History Manga / Uzumaki

19th Jul '17 12:42:58 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* PrecociousCrush: Mitsuru, who is 12 or 13, has an insistent crush on Kirie, who is 18.
26th May '17 3:56:40 AM Erda
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The whole thing can be read [[http://read.mangashare.com/Uzumaki/chapter-001/page001.html here]].
16th Apr '17 6:20:38 PM Nithael
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Kurôzu-cho, a small Japanese seaside town, is plagued by mysterious happenings. A man commits [[{{Main/Understatement}} suicide]] in his own bathtub. A student's scar becomes a black hole. People start transforming into giant snails.

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Kurôzu-cho, a small Japanese seaside town, is plagued by mysterious happenings. A man commits [[{{Main/Understatement}} suicide]] suicide in his own bathtub. A student's scar becomes a black hole. People start transforming into giant snails.


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* AttemptedRape: Azami to Shuichi in chapter 3.


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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Even after Azami tries to force herself to Shuichi in chapter 3, she is often portrayed as having a tragic one-sided love for him, as if she doesn't [[spoiler: break into his house and refuse to get off him until he convinces her that her face is deformed, at which point she gets off to look in the mirror.]]


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* VillainousCrush: Azami has an innocent crush on Shuichi to begin with, however, after she becomes cursed by the Spiral, she starts trying to force herself on him in a much less innocent way and even murders someone to have her way with him.
15th Apr '17 2:08:29 AM scateice
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* VillainousCrush: Azami has an innocent crush on Shuichi to begin with, however, after she becomes cursed by the Spiral, she starts trying to force herself on him in a much less innocent way and even murders someone to have her way with him.
15th Apr '17 2:01:16 AM scateice
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Even after Azami tries to force herself to Shuichi in chapter 3, she is often portrayed as having a tragic one-sided love for him, as if she doesn't [[spoiler: break into his house and refuse to get off him until he convinces her that her face is deformed, at which point she gets off to look in the mirror.]]
15th Apr '17 1:53:46 AM scateice
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* AttemptedRape: Azami to Shuichi in chapter 3.
15th Mar '17 6:12:22 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* EntitledToHaveYou: Azami believes this of Shuichi, mainly because every other male within ten years of her age with whom she interacts becomes attracted to her, and she believes that Shuichi should be the same.
30th Jan '17 5:56:00 PM 8BrickMario
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: "Twisted Souls", in the sense that the families have been morally twisted to the core, and in the sense that [[spoiler: the two lovers end up forever intertwined in a spiral]].

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"Twisted Souls", in the sense that the families have been morally twisted to the core, and in the sense that [[spoiler: the two lovers end up forever intertwined in a spiral]]. spiral]].
** The title of the overall series, Uzumaki ("spiral"), also counts. It can be read as the noun, the symbol of the curse itself; or the verb, the action which consumes the town.



* LifeDrinker: The spiral-affected ''hair'' does this, draining its victims' life forces to extend and sustain its growth. Sekino is killed in this way, over-extering her need for attention and pushing her hair's spirals to their limits, limits which require all of her life force to be met.



* ParanoiaFuel: The spiral curse needs a starting point to manifest. Unfortunately, it's ''very'' creative and can start in incredibly abstract ways. The cochlea? Springs of a jack-in-the-box and a car suspension? A lighthouse staircase? A crescent scar? ''Pace of life?'' All of these and more are ripe opportunities for the supernatural to take hold and unleash its spiral horror, which can lead to some real-life paranoia about the symbol.
* PrehensileHair: Kirie's hair becomes this in the "Medusa" chapter.

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* ParanoiaFuel: [[invoked]] The spiral curse needs a starting point to manifest. Unfortunately, it's ''very'' creative and can start in incredibly abstract ways. The cochlea? Springs of a jack-in-the-box and a car suspension? A lighthouse staircase? A crescent scar? ''Pace of life?'' All of these and more are ripe opportunities for the supernatural to take hold and unleash its spiral horror, which can lead to some real-life paranoia about the symbol. \n This paranoia also destroys Shuichi's mother, in an opposite situation to her husband. While he dies from his obsession with the spiral, his wife is tormented by the spirals she suddenly notices, and is killed by her attempt to remove the spiral in her ear, subsequently feeling like a spiral due to her loss of balance.
* PrehensileHair: Kirie's hair becomes this in the "Medusa" chapter.chapter, and her friend Sekino joins her. For the most part, it only mesmerizes, but the heads of hair eventually fight, playing it straight.



* RuleOfSymbolism: Much is made about the spiral serving as both a symbol that grows outward and draws inward, mirroring the destruction of the town- the spiral grows in influence and takes everything with it.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Much is made about the spiral serving as both a symbol that grows outward and draws inward, mirroring the destruction of the town- the spiral grows in influence and takes everything with it. Additionally, the center of the spiral is key to the curse- it hides the secret behind it, and the completion of the shape ends the current cycle. Even further, the spiral is a symbol of motion and perpetuity- it can't be stopped, and will always exist.
29th Jan '17 5:03:40 PM 8BrickMario
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: "Twisted Souls", in the sense that the families have been morally twisted to the core, and in the sense that [[spoiler: the two lovers end up forever intertwined in a spiral]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter 3, "Scar", contains a manifestation of the spiral that's emblematic of the entire destruction arc, and Chapter 5, "Twisted Souls" mirrors [[spoiler: the eventual fate of Kirie and Shuichi]].



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: When Jack-in-the-Box [[spoiler:comes back as an apparent hopping zombie]], it's revealed that he's actually bouncing on a spring stuck in his spine. ''But'' [[spoiler:there is still a talking clown toy, and he moans something after the coffin is opened]]. Whether the former just [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Kirie being a little unhinged]] after the events of the last chapter and the latter is just escaping gas is never explored.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: When Jack-in-the-Box [[spoiler:comes back as an apparent hopping zombie]], it's revealed that he's actually bouncing on a spring stuck in his spine. ''But'' [[spoiler:there is still a talking clown toy, and he moans something after the coffin is opened]]. Whether the former is just [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Kirie being a little unhinged]] after the events of the last chapter and the latter is just escaping gas is never explored.explored. However, the springs in both the corpse and the toy are spiral-shaped, leaning the events toward the supernatural.



* MonsterClown: [[spoiler:Jack-in-the-Box's gift.]]

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* MonsterClown: [[spoiler:Jack-in-the-Box's gift.gift- his namesake, which comes to life to threaten Kirie.]]



* ParanoiaFuel: The spiral curse needs a starting point to manifest. Unfortunately, it's ''very'' creative and can start in incredibly abstract ways. The cochlea? Springs of a jack-in-the-box and a car suspension? A lighthouse staircase? A crescent scar? ''Pace of life?'' All of these and more are ripe opportunities for the supernatural to take hold and unleash its spiral horror, which can lead to some real-life paranoia about the symbol.



* RuleOfSymbolism: Much is made about the spiral serving as both a symbol that grows outward and draws inward, mirroring the destruction of the town- the spiral grows in influence and takes everything with it.



* SubvertedTrope: The spiral itself is one for Japanese art, as it's usually a cartoon symbol for warmth/blushing on cheeks. Here, it's turned into something much less friendly.



* TownWithADarkSecret: Does it ''ever''.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: Does it ''ever''.''ever'' have one.



* WeaksauceWeakness: How does Kirie survive the rabid mob of drill-wielding bloodthirsty women? [[spoiler: Bugspray. Not lit like a blowtorch, just bugspray.]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: How does Kirie survive the rabid mob of drill-wielding bloodthirsty women? [[spoiler: Bugspray. Not lit like a blowtorch, just bugspray. To be fair, they ''are'' infected by mosquitoes.]]
25th Jan '17 12:51:37 PM Beelzebibble
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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: By the end of the story all of the named characters (with the possible exception of Mitsuo, who is now a snail-person) are almost certainly dead.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: By the end of the story all of the named characters (with the possible exception of Mitsuo, who is now a snail-person) snail-person, and Tanizaki, who resisted the transformation suffered by the rest of the townspeople) are almost certainly dead.]]
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