It, a mysterious immortal being, is sent to the Earth with no emotions nor identity. However, It is able to take the shape of those around that have a strong impetus.
At first, It is a sphere. Then, It imitates the form of a rock. As the temperature drops and snow falls atop the moss, It inherits the moss. When an injured, lone wolf comes limping by and lays down to die, It takes on the form of the animal. Finally, It gains consciousness and begins to traverse the empty tundra until It meets a boy.
The boy lives alone in a ghost town, which the adults abandoned long ago in search of the paradise said to exist far beyond the endless sea of white tundra. However, their efforts were for naught, and now the boy is in a critical state.
Acquiring the form of the boy, It sets off on a never-ending journey, in search of new experiences, places, and people.
Kodansha Comics USA simulpubs Fumetsu no Anata e in English as To Your Eternity, and has been physically releasing the series since October 31, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones and in Russian by Istari Comics since October 2017.
When originally writing this, upon seeing that this very interesting manga had no reviews I couldn't resist posting one. I'll try my best to not reveal too much information as you have to read for yourself to find the reasons this manga is unique.
Basically some sort of magical object made by some over powered being takes form of other objects in its surroundings. I know, it's weird at first to think about but hear me out. What if this object takes the shape of a human? What if this inhumane immortal being learns to become a human? Well, of course he does. The main
protagonist, pet named Fushi, may look human but is far from it. Through the immortal's journey to find his purpose he crosses paths with many strangers who become a part of who he is and will become.
There are plenty of arcs that slowly unravel Fushi's true self as he proceeds into the hardships of the human heart. He may be the only main character but he wouldn't be Fushi without the flawed and troubled side characters that show Fushi what it means to be alive. Just like Ooima's other manga, Koe no Katachi.
I love the art style, the characters are what you expect from the creator of Koe no Katachi. The scenery is amazing like a masterpiece. Even more than enough to paint the perfect picture. Almost like her other manga, yet this one seems to have a more elaborate look to it, proving that an artists style is ever changing.
You might think this immortal magical object is a mindless, boring, inhumane creature that is supposed to learn how to be human. Well, you may be right but nobody knows anything about Fushi. His past starts at the very beginning as the reader knows just as much as Fushi knows about himself. In fact, it is odd to refer to Fushi as any gender because they aren't human or mortal. It is a true mystery to who they really are while we are slowly discovering along side them.
Each arc of the story is filled with many side characters that teach Fushi an abundance of new skills whether they be the hard labor everyone has to go through or simply learning how to eat like a normal human being. Along with each characters own hardships are lessons for Fushi to remember.
As Fushi transforms from a mindless, mysterious, inhumane, humanoid freak to a mindful, wholehearted, cunning young man on his journey he finds himself through others. But this is far from a spoiler, there are many mysterious things I bet even Fushi wants answers to. Like, how can he create objects out of nothing? What other cool abilities does he have that even he doesn't understand? That we might never understand if not for Fushi's self discovery.
How could I not enjoy such a unique and interesting concept. How the main protagonist transforms from the first chapter to the most recent chapter, it is like watching a child grow up. Some moments made me laugh, most made my heart ache with sympathy and compassion for the hopeless and lost. Just like Fushi I can relate to trying to find myself, especially when you are gazing into others expecting something else yet you see your own reflection.
Finding yourself is like finding a good manga, this is that good manga.
*This review contains only spoilers of the first chapter of the manga, also, english it's not my native language, so I apologize for the mistakes.*
''Fumetsu no Anata e'' it's, easily, one of the most weirdest mangas I have ever seen, and I don't tell that because it's something weird in a bizarre or crazy way, no, I'm talking about something with a premise and plot so... new, that it's so fascinanting to find.
History starts with someone sending this thing on Earth, and the Thing takes with the time, the form of objects like a rock, moss, and even a wolf. When the thing transforms
into a wolf, it goes to an abandoned town where it only lives a kid withouth name. The kid seems to knows this wolf who calls it ''Johann'' (later called Fushi), and they make a travell to leave the town to go to a better place, where people seems to live better, with food and family.
Sadly, things turn complicate for the protagonist and the wolf, because they see that the people who made the same adventure like him, have died because the cold and the hungry.
And worst, the kid and the wolf decided return to their house, and then the kid died because of a injury that he made on the travel. Next night, the Thing decided to take the form of that kid, to make the travel that the kid couldn't made.
It's nearly impossible that the first chapter won't make you cry, or at least, make you feel really sad for the characters. This manga it's from the same mangaka who made the famous and polemic manga ''Koe no Katachi'', so yes, this manga has a lot of dramatic and depressive scenes.
Our protagonist it's a ''Thing'', that can take the form of something dead, and this can be an animal or person. The manga shows how this ''Thing'' takes, with the time, conscience of itself. The Thing will learn, as expected from the premise, emotions of humans and animals. This is something really original that can bring us a lot of posibilities of how our protagonist will be in the future, if his mind will change, how it will percive things, etc.
As for the art, it's very, very nice. Way more detailed that the art on Koe no Katachi, You can actually see some progress in the autor style.The designs of the characters are really atractive, and the face expressons are also more expressive here, and you can clearly see more emotions through their faces.
Overall, if you love drama or you saw the manga Koe no Katachi and and want to see more of the autor works, you have to read Fumetsu no Anata E. It has an amazing story and concept. I really hope this manga to get the same popularity as Koe no Katachi did.
The Main character is immortal and can transform into others. His existence is a mystery.
The story is one that I can’t really describe, its basically a journey for this being, and his thoughts, emotions, actions and relationships throughout. The manga for the most part follows a storyline that rotates through side characters, each side characters/plot bring something new to the main character. A majority of the story is about the development and the growth of the MC, as he develops you get to see his emotions, feelings and dilemmas more. It is a drama based
story, the author also wrote 'Koe no Katachi''.
The story is kinda confusing sometimes, and contains minor plot holes here and there. The story has a systematic way of progressing through arcs, it makes the story telling easier to follow.
[Pacing]: not too fast, not too slow. There are a few parts that you might find to be slightly slow.
[Unique]: The story was unique, although predictable at times, but still very good to read.
[Story-Telling]: Since the character can transform, sometimes it gets confusing. Many times it switches to another person's view and tells their story suddenly. Although the story is progressing systematically so far, making it easier to understand.
[Themes]: What is left of you after death? To kill to improve one’s self?
[Other]: It references many words that people may not understand, such as "stimuli".
-Don’t fall under normal stereotypes too much
-Good backgrounds, mostly/ all sad
-Containing both flaws and strengths
-Even though they have some MC material, they are there for support
[MC]: Talked in Story section
[Antagonist]: The nature of the antagonist at this point is unknown. Not too much to say about them right now.
[General]: It was fine, nothing amazing, pretty basic. It was fitting for the series. Most others seemed to enjoy it a lot more than I did.
[Character Art]: Most have good designs making it easy to recognize.
[Panels]: personally felt the panels a bit small sometimes so it was hard to tell what i was looking at (eg. what part of the body that was, whether it hit or not.
[Action/movement]: There were some points that I found difficult to follow, but I am also pretty bad at following.
All the emotions and themes of this manga I heavily enjoy. It has calming, sad moments, also accompanied by moments of happiness and MC OPness. The story sucks you and gets you to want to read more, and not even by using cheap cliffhangers. Truely a memorable series.
If you like drama based stories, then you'll like this.
[FINAL THOUGHTS]: just read the first chapter! If you don’t like it then don't read it, but its pretty good.
Mushishi. Both have interesting concepts with them (mushi and the immortal’s existence) while using a single character as the MC. Both follow a somewhat systematic approach to the story making it easier for the reading, although this series is a lot more story based.
Hello, this is my first review. So far, I've made it to chapter 22. Hopefully, my review won't have spoilers.
(POSSIBLE SPOILER? HEADS UP ON WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT)
First, some heads up on what you can expect. Heavy tragedy, more of storytelling through pictures, but that's only because of main character as he/she/it doesn't talk much. IMO, this manga is kind of like a collection of one-shots that come together. So do keep in mind about this, it's like there are several mini arcs.
(POSSIBLE SPOILER? DONE)
The story was a bit slow at first, but what kept me gripping on was wondering what
will happen next? You are left with little information at the start, even the description of the manga is vague. You want to know what happens, right? What is this manga about? Overall, the story is pretty good right now, but there are too many questions unanswered. I may change this later as this manga could be the kind of manga that just uses this as an element in the story.
I absolutely love the art! Some of the character designs aren't my taste, but I still like the art. The art is... kind of like a realistic sketch, and then the characters' faces have a more cartoony(?) look. I really like how the
effects are drawn too.
First, the main character. He's a blank canvas at the beginning, but over the chapters, you can clearly see he's growing. Next, the other characters, despite the time limit with each character, I grew attached to them very quickly. You get to know the past, present and personality of each secondary character as each "mini arc" progresses. The secondary characters seem a bit stale though, as I'm starting to see the resemblance between all of them, perhaps it's just me.
This is my new obsession, haha. I wanted to look for something good to
read and now I want to find a similar manga! I actually wanted to come here for recommendations. Except, all I found on MAL was auto recommendations ._.;;;;. I'm sure I've read something similar before, but that would require me to search through hundreds of unfinished and finished manga. If I do happen to come across something I find similar, I will try to remember to recommend it! The thirst to find out what exactly is happening made me go through them quite quickly, I was disappointed to see there weren't more chapters translated.
Overall 10/10 Everything comes together really well! I hope this manga becomes more popular in the future! This manga will definitely be going on my priority reading list!