreate the “quality of intricate designs and detailed linear work” of Ito’s great piece.
“As much as we want to bring this show to the public as soon as possible, we don’t want to compromise its quality by delivering a mediocre end product. We remain determined to complete this work at the highest level.” Uzumaki The anime team said. “We’ll be back with a firm release date once we’re sure this adaptation is as good as we know it is.”
The four-episode mini-series was originally scheduled to release on Toonami and premiere in Japan in 2020, then it was delayed until 2021, and then moved to October of this year due to covid. It has now received its third delay and a release date is unknown. It is currently unknown if the anime will premiere in Japan ahead of Toonami’s release.
UzumakiThe story follows a high school student named Kirie Goshima and her closeted boyfriend Shuichi Saito. The couple’s small coastal hometown is haunted by a mysterious hypnotic spiral that manifests itself in increasingly terrifying ways. According to Anime News Networkan anime adaptation is being co-produced by Production IG and Adult Swim with Colin Stetson, composer for the 2018 horror film A24. Hereditary, composing his soundtrack.
If the news UzumakiThree peat anime delay turns your depression into insanity, just like mine, don’t worry. Outside Uzumaki anime, Netflix is releasing an anime series called Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Spooky Tales. The series will adapt 20 of Ito’s works, including his debut manga. Tomy, Soichias well as hanging balloons. The Netflix series is slated to release sometime in 2023. Let’s hope he doesn’t suffer the horror of an impending delay such as Uzumaki It has.