Horror mangaka Junji Ito has entered the ADR booth for the first time to voice a character from the upcoming Uzumaki anime.
The anime’s official Twitter posted a video of Ito’s exploits of his acting, unfortunately this video censored his performances as well as any mentions of the specific character that Ito had. will voice over. While the film has yet to announce a release date and is keeping important details like Ito’s role under wraps, some information can be gleaned from Ito’s humorous interactions with director Uzumaki Hiroshi Nagahama. in the video. When Ito finished the recording, Nagahama asked, “Is that for him?” to real surprise, suggesting his role could be a supporting one. When the two talked about Ito’s performance, Ito mentioned that his unnatural vocal abilities felt well suited for the role, while Nagahama expressed surprise that Ito “put a lot of emotions into place.” ” than expected, hinting that his character could be a flat or a short one.
Uzumaki’s most anticipated anime adaptation
There has been no word on the release of Uzumaki’s anime since the production team released a statement in July 2022 apologizing for the delay, but Ito is busy adapting other works from his catalog. Netflix has animated some of Ito’s notable stories, such as Hanging Balloons and parts of his Tomie series, in the new anthology anime Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre. The Netflix series has received mixed reviews from fans and critics, once again showing the difficulties studios face when trying to adapt Ito’s work to the screen. over the years. Fans are hoping that with the considerable amount of time spent on the Uzumaki anime and with Ito being invested enough in the project to give his own voice for the first time, the upcoming series will be the first to come true. does justice to its source material.
Ito first published Uzumaki in 1998 with the magazine Big Comic Spirits. The series is notable not only for its numerous Eisner Award nominations, but also for being Ito’s first work to be distributed in English, given his unique art style and nightmarish bodily horror. international school. Many consider Uzumaki to be Ito’s famous work, with the artist shifting focus to short stories and anthologies later in his career. The series focuses on the fictional city of Kurouzu-cho as its citizens face a curse that won’t allow them to leave.
Uzumaki manga is available in English from VIZ Media. While no release date has been announced, when it does, the anime adaptation will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami block.