Junji Ito’s Long-Delayed Uzumaki Anime Will Apparently Premiere on Adult Swim Later This Year

Followers have lengthy puzzled whether or not the anime adaptation of horror auteur Junji Ito’s magnum opus, Uzumaki, would lastly get an official launch date or spiral into one other delay. Some excellent news simply dropped in that regard: the long-awaited anime will apparently premiere on Grownup Swim later this 12 months.

In a latest interview with the Japan Times, Ito not solely revealed that the anime would lastly be launched throughout the calendar 12 months, however he additionally mentioned that the primary episode of the four-episode miniseries has been accomplished and lives as much as his expectations.

Uzumaki’s anime adaptation, which is being co-produced by Grownup Swim and Ghost within the Shell studio Manufacturing I.G, was initially slated to be launched on Toonami in 2020 earlier than it was delayed in 2021, pushed again to October 2022 as a result of COVID, and delayed a 3rd time with no new launch date in June of 2022.

On the time, the official X/Twitter account for the anime launched an announcement about Manufacturing I.G needing extra time to work on the difference to make sure it recreated “the standard of the intricate designs and detailed line work” of Uzumaki.

“As a lot as we’d prefer to ship this present to the general public as quickly as attainable, we don’t wish to compromise its high quality by delivering a mediocre last product,” Uzumaki’s manufacturing crew wrote within the assertion. “We stay totally dedicated to pursuing the completion of this work on the highest caliber. We’ll be again with a agency premiere date as soon as we’re assured this adaptation is nearly as good as we all know it may be.”

Uzumaki follows a highschool woman named Kirie Goshima as she encounters a mysterious spiral sample that immediately crops up throughout her hometown. Over time, the spiral turns into a supply of obsession for the townsfolk, beckoning them to not solely discover the sample all through their each day lives however to change into obsessive about it in more and more grotesque methods.

Isaiah Colbert is a contract author for IGN. You possibly can observe them on Twitter @ShinEyeZehUhh.