The much anticipated four-episode anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s iconic body horror manga masterpiece “Uzumaki” has been delayed again.
Director Hiroshi Nagahama confirmed that the series, originally slated for October 2022, has been pushed back again.
The reason? They want to get it right. In a statement by the production team, it says the delay has been done “in order to replicate the quality of the intricate designs and detailed line work” of the original story.
The statement adds: “As much as we’d like to deliver this show to the public as soon as possible, we don’t want to compromise its quality by delivering a mediocre final product.”
The three-volume original manga is set in a town that falls under the effects of a supernatural curse involving spirals which begin appearing first in the elements from the sky to the water, and then to in people’s own flesh as madness quickly takes hold.
No new date has yet been set.
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