Uzumaki (GN 1 of 3)
Volume: GN 1 / 3
Distributor: Viz Media
Release date: 2007-10-09
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Age rating: 15+
Kurozu-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 According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki - the spiral - the hypnotic secret shape of the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 Kurozu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return.
Story and art by Junji Ito.
(added on 2007-05-08, modified on 2007-05-08)
- Reviewed by Theron Martin (January 3, 2008)
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