Horror Manga Review: Uzumaki

Hi everyone! This is something that I've wanted to talk about for awhile, I really enjoy creepy/horror stories, comics, manga, movies, books, etc.  One of my favorite reads isn't a novel, but a manga titled Uzumaki. It's by the author Junji Ito which happens to also be the artist of the manga as well! He has some other manga that he has written/illustrated but I'm just going to focus on this one for the time being. Uzumaki is a series of 3 books, you can also buy the version that contains all 3 of them in one book, which is what I have. 

Uzumaki takes place in a small town on the coast of Japan called Kurozu-cho. It is told in the view of a young girl named Kirie Goshima. The town is haunted by a demonic presence that manifests into the pattern of spirals everywhere! First slowly, like small patterns in nature like whirlpools or the shell of a snail,  but soon finds other ways that lead Kirie and her boyfriend Shuichi on a terrible journey as they try to discover why everyone in their town start's developing such crazy obsessions with the pattern.

When I first picked up this manga I was a bit hesitant when I read what it was about. Spirals? How can a pattern be so haunting and scary? However, I started reading this and I honestly finished it within 6 hours. It really caught my attention and kept me guessing and wanting more throughout the whole book. The art is amazing and beautifully done, it really does take you through such a visual, terrifying journey that I won't forget. Some of a pictures are quite graphic so if you aren't into that type of stuff then you probably wouldn't like this. However I really enjoy that part. It's not often you get to see such beautiful artwork and detail go into a scene that is so horrific. I think it makes it that much better. I honestly think people that don't even regularly read manga and just enjoy horror/gore would like this. It's really a one of a kind story. I can read it over and over again. I really really enjoyed this horror manga and I definitely plan on picking up more by this author.

I plan on doing more reviews on books I read and enjoy in the future because I really want to widen the interests on my blog to fit me as a person! I hope you all would take an interest in that! Have a wonderful day!


  1. Absolutely loved uzumaki, one of the few horror mangas that I have read that is scary x

  2. I'm definitely gonna check this out, it looks really cool.

  3. Oh mu god I read this cómic when I was a little girl and It means for my one of my strange and terror experience.