Junji Ito’s Uzumaki is one of the most famous manga of all time and has thousands of fans around the world. What many of them don’t know, at least in the West, is that this manga had a film adaptation in live action format.
This adaptation of Uzumaki was released in Japan in the year 2000 and was very well received when it premiered. Now this film will reach homes around the world for the first time in blue ray formatwith original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
This was confirmed on social media by Discotek Media, a company dedicated to licensing original Japanese works and distributing them worldwide. At the moment, no specific release date for the film has been given, we only know that will be released at the end of 2022.
The manga Uzumaki tells the story of a small japanese town called Kurouzu, in which overnight its inhabitants begin to transform into grotesque, half-human, half- spirals.
A few months ago it was confirmed making an anime adaptation of the Uzumaki manga, which according to the latest news will be released at the end of this year 2022. The development has suffered many stops due to the covid-19 pandemic, but for the moment everything seems to indicate that it will go ahead. Moreover, his own Junji Ito will voice one of the characters.