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Uzumaki: Spiral Into Horror, Vol. 3

(Uzumaki #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  6,116 ratings  ·  334 reviews
Kurozu-cho, a fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is haunted by a recurring pattern: a spiral manifesting itself in increasingly terrifying ways. In this third and final volume, the town is cut off from the outside by devastating hurricanes. Kirie, her boyfriend Shuichi, and the other desperate survivors must face the impending horror. The movie version of Uzumaki will so ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 6th 2002 by Viz Media (first published September 1999)
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Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I had only just posed the question of why nobody is leaving town in my review of volume 2 when volume 3 gave me the answer. *lol* So now I knew. Actually quite a smart way of solving that problem.

In this final volume chaos is descending on Kirie's town and due to more and more strange things happening, the outside world is beginning to notice as well and people try to help - with disastrous consequences.

Where the previous two volumes were a collection of strange and horrific incidents happ

I've changed my mind. I don't mind about the end or the twists. The huge crazy was still cool but slightly less impactful this time.

I'm just reading it for the phi. :)

Original Review:

I'm of two minds on this volume. The truly horrific increase was awesome, and I loved how utterly fucked the whole town was.

And then, I also really enjoyed the last issue. These are two different likes. I have to separate them for my own enjoyment.

I would have been perfectly happy with it ending on number 1
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whoa... and I thought first two volumes were crazy. This one takes crazy to a whole new level.

But anyway, a great ending to a really great series. If you're into creepy and unique stories, I would definitely recommend picking up this one, and hopefully, you'll like it just as much as I did.
Murat S. Dural
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Son üç günde üç kitaptan oluşan manga Uzumaki'den aldığım tadı anlatmaya kelime bulamıyorum. Ne yazık ki bitti. Benim için artık bir korku klasiği olarak yerini aldı. Bundan sonra yazar / çizer Junji Ito'yu çok yakından takip edeceğim. Korku, gizem, manga ya da bunlardan birini seviyorsanız kesinlikle kaçırmayın. :)
David Schaafsma
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, manga-horror
In Uzumaki (spirals) a town is taken over by spirals. Spirals, you say? What is scary about that? Look at an ear, that's a spiral, nothing scary about that. Clouds spiral sometimes. Dust in the wind can spiral. Cat fur can kind of spiral. Your hair can kind of spiral. Gradually, all you and the townspeople see are spirals and you and they are driven mad by spirals. Yes, that happens, it does, in Ito's masterpiece. And with spirals! Uzumaki!

It is kind of a neat trick to make an abstract image/a
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-japan
3.5* STARS!

Uzumaki is Japanese for Spiral.

The final conclusion about the spiral curse in Kurōzu-cho. Our main leads, Kirie and her family moved to their new 'junk' house after the storm in the previous volume. Kirie's family isn't alone. Her neighbor stated there's a rumor about other family who suffered skin disease. It's the spiral curse again.

In the next chapters, the spiral curse is getting more intense and crazy. Kurōzu-cho already destroyed by the storm but there's some survivors. Also th
Jun 12, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No ONE (Unless you are addicted to SPIRALS)
Recommended to Ash by: Aqeel
Shelves: read-manga
Well....... WTH was the book about???? :S
thinking, trying to remember...................................... oh SPIRALS and what else?? thinking... OH I KNOW SPIRALS SPIRALS SPIRALS SPIRALS SPIRALS etc.
I'm just sitting wondering what to say about it. I guess I will just nag.
dani! ❀
I feel like this was the worst volume in the series. What was that ending, really?

I liked that the series became less episodic and more like a coherent story in this volume--finally people seemed to be reacting like normal human beings, actually seeming to remember, "Oh yeah, everyone's dying, aren't they?" The return of snail people grates at me because, come on guys, nobody mentioned a snail epidemic since that chapter! If people were still turning into snails, people would hear about it! With
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Uzumaki finishes up with this final volume. While the weirdness stayed consistent, the body-horror elements took somewhat of a backseat to more action-based scenes, and the episodic way it progressed earlier now only serves the overarching storyline, which makes sense considering everything needed to get wrapped up. Unfortunately, nothing in here quite touches the two “pregnancy” chapter from volume 2, which is not to say this is bad, but that was REALLY good. Still, volume 3 gives us a satisfyi ...more
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gawd.

HOW is this NOT an american movie yet??? (I see there IS a Japanese interpretation, but haven't been able to locate a copy- but like "The Ring" (Ringu) and "The Grudge" before it... this has AMAZING pottential for an American Horror Movie...

REAL Horror, not that blood-n-guts stuff they pass off as 'horror' nowdays...

This is the story of a village. A village infected with SPIRALS.

Oh sure. Go ahead. Chuckle.

Go, "yeah... AND?"

But really.

Think about it.

...what happens when something as
Caro the Helmet Lady
Ok this one was equally icky and creepy, and I think sometimes that Japanese writers get to the most twisted ideas in the world of horror. So when finishing some creepy story you can be sure that somewhere behind the scene there's this Japanese guy giggling like mad.
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't know. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to read about people turning into snails and whatnot.
Aslı Can
Türünün çok güzel bir örneği. Çizimleri, kullandığı ögeler çok güzel. Manga okuma hevesi uyandırdı bende. Üçüncü kitap her şeyin bi çözüme ulaşacağını vadediyordu ve ulaşılan çözüm gerçekten tüm hikayeye yaraşır bir şeydi. Nihai çözüm :)
Greg Heath
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
[Note: This review is intended to cover all 3 volumes of the book, but I'll eventually get around to doing separate write-ups for the individual volumes.]

Junji Ito's "Uzumaki" is a brutally terrifying read that somehow manages to walk that fine line between the kind of creeping, disquieting horror associated with J-Horror films and the go-for-the-throat shock value that the grotesque American monster movies typically possess. The reason I'm making movie comparisons here is not only because, of c
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
İlk iki cildi sevmeme rağmen, üçüncü cildi de elimdeyken bitireyim dedim. Ama demez olsaymışım. Seriyi peş peşe okuduğum için olsa gerek, başım dönmeye ve midem bulanmaya başladı. Her çizimde sarmal yapılar görmekten bıktım. Konu desem hâlâ güçsüz ve altyapısız. Sarmal fikri hoş ama olaylar hep yarım ve eksik. Maalesef bu seri olmamış....
Yash Sinojia
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, manga, fantasy
This connects much plot points from the previous one. I found it especially amazing the way this deals with the situation of a cursed eutrophication of humanity and how the accursed ones were enjoying all those absurdities. This articulation has got no light at the end of the tunnel.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Birazcık saçmalamamış mı ?
DeAnna Knippling
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
...And weirder.

I didn't think it was going to be possible to wrap this up in a satisfying manner. But this worked for me.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is the first manga I've ever read. It's volume 3 of 3, and I didn't read the first two volumes but I still could figure out the plot just fine. This is horror, of the Lovecraftian kind. Very weird and very creepy.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: çizgi-roman
Bu ciltte iş hayatta kalmaya döndü, önceki 2 cilde göre daha iğrençti. Sonu pek tatmin etmedi.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, horror
It's actually been nearly 18 months since I read volume two. I think that subconsciously I must have been avoiding reading the third and perhaps my subconscious - on this particular occasion - was being very sensible. These volumes contain some of the most twisted and disgusting examples of horror I think I can recall and reading them, at whatever time of day, has made my skin crawl and I've started to feel a little nauseous (OK, slight exaggeration but you do get the idea. Seriously - *shudders ...more
juan carlos
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Un final bastante retorcido y dramático, donde la maldición espiral cumple su cometido. Sin embargo había momentos muy forzados y otros bastante lentos. Aún así el final nunca perdió la atmósfera sombría y las circunstancias de pesadillas.
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
It’s amazing that it took a giant whirlpool popping up in the middle of the town for the characters to realise that they needed to get the fuck out of there.
Karla Torres
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Me habían gustado mucho los primeros dos tomos, aunque desde el inicio lo que más me atrapó eran las ilustraciones, la historia me intrigaba.

Pero este último tomo me pareció muy soso. Los diálogos me parecieron muy forzados, no creíbles. A comparación de los primeros en los que no reparaba en si los diálogos me gustaban o no.
Me costó un poco de trabajo terminar éste. Pero no tenía que invertir mucho tiempo entonces lo terminé.

Me gustaba lo torcida y grotesca que llegaba a ser la historia pero
Jim Smith
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Highly satisfying conclusion to the saga. I was less keen on all the whirlwind stuff in this volume and the end of the second, which is why I rate them slightly lower than the genius perfection of the first volume, but it all came together at the end, and I found the final few chapters gripping.
Carly  Patrick
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Solo voy a decir que amo con toda mi alma a Junji Ito y que Uzumaki se ha convertido en una de mis historias favoritas de toda la vida.

¡Es imperdible para los amantes del género!
Katarina Nabokovna
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Je ne sais pas quoi penser de cette histoire, je crois que je serais traumatisée des spirales, des escargots, des étangs jusqu'à la fin de mes jours, Ito n'a pas toute sa cervelle en place pour avoir des idées démoniaques comme ça, ça fait bizarre de dire ça mais ce fut aussi une excellente lecture!
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
The Uzumaki series as a whole, can best be described as "horrific cosmic apocalypse systematically destroys everything... but only in one tiny little suburban town." It's an incredibly fun series if you can handle it.

I had really been anticipating the Finale for a long time. This is not to say it was disappointing, but it sinks way more into post-apocalyptic survival territory than I would've liked. The two previous volumes are more creeping, surreal horror, particularly that whole hospit
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gustav Murnau gave his legendary film "Nosferatu" the elegant subtitle "eine Symphonie des Grauens" - a Symphony of Horror - referencing his own tight control over the filming process, and the excellent blending in that film of the great traditions of the classic scary story.

Junji Ito's "Uzumaki" cannot be called a Symphony, but a Rondo - a repetition of variations on a theme. Here, in the closing as everywhere else, Ito utilises the techniques of great horror as stipulated by Todorov's essay o
Marwa Mohamed
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-مانجا
بعد لقائي الاول مع الكاتب في مانجا Gyo
، يعود الكاتب ليبهرني مره
آخري في تلك المانجا الكابوسية المفزعة ،
تدور أحداث المانجا حول كيري ومدينة كوروزشو
في هذه المدينة تحدث أحداث غريبة جدًا كل الأشخاص في تلك المدينه يصبحون
مهووسون باللوالب ،
ذلك الهوس سيتحول لكابوس مخيف
لكل سكان القرية وكل من يقرأ هذه المانجا ،
أحداث غريبة كابوسية ستجعلك
بالتأكيد تكره شكل اللوالب
قد تتسأل ما هو المخيف في اللولب ؟
هل تتخيل المخيف في الغيوم اللوالبية ؟
والرياح التي تتشكل علي شكل لوالب ،
حتي شعرك قد يتحول هو ايضاً
علي شكل
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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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