44 of 44 chapters read
The premise itself sets it apart from most of what is published. Japan is ruled by a quiz show, instead of some form of elections or stable government.
And what follows is a story that takes this premise and turns the world on its head, so that such an idea does not seem stupid at all.
While the story is intriguing and characters tolerable (well, portrayed but not especially deep, this is after all, not a psychological drama), what really sets this apart is the amazing art.
The world of national quiz has a lot of room of visual extravaganza (with the show itself being flashy) and Katou utilizes this superbly. The art is slightly crazy, insanely detailed and quirky. The characters all look different and have very expresionable faces.
A very important point is that the art has strong lines, which with a comprehensing panel structure means you won't get lost on a page. And that you always know what exactly is happening in the picture.
This is, all in all an unforgettable masterpiece, that all people who are deeple interested in the medium of manga should read. read more
7 of 7 chapters read
At times you may find them disgusting, or something even worse, but if you are brave enough to take on this author's slightly deranged brain, you are in for one Hell of a ride!
The strong point of this book does not lie in the art - it is pleasant enough to look at, but nothing groundbreaking. Neither are the characters, which are as detailed as they need to be for a short story (which is to say, sketchy at best). The strength of this manga lies in the impact of the stories. They are amazing and imaginative and at times very crazy. If you have an open mind, they will make you laugh, cry and gasp in amazement at the author's imagination. Though if you prefer logical, clean-cut storylines in your comic books, you may want to steer clear of this one. Anyone else should get this right now. read more