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Junji Ito's Uzumaki Horror Manga Gets TV Anime by Production IG

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Mushi-Shi's Hiroshi Nagahama directs short series for Toonami

The Junji Ito panel at Crunchyroll Expo announced on Friday that Ito's Uzumaki horror manga will have an anime adaptation. Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi) is directing the mini-series at Production I.G, and Adult Swim's Toonami block will release the anime in the United States before Japan. Colin Stetson (Hereditary) is composing the music.

The panel showed a teaser for the anime, and Toonami will then stream the teaser on its Facebook page and YouTube account.

The 1998-1999 manga follows the inhabitants of a town where strange occurrences related to a spiral shape began occurring one after another. Viz originally released the manga in three collected volumes from 2007-2008, and later released an omnibus edition.

The manga inspired a live-action horror film starring Eriko Hatsune and Fan Fhi in 2000.

Sources: Crunchyroll Twitter account, ANN press coverage (Kalai Chik)

This article has a follow-up: Toonami Streams Uzumaki Horror Anime's Teaser (2019-08-30 20:19)
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