Written and illustrated by Junji Ito in 1998
"Uzumaki" is a horror manga series created by Japanese artist and writer Junji Ito. The series was first published in 1998 and has since become one of the most well-known works of Japanese horror manga.
The story of "Uzumaki" revolves around the town of Kurouzu-cho, where strange and terrifying events begin to occur that are centered around the shape of a spiral. The spiral takes on many forms, from the spiraling patterns in snails' shells to the swirling waters of a whirlpool, and its influence begins to spread throughout the town and its residents, leading to disastrous and often deadly consequences.
"Uzumaki" is known for its dark and creepy atmosphere, its disturbing imagery, and its relentless suspense. Junji Ito's style is characterized by his use of detailed and unsettling illustrations, which help to create a sense of horror and unease in the reader.
The series has been widely praised for its imaginative and unsettling storyline, as well as its ability to create a sense of horror through its visual storytelling. "Uzumaki" has become a classic of the horror manga genre and is widely regarded as one of the best works of horror manga ever created.
For fans of horror and manga, "Uzumaki" is a must-read, offering a unique and terrifying vision of the supernatural and a powerful exploration of the darker side of human nature.
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