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Customers who bought this item also bought. Uzumaki, Volume 2 2nd Edition. Uzumaki, Volume 3 2nd Edition. Koyoharu Gotouge. About the Author Junji Ito debuted as a horror manga artist in with the first story in his successful Tomie series. Uzumaki , drawn from to , was adapted into a live-action movie, which has been released in America by Viz Films and Tidepoint Pictures. Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle? About the author Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
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Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I only vividly remember the ending, which I remember was tragic, but still heartfelt, because of what becomes of the two main characters. Being able to read everything from beginning to end again gave me a rush of emotions, like wonder, anxiousness, nostalgia, excitement, and admiration towards Ito Junji. I even felt a some thrill as I was reading some of the more grotesque scenes by now you can imagine I have a tolerance for horror, but back then as a 14 year old it felt like a rollercoaster reading his works.
I highly recommend Uzumaki to anyone who is interested in horror manga. Thank you!! I certainly won't. I will never look at anything with a spiral the same way ever again. Ito has created a great story, even for someone like myself who is not a fan of Japanese animation, and also a beginner in the wide world of graphic novels and chapter books.
The first two chapters deal with the tragic deaths of Shuichi's parents, his father dying from turning himself into a spiral, and his mother from trying to rid her body of spirals. Think fingerprints and the cochlea in the inner ear for starters Shuichi is convinced that their town is infected with spirals, which is seemingly proven by the odd patterns in the river and the fact that every time a body is cremated, the smoke belches out from the smokestack in a spiral pattern that covers the town before falling into mysterious Dragonfly Pond.
After the deaths of his parents, he quits school and becomes a recluse, popping out only in time to save Kirie from one spiral or another. In the remaining chapters, we meet Azami Kurotani, a beautiful girl who has never been turned away by a boy since she received a crescent shaped scar upon her forehead. But when Shuichi turns her away, Azami becomes fixated on him, and falls victim to the spiral. Then Kirie's father, a potter, begins to notice changes in the way his clay behaves when fired in the kiln.
His everyday plates and bowls begin to twist and warp into unusable shapes, and he becomes transfixed by his work until Shuichi realizes what is happening and steps in to help Kirie. Next is a love story of two youths whose poverty stricken parents have declared war on each other, and refuse to allow the young lovers to see each other. Just as the spiral seems to twist in upon itself forever, so does unrequited love writhe about the hearts of Yoriko and Kazunori.
In the last chapter, the spiral steps it up a notch and enters the realm of the truly bizarre, when Kirie discovers that her own hair has been infected, and begins a life of its own. Surprisingly, this causes her friend Sekino to become jealous of the attention Kirie is getting from being led around by her hair.
Some people will do anything for attention, and Sekino finds a way to compete with Kirie while Shuichi tries to find a way to save her. I found this volume to be extrodinaryly entertaining, and am already buried deep within Volume Two.
With the subtle horror and fast paced storyline, these books are a great read for young adults and old adults alike. A simply fascinating study of how a mundane pattern can awaken from non-existence and possess an entire town, this is definately an entertaining "Food For Thought" piece that will cause you to wake up and take notice of all the patterns within your own life.
Quite enjoyable, all in all. I love the series, and it definitely covers the three main types of scary fiction: The gross-out, the horror think spiders the size of bears , and terror when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute.
It's good manga for people who don't like manga or normally wouldn't pick it up - Even my 60 year old mother liked it, and we're passing it on to my 35 year old sister-in-law. The drawings are lovely and somewhat reminiscent in style of the western Tales from the Crypt, which I loved as a kid. I'll be buying the rest of the series. You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
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