'Uzumaki': Air date, how to live stream and all about Adult Swim's horror anime

Originally slated for a 2020 release, horror anime Uzumaki by Adult Swim and Production IG has now been delayed to 2022 due to the pandemic


                            'Uzumaki': Air date, how to live stream and all about Adult Swim's horror anime
A still from the upcoming Uzumaki Anime (YouTube/Adult Swim)

The anime adaptation of Junji Ito's classic horror tale 'Uzumaki' was first announced in 2019. The collaborative project between Adult Swim and Production I.G. was originally scheduled to release in 2020 but faced postponement multiple times. Now, anime fans are left disheartened as Adult Swim released a new video announcing a further delay in Uzumaki's release, due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the anime industry. 

The latest video on 'Uzumaki' also added a 35-second clip from the upcoming anime, which provided fans a glimpse into the world of Kirie Goshima and the mysterious town of Kurouzu-cho. The beautiful yet haunting clip was enough to spike everyone's interest a notch higher about Uzumaki, which is now expected to get delayed till next year. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this much-hyped horror anime by Adult Swim. If you are looking for a variety in animes you could look at Netlfix's Trese or even 'Eden' a Japanese anime series. 

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Air date

Originally meant to release in 2020, 'Uzumaki' will now see a 2022 release following a series of postponements. According to Gizmodo, the show makers are now eyeing a projected release date in October 2022. 

How to Live Stream

 Viewers can download the ‘Adult Swim’ app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. The network is also available with streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, Roku, and Fire TV.

Plot

'Uzumaki' is the on-screen anime adaptation of Junji Ito's 1998 horror manga of the same name. The story revolves around a young girl named Kirie Goshima, who hails from the small Japanese town of Kurouzu-cho. The town is affected by a spiraling curse, as spirals transfix and terrorize the inhabitants of the town. From vortices in the local brook to spirals in the hedges and the clouds, the spiraling pattern mysteriously impacts the residents in horrifying ways. In the originally released teaser from 2019, the story was predicted with blood-curdling background music.

 



 

Cast 

The cast of Uzumaki was revealed in July 2020 and comprises the following artists. 

Uki Satake

Uki Satake (MyAnimeList)

An acclaimed singer, actress, and radio host, Satake is a member of the Japanese girl group 9nine. In the past, she has lent her voice to projects like 'Mob Psycho 100', 'Beatless', 'Carole & Tuesday', among others. In 'Uzumaki', she is voicing the character of Kirie Goshima.

Shin-ichiro Miki

Shin-ichiro Miki (IMDb)

 

The famous voice artist stars as Shuichi Saito in Uzumaki. Miki is a member of 81 Produce who is known for his previous roles in 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood', 'Hakuouki', 'Pokemon: The First Movie' etc. 

Toshio Furukawa

Toshio Furukawa (Wikimedia Commons)

The veteran Japanese actor of 'Dragon Ball Z' and 'Urusei Yatsura' fame will essay the role of Kirie's father in Uzumaki.

Mika Doi

Mika Doi (IMDb)

Japanese voice actress and narrator Mika Doi, who has previously worked on projects like 'Mushi-Shi' and 'One Piece', will play Yukie Saito in Uzumaki. 

Other notable voice artists in Uzumaki include Takashi Matsuyama, Mariya Ise, Wataru Hatano, Katsutoshi Matsuzaki, Tatsumaru Tachibana, Koichi Tochika, Ami Fukushima, and others. 

Creators

The project is directed by famous anime director Hiroshi Nagahama. The haunting music for his horror anime has been rendered by Colin Stetson. Uzumaki is a collaboration project between Adult Swim of 'Rick & Morty', 'Family Guy' fame, and Production I.G. - the Japanese anime studio known for anime classics like 'Ghost in the Shell', 'Eden of the East', 'Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System'. 

Trailer

The trailer of Uzumaki is yet to drop, but, the new video includes a small clip from the series, alongside an elaborate apology from show creator Hiroshi Nagahama for the unforeseen delay. 

 



 

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