Adult Swim Bringing Crazy Manga ‘Uzumaki’ in 2020, With Original Music by ‘Hereditary’ Composer

IndieWire | 8/31/2019 | Staff
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Junji Ito’s manga series “Uzumaki” is one of those things where, once you read it, you’ll never be the same. And now, Adult Swim is ready to drag us all down into the spiraling pit of doom with an animated adaptation set to debut on the Cartoon Network programming block in 2020.

The plot of “Uzumaki,” a manga series that dates back to the late-90s, coils around a town of people who basically go insane over increasing obsessions with spiral shapes — patterns in the clouds, everyday objects, hair, insects, skin, the gamut of prosaic horrors. There is no one villain or particular reason offered up as to the source of this collective mass, well, spiral; which makes it all the more terrifying. Leave it to the practitioners of J-horror to make the mundane utterly horrifying, and it’s no spoiler to say that much of this story ends up in hysterical suicide, murder, and ghosts of the pasts coming up for air.

Series - Hiroshi - Nagahama - Score - Hereditary

The series will be directed by Hiroshi Nagahama, and will feature an original score by “Hereditary” composer Colin Stetson, who did the nerve-plucking soundtrack for Ari...
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