Uzumaki, Volume 1

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Viz Communications, Oct 6, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
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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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User Review  - vombatiformes - LibraryThing

Despite enjoying horror and developing my new interest in manga & graphic novels, I haven't really spent much time in the horror manga subgenre, and if what's available is anything like Junji Ito's ... Read full review

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User Review  - JimElkins - LibraryThing

I have been reading manga, intermittently, ever since I heard the Japanese scholar Shigemi Inaga give an excellent talk on Hitoshi Iwaaki's "Parasyte" in 2000. I try to read mainly the more violent ... Read full review

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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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