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Uzumaki (うずまき, lit. Spiral) is a horror manga written and Illustrated by Junji Ito, and serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits.
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The story concerns the inhabitants of the small Japanese town of Kurôzu-cho that seems to be cursed by supernatural events surrounding spirals. Many people become obsessed or paranoid about spiral shapes, which starts resulting in several gruesome deaths.
The manga was published in English by Viz Communications in 2001 and rereleased with new covers in 2007, and in 2013 with an omnibus hardcover deluxe edition. It was adapted to a feature film of the same name in 2000.
Japanese release date
English release date
October 1, 1998
October 16, 2007
01.The Spiral Obsession Part 1,
02.The Spiral Obsession Part 2,
04.The Firing Effect,
April 1, 1999
December 18, 2007
November 1, 1999
February 12, 2008
Lost chapter: Galaxies,
Live action film:
Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzumaki_(film)
On February 11, 2000, a live action adaption of Uzumaki, directed by Higuchinsky, was released in Japan.