Does Uzumaki mean Spiral?

Uzumaki is Japanese for “spiral,” the crux of the entire piece. Spirals are everywhere in nature, but slowly the town’s fixation on them manifests more and more spirals. They infect the town like a plague, one that distorts people’s minds as well as their bodies.

Who is the main character in Uzumaki?

Kirie Goshima
Kirie Goshima A high school student, and the main protagonist of Uzumaki. She lives with her father, mother, and younger brother Mitsuo.

Who is producing Uzumaki?

At 2019’s Crunchyroll Expo, a 4-episode anime television series adaptation was announced. The series is animated by Drive and co-produced by Production I.G USA and Adult Swim’s in-house production arm Williams Street. The anime will be directed by Hiroshi Nagahama, with Colin Stetson composing music.

How creepy is Uzumaki?

Uzumaki is a bit of a psychological horror as it shows the citizens of the town slowly going insane, but there is plenty of disturbing body-horror imagery to satisfy hardcore fans of the genre. As Nagahama himself teases in the video, “there are lots of scary and grotesque scenes.”

Is Tsunade a Uzumaki?

Tsunade (綱手, Tsunade) is a descendant of the Senju and Uzumaki Clan, and is one of Konohagakure’s Sannin. She is famed as the world’s strongest kunoichi and its greatest medical-nin.

Is Uzumaki Junji Ito good?

Incredible detail in both the story and illustration. This was an amazingly well done (and disturbing) manga. The story was incredibly well done, you can tell there is a heavy HP Lovecraft influence here. All of the Uzumaki story is included in this one large volume, which was awesome.

What is the meaning of Uzumaki’s spiral pattern?

Ito intended for Uzumaki to subvert the positive depictions of spirals in media, stating, “Usually spiral patterns mark character’s cheeks in Japanese comedy cartoons, representing an effect of warmth. However, I thought it could be used in horror if I drew it a different way.”

When did Uzumaki come out?

Uzumaki (Japanese: うずまき? , Spiral ) is a seinen horror manga series created by Junji Ito. Appearing as a serial in the weekly manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1998 to 1999, the chapters were compiled into three tankobon volumes by Shogakukan and published from August 1998 to September 1999.

What is the story behind Uzumaki’s Spiral House?

The story for Uzumaki spiraled out of the idea that of people living in a long row house, and Ito making the house into a spiral to reach his desired length. The manga was adapted into two video games for the WonderSwan and a Japanese live-action film directed by Higunchinsky.

What is the plot of Uzumaki?

Uzumaki follows a high-school teenager Kirie Goshima (五島切り絵), her boyfriend Shuichi Saito (佐藤修一), and the citizens of the small, fictional Japanese town of Kurôzu-cho (黒渦町 Black Vortex Town or Closed Town), which is cursed by supernatural events involving spirals.