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 (Mushishi) is directing the mini-series at Production IG, 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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