Boo! Just kidding, I got some exciting news for you horror fans. During Crunchyroll Expo, Production I.G CEO Maki Terashima Furuta announced that they are going to be adapting Junjo Ito’s horror manga Uzamaki. However, this anime adaptation will be a miniseries that will be have up to four episodes. The anime director is going to be Hiroshi Nagahama who worked on anime Mushishi and Hollywood film composer Colin Stetson who worked on Heredity. Production IG has previously worked on titles like Kuroko’s Basketball and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
To make this more exciting news, fans of Toonami will be able to watch this on TV on Toonami in 2020! According to the Toonami Faithful, Toonami will help produce this anime and broadcast it on TV just like how they worked on the FLCL anime.
The manga is licensed by Viz Manga. Here is the synopsis:
Kurozu-cho, a small fog-bound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world.
It manifests itself in everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people’s bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi’s father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurozu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!
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