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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrific yet tragic,
It centers around a small coastal town that is becoming infected with spirals (yes, the shape) and is explains and details the events that develop as the town shifts further and further into this hellish nightmare.
It is tragic in a way and I felt the plight of the characters as the story continued to develop, the story very much stays in touch with human emotion and sorrow. Well worth sitting on the shelf of any mature manga and anime fan.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars scary stuff,
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I loved this - it's scary and darkly comic by turns. If you like Twin Peaks and the Ring movies it's probably for you. The artwork is strong - semi realistic, less cartoony than most manga I've seen- and the writing is pacy.
I recommend the second volume too, in fact I've enjoyed all the Pulp graphic novels that I've read (Dance Till Tomorrow, Black and White), they seem to be publishing some very sophisticated manga.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding,
Junji Ito is an author I'd rank with Ramsey Campbell and Thomas Ligotti as writing good stories with strong Lovecraftian themes that avoid the trap of simply pastiching Lovecraft's style. Full of powerful imagery and original, truly bizarre ideas, Uzumaki really is a must for fans of quality horror.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TWISTED!, DISTURBING!, BRILLIANT!,
It is sheer brilliance, Ito sure knows how to freak someone out especially the disturbing scenes in the second volume.
BEWARE OF THE SPIRAL!
5.0 out of 5 stars Uzumaki!,
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This review is from: Uzumaki: Volume 1 (Paperback)Simply one of the finest manga I've ever read. If you're into horror, the supernatural or the plain bizarre, then this ones for you too!
I wouldn't rate volumes two & three as highly as this part however. In my opinion they just didn't match volume one, but don't get me wrong they're still pretty decent.
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: Read at your own risk!!,
This review is from: Uzumaki: Volume 1 (Paperback)First and foremost I'd like to issue a warning: This manga is not for the faint of heart, and once you've read it, you might never be the same again, so read at your own risk. I mean it!
Uzumaki tells the tale of two friends living in a small town where, lately, strange things have started to happen. The inhabitants develop an obsession for spirals, and while those obsessions start out as "just" unhealty, they soon turn lethal. Meanwhile, other strange things, also connected to the spiral, starts to happen, and before long the entire village is trapped in an everlasting nightmare with spirals everywhere.
The plot takes weirdness to a whole new level, and combined with the dark mood of the drawings makes this the creepiest manga I've ever read. Several elements actually made me sick to my stomach, and afterwards it left me paraoid for weeks. I almost wish I had never read it, but the spiral keeps drawing me in for more, and I can't escape it.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful twisted genuis,
Horror at its finest should stay with you long after the last page, and uzumaki haunts with a vengeance.
Take a break from reality, and slip into the spiral...
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BOW DOWN TO THE SPIRAL,
Book 1 - parts 1 - 6
This collection (book 3) holding a lost chapter for the first time printed in english and should follow after chapter 13 (if read in the order they were published in japan).
I will not explain or spoil the story but sugest also watching the live action movie of the same name. Both great but as the novel progresses the differences and directions of the story and characters increases far more than the film has ever done.
Read the manga.....then when u have realised u can never look at spirals in the same way again.....watch the film.
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Uzumaki: Volume 1 by Junji Ito (Paperback - 1 Oct 2007)
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