Uzumaki

Vol: 3; Ch: 19
4.207 out of 5 from 1,384 votes
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In the seemingly-normal small Japanese town of Kurozu-cho, odd events are beginning to take place. Residents are becoming obsessed with spiral - whirlwinds, snail shells, pottery, or anything with a spiral design. But when strange events start happening in the town, with spirals appearing in disturbing places, can anyone escape their horrible draw? 

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corpseparty's avatar by corpseparty on Aug 24, 2011
Score: 9/10

Uzumaki is Junji Ito's classic horror manga about a town that becomes increasingly obsessed with spirals and the effect this has on the people and the town itself.

The story follows main character Kirie, a high school girl in the small village of  Kurôzu-cho. Her boyfriend Shuichi's father has recently been acting strangely, obsessively collecting anything inscribed with or in... read more

ThePatches's avatar by ThePatches on Oct 12, 2009
Score: 8.5/10

Story 7.5/10Now, I haven't read all that much manga in comparison to the anime I've watched, but I love horror in all its forms. On sothis' recommendation, I picked up Uzumaki and could not stop until I reached the grim, grim end. One of the delicious differences between Japanese and American tales of this type is the pervasion of atmosphere so integral to the Asian concepts of fear, and Junji Itou brings it in... read more

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