- Want it by Thursday, October 25? Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
A masterpiece of horror manga, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition!
Kurôzu-cho, 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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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 everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people's bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi's father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurôzu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!
About the Author
Junji Ito debuted as a horror manga artist in 1987 with the first story in his successful Tomie series. Uzumaki, drawn from 1998 to 1999, was adapted into a live-action movie, which has been released in America by Viz Films and Tidepoint Pictures. It's influences include the classic manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Back in December when browsing Barnes & Noble I was browsing the manga section when the 3-in-1 edition of Uzumaki, the full series, caught my eye. I sat down and began reading it, getting a little over 1/10th into it before I had to go. This was, without a doubt, the most hooking manga I have read to date. I put in a request for it through my library shortly after so I could finish reading it. The plot is so simple and yet so intriguing. A small town on the coast of Japan is curse by a spiral, or uzumaki, as the Japanese word is. It’s everywhere: whirlpools, seashells, tornados, a snail’s shell. Each chapter in Uzumaki is a different story about the spirals and how it’s affected someone. All of these stories are linked and tell a story as a whole. As everyone in Shuichi and Kirie’s town falls under the spiral’s curse, the two try their best to avoid it, but it’s everywhere. The plot is extremely ominous and I love how each chapter dealt with a different spiral Kirie encountered. I never really realized just how common spirals are in everyday life until reading Uzumaki. Both the artwork and the stories about the spirals are morbid. The artwork is amazing, too. It’s just all so creepy! I really couldn’t put this manga down. I wasn’t really sure how exactly the story was going to come to an end and if the curse of the spirals would ever be broken, as the story makes it kind of difficult to guess – and that’s a good thing! The ending came as a complete surprise and wasn’t what I expected since I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I loved Uzumaki so much that I plan on purchasing my own copy to own at some point. Uzumaki is also a movie too, inspired by the manga, which I will be checking out at some point.
The Spookiest, Creepiest, Don't sleep for a week Manga ever Drawn! I Strongly Suggest Purchasing the 3 in 1 for the beautiful Appearance and Quality of materials; Plus your not going to want to put it down. I personally guarantee this book will even scare the weird (but cool) Gothic Kids In your school! :)