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Title(s): Uzumaki
うずまき
漩涡
Spirála
Spirale (French)
The Spiral
Vortex
Whirlpool
Author(s): Itou Junji
Artist(s): ITOU Junji
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy
Start Date: 1998
Status: Completed
Summary:
From Viz:

Kur么zu-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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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 Kur么zu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return...
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Good 1 review
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Average 1 review
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Didn't catch me
Written by lalaba on October 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Overall Rating
Average
Story: 3
Dialogue: 3
Animation: 4
Entertainment: 2
I saw the reviews and a few of them said " I was hooked at the first chapter" or at least something along those lines, but for me it just didn't do it. I will admit the idea is a good one and the concept behind the things happening are interesting, but somehow or another the story just didn't get to me the way I thought it would. Maybe I went in expecting to much, I'm not sure. If you're reading it for the first time try not to focus on what others said about it and just keep your mind on what you think so that you may not do the same thing as (read more)
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Simply Amazing
Written by Nightmaratic on October 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
I saw another review for this manga sometime back, I said what the hell I'll read the first chapter before I head to bed. At first I was taken by the art, I personally find it fantastic. As I continued to read the first chapter I found myself being drawn in like it was a vortex, which is what the mangas title means. What I had planned to be a simple one chapter read before bed turned into me staying up and reading the entire thing. I thought it was highly unique and an excellent find. I strongly recommend giving it a chance!
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Out of this world
Written by bunnyanime on October 20, 2011 at 8:07 AM
Overall Rating
Good
Story: 4
Dialogue: 3
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 4
It's story was good, it feels like once you start, you can't really stop. I did read other mangas in between because I don't really fancy a dark story like that as much, but I do want to know the story. It's worth a read if you like cursed stories etc.

The ideas where out of this world, but if you're a normally cheerful person, you may get nightmare reading this. I think I might have bad dreams tonight..

*spoilers alert*

The ending however was rather disappointing and it felt like it ended to abruptly. Some ends where loose and it doesn't (read more)
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o.O
Written by silveruniverse on October 20, 2011 at 4:06 AM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
I was thinking... "Two reviews after another? I wonder what's so interesting about this manga." Then I read the first chapter and was pulled in by its surreal story and freakish illustrations. The art style perfectly fits this manga, especially a certain image in the first chapter, you'll know what I mean when you see it...
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Addictive horror story
Written by surclaf on October 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
I haven't read this in a while but I remember back in the day I would just chill around Borders (RIP...) and I picked up this manga. I literally stood there for maybe an hour or two just reading it. Uzumaki is a horror story that sucks you in... but maybe that is the point since the plot is about spirals.
Once you start reading it you probably won't stop, it can be really eerie and creepy at times too. Give it a try.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
fasdflkj;lj!!!
Written by risu01 on October 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
this was a crazy disturbing series...after reading the first chapter i was so bothered by it that i had to continue reading--even if i didn't want to. it's a crazy thing. definitely an intriguing and addicting story. i'd say a must read for those of you horror manga fans.
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