At San Diego Comic-Con 2023, Toonami showcased a brand-new look at the upcoming anime Uzumaki at their “Toonami On The Green” showcase. This is our first look at the anime after many years of anticipation and delays.
Uzuzamki Finally Set to Air in 2023
The four-episode anime is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama, with animation by Studio Drive and Studio Akatsuki. The series is produced by Production I.G. The new trailer is two minutes and 51 seconds in length. You can check out the new trailer below:
The adaptation will air on Toonami through the Adult Swim channel.
This is an adaptation based on the 1998 Junji Itou manga. The manga spanned three volumes and twenty total chapters. The anime was originally announced back in 2019 through Crunchyroll, where initial details were revealed. Multiple delays followed the reveal of the anime adaptation, but that finally ends when it airs later this year. Below, you can read a summary of the manga via Viz Media:
Kurozu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in small ways: seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, whirlwinds in air. And in large ways: the spiral marks on people’s bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi’s father, the voice from the cochlea in your inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurouzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return…
More San Diego Comic-Con 2023 Announcements
Plenty of other anime were shown off at this year’s SDCC! We saw a brand-new trailer and release date for FLCL: Grunge, as well as the reveal of Cowboy Bebop creator Shinichiro Watanabe’s next project, titled Lazarus. Additionally, the SAND LAND movie is scheduled to premiere in North America in 2024.
As for games, Mortal Kombat 1 revealed its first Kombat Pass, including prominent characters such as Homelander and Omni-Man. For all things SDCC 2023, be sure to check out all of Final Weapon’s coverage!