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Uzumaki

Uzumaki

Alternative Titles

English: Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror
Synonyms: The Spiral
Japanese: うずまき

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 12, 1998 to Aug 30, 1999
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 26160 users)
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Ranked: #6452
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Popularity: #66
Members: 47,566
Favorites: 3,847
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /19
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Synopsis

Kurozuchou, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in small ways: seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, whirlwinds in air. And in large ways: the spiral marks on people's bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi's father, the voice from the cochlea in your inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurouzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return...

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

Uzumaki was chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens in 2009.

The series was published in English as Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror by VIZ Media under the VIZ SIgnature imprint from October 16, 2007 to February 19, 2008, and again in a hardcover omnibus on Ocotober 15, 2013. It was also published in Polish as Uzumaki: Spirala by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in May 2011 as part of Mega Manga series, in Czech as Spirála by Zoner Press, and in Spanish.

Characters

Saito, Shuichi
Saito, Shuichi
Main
Goshima, Kirie
Goshima, Kirie
Main
Kurotani, Azami
Kurotani, Azami
Supporting
Yamaguchi, Mitsuru
Yamaguchi, Mitsuru
Supporting
Ishikawa, Shiho
Ishikawa, Shiho
Supporting
Maruyama, Chie
Maruyama, Chie
Supporting
Sekino, Kyoko
Sekino, Kyoko
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Dec 28, 2007
InformationGeek (All reviews)
There are many horror mangas out there that try to make themselves scary. But often we just get a comic that’s more gory or disgusting than scary. Now there is Kazuo Umezu who really can write a horror story that’ll scare you. He is known as the godfather of horror manga, but there is another called Junji Ito called the master of horror manga who has wrote something just as terrifying as any scary movie, book, or comic out there. This story is called Uzumaki.

Story:

The story is simply starts us of quick with two main characters to get use to and read more
Oct 15, 2011
Lucena (All reviews)
Manga and anime do not scare me easily. Disturb me in some cases with grotesque imagery and copious amounts of gore, yes, but nothing that would constitute in giving me nightmares. I've found the medium as something that I would always gain enjoyment from no matter the genre. I would spend my time with a work, ponder on it for a while, and leave it at that. Rinse and repeat. That is, until I came across Junji Ito's Uzumaki.

The manga is brief, as it is only 19 chapters long with one extra story, but it drags the reader through so much. The manga's first two read more
Feb 18, 2009
RyneB (All reviews)
Originally posted by me on The Moon is a Dead World (http://ryneb.blogspot.com)

I'm always interested in different forms of media that manage to tie in the horror genre, and being a manga and anime fan myself, I sometimes find myself perusing the various manga shelves at my local bookstores to see what good ol' Japan has in store for us. A few years ago, I stumbled on Uzumaki, a manga which immediately grabbed my eye because of its psychedelic spiral book cover and the words "Spiral Into Horror" printed over the title. Obviously, anything that incorporates horror is going to increase my interest, so I picked read more
Sep 14, 2011
TheStarsOnEarth (All reviews)
My God. The nightmares this manga gives me.

Horror nowadays is imprinted in the public's mind with a picture of blood and darkness. Uzumaki ignores this bandwagon and creates its own ugly, intriguing and unique path. You probably will be surprised at what this manga throws at you, but I mean this in a positive way.

The little seaside town of Kurozu-cho is seemingly cursed by all things spiral-shaped. This means you can see everything from a man who obsessively collects spiral shaped things like snail shells and rolled up tape, to people who grow these spiral marks on their backs and TURN INTO snails, read more

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