Framed and convicted of murder, Yoshiaki Maeda has just arrived at Shouran Academy Juvenile Detention Center. He is placed in Cell 4 and is soon greeted by his fellow inmates Gou Iwakura, Masafumi Yoshioka, and Mitsuru Yamanoi, all of whom have been detained on varying charges and sentences. Already believing life to be laden with misfortunes, Yoshiaki finds, to his dismay, that the prison is in the midst of a violent power struggle.
However, things are about to get even worse—little do the inmates and employees know that the outside world has been thrown into chaos by a sudden zombie apocalypse, and a van carrying infected humans has just crashed into the prison, abruptly introducing them to the undead threat.
Apocalypse no Toride was serialized in Shounen Rival until its discontinuance in June 2014 (2014-07). The last twelve chapters of the series were published on Kodansha's Shin Zasshi Kenkyuujou website from August 19, 2014 to August 4, 2015.
The series has been simultaneously published in English as Fort of Apocalypse by Crunchyroll since October 30, 2013. Kodansha Comics USA released the series in e-book format from November 3, 2015 to January 12, 2016.
Apocalypse no Toride is what "Highschool of The Dead" was supposed to be. It's scary, intense, bloody, and gruesome.
The story is a bit bland. The main character gets sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit and gets stuck with assholes, murderers, delinquents, and psychopaths. Then- zombies attack. That pretty much sums up the whole plot. Zombies attack and the four main characters have to survive. Yep.
The art is glorious, the monsters are hideous, and no fan service in this manga. You don't see monster boobs flying everywhere all over the page. No, the art actually makes you focus on the zombies, not the boobs.
The four main characters have simple personalities. There is the weak ass pussy main character, there is the strong badass, a half-sadistic but not completely sadistic guy, and the smart guy of the group. Then all the rest are douches. This story really has no character development and that's a shame considering a zombie apocalypse is a life-changing experience. Oh yeah, and all the zombies in this manga are fucking OP as shit. They can block, dodge, and shit- they're hella fucking strong.
Oh yeah, and when I said there's no monster boobs everywhere, there's actually like, no boobs at all. All the characters are male. I hope none of them become gay and start raping each other in the prison during the zombie apocalypse.
This manga feels empty but it's still fun. I like seeing brains, lower-jaws, eyeballs, limbs, heads, and torsos flying everywhere. I like seeing people act like douches and tough nuts then scream in complete fear, hopelessness, and misery when the zombies eat the fuck out of them. I'm still a bit dissapointed in the fact that many of the characters got guns because that's fucking stupid- in a real zombie apocalypse, majority of people ain't gonna have a whole fucking chamber of guns, but whatever. I prefer to see them be resourceful and use whatever is around them but meh, screw it. Zombies don't even exist.
Fun to read, but you have to turn off your mind first. This mangas full of "fuck you, we gon' do whatevz the fuck we wanna do, we ain't gon' even care about logic or plot or character development. Fuck me, fuck you, fuck everything".
tl;dr- HOTD without BOOBS. Viewer downvotes and doesn't read manga, lol. read more
Apocalypse no Toride is an amazing manga, and is certainly the best of the genre.
This already fully describes this perfect manga, which quenched my desire for a perfect seinen about Zombies, in my search i came to read good titles, like paused Highschool Of the Dead and Zombie Hunter, but still was not satisfied with something that was really a manga with the essence of something that passes the terror that was innovative and without cliches until i came across in Apocalypse no Toride.
The story is set in a juvenile reformatory and our protagonist is sent there after being falsely accused of an assassination, he faces there soon after his arrival with the invasion of zombies.
The manga is so perfectly with a beautiful art every scene is really beautiful.
If they want to take a given because it is very good!read more
Apocalypse no Toride is probably the best manga that I have read up till this point, which admittedly isn't that much, as I just started getting into manga about a month ago. Still, my inexperience with the medium aside, I have read enough stories to know that this one is very special. I honestly assumed that I wouldn't like it because the zombie premise is really old in my opinion, but the virus is possibly the most creative and interesting zombie virus that I have seen and the zombies behave in very interesting ways. The characters are also great, and they have very clear motivations. Trust me when I say that after you learn their backstories to the extent that they are at in the manga currently then you will come to appreciate them as well. One word of advice before reading this is that you definitely should consider how easily disturbed you are by images. This is because as the manga progresses, it gets more disturbing as far as the imagery is concerned. If that isn't a problem for you though, you should certainly read this manga, I'm sure that you'll come to love it as much as I have.read more
What do we need to unite people.. the answer can be either or both of these two -- common enemy and evil ruler(tyrant/dictator). A good example of each is Code Geass(tyrant/dictator) and Shingeki no Kyojin(common enemy). So now let's take a look at this manga - Apocalypse no Toride. The characters were juvenile criminals which have a common enemy i.e. ZOMBIES!!! Will they be united to fight the zombies or die greedily.
Now, I'm gonna point out the interesting parts of this manga
1. The characters were juvenile criminals. At their young age they already committed a crime, and not just a simple crime, most of them committed a murder. They don't reflect on their sins and since they were young and kinda immature they were boastful,short tempered,think highly of themselves and everyone has a strong personality. They were at a level higher than school delinquents. And the most remarkable about them is their judgement. Once you're bitten by a zombie(ofc you're now infected), there's no thinking twice and no cheesy friendship lines -- yeah, consider yourself now a dead man, cause the simplest solution is to kill the infected along with the zombies.
2. The ZOMBIES. The zombies were not just that typical random thinking and slow moving type,there were different kinds of zombies here. I cannot say much details about these since I might spoil you.
3. The setting. The title is Apocalypse no Toride, but where's the Toride(fortress)? Ofc Its pretty obvious the fortress is the jail. The tables have been turned and those inmates were the lucky ones since they were isolated with high walls, which made them the last to be affected by the zombie outbreak and they were protected by those high walls.
4. The GOAL. This is the most crucial part of every story. Depending on the goal, a story can separate itself from mediocrity. If we imagine a zombie outbreak, the goal would be something like I want to find my family/friends,know if they're alright and meet with them,live with them and be safe or look for help --THE END. Oooops this is not HOTD. This is much much better by the way.
With the problems arising such as trust,resources,zombies they're left with only one goal which is to survive and live. Annihilate the zombies or else humans will be an extinct species on earth.
This is a great story, so I would rate it 9. This manga is close to masterpiece in terms of story but far far in terms of time since up to now, this manga only has 20 chapters.