Uzumaki anime Release date
Uzumaki (Credits: Toonami)

Uzumaki is a seinen horror manga series that has been written and illustrated by Junji Ito. This manga series began in 1998 and ended in 1999 and had a total of 3 volumes. It was well received by the audiences and many of the websites have complimented the manga for its story. Moreover, The Young Adult Library Services Association chose the first volume for its list of the “Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens” in 2009.

Uzumaki
Uzumaki (Credits: Toonami)

Furthermore, there are even games of this manga and films as well. But now the fans of the manga will be getting an anime for it very soon. It as recently revealed that it will be adapted into a four-episode miniseries in Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. Adult Swim offers this table-setter to establish Ito’s work and its importance. The meaning of Uzumaki is “swirl” which is the theme of this manga is luring in people similar to a whirlpool.

The art and paneling of this manga are amazing and have been praised by many influential people. Also, Ito said that that horror the writer H. P. Lovecraft was one of his inspirations when created Uzumaki, stating that the gradual development of the spiral curse was patterned on Lovecraft’s storytelling and also said that “Lovecraft’s expressionism with regard to atmosphere greatly inspires my creative impulse.” Moreover, there is a teaser for this which you can see on YouTube.

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Uzumaki Plot And Release Date

As for the story, its official synopsis reads “In the town of Kurouzu-cho, Kirie Goshima lives a fairly normal life with her family. As she walks to the train station one day to meet her boyfriend, Shuuichi Saito, she sees his father staring at a snail shell in an alley. Thinking nothing of it, she mentions the incident to Shuuichi, who says that his father has been acting weird lately. Shuuichi reveals his rising desire to leave the town with Kirie, saying that the town is infected with spirals. But his father’s obsession with the shape soon proves deadly, beginning a chain of horrific and unexplainable events that causes the residents of Kurouzu-cho to spiral into madness.” Uzumaki will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami in 2020.