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Arguably the best in manga horror. Junji Ito's eerie story and high quality illustrations come together to create a world that Poe and Lovecraft would have been proud of. Make sure to get this once out-of-print trilogy about a small town cursed by uzumaki (the spiral).
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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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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...

Synopsis:

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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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...

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781421513898
Author:
Ito, Junji
Publisher:
Viz Media
Editor:
Roman, Annette
Author:
Roman, Annette
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Japan
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Uzumaki
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 6.755 oz

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Product details 208 pages Viz Media - English 9781421513898 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Arguably the best in manga horror. Junji Ito's eerie story and high quality illustrations come together to create a world that Poe and Lovecraft would have been proud of. Make sure to get this once out-of-print trilogy about a small town cursed by uzumaki (the spiral).

"Synopsis" by , 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...
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