In a recent interview by Crunchyroll towards the author of horror manga Junji Ito, new details about the anime adaptation of the manga revealed Uzumaki.
During the interview, Ito mentioned his past when he was barely a mangaka wannabe, spending his days working as a dentist's assistant, which clearly inspired his art considering how many of his stories feature terrifying characters with sharp, detailed teeth. In addition to this, Junji also displays a personality one would not expect from the horror master, as his calm demeanor and unresponsive personality demonstrate that a book cannot be judged by its cover.
Regarding the next premiere of the anime adaptation of the Uzumaki manga, Junji Ito confirmed during this interview that the script has been completed and that he already had the opportunity to approve it. He also noted that the adaptation will make some changes to the original work, with some characters dying soon in the play now having a more extensive and important role. In itself, the work Uzumaki had some central characters but it also had an anthological sequence, showing various stories starring other characters.
Like many other stories created by Junji Ito, Uzumaki centers on a mundane scene infected by supernatural force that might be difficult for new fans to understand. The original promotional video for this adaptation produced by the studios Production I.G. It was globally praised for its black and white styling and definitely keeps fans looking forward to seeing this new adaptation.
Synopsis of Uzumaki
In the Kurouzu-cho village, Kirie Goshima lives a relatively normal life with his family. However, one day when she was walking towards the station to meet her boyfriend, Shuuichi Saito, she realizes that her father is staring at the shell of a snail in an alley. Without giving much importance, Kirie tells Shuuichi the situation, to which he replies that his father has also been acting very strange.
Shuuichi also reveals his desire to escape the village with Kirie, claiming that people have become obsessed with spirals. But her father's obsession soon turns deadly, kicking off a chain of horrifying and inexplicable events.
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