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VIZ Media LLC, Jul 6, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
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A sleepy town on the coast of Japan is under quiet, deadly siege, not by a person or group but by a primeval spiral shape whose victims include both parents of Shuichi Saito. In this second volume of the saga, Shuichis girlfriend Kirie becomes further involved in the towns terrible secret when schoolmates start turning up as horrible human snails and something unspeakable is discovered within the walls of the local hospital.

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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  - sarafwilliams - LibraryThing

Not as gripping as the first volume, but still, a collection of terrifying events involving spirals: and snails, and mosquitos, and other nasty creepy creatures. Enjoyable above all and a volume that made me question if things are ever going to turn out okay in this town. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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