Junji Ito’s Uzumaki horror anime Japanese cast revealed for first episode


On July 22, the official Twitter for the Junji Ito horror anime Uzumaki shared a list of the full Japanese cast for the first episode. Along with the cast, a series of cast photos were released as well that can be viewed on the Twitter account.

Uzumaki episode one Japanese cast

The cast for episode one of Uzumaki includes:

  • Toshio Furukawa as Kirie’s father
  • Takashi Matsuyama as Shuichi’s father
  • Mika Doi as Shuichi’s mother
  • Mariya Ise as Azami Kurotani
  • Katsutoshi Matsuzaki as Katayama
  • Wataru Hatano as Okada
  • Tatsumaru Tachibana as Tsumura
  • Ami Fukushima as Shiho
  • Koichi Tochika as Yokota
  • Gen Sato as Boy 1
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Boy 2
  • Anna Nagase as Girl
  • Kousuke Okamoto as Attendee 1

Previously announced cast members also include:

  • Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima
  • Shinichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito

Anime adaptation premiere dates

The mini-series will feature four episodes. It will premiere on Toonami in late 2020 before it’s premiere in Japan. 

As an adaptation of Junji Ito’s well-known manga by the same name, Hiroshi Nagahama has stepped into the role of director. Known for directing Mushi-shi, Nagahama said in a 2019 interview that he wants to reproduce the things fans love about Uzumaki in the anime.

Uzumaki manga and other iterations

The Uzumaki manga was published from 1998-1999 and follows the residents of a town where very odd occurrences are happening. The incidents are all related to a spiral shape throughout the story. The manga was originally published by Viz Media in three volumes from 2007-2008, though they later released an omnibus edition. The manga also inspired a live-action adaptation in 2000.

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