An update on the Uzumaki anime series from Studio Drive, Production I.G. USA, and Adult Swim confirmed the new launch window for the Toonami show will be 2021. This was accompanied by a new interview with director Hiroshi Nagahama for the black-and-white miniseries based on the Junji Ito manga. [Thanks, Anime News Network!]
Uzumaki will be four episodes long and is based on the three volume manga series of the same name. (That’s available in English through Viz Media.) During the Adult Swim Con, the existing teaser was shared again with the new 2021 release window. In case you missed it, it is very brief, but does show Kirie Goshima and show the effects of the spiral curse plaguing the town.
Here’s the Nagahama Uzumaki interview. He talked about adapting the manga, the production process, working on a horror anime, and how Studio Drive is endeavoring to stay “faithful” to the story.
Interestingly enough, there were actually video games inspired by Uzumaki. However, both of them appeared on the Wonderswan in 2000 and never appeared outside of Japan. (Ito also confirmed during SDCC 2020 that he isn’t currently working on any games, but has talked to Hideo Kojima.)
The Uzumaki anime will air during Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2021. It will be four episodes long.