Adult Swim began streaming a new teaser video for the anime of Junji Ito‘s Uzumaki horror manga on Tuesday. The video reveals the anime’s delay to October 2022. The anime’s director Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, Flowers of Evil) explains the circumstances behind the anime’s delay, and previews a clip from the opening scene of the anime’s first episode. Nagahama also hints at more unannounced staff members for the anime.
The anime’s Japanese cast includes:
The four-episode mini-series will premiere on Toonami. The anime was originally slated to debut on Toonami in 2020 before it premiered in Japan, but the anime was delayed to 2021 (before the latest delay). It remains unclear if the anime will still debut on Toonami before Japan in light of both the new delay and the earlier delay. Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi) is directing the mini-series at Studio Drive. Production I.G. USA and Adult Swim are co-producing the anime. Colin Stetson (Hereditary) is composing the music.
The 1998-1999 manga follows the inhabitants of a town where strange occurrences related to a spiral shape began occurring one after another. Viz Media originally released the manga in three collected volumes from 2007-2008, and later released an omnibus edition.