Uzumaki, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)

Uzumaki, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)

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Kur 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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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 zu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 130 x 191 x 17mm | 200g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1421513897
  • 9781421513898
  • 40,409

About Junji Ito

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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