A small town becomes increasingly unhinged and psychologically traumatised by a supernatural force. The residents of Kurouzu-cho are cursed and the resulting malady sees them obsessed with the symbol of the spiral. As it continues to appear in their daily lives, people go slowly insane and the town suffers from an unknowable phenomenon. At the centre of the story, Kirie Goshima and her boyfriend Shuichi Saito are teenagers trying to survive the horror of the curse.
What to know
Uzumaki is an upcoming psychological horror anime mini-TV series. It is produced by Production I.G USA and Adult Swim. Based on the manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito, Uzumaki is a 4-episode series directed by Hiroshi Nagahama. Composing the music for the series is multi-instrumentalist Colin Stetson. Airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami, Uzumaki is produced entirely in monochrome by Japanese animation studio Drive. Uzumaki has voice acting roles for Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima and Shin’ichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito.
Where to stream
Uzumaki will be available to stream on Crunchyroll upon its release. It will be shown on the late-night programming block Toonami on the Adult Swim network. It may see alternate streaming release through Adult Swim though it remains unconfirmed.
Production: Timeline, news & updates
- August 31, 2019: At Crunchyroll Expo 2019 it is announced that Uzumaki is being adapted into a four-part anime series. (Source: Twitter)
- March 28, 2020: Despite delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic production for the show continued to be on schedule.(Source: comicbook)
- July 24, 2020: The full Japanese voice cast for the anime TV series is released.(Source: comicbook)
- July 6, 2021: A new teaser for Uzumaki is released giving the new release date of October 2022.(Source: Anime News Network)
- June 24, 2022: In a letter from the production team released on twitter, the premiere date for the series is pushed back again.(Source: Twitter)
Videos: Trailers, Teasers, Featurettes
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