Junji Ito’s Uzumaki delayed to October 2022, Update from Director Hiroshi Nagahama

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

Hiroshi Nagahama unveiled a new 40 second clip of the upcoming Uzumaki anime and apologizes for the show’s delay to October 2022.

Adult Swim today released a new video featuring director Hiroshi Nagahama giving us an update on the production of the upcoming anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki.

Unfortunately, due in part to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the premiere of Uzumaki has been delayed until October 2022. Nagahama in the video apologized to the fans for the delays and asked for their patience for just a little more. He also mentioned that the show’s production had to be restructured, including that the anime is requiring “twice as many staff as we normally use.”

Despite the delays, Nagahama says that the production on the four-episode mini-series is going along well saying that “it’s definitely starting to come together.” Nagahama showcased a clip of the first 40 seconds of the first episode, giving viewers a taste of what the show will look and sound like. 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.

Junji Ito is known for his horror manga, Uzumaki being among them, and Nagahama noted that there are lots of scary and grotesque scenes in this adaptation. He hopes to reveal more clips and other details soon without spoiling much of the content.

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Daniel Limjoco

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