This manga, albeit very new has gotten my attention well enough to prompt me to write a review. With the ending of popular series like Bleach and Naruto, myself and many other people have high expectations from the newer generation of authors. And I believe that the authors of Yakusoku no Neverland have great potential.
YnN starts off with Emma, a happy go lucky girl who spends the days of her life in pure bliss along with all the other orphans. All the kids there enjoy their carefree everyday activities like playing tag, eating delicious food, and taking an extensive IQ test with absolute focus... wait.
It is at this moment you realize that this is no ordinary orphanage, but the kids who grew up there are completely oblivious to that. It is not until Emma witnesses the horrible truth about the purpose of the orphanage that is encircled in walls that she and some other orphans begin to wonder about mysteries outside the orphanage.
I kept my summary vague to keep the element of mystery intact, which the authors do a phenomenal job of keeping you intrigued while still maintaining a steady pace. It is especially important because that is one of the aspects that keeps you coming back for more.
The other one are the characters. The main character Emma is at first glance the typical shounen character beaming with optimism. Her character is somewhat reminiscent of Gon from Hunter x Hunter, that is, a feral, stubborn, bright, but also very calculating. In fact all the main characters are depicted to be smart in their own way and for a good reason. Unlike many shounen characters who are frustratingly stupid, the characters in this manga would do and think about all the things the readers are thinking.
My only fear for this manga is that it hopefully won't reveal it's overarching mystery too soon, and characters don't stay true to what they are already established as of now. But the way the authors are going, makes me hopeful that they know what they're doing. Could this potentially be the new Hunter x Hunter? One can only hope.
I will update this review after this manga has reached Ch. 100 and blown up in popularity.
I've given it a 10. Based on 10 chapters. I rarely give 10. And to think I picked it up because I was searching for substitutes for Bleach!!!!
This manga has potential. Just as much potential as SnK had when it came out. Moreover, it has the potential to be everything that SnK was NOT. ( These days SnK is EXTREMEMLY slow paced )
The story is extremely fast paced. It developed in 10 chapters what SnK had taken nearly 1 years to. It revolves around a group of trio; Emma, Ray and Norman as they try to escape from their orphanage. Every chapter in this
manga has new developments, new progressions. Exquisite!
The art of the manga is chibi-ish. But considering that we are looking at boys and girls under 13 years of age, it's very apt.
I believe in the potential of the manga. Truthfully, I WANT to believe in the potential of the manga. Honestly, I am a great fan of dystopian fantasies. I truly hope that this becomes a great manga, doesn't reduce to a crawl like SnK did and, on the day that this manga reach the stage where it is known worldwide and people eagerly wait for the anime adoption, I'd be happy. I'd be happy because I found a gem in the dirt, and I would be the one to recommend this to others. I'm proud of this manga, and would like to see it recognised.
Being a relatively new manga, I'll be basing this review off of the currently released chapters. I've never reviewed a series so soon after the original release, that's how good this manga is.
I'd honestly like to give it a higher score... but because I'm only going off of the few chapters that have been released, I have to give the story a 9 for now. The story is EXTREMELY original, well-paced, with just the right amounts of darkness and lightheartedness. I'll just be reading along, and all of the sudden, my stomach balls up, turns over, and shrivels with tension and real fear. Best
part?... only takes one turn of a page to do it.
Jaw dropping. Magnificent. Bubbly, rounded and soft at all the right times (with all the right characters), yet sharp, angular, and intensely disturbing just when you're not (quite) expecting it. Detailed backgrounds and characters provide for an wonderfully immersive experience.
Like with the story line, I can only give this an 8.5 for now because I'm waiting on further character development. But for me to be so invested in and attached to these characters with so few chapters released... doesn't happen often for me. Happens rarely, in fact. Each character is complex and interesting in their own way. They bring out of you real affection, suspicion, and intrigue... as well as the dark rumblings of a fear you don't yet fully understand.
Read everything I've written above ^
And then read this manga. You won't be sorry.
Well, if you like a story that have a lot of twist in it, you would probably love it. You would be overwhelmed by the twists in this manga. It has a beautiful character development. Every character has their own characteristics and uniqueness. There might be naive and too kind character, but that doesn't mean that they are dumb or something (this kids are geniuses). This would be a great manga to read since the end of a few so I call it "giant" in the manga industry. Try it out and you'll most probably like it (unless you like a lot of blood, intestines
and some other body parts gushing out, then I would suggest Happiness and Tokyo Ghoul :re)
The first arc of this story is one of the best self-contained stories I've ever read. You're always kept guessing, due to the unique setting and sheer drought of information that is present. The protagonists are fun and endearing, the antagonists are cool, sympathetic and very intimidating, all round great.
However, that's only a quarter of the story so far. After its' conclusion, the story begins to degenerate into a post-apocalypse story with so many genre-trappings, tropes and predictable story beats that, as a fairly genre-savvy person for this kind of story, things have only gotten less and less interesting as the mediocre storytelling is propped
up by a depleting list of mysteries about the greater world, with most revelations being kind of underwhelming anyway.
I would say that the story only really began to lose me after chapter 112, which is the vast majority of the story so far. So if you want to know whether you should read it, you should! Even if just for the first arc, but the rest of the story before the current arc begins after chapter 112 is also really engaging and fun, if not a bit unoriginal. But I'm afraid that without a change to the plot or setting as radical as the first arc to the second, the story seems to be going down a pretty bad path.
PS: Nearly every single panel in which Gillian appears is absolutely hilarious and golden. She's the best.
So, recently I was craving a psychological manga and randomly picked this up.
What a pleasant surprise.
The story starts off in our main setting: the orphanage. The sun is shining and the birds are singing and the big happy family is having a meal together. Well, almost. This does not last for long, despair and sorrow will soon follow. This is the day when the main characters stumble upon the secret behind their home and its origins. The story is unlike any other manga I have read before and shows great potential. There
are many plot twists in this story and I hope it continues to surprise. It also explores themes of philosophical and ethical nature which make you question your own values.
Clean, consistent and most importantly, very good at adapting its style to the emotions behind each scene. Of course, this is a psychological drama and whenever you need a reminder, it will remind you. The scenery is always beautifully drawn. The world that has been created looks intricate and original. I also want to point out something that I rarely see done right in manga/anime. That is, the way different races are represented. I feel that there is good detail given in racial features which makes the art more realistic and universal.
I would like to give this a higher rank, however, the main characters are rooted in some almost stereotypical themes.
BUT! This is executed in such a way that it does not bother me. I will briefly talk about the 3 leads (of the same age).
The main character, Emma, has the typical "I will be Hokage" attitude and while not the smartest of the 3, she shows great insight in times of need. She does not lack any emotional or physical strength and it's a breath of fresh air to see that in a female lead.
The third lead, and probably one of the most complex, Ray, is the typical lost soul, smart soul gone emo. His backstory is explored a bit more and we get to see the reasoning behind his actions.
The second main, Norman, is this virtually perfect character. He is as smart as they come and acts almost as a mediator between the 3, meticulously choosing his course of action in order to reach the best outcome.
If you are hungry for sharp-witted characters similar to the likes of L and Light Yagami look no further. And yes, that was pun intended.
There are of course plenty of other characters and many of those play with your head in terms of being classified as good or evil.
I found myself so intrigued in this story, bonded with the characters and in awe of what happened. The pacing of the story is appropriate to its complexity and every chapter kept me on the edge of my seat.*
What I would like for the future of this story is more character development and a chance to expand and explore its world.
*This rant is based on the first 56 chapters of the manga so please keep that in mind while reading this review.
~ Go blind into reading this manga!
~ As a comparison of similar themed stories, this manga is a grandchild of Made in Abyss + Attack on Titan. This is based solely, on their anime related content as I have not read their original stories. If you have enjoyed similar themes of survival and raw emotion then you will enjoy this manga.
The Promised Neverland - The Best "JUMP Start" Manga.
This is the definitive manga of JUMP Start.
And I do not say this just because I like it, I say it because it is what "feeds" me as a reviewer and I do not want to look bad to dictate anything but "Yakusoku no Neverland" (original name) is the manga that gave me that level of hype since I begin reading the shonen gender.
The new series of Kaiu Shirai (story) and Posuka Demizu (art) premiered on August 1 in issue 35 of Shueisha's Shounen Jump magazine.
The first chapter had 54 pages with a colorful opening
page. Shirai and Demizu had previously worked together in a one-shot called "Popy no Negai" in February. To further increase the hype, the manga "Yakosoku no Neverland" is already among the standard Jump lineup of the American Jump - which is not very common, since the new series usually only appear there with the first chapter. I sincerely hope that Viz Media will make the physical version of this series, I will buy it for sure !!
The story begins with a narration telling how the days at the orphanage were happy, which already leads to understand that the narrator's time is the future and he recounts memories. Then it becomes clear that we actually have a (female) narrator. That's right, we have a protagonist this time, her name is Emma.
As the synopsis shows, this tells the story of Emma and her friends living a very good life in the orphanage in which they grew up. Although the rules are strict, the caretaker of the children is kind and has the image of a "mother" for all who live there. But why are they forbidden to leave the place ...?
-> Answer: That has more where it is said.
Half of the 1st chapter shows 3 important points to understand the "sweet" and "cute" scenario in the history: How the orphanage works with it's 38 children and is entirely controlled by a single woman they call Mama (as the mom = mother of the orphans); As everyone is happy and well treated as true brothers; As the protagonist stands out in means to others. Then the darker points of the orphanage begin to appear.
First we see that each one has an identification number tattooed on the neck and this is handled naturally. Then all the children go through a kind of daily test where they have to answer 60 difficult questions of calculation and mathematical logic in 10 seconds, and with this test we find out that Emma, Ray and Norman are the smartest interns.
After the tests, everyone is free to play, but the sequence has the function of showing the reader that at the end of the orphanage grounds there is an immense gate and a kind of wall that surrounds all. They have knowledge of the "outside world" through some books in the library, and many dream of what to do when they leave the place. It is that in this part also we found that the main trio have 11 years old and that the age limit to stay in the orphanage is until the 12 years old. But that ends up being no rule.
In short, this first chapter was spectacular! With beginning, middle and end well defined and very well developed, the desire to continue reading is very great and the expectation is up there for the next chapters. I do not think anyone expected a plot like this happening in this scenario (as sometimes seen as a superpower scenario), and the passage from the quieter parts of the chapter to the heavier ones really came as a surprise and may have scare many readers.
My view of art is this: the draftsman is very good at creating the darkest part of the story. The monsters were very detailed and really scared to look at them. And if there were the best page drawn in the year, the scene where the little girl's body is found would be a strong candidate to win.
In the beginning part of the chapter the art became simpler and was not so spectacular, even because it did not go to detail, unlike the end. I really hope the story goes to that more serious tone, but since it's shonen, not seinen, then it should stay in the middle. Although the attitudes of children seem strange at times because of their age, this is understandable because of the tests that are submitted every day. So it was a beautiful surprise.
The only problem I see in the series is that it drags the story too much in order to be too slow and currently in chapter 19, the story is still about getting out of the orphanage.
The Promised Neverland or Yakusoku no Neverland is a true masterpiece created by Kaiu Shirai.
Let's start with the summary. This story takes place in an orphanage and the protagonist is Emma, a bright and cheerful girl that lights up everyone around her. Every orphan has a number etched on their neck and after their 6th or 12th birthday, they are given off to a "foster family". One of the rules of this orphanage is that they are never allowed to go outside. One day, Emma and her friend find out the secret behind this orphanage that would change their lives forever.
That is the summary.
I've tried my best to be as subtle as possible.
Now on to the characters. They are absolutely brilliant. These children are nothing like regular shonen or shojou manga. The character development is excellent and most of them are smart which is something you don't often see in a shonen or shojou manga.
The manga will grip you tightly and will not let you go. I started this manga on a whim and I finished all 94 chapters of this maga(till date) in 2 hours. The suspense, the story line, the plot... Everything is all a manga reader could wish for.
I'd give this manga a solid 10. I haven't been so emotionally invested in a manga in a very long time. You'll see what I'm talking about
The story is amazing. The author is extremely good at always surprising us and somehow showing how astonishingly genius the children are. The writing is very smart, a lot of curveballs are thrown in our faces and we can never guess how the characters would defeat these challenges, yet somehow they always do. Simply genius.
The first (approximately) 30 chapters were very thrilling: and I LOVE thrillers (e.g., Erased, FMAB, Steins gate, etc). There were so many moments where my heart just stopped.
The manga did become quite slow in the Secret Hunting Village arc. The arc was still amazingly good, and it honestly
didn't feel like it spanned over 30 chapters (which it did).
I have no objections with the art style. It is a very unique style, not like the generic, cutesy and appealing anime style. It has a gritty feel to it sometimes, which I reckon adds to the overall feel of the manga: to the horror and sense of dystopia at times. The artist also has a way to make the toddlers and younger children look ADORABLE with their large eyes.
The main three characters are AMAZING. The three of them are GENIUS children and I love how they keep proving it by how continuously finding new ways to show how unexpectantly smart they are.
Everybody else is pretty okay and not too unique and astonishing. Exceptions are: Phil, Mama Isabella, Sister Krone, and maybe others I can't really think of.
Phil is one of my favorites from the start since he is SO CUTE and it was revealed he was unbelievably smart as a four year old. It's a shame the author didn't really use him well as a character (unless there are plans in the future for Phil to have a larger role).
Everybody else feels pretty insignificant or only has very few instances where they shone.
Let me just tell you a bit about my history with this manga.
I started reading this when it barely had an chapters. I was already hooked, the first few chapters enticed me right away. However, I stopped reading around when chapter 20 came out (almost two years ago), not because of the manga itself but simply because of school. I recently discovered it was getting an anime, and decided to read it again.
I am VERY glad I decided to reread the first 20 chapters rather than just continue on from where I left off, because those 20 chapters were just as good as I remember.
Within ONE day (8th November 2018) I read the ENTIRE 110 chapters because I couldn't put it down!!!
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There are so many components and unanswered mysteries. It is not a predictable or generic manga at all.
Definitely would recommend to everybody, especially those who like thrillers and psychological manga.
The first arc starts off very strong, it's got an interesting prison escape story and I'd probably give it an eight but after that the series goes down hill and fills lazily tangled together almost like the writer didn't know how to continue writing the story. As the story progresses Emma becomes someone who isn't fitting to be this series mc since she changes her stance and decides not to kill the demons. The art can also be very mediocre at times but it does have some really good key panels. I also find myself not really enjoying any of the character
designs, lots of the human characters have weird proportions while the demons look, how they're supposed to because of this.
It is hard to conceptualize suspense and "horror" into a manga opposed to a motion picture and Neverland as excelled greatly at capturing these elements without the need of competing in the contest of "who can draw the most creepiest creature" or jump scares.
Starting off with the Story(1010):
The story is suspenseful. As the time of writing this,(25chapters or so), weekly this series DOES NOT fail at the slightest in chapter quality, maintaining the suspense and keeping you wanting more and more. Humans are fed to monsters and are raised in a "farm" where they have to take tests and such. Our protaganists, Emma,
Rey and Norman are all trying to escape with EVERYONE, without knowing anything about the world.
There is sooo much mystery , which is primary what reels you into the story. The plot is minimal, simple, but it has potential to open so many doors. I would say Neverland is the perfect balance between simplicity and "complexity".
Similar to Death Note, if you like brains vs brains, you'll definitely like how this story is handled.
Our characters are very unique and mysterious. From a psychological standpoint, it is very interesting to see how they interpret the truth of the situation about being cattle.
What matters in this category really is if they are distinct and that you can set them aside from other series. Not going to write too much since the series is still in it's early stages.
A PAGE TURNER. Itching for the next chapter, constantly delivering quality spot on chapters that leave you shunned in suspense. An intense battle of wits, a huge cloud of mystery that awaits!
Death Note fan? Brain vs brain? read this. This series excels in capturing horror, suspense, and delivers blow after blow of suspenseful quality chapters.
The Promised Neverland is a relatively new addition to Weekly Shonen Jump, but it has very quickly proven why it is deserving of a spot among the best series in the history of the magazine. Tense, well-paced, manipulative, precise, and thoroughly entertaining, this manga is without a doubt worth a read to the fan of psychological thrillers.
The story tells us of the plight of three children who have lived their entire lives in an enigmatic orphanage, the Grace Field House, and the shocking secrets they discover of its inner workings. The psychological tension the writer is able to conjure in his writing is relentless.
Each chapter offers new surprising revelations, prompting the user to keep fully engaged with the story, to try to figure out what could possibly happen next. Despite the oppressive atmosphere of the story, the twists, turns and reveals never get stale, all is calculated and expertly paced. With very thorough attention to detail, and subtle hints at possible outcomes, the story results in a very rewarding reading experience, one that can enjoyed by both hardcore manga fans and the casual reader looking to blow off some steam with a fun series.
The art style is paramount to a manga or comic; a fitting art style can help to augment the story, and a poor art style can take away from it. Though the artist of the series is relatively inexperienced, their work helps significantly to improve the experience of the series. At times surreal, and at times frightening, the art sets the perfect atmosphere for the the confusing and spiraling plot. The line art is not bad, but the coloured pages are deserving of their own praise; beautifully coloured and composed, these colour pages capture the tone of the series better than most. Though it is evident that the artist has much room to improve, I'm convinced that it'll be easy for them to do so as the story continues.
This series offers an experience seldom seen in the field of shounen manga, a field over-saturated with stereotypical fighting series, repetitive sports stories, and ecchi filled, mind-numbing harems. The Promised Neverland is a product of serious thought and consideration, and is a product most definitely worth acquiring.
The first chapter of The Promised Neverland is one of my favourite opening chapters of any manga, it's so intriguing and fascinating and scary, it really has anything you could ever want. So I insist that you at least read that chapter before reading this review because I'm going to spoil the twist and the end of the chapter which is much much better if you see it for yourself.
Anyway, this is a really unique manga considering it's in Shonen Jump, it's not a battle manga at all, more psychological thriller, where a group of
kids living in an orphanage find out they are actually living on a farm, to be fed to these strong monsters. The premise is really strong and thought provoking, of course the commentary on farming as a whole is interesting (maybe would be an interesting double feature with Silver Spoon) and really visceral, you can really feel the odds are stacked against Emma, Norman and Rey, our main characters.
It's also one that illicits a lot of sympathy from every character, even Mama (the lady who runs the orphanage) and Sister Krone (her assistant) feel very real. Despite Demizu's real eye for terrifying drawings of these characters, Shirai makes it very clear that these people are just part of the system, they are just making the most of the horrible circumstances they are in.
Chapter to chapter this is such an enjoyable read, it's vert well paced, with the build up of tension over multiple chapters becoming almost unbearable at points, and the twists are frequently jaw dropping and practically force you to read another couple of chapters before going to bed.
The tightness of this opening arc, just being about Emma, Norman and Rey wanting to get out of the home is a real benefit, there aren't too many options and they are always one step away from danger. It brings out a lot of moral dilemmas to deal with and really brings out a lot from these characters.
In conclusion I think this is a fantastic arc and a really exciting new manga, there are some fears that opening up the story, as this next arc implicitly has to do, could remove some of the razor sharpness of this arc but for now this is something really great.
Promised Neverland is the most amazing manga that has come out this year.The story starts with a bunch of children staying at a orphanage they are all happy and they have this loving person who they call MAMA who takes care of them.Everything seems normal but is it ?
Story:Promised neverlands story progresses in a really nice manner.As the story progresses you start noticing strange things that makes you think something is wrong with this orphanage, the nos around there neck and the daily high level test.At the end of the first chapter the story takes a dark turn and the main characters finds out the
real purpose of the orphanage and the real face of MAMA.From there on its a battle of wits between the main characters and MAMA who are trying to escape from the orphanage.
Character:The story has three main characters Emma,Norman and Ray but i would say its 4 because MAMA is the most badass antagonist.All the three characters are different, Emma is atheletic,loving but is a bit naive,Norman is the brains of the series,though weaker than others he uses tactics to win everytime.Ray is also similiar to Norman smart ,cunning and always taking the optimal route of doing things.All these characters come together in a really nice way and the stories side characters are also not just for show.
Enjoyment: Promised Neverland is one of the few mangas that is a real joy to read there all these twists and turns and you are left wondering what would happen.The battle of wits between characters and MAMA is just amazing i was reminded of Kira and L from death note.Its not a joke or hype i would definitely call this a BABY DEATH NOTE.
Verdict: Promised neverland is a great manga to read and i hope it continues in this way.I have a lot of hopes for this series.One of my concerns is that it is a shounen manga but has some mature contents that is suited for seinen.Lets hope the story is not censored in such way that it will become boring.So anyone who is looking for a great manga should definitely go for it.
So many twists and turns. Manipulation. Suspicion. Lies. Betrayals.
This manga is about three very different characters that tries to survive through brainwork and planning. The art style is great, the storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat, all that good stuff.
At first glance, I thought that it would be about an orphanage with an overall happy storyline. Boy, I was wrong.
They're stuck in an enclosed area and kept an eye on. If they keep staying, what awaits them is doom.
There are three main characters; to begin with. All of them are considered geniuses on certain aspects. One is an overly (I
dare say) optimistic child, another is a calculative, cunning yet genuine character, and the other is an ominous character with a nonchalant attitude. So far, this has been what I could derive from each characters so far.
One enjoyable thing about this manga is trying to simultaneously trying figure out the ways of solving the "issue" they have to deal with whilst the main characters try to solve it themselves. It's amazing how the author has thought of with these interesting elements that may potentially threaten their chance of survival.
Although it can be sometimes confusing, because these "elements" jump at you, which is pretty much the major enjoyable factor in this manga.
Art; it has its babyish aspects, not going to lie. Expressions are conveyed well, and art mediums were altered well to fit its vibe or response of the characters. And angles. Wow, I do say that the artist was amazing with playing around with the angles to deliver emotions.
I have that Manga a 10/10. I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a serious and dark but still beatufull story with a lot of mind games and depth. The characters are developing with the story and are very well and detailed. Nothing to complain about, unique characters and as "tropy" as they look after the first few chapters.
The pacing is very well, very fast but not too fast. The setting is unique, overall this Manga is bringing a lot of fresh ideas in the scene. You should give it a try. Just read the first chapter.
am very impressed by the way the Manga is going currently, the last few chapters blew my mind!
While it's true that this is my first review I've written in my entire life, I decide it is time that that should change, and what better way than to write my first one about this fairly new series : Yakusoku no Neverland or the Promised Neverland.
Yakusoku no Neverland (YnN for short) is a shonen manga published in the famous magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, it has so far 38 chapters. The manga had a rough start but begin to gain more fame as the story progressed, and for good reasons: This manga in unlike anything I've ever read before, and believe me, I've read a
lot of mangas in my life, let me tell you why.
The premise in itself is not unique, a group of orphans from 1 to 13 years old lives in a house, happily with their "Mama", who takes care of them, love them as much as she could and also makes them take intelligence tests. They discover, after, the dark secret of the Orphanage, which sets the story in motion. What this manga does so well is taking this concept into a whole new level, by making the story follow a logical, fast paced succession of events, intelligent dialogue, and most of all, the tension that builds up in every chapter, making it hard to imagine a way for the MCs to "win" in the end. It then that this dystopian story distinguish itself from the realm of dystopian stories which grew a lot this years.
Art : 8/10
The art isn't anything special at all, but what I found very well expressed was the tension and the dynamics of character, I can understand why some people may dislike the art, but nonetheless, it does the job for this manga.
Character : 9/10
Characters can be a tricky thing to write for any story writer, making the story progress while maintaining a good character development is quit hard, and it's even harder when the story is this fast paced. YnN did that quite well in the last 38 chapters, it's a feat most mangas can't accomplish with much chapters. The key word to describe every character in YnN would be "Smart",and that is what sets this manga apart from the rest. The 3 MCs are very different from each other, their solutions to the problems are very different and very unique, and there what I'll call : "The logical will of fire", which I'll let you the joy of discovering it. a part from the main heros, the other characters we have a villain cast that is also very well written.
Enjoyment : 10/10
YnN is a very unique read, you find yourself in the shoes of the MCs whenever they encounter problems, you can relate yourself to any of them. It's a wonderful experience.
Overall : 10/10
YnN is the new best manga of this generation, comparable to the genius of Death Note
I recommend to anyone who hasn't read
I hope my review will intrigue you enough to go read the manga.
Each chapter is captivating and well planned. My god, before I read this I did not believe I could get jump scared by turning a page, but hell, I was proven wrong.
Its one of those rare stories that don't add fillers and fanservice so that it puts all effort onto maximizing its potential. It also introduces concepts and characters at a rate that doesn't make you want to pull out your hair. *ahem* snk.
Story: Not a single chapter has bored me so far, and that's extremely rare. Most stories usually require some more boring and relaxing chapters to make sure the suspense and action
doesn't get boring. And that's completely fine, understandable. Yet somehow, this manages to remain suspenseful every chapter without fail and without breaks. Just a never ending roller coaster.
Art: There's lots detail put in the background, and especially, the expressions, its amazing. There's a great tension between the deceptively cute children and morbid situation. The artstyle really helps bring that idea out. On a side note, some of the colored covers later on are absolutely beautiful.
Character: Now here comes my one beef. Every single character, is so rich, amazing, and honestly human. All except one. Emma. Emma is your typical overly positive protagonist that somehow still gets lucky enough to get what she wants. There just isn't a lot of depth in her unfortunately and she's the main deal. Luckily, the other characters more than make up for it. What I really appreciate about the way the author writes most of their characters is how human they are. Selfishness, survival instincts and bravery are weaved into each character so well, much better than how in most stories, all the friends of the protagonists aren't perfect cookie cutter idealists.
Enjoyment: really ties in with how the story is paced, every chapter is done well. And the concept itself is provocative. The amazing part is, that despite how much ideas there are in the story, you don't get confused, because it presents itself with such clarity.
I 100% recommend the story, its the first time in a long time that I charged through a manga from start to end, non stop.
This manga may have a slow pace but it sure is enjoyable. It's only 16 chapters in so of course there's still a lot of development left but so far it's really good. It's different from the stuff we get in WSJ, definitely more dark and suspenseful like Death Note. The art is really good and it resembles the story well. The characters so far are great. The is also a lot of plot twists in this manga so be prepared. This is still ongoing so it has a chance to get even better and develop the characters more and develop the environment more seeming
as it's the big mystery here. Hoping this gets adapted in the future, will sure make a great series.