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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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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 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 Kurôzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return...
うずまき 漩涡 Spirála Spirale (French) The Spiral Vortex Whirlpool
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The storyline of this manga is disjointed, almost like it's a horrible recollection. And in some ways that is one of the devices of narrative that Junji Ito uses to throw the readers off balance.The end is very sketchy too, and you are left wondering what really happened. But the response to the ending is varied, so you should read it for yourself! The Viz translations are really good, and the new editions are well presented. The characters are very memorable and coupled with the most amazing horror scenes you will ever see, the story becomes a race agaisnt the madness that is Uzumaki! The film is also very good, but I would treat it more like an art piece than a true horror movie. If you like to be disturbed and like engrossing Japanese horror, you will really like Uzumaki!
Great! I really couldn't put it down once I got started. I would give it a ten, but the ending is horrible, so it gets a nine. Quite a great read, doubly so if you like horror and seinen.
art very good well written story i agree with deathpenguin i cant give higher than 8 cos its almost funny