Junji Ito’s Uzumaki anime set for late 2024 release

Fingers crossed that there aren't any more delays this time.

It has been years since its initial reveal, and finally, it seems that Junji Ito’s Uzumaki anime is finally getting a late 2024 release.

While Adult Swim hasn’t announced a specific release date yet, Ito’s interview with Japan Times (via IGN) revealed that the anime is slated for release later this year on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

As announced before, this upcoming anime adaptation will only consist of four episodes. Despite being a short anime, it has suffered a rather tumultuous production as the series was initially announced back in 2019, but it has been delayed multiple times since then. Still, there’s hope that the anime adaptation will finally premiere in late 2024 as Ito confirmed in the interview that the first episode is already complete.

Even though fans will still need to wait a bit longer for the anime to come out, this is at least good news that the anime’s production issues have been sorted.

Ito may have already seen the first episode, but you can get a taste of what to expect in this first look by Adult Swim released last year:

Uzumak is one of horror manga legend Junji Ito’s most iconic works, alongside the likes of Tomie and Gyo. Given the popularity of his works, there have already been two anthology anime series which were released in 2018 and 2023, respectively.

The Uzumaki anime is being produced by Studio Drive (of KonoSuba Season 3 fame). Outside of the US, there’s no word yet on which streaming platform the show will be released in.