Adult Swim’s Toonami to Send You on a Downward Spiral With Junji Ito Uzumaki Adaptation

Horror fans already familiar with Junji Ito’s work will undoubtedly be thrilled to find out Adult Swim’s Toonami is working on a four-part miniseries based on the author’s 1998 horror manga, Uzumaki, about a small seaside Japanese village that finds itself cursed by seemingly sentient corkscrew shapes. Those who aren’t, well, prepare to spiral into a pretty intense Ito obsession over the long weekend. (Tomie, Gyo, and The Enigma of Amigara Fault will also inspire the same intensity.)

The upcoming adaptation, directed by Hiroshi Naghama and made in conjuncture with Production IG USA, will debut sometime in 2020, with music by Colin Stetson. Stetson composed the soundtrack to 2018’s Hereditary, so if you were okay with the idea of mind-destroying spirals as long as their soundtrack wasn’t too creepy, you might have to sit this one out.

Toonami Will Have You Spiraling With Junji Ito’s Uzumaki