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The official Uzumaki Twitter account today has posted a letter from Uzumaki’s anime production team, announcing that the premiere of the animated adaption of Junji Ito’s acclaimed manga will once again see a delay from its previous premiere date for October 2022.
UzumakiAnime on Twitter: “An important update for our Uzumaki Anime. pic.twitter.com/J3auulSvTI / Twitter”
An important update for our Uzumaki Anime. pic.twitter.com/J3auulSvTI
Thanks to everyone for their interest, and positive comments about our Uzumaki anime adaption. Unfortunately, the premiere date of the series must again be delayed.
In order to replicate the quality of the intricate designs and detailed line work of Mr. Ito’s classic manga, Director Nagahama and the production team have asked for additional time to recreate Ito’s masterpiece properly.
As much as we’d like to deliver this show to the public as soon as possible, we don’t want to compromise its quality by delivering a mediocre final product. We remain fully committed to pursuing the completion of this work at the highest caliber. We’ll be back with a firm premiere date once we are confident this adaptation is as good as we know it can be. Thank you for your continuing patience and support.
Uzumaki Anime Production Team
June 24, 2022
Uzumaki was originally revealed during Crunchyroll Expo 2019, with an original scheduled release for 2020. However, during the following year at the virtual Adult Swim, the date was pushed back to 2021. Last year in 2021, when Toonami released another new trailer including a teaser of the first 40 seconds of the first episode, Director Hiroshi Nagahama announced that the series would be delayed until October 2022, due to complications due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to restructure the show’s production. He noted that the anime had required “twice as many staff as we normally use.” As the letter points out, the production team have yet to reveal a new release date.
The mini-series will air on Toonami upon its completion.
Uzumaki, which is Japanese for “Spiral”, will be based on a three volume supernatural horror manga of the same name created by Junji Ito in 1998. The manga is licensed for publication in North America by Viz Media. Despite the name, Uzumaki has nothing to do with Naruto Uzumaki or the Naruto franchise. The four-episode anime adaptation is being animated by Drive and co-produced by Adult Swim and Production I.G. USA. The anime will include a musical score by Canadian-American composer Colin Stetson. Some of Stetson’s previous works include the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave, and the video game hit Red Dead Redemption 2.
Anime News Network describes Uzumaki as this:
“Kirei lives in a town that lately has odd occurrences, and each one somehow is connected to a spiral. Soon the spiral occurrences spread to infect even the bodies of people, which suddenly turns the everyday events in her life into chaos and horror.”
SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO on Twitter: “#uzumaki update:GOOD NEWS- it’s coming along amazingBAD NEWS- we are delaying it yet again. The production asked for more time, and we are giving it to them. Here’s the director’s statement: pic.twitter.com/XewUGT94He / Twitter”
uzumaki update:GOOD NEWS- it’s coming along amazingBAD NEWS- we are delaying it yet again. The production asked for more time, and we are giving it to them. Here’s the director’s statement: pic.twitter.com/XewUGT94He
Stephanie Sheh on Twitter: “I know as audiences we don’t like delays, but sometimes to make something better it’s worth the wait. I wish more companies spent more time on projects. https://t.co/jHYQRFsL0U / Twitter”
I know as audiences we don’t like delays, but sometimes to make something better it’s worth the wait. I wish more companies spent more time on projects. https://t.co/jHYQRFsL0U
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