Adult Swim’s ‘Uzumaki’ anime, adaptation of horror manga, indefinitely delayed

The much-awaited anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s famed horror manga Uzumaki for Adult Swim has been postponed yet again. An announcement about the same was made on the Twitter account of the anime. The black and white anime will not be ready to premiere in October, this year’s release window. The statement referred to the production team’s request for more time in order to accurately recreate the designs and line work of Ito’s magnum opus.

The four-episode mini-series will retell the narrative of Ito’s original manga, which follows the lives of a number of citizens of the fictional city of Kurouzu-cho who are afflicted by a spiral-related supernatural curse. Hiroshi Nagahama, known for Mushi-Shi and The Flowers of Evil, is helming the Uzumaki anime, which is being made by the animation studio Drive and including a score by Hereditary composer Colin Stetson.

A new premiere date will be disclosed at some point in the near future as one has not yet been specified. The Covid-19 pandemic caused a delay in the anime’s development, which was later moved to October of this year from its original release date of 2020.