Uzumaki By Junji Ito Anime to be Released Soon! Release Date, Cast and More

Junji Ito is widely regarded as one of the greatest manga artists of all time. His mastery, in creating horror manga has garnered recognition and a massive fan following. Continue reading for the Uzumaki anime release date, cast, voice actors and plot.

Among his works “Uzumaki” stands out as a popular manga that has left fans eagerly anticipating its anime adaptation for several years now.

Despite rumors circulating since 2019 about the anime being, in production, it’s been five years. Fans are still awaiting its release. In this article, we will delve into all the details surrounding the Uzumaki Anime Adaptation.

Uzumaki By Junji Ito Anime to be Released Soon! Release Date, Cast and More

Uzumaki Anime Release Date

For the first time the Uzumaki Adaption was announced in 2019 at the Crunchyroll Expo and it was revealed that the anime will come out In 2020. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the anime was delayed to 2021. In 2021 a teaser video was released but it was also said that the anime will be delayed even further and that takes us to 2022.

No announcement in 2022 and the whole year passed by and finally in 2023 another teaser was released. In 2023 the Vice President of Adult Swim, Jason DeMarco made a Twitter post telling fans that the anime would come later in 2023 but no month or date was announced and 2023 went by as well. As of January 2024, Uzumaki anime release date is still unknown but hopefully, it will come soon in the first half of 2024.

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Is There A Trailer/Teaser for Uzumaki?

A teaser was released in 2023 which revealed the unique adaptation style for the anime. The anime is being adapted as the manga in black and white and fans have been going crazy over this style of animation. The teaser gave a hint of what fans will be seeing in the anime featuring the very first chapter of the manga and showcasing the obsession of Shuichi’s father’s obsession with the spiral. The video was released on the official YouTube channel of Adult Swim.

Which Studio Is Animating Uzumaki?

Uzumaki is being adapted by Studio Drive. Drive Co., Ltd. Is an animation studio located in Suginami Tokyo that has been experiencing growth despite its relatively recent establishment. Since its inception, in 2015 the studio has gained recognition for its skills in animation and music production solidifying its position, within the industry. One of the popular anime by the studio is KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!Teppen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing ‘Till You Cry and To Your Eternity Season 2.

Other than Uzumaki the studio is also working on some other anime that are coming out in 2024 like KonoSuba God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 3 and Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister. Adult Swim and Production I.G. USA are the co-producers of the anime. Fan are similary excepted about the new shonen jump manga, Kagurabachi anime release date.

Crew and Cast Of Uzumaki

Uzumaki Isn’t taking any chances with the anime adaptation providing the crew and cast of professionals who will make the anime a hundred times better.

Voice Actors

  • Shin’ichirô Miki as Shuichi Saito
  • Uki Satake as Krie Goshima
  • Wataru Hatano as Okada
  • Mika Doi as Yukie Saitou
  • Takashi Matsuyama as Toshio Saitou
  • Koichi Tochika as Yokota

Crew and Staff

  • Director- Hiroshi Nagahama 
  • Producer- Maki Terashima-Furuta
  • Screenplay- Aki Itami
  • Music- Colin Stetson

Junji Ito himself has been also playing one of the characters which was confirmed by Crunchyroll but it is unknown what character or role he’ll be playing.

What Is The Plot Of Uzumaki?

In Uzumaki, by Junji Ito, the tranquil town of Kurouzu Cho becomes entangled in a haunting curse centered around spirals. Kirie Goshima and her partner Shuichi Saito witness the transformation of their surroundings as spirals creep insidiously into objects – from elongated seashells to grotesque hairstyles. The curses hold tighten leading individuals like Shuichi’s father down a path of obsession while others, such as Kirie’s friend Moka undergo physical distortions reminiscent of the omnipresent spiral motif.

Beyond its elements, Uzumaki delves into philosophical themes of fixation and paranoia pondering the inescapable impact certain forces can have on our lives. The narrative unfolds through tales that leave a mark with their unsettling imagery and an enduring sense of questioning reality. Uzumaki goes beyond horror to become a thought-provoking exploration of hidden patterns that might shape our existence resonating long after the last page is turned.


Uzumaki Adaption most likely be released in 2024 itself and it won’t be delayed until next year. But fans need to be patient and their wait will be worth it. The adaptation is going to be great and it won’t disappoint anyone.

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