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.
I think this is the best of the 'zombie' mangas out there. The zombies evolve in really cool ways and there is more plot than just survive from one new area to the next one with no new information. There are some boring zombie cliches but also unique twists to this story. There some some strong bonds like a father/child and a huge bromance. The artwork is amazing but gory.
The story feels really incomplete. There are no answers to several very important questions. There was a final boss fight but I still felt like the story could have continued.
While starting to read this manga, I was blown away. It was fresh, unique. Not the zombie genre, but its take on it. It was edgy, but it wasn't trying to. Everything about it was my cup of tea. It was obvious that the author was planning this as a semi-long series. Unfortunately, it was axed since it wasn't that popular. Making the ending abrupt and not fully conclusive. If it wasn't for that, I probably would have given this a 9 or maybe even a 10.
TL;DR Manga was amazing at first but ending was shit since it was cut short.
I haven't read many manga but this one is certainly one of the best.
It is very enjoyable and suspenseful.
The story seems simple, A boy gets sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit and a zombie attack hits the prison and he has to survive as well with the other inmates. What I liked about the story was that the zombies had different species and looked different than your average zombie to make it more interesting. It was very suspenseful and at times you don't know what's going to happen.
The art was great. The zombies were really gory and realistic looking which
I liked and the character designs were nice as well.
You've got your average characters that you see in other manga/anime. The pussy, the badass,the smart one, and cocky guy. The thing I liked about the characters was that it showed their personalities and their past to know them better. Even some of the supporting characters had some development. But overall the characters were decent but not the best.
I really enjoyed this manga. I would stay up late reading this just to find out what happens on the next chapter. The zombies and characters were really interesting. Not all may like it but at least give it a try.
Their may be some flaws of this manga but I really enjoyed it and that is all that matters. I really recommend it to people who like the horror/psychological genre. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Apocalypse no Toride is one of the best mangas/comics I've read so far in my life.
Story: It's mostly about zombies and teenagers trying to survive in a new kind of zombie apocalypse. It's not your average zombie apocalypse story, I tell you what. I won't go into details but you'd just have to read it to the end to get what I'm talking about. It made me laugh, cry, mesmerized, petrified, shocked and had me on the edge of my seat while reading.
Art: Yep. It's got gore, zombie biting, action packed scenes. I'd say the art fits the story just fine. It might not be
one of those generic super popular anime these days with all those jazz and sparkles in the characters but I like it for what it is.
Character: Oh man. Do not even get me started with the characters. They all have their flaws, background story, and development. My favorite was Yamanoi Mitsuru and always will be. Of course, the other characters aren't something to belittle either. They all got something you'd love (or hate) about them that you just can't forget them easily. Overall, I love the characters.
Enjoyment: 10 outta 10! Enjoyed it from start to finish. I got sad at the end knowing it's ending but that just means I enjoyed it so much that I'm sad about the end! Therefore, I conclude that this manga is totally enjoyable to read if you're into action, zombie, and suspense.
OVERALL SCORE: 10! I love it and it's one of my favorite manga I've ever read!