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.