Toonami And Production IG Are Adapting Junji Ito's Horror Classic Uzumaki

The spirals are everywhere. (Image: Toonami/Junji Ito/Production IG)

This is my show. It was made for me.

Junji Ito is one of the premiere names in horror comics, and one of the best manga creators ever.

He’s known for a variety of incredible, haunting works, but one of his most famous is the horror classic Uzumaki, the story of spirals that drive a small Japanese town into madness.

Now, Uzumaki is getting a four-part miniseries adaptation courtesy of an exciting partnership between Cartoon Network’s Toonami and the anime production house Production IG. Set to premiere sometime in 2020, the adaptation of the 1998 manga will feature a soundtrack composed by Colin Stetson (Hereditary) and direction by HIroshi Nagahama (The Flowers of Evil).

You can watch the teaser above. I’m spooked already.


    I'm sceptical that Uzumaki can really be translated into animation successfully, but at least this seems like it has its heart in the right place.

    Colin Stetson's saxophone is instant uneasiness. It's perfect.

    Wait, Uzumaki is being animated?

    And it's being done by Production I.G?

    AND the guy that did Flowers of Evil, one of the most unsettling animes of the past decade, is directing?

    This show was made for me.

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