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Uzumaki : spiral into horror  Cover Image Book Book

Uzumaki : spiral into horror / story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Susan Daigle-Leach.

Itō, Junji, 1963- (author,, illustrator.). Oniki, Yuji, (translator,, adapter.). Daigle-Leach, Susan, 1960- (letterer.).



Kurouzu-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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral--the hypnotic secret shape of the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 everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people's bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi's father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurouzu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781421561325
  • ISBN: 1421561328
  • Physical Description: [653] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Deluxe edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, California : Viz Media, [2013]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Original Japanese edition published by SHOGAKUKAN."--Colophon.
"First English edition published in 2002"--Colophon.
Previously issued in three parts. Collects the paperback volumes 1-3.
Target Audience Note:
Rated T+ for older teen.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Spirals > Comic books, strips, etc.
Death > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels > Japan.
Graphic novels.
Teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Good and evil > Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Horror graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Horror comic books, strips, etc.
comic strips.
graphic novels.
horror comics.
Horror comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Horror comics.

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