WATCH: Junji Ito’s “Uzumaki” Is Getting an Anime Adaptation and the First Look Is Here!

Uzumaki anime Junji Ito

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Many manga fans are familiar with Junji Ito and his work, especially Uzumaki.

Now, the iconic manga is going to be adapted into an anime and the first look has been released.

Watch it below:

Uzumaki is set in Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan. It is said to be cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral—the hypnotic secret shape of the world.

It was first serialized in the manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1998 to 1999. In 2000, Shogakukan released two omnibus editions, the first in 2000 and the second in 2010.

Viz Media serialized an English translation in its magazine Pulp from 2001 to 2002. They soon published the volumes and released an omnibus edition in 2013.

In 2003, the title was nominated for an Eisner Award in the category of Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material. The Eisner Award is the comic world’s version of the Academy Awards and recognizes creative achievement in the industry in the USA.

The anime adaptation will be shown on Adult Swim’s Toonami. It will be available sometime this year.

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