The animated adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki has been delayed till October 2022. News broke of the delay by way of the official Adult Swim YouTube Channel. A message from Hiroshi Nagahama, the Director of the Uzumaki anime, defined the state of affairs surrounding the delay. Additionally, the video features a brief preview of what the variation can have in retailer for viewers. [Thanks, Collider!]
In the video, Director Hiroshi Nagahama explains that COVID-19 has had a huge effect on the anime trade in Japan. Therefore, the present state of affairs surrounding COVID-19 has had an affect on the manufacturing of Uzumaki. Nagahama states that due to this, that they had to “restructure their plan from the start.” He does point out that he feels just like the manufacturing is lastly coming collectively. Additionally, he apologizes to the viewers for the delay and asks for his or her endurance for only a bit longer.
You can watch the complete assertion together with a preview of the Uzumaki anime adaptation under.
The clip itself is comparatively brief, however gives a glance into how Production I.G. will adapt this basic horror manga. Additionally, Nagahama mentions that Production I.G. is utilizing twice as a lot workers on Uzumaki compared to different properties they’ve labored on. He additionally mentions that the staff is presently working their hardest as to not disappoint followers of Junji Ito.
The Uzumaki anime will now air on Adult Swim in October 2022 due to a delay. The Uzumaki was initially slated for a 2021 launch.