Sep 4, 2019
Grashros was that kind of manga that fooled everyone by the book cover of the five volumes.
The story begins with the premise of having happened 30,000 years in the past and follows the story of the character Akuu, the cursed child, born during the night of a blood moon, said to bring calamity upon all, and his attempt to fight destiny.
I ask myself this question before I start reading a new story of manga: - What is the purpose of reading; of the story itself?
In general, the characters work and the reader grows along with them, namely the children. With this, the story grows at
an incredible rate to a point where it seems that for the manga not to be cancelled, the artist drew in a rush to finish this particular work (in much the same way that happened to Tite Kubo when he needed to finish Bleach at the end of vol.74), so I don't need to say more.
The biggest problem with this five-volume series is that everything Akuu does has happened in other stories, which means there is no originality. I don't understand why non-renowned artists in the industry use a form of writing that doesn't work for them, being independent (where 90% of readers outside Japan don't know them).
The story had a lot of potentials but time was tight to draw 50 chapters of an original story. I repeat, original. The Japanese manga publishing market is not ready to leave the comfort zone and this is one of the thousands of examples where the market is damaged, artists leave with a bad reputation and everything turns into a snowball. When the protagonist's purpose is revenge, then the artists must show that feeling.
Of course, not everything is bad since I became a big fan of the art of artist Akeji Fujimura. I will probably read more of his works.
Story: 7 | Art: 8 | Character: 7 | Enjoyment: 7
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