Uzumaki, Volume 1

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Viz Communications, Oct 6, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
422 Reviews
Shortly after Shuichi Saito's father becomes obsessed with spirals -- snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns -- he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease.

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As dorky as it sounds the ending left me in tears lol - Goodreads
I thought the ending was a pretty great conclusion. - Goodreads
The illustrations are just too eerie. - Goodreads
A better ending than the film, too. - Goodreads

Review: Uzumaki, Vol. 1 (Uzumaki #1)

User Review  - Andre - Goodreads

This was not as creepy as I expected it to be. Sure it was creepy, make no mistake about that and the author's art style captures it well (I also liked the subtle signs of all the spirals in the town ... Read full review

Review: Uzumaki, Vol. 3 (Uzumaki #3)

User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

This, the final volume of Junji Ito's coiling narrative, is perhaps the most consistent, storywise. It's just a shame it's also the least satisfying. The previous two collections shocked, either from ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

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.

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