Kirie Goshima is the main character in what is arguably Junji Ito's most famous work, Uzumaki.

She lives in the coastal town of Kurouzu Cho with her parents and younger brother Mitsuo. She is a smart and very capable young woman. Throughout the course of Uzumaki, she faces off against the spiral curse many times in its many guises.

Kirie is partners with Shuichi Sato, another resident of Kurouzu Cho. She takes care of him and packs him a lunch now and again. She is often seen either talking with him, or being warned by him about the spiral.

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The Storm (Uzumaki part 12)

In The Storm, the question as to whether the spiral is actually targeting Kirie is pretty much answered. She is pursued by the eye of a deadly storm…

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Uzumaki anime teaser

A teaser trailer for the upcoming Uzumaki 4-part anime on Adult Swim. I am now officially excited!

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The Umbilical Cord (Uzumaki part 11)

In The Umbilical Cord, Kirie Goshima must come face to face with the aftermath of the massacre she witnessed in Mosquitoes. An aftermath 9 months in the making.

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Mosquitoes (Uzumaki part 10)

In mosquitoes, Kirie must survive an horrific night in the hospital when she comes face to face with blood-thirsty pregnant women.

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The Black Lighthouse (Uzumaki part 9)

The Black Lighthouse sits on the coast of Kurouzu-cho. Although thought to be abandoned, it suddenly begins emitting a strange swirling light every night at sundown. People decide to investigate…

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The Snail (Uzumaki part 8)

In The Snail, we meet a school boy named Katayama. He only comes to school when it’s raining — and today it’s pouring down.

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Jack in the box (Uzumaki part 7)

Kirie’s admirer is just like a Jack in the Box — he keeps jumping out at her at inappropriate times. But what happens when he takes it too far?

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Medusa (Uzumaki part 6)

In Medusa, Kirie becomes directly affected by the town’s Spiral curse. And it is through a very strange means — her hair.

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Twisted Souls (Uzumaki part 5)

In Twisted Souls, Junji Ito brings into the town of Kurouzu-cho a Romeo and Juliet kind of story. Except with a little twist.

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The Firing Effect (Uzumaki part 4)

In The Firing Effect, Kirie’s father is producing some very strange, twisted pottery. This isn’t surprising when we find out where he gets his clay from…

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The Scar (Uzumaki part 3)

In The Scar, we focus on a high school friend of Kirie’s — Azami Kurotani — who has a strange connection with the spiral.

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The Spiral Obsession part 2 (Uzumaki part 2)

In the second part of the opening two-part story, The Spiral Obsession, we follow on from the shocking events of Shuichi’s father’s cremation.

Things are about to get much darker…

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The Spiral Obsession part 1 (Uzumaki part 1)

In the first part of The Spiral Obsession, we are introduced to the three central characters of Uzumaki — Kirie Goshima, Shuichi Saito and the Spiral pattern that haunts them.