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Uzumaki


Synonyms うずまき, The Spiral

Released Jan 12, 1998

Genres

Drama Horror Supernatural Psychological Seinen Romance Dementia

Author Itou, Junji

Rating 8.13 /10 by 40,262 users myanimelist

Views 11,033

Status20 Chapters

Pub. statusCompleted


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Story Line Kurozuchou, 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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the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 Kurouzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return... (Source: VIZ Media)

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