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Uzumaki Anime Casts Shinichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Uki Satake leads cast for anime of Junji Ito's horror manga

The official Twitter account for the anime of Junji Ito's Uzumaki horror manga announced on Wednesday that Shinichiro Miki is playing Shuichi Saito.

Uki Satake is voicing the anime's protagonist Kirie Goshima.

The four-episode mini-series will premiere on Toonami this year, before it will premiere in Japan. Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi) is directing the mini-series at Studio Drive. Production I.G. USA and Adult Swim are co-producing the anime. Colin Stetson (Hereditary) is composing the music.

The 1998-1999 manga follows the inhabitants of a town where strange occurrences related to a spiral shape began occurring one after another. Viz Media 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.

Update: Maki Terashima-Furuta, president of Production I.G. USA, confirmed on Twitter that Studio Drive is the animation studio for the series and not Production I.G In addition, Production I.G. USA and Adult Swim are co-producing the anime. ANN has updated the article to reflect the correct information. Thanks to Sar Cataclysmal for the correction.

Source: Uzumaki anime's Twitter account


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