Uzumaki Tokubetsu-hen: Ginga
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Uzumaki Tokubetsu-hen: Ginga

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Synonyms: Uzumaki Lost Chapter: Galaxies
Japanese: うずまき特別編 銀河


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 31, 2000
Genre: Horror Horror
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.581 (scored by 46614,661 users)
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Ranked: #128372
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Popularity: #2473
Members: 6,752
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One night, Shuuichi Saitou reveals something incredible to his girlfriend, Kirie Goshima: he has recently discovered a new spiral-shaped galaxy. Filled with excitement, Kirie shares the news with her teacher, who invites his astronomer friend to confirm the discovery. The astronomer, Mr. Torino, is shocked at the existence of the galaxy and realizes that it will bring Shuuichi endless fame. The envious Torino, soon corrupted by the spiral, goes to great lengths to steal credit for Shuuichi's work. But this isn't the only new finding in Kurouzu-cho...

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May 19, 2021
Since there isn't a single review for this extra chapter, I'll go ahead and write the first one.

This story takes place between the Shuichi's parents arc and the Everything goes to shit arc, with the tornados and the town transforming. In many ways, it's similar to Remina. Shuichi, while stargazing with his telescope one night, discovers a whole galaxy, which is spiral shaped. He immediately tells a professor about his accomplishment. It turns out, anyone who stares at the galaxy gains the ability to read each others minds (that is anyone else who saw the galaxy as well). Since this is Uzumaki, of course, something ...
Jun 11, 2021
This reads like a dry-run for Hellstar Remina, and I wouldn't be surprised if it inspired the latter. Honestly, I prefer this to Remina--the basic premise (a person's identity becomes entwined with a destructive cosmic force, leading to a parody of celebrity/idol culture) is solid and very Ito, but the ideas here are more horrific and interesting.

I do think cutting it from Uzumaki proper was the right decision, since the cosmology of this piece doesn't really work with the explanation for what happens in the main manga.

Anyway, whether you read it on its own, as part of Uzumaki, or as a Remina prototype, ...

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