Japan is a brilliant Asian model of success and obligatorily. But how would this country manage to manage a large-scale sanitary crisis? What would it happen if, to Shinjuku, one of the biggest districts of Tokyo, a man came to empty of his blood in the street at broad daylight? How would the political and sanitary authorities manage the drama? Think, please, about the question as long as you still have the possibility of it because for the professors Onodera and Sekiguchi it is already too late! An emergent virus begins to insinuate itself slowly into the arteries of the Japanese capital?
So what do you get when a cold-like -deadly- disease makes someone's eyes go bloodshot, bleed then make the person pretty much 'explode'? You get an epidemic that makes Japan go nuts.
So Emerging is about a viral infection that spreads incredibly easily and produces pretty ugly symptoms. A family doctor, a cool, collected doctor and a Ebola-obsessed doctor manager band together to fight a disease that makes people go boom. Well, sort of. If you want the technical side of things, it just puts a lot of pressure on the blood vessels and the blood needs somewhere to go so it squirts out at wherever
possible, causing an 'internal explosion' sort of thing.
The story is incredibly interesting. I got hooked onto it. I would've read it in one night if I wasn't slightly grossed out and if I didn't have to get up early the next day. Every chapter is pretty much a cliffhanger, you just want to know what happens next.
Characters were quite boring. Some were cute, some were weird and some were cool but nothing really impressed me. It was actually the characters that made me get through the first volume. First volume is half driven by character, half by story. The second volume, for me was just full on story. It's not bad or anything, it was still really interesting. If you're looking for good characters, this ain't your manga.
Art was pretty bland as well. Some scenes got me grossed out but I've seen worse. It's not anything that would haunt you, just make you go 'eww'. No biggie.
So yeah, I loved reading it. It hooks you quite easily. The ending for me, was kind of meh. I was expecting that ending but I dunno, something was missing I guess? It was a good ending, just not great. It could've been better. I do recommend this. If you have a weak stomach and is interested in the horror genre, this could slowly exercise you're tummy. People who are already into horror, you've seen worse. Not big on the horror side, what is truly horrific is that this might happen to us. So beware!! Nah, joking, but do stay healthy and maybe this will make people more aware on being clean. I mean come on!! You don't touch blood!!!!!!!! No matter what!!!!!! Learn that lesson well people, learn that lesson well...
Ok, basically you have a virus that no one has ever seen before, and drop it right in the center of one of the worlds most crowded cities....sounds like a lot of sci-fi books right? well, it is, but its pretty unique in manga. few mangas address the very real possibility of a viral infection appearing, spreading quickly, and being unable to stop it
while the story is very original, the art is nothing special, and as far as characters go, the ones in this series are pretty flat. what rlly brings about the believability of the story and the detail that the author goes into
with the disease....
overall, i recommend that you read it