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Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, Vol. 2.

(Uzumaki #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  6,588 ratings  ·  319 reviews
A sleepy town on the coast of Japan is under quiet, deadly siege, not by a person or group but by a primeval spiral shape whose victims include both parents of Shuichi Saito. In this second volume of the saga, Shuichi's girlfriend Kirie becomes further involved in the town's terrible secret when schoolmates start turning up as horrible human snails and something unspeakabl ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 6th 2002 by Viz Media (first published February 1999)
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Bradley
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-shelf
Re-read.

Truly, deliciously, evil.

We all know the spirals are out to get us. :)

The more I read, the deeper down the Phi I go. Phi, phi, phi, phi, phi.....
Trish
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the incident at the end of volume one, Kirie has her hair short - and who could blame her.
We follow her and a number of her town's residents while the spiral keeps turning more and more lives into a horror freak show.

I was very impressed with the second issue as it tackled both bullying and homosexuality (the latter as a stigma). To so subtly incorporate this in a horror comic can't be easy but it was brilliantly done.
For some reason, the lighthouse issue, or at least one of the first imag
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Mario
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whoa... This one was even crazier than the first one, but also a lot better. Can't wait to read Vol. 3 and hopefully get some answers.
Elle
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-japan
5* STARS!

Uzumaki is Japanese for Spiral.

The continuation of supernatural events in Kurōzu-cho caused by the spiral effects. Our main leads, Kirie and her boyfriend, Shuichi also affected by the spiral curse. They're not untouchable, you know. In volume #2, there's more fascinating yet creepy story in each chapters.

My favorite is the snail person. How disturbing it can be? A person slowly turns into a hugee snail? They're not human anymore. Also there's a mosquitoes-slash-dracula's effect happen
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Murat S. Dural
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
1 günde hatta bir kaç saatte okuduğum ilk kitabın ardından ikinci kitapta müthiş bir hız ve heyecanla bitti. Gerçekten çok beğenerek okuyorum. Çizimler, korku unsurları, karakterler, öykülerin kurguları özgün ve hoş. Üçüncü kitaba hemen geçeceğim. Bir taraftan da bitiyor diye üzülüyorum. Manga, korku, çizgi roman severlerin kaçırmaması gerektiğini düşündüğüm bir seri.
Bradley
This is a totally fascinating romp through spirals. As a horror, it is episodic, but that doesn't lessen its impact. The deep strangeness coming through keeps upping the ante, and I can't decide which stories creep me out the most.

It's probably the mosquitos. Probably. My god these are good.

I completely recommend this short series for any horror fan. Even if you're not particularly into horror, I can't recommend this enough. It's like a perfect encapsulation of what makes horror so fun. :)

Danger
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although the majority of the chapters follow the exact same beats, this remains some of the most bizarre body-horror stories I’ve ever seen. It’s awesome.
Gillian
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well that was intense... if that is even a word to describe this volume. The pregnant women chapters were seriously messed up.
Kitaplarvesozleri
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Birinci kitaptan daha iyi olmasını beklerken, birinci kitaptan daha saçma çıkması beni üzdü. Sürüsüyle olay yaşanıyor. Ortada bir lanet var ama ne doktorlar ne polisler ne de ülkedeki diğer kişiler bu konuyu el atmıyor. Okulda bir çocuk salyangoza dönüşüyor ve "Aaa hadi bunu okulumuzun bahçesinde besleyelim" diyorlar. 😂 Hastanede hamile kadınlar acayip bebekler doğruyor ve "Aa hadi bunları mantar yapıp yemeklere katalım" diyorlar. Üzgünüm ama tamami ile saçmalıktı. İçindeki çizimler için 2 puan ...more
Michael Sorbello
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As if the bodily horror in the first book wasn’t extreme enough, this one takes it to disgusting and stomach-churning extremes. Not even Human Centipede made me feel this genuinely uncomfortable. I’ll never look at snails or mosquitoes the same way ever again...
juan carlos
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
De nueva cuento junji ito nos muestra lo retorcido de su mente y su arte. Donde ahora sus personajes se seguirán enfrentando a la maldición del espiral con mujeres embarazadas que se alimentan de sangre. Adolescentes que se convierten en caracol, Una caja sorpresa que sale de tumbas putrefactas, un faro con una luz que calcina hasta los huesoso para llegar a circunstancias de desastres naturales. Ito es un maestro de los espeluznante y lo grotesco, cada pesadilla contada en estas paginas te roba ...more
Gorab Jain
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, graphic-novels
Slightly better than the first volume.
Precisely, art for the scary frames was better.
Loving this series overall.
Saif Sayed
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy!!!!!!!!!!
Sakinah
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-english-books
Crazier than the first one. The author went really mad in this manga.
Didn't like this volume that much every thing is kind of hanged. Nothing was solved or had a proper ending.

Better for the third volume to be clearer and with endings to its weird events.

The three stars are fir his insane creativity. Its definitely unique.
DeAnna Knippling
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
You may have thought it wasn't possible, but things get weirder.
Caro the Helmet Lady
Even more creepy than the first one.
Aso
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whooaaah umbilical cords chapter leaving me speechless, too much
Angel's books
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Ne kadar ilginç bir konun var senin öyle yahu!
Ashley Berg
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, graphic-novels
lol maybe not the best idea to read this one on the subway 👀
Aslı Can
Bir kere başladıktan sonra okumamak gibi bir şans bırakmıyor pek.
Ayşenur Mutluel
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-graphics
Etrafta millet salyangoz oluyor ama çok rahatlar "aa bu şey değil mi falan filan" ÇILDIRDIM. ÇOK GÜZELDİ. BANA 3. CİLDİ FIRLATIN HEMEN!
Sakib
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Better than the first volume, way better...

And creepier, full of weird ideas and perspectives to indulge oneself into the mystery of spirals; Junji Ito wrote some pages where he's investigating spirals between each volumes, as himself, and it looks like something's going on there too, the final volume will most probably be the entirety of this side-story.

Some chapters were way weirder, specially chapters 8, 10 and 11. Chapter 7 and 9 were the weakest ones I think, somewhat pressed right up again
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Ady Weasley
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este no es el tipo de manga al que estoy acostumbrada. Le doy esta calificación porque la historia y el dibujo es muy buena, pero no es mi genero favorito.

Junji Ito es un maestro en este tipo de terror, honestamente es un poco grotesco las historias que conforman el tomo, gasterópodos humanos, embarazadas que beben sangre, placentas tipo hongo, bebes extraños, este tomo es incluso más extraño que el anterior pero esto no impide que uno quiera leer el manga y descubrir cómo terminará esta histori
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Vicente Ribes
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cómics
Segundo tomo de Uzumaki y continúa la genial pesadilla creada por Junji Ito. Aquí la trama se centra en diversas historias relacionadas con los diferentes habitantes del pueblo que comienzan a padecer bizarras enfermedades o transformaciones derivadas del efecto de las espirales.
El tono onírico y pesadillesco sumado al brutal y tenebroso dibujo de Ito hacen de este comic algo muy entretenido.
Jim Smith
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not quite as powerful as the first volume due to the less than scary storm story, but the snail boys, blood sucking maternity patients and placenta mushrooms were amazingly bizarre. My Junji Ito addiction is far from sated.
Dasha
Nádherne bizarné, jemne hororové. Moje prvé manga a som nadšená. Horor v takejto forme môžem a milujem.
Merve Özcan
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Çok acayipti ya. Diğerinden daha iyi buldum. Şoke oldum. Sonrakinde ne olacak acaba?
Yash Sinojia
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, fantasy, horror
This is even creepier and more messed up than the first one but it's a bit disorganized plotwise, more like a collection of short stories.
Keyona
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This one was just okay. Kirie's hair being so short in this book really threw me off at first. This one still had some creepy illustrations but not too many. Out of the six stories I probably enjoyed about two. The rest were just.....there. I wonder if the author is running out of "spiral ideas"? I'm now slightly worried the 3rd installment will be worse.
Teawench
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done, japan, manga, fiction
there's some fucked up shit in here and I love it.
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Junji Itō (伊藤潤二) Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner o ...more

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