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Uzumaki Anime Casts Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima

Adult Swim announced in the 2019 Crunchyroll Expo that they were teaming up with I.G. production to create the anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s manga- “Uzumaki.”

 Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima in Uzumaki Anime.
Uki Satake & Kirie Goshima | Source: Uzumaki Wiki-Fandom

The series run will feature four episodes that will first premiere on Toonami as a premium offering and have a limited run before debuting in Japan.

The official Twitter account for Uzumaki’s anime adaptation announced yesterday that Uki Satake (Space Dandy’s QT) had been chosen to voice the anime’s protagonist Kirie Goshima.

The tweet also revealed a video message by Uki Satake in a similar format to Colin Stetson’s video message in March.

All these announcements continue to match the horror tone of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki manga.

Uzumaki anime’s official Twitter account had previously announced in June that its production scheduled had not been affected by the COVID pandemic and released storyboards for the anime with the same style that Junji Ito, the manga’s creator used.

Anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki will be directed by Hiroshi Nagahama at Production I.G and be produced by Drive Inc.

Colin Stetson, known for his work in Hereditary and Red Dead Redemption 2, will do the music composition for the series.

Uzumaki had also inspired a live-action film back in 2000 by director Higuchinsky that starred Eriko Hatsune and Fan Fhi.

Fans can’t wait for the anime rumoured to premiere in 2020 and be sent into a spiral by its exciting horror elements.

About Uzumaki

Uzumaki is a seinen horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. Appearing as a serial in the weekly manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1998 to 1999, the chapters were compiled into three bound volumes by Shogakukan and published from August 1998 to September 1999.

 Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima in Uzumaki Anime.
Uzumaki | Source: Pinterest

This 19-chapter long manga was nominated for an Eisner Award in the category of “Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material” in 2003.

The Young Adult Library Services Association chose the first volume for its list of the “Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens” in 2009. The manga was also included on its list of the 53 “Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

The story follows supernatural events occurring in the fictional town of Kurouzu-Cho. This eerie town seems to be affected by a curse that involves spirals.

The readers are shown the events of this town through the eyes of a high-school teenager, Kirie Goshima, and her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito.

This dark-fantasy themed story will send a chill down your spine with a concept as simple as spirals.

Source: Twitter

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