Minato lives a meek but passable high school life. This all changed when an application named "Sacrificial Ballot" appeared on her phone one night, forcing her to vote for a person from her class. Whoever "sacrificed" was said to be given "social death."
Being upset with her classmate Kana who never bothers to reply to her messages, Minato voted for her without a second thought. When the result was announced the following day, it became clear that the one vote she casted caused Kana to become the most voted person in the class. Thinking the sacrificial ballot as no more than a prank, the class quickly dismissed any uneasiness raised. Little did class 2-C know, this was simply the start of a series of disturbingly immoral events...
Well. This is trash. If you have been unlucky enough to see "Rengoku no Karma", this manga is similar - skilled artist for some incomprehensible reason depicting an "idiot plot" (check tvtropes for this one).
The premise is that in some more or less normal classroom, pupils get magical application installed onto their smartphones, it can't be removed, they have to vote, and whoever is voted out is going to experience "social death"... which means some secret of theirs is gonna be posted online, pretty much. Obviously, they all go nuts about it and try to act in most horrific and most nonsensical way
Basically, this is a manga, that uses overly relies on shock, tries too hard to shock the viewer, and is obsessed with depicting humans as horrible horrible horrible creatures that do unthinkable things to each other given opportunity.
In the process of doing that, however, those kind of stories usually destroy any believability of the setting, as they require large number of people that are incapable of any kind of rational thinking. Same thing happens here. None of this is believable, there are occasional "magical" explanations here and there (like that magical app) and so on.
Story: 2/10. Completely nonsensical and illogical, pretty much as bad as it could get, but I saw two titles that were even worse, that's why it is not 1.
The art is actually well done - it is one of the more realistically drawn mangas.
All characters act in permanent idiot mode, none are believable, even though the author tried to employ some archetypes.
It is quite bad.
Bottom line: Once again, like in rengoku no karma, we have horrible horribly written story with nice visuals. This title is best avoided, but might be worth checking out if you really hate people, including yourself. The nicely drawn art cannot not save this title.
The theme might resonante with young teens, though given themes touched they are likely not the target audience. For an adult this is likely to look like pure nonsense.
Each week students have to choose one student who will be socially killed by revealing a video of him having sex or whatsoever.
Problem is, there are so many plotholes i had to drop the manga because it made no sense at all. In addition the characters are really really bad, why are they all perverts and criminals? I mean what s the point of revealing videos of them having sex if everyone in the class do the same perverted things and even worse things, how is that supposed to kill them socially? Everything is just pretty dumb in the manga.
The students have the weirdest reactions ever to anything.
Art is ok, i ve seen worse.
I dont know what i could add, because the manga felt pretty empty. Well don t waste your time on this manga. I can t recommend it to any audience.
I've got a lot of excess feelings since the translations finished so here we go!
First of all, for all my reviews I rank by personal enjoyment. Sometimes I'm looking for a masterpiece, most times I'm looking for a way to kill time and then I get attached. With Ikenie Touhyou, it's the latter.
The plot is nothing too special; the characters don't strike me as particularly interesting, but the plot does its turns and despite how everything seems to jump right to the dirty stuff I still got emotional.
Seriously, this isn't some philosophical manga about technology and human connections. It's not your best go-to when
you're feeling pretentious and want to hunt down fridge brilliance examples, but if your heart isn't completely shut off and you still get emotional at times, this might be your manga when you're bored.
You'll have a fun time if you're looking for a somewhat satisfying conclusion, a single tear or two at very specific moments, and some decent twists here and there. You will not enjoy this if you're expecting something better than your average "survival game" type of story.
You best believe I'm gonna write a discussion about what I liked to preach on a soapbox, by the way.