I got across this manga while looking for something new to read and after reading the synopsis I thought it would be worth reading, maybe because of its not too mainstream plot. At first I just saved it in my bookmarks and decided to read it sometime when I have the time. It stayed there for over a few months until I was having a bad night. I opened my pc and thought I'll give the manga a try..and I realized that it was a goldmine that I took for granted.
The story is a continuous struggle for all the characters especially Sei, the main
character. The story is slow phased in an amazing way because it tries to capture every single moment from every situation. Although it is pretty predictable in a way where every single character has their own side story to tell, all were heartbreaks and despair but would eventually be erased by the experience and I guess, friendship they would found in the island. I rate it 10 because it relates to everyone one way or another especially on human's way of life.
The art is great, it fits the genre and the gloom that surrounds the story line. Can't say anything more about the art since I'm not an artist myself and I have so much respect for artist so applause for the author..
Somehow cliche' attitudes and life stories but at the same time unique in a way that the story tells their lives in a vivid way. The main character, Sei is so much of an average person yet with a deep mind and great skills. While the others are your typical characters that makes an awesome manga. A team leader with a lonely past, some intelligent guys, selfish trouble makers and a lonely girl with a past yet to be discovered. All in all the characters are well portrayed and detailed by the author. Anyone could relate to at least one of them which I guess is what makes a story worth reading.
I don't want to say enjoyment but as much as I would sound weird and uncomfortable to imagine, I guess it's more of the realizations that I found while reading at least 30 chapters. I cried on some parts and learned so much at the same time and for me that's enjoyment. No samurai or ninjas or kick ass martial artist but something more than those things. Something deeper and something that makes more sense.
Overall it's a manga woooooooorth reading! you'll find yourselves inside every story and inspires you in a way that you'll think deeper of how life goes. I'm too glad I found this manga and learned so much from it. For me, this is a masterpiece. Thank you and forgive my english guys. :)
More lie Suicide Story, as in the story killed itself
The art is not spectacular but the characters have distinguishing features from one another. Depth and backstories are given to most characters which are some of the more i teresting parts of the story.
The story starts out well and is reasonable intelligent despite the absurd plot, however this changes due all of the characters extreme niavete, and outright stupidity. The characters act as if theyare righteous and have high moral values, but actually choose to ignore rape, murder, slavery, cannibalism, and the like.
I initially enjoyed this manga early on
but after a while it became unreadable. The characters regularly create thier own problems and fail to grasp the cause and effect of any of their actions.
The issues portrayed in this manga are about finding a meaning and value of life by people who already attempted suicide. It's quite interesting in the way how mindset of such persons change in an environment different from everyday comfy life. On the other hand it also faces some of the more universal flaws in humans or human society independent of the environment they are put in.
There is a thought that life should have a meaning, a reason, so that a person would have solid will to live. That is the case in some of the moments you can find in this manga. But
it also raises a doubt if what we find meaningful in life is actually all that important and if it's not just self indulgence or deception. Manga is not yet finished so we don't have a clear cut on what the message is. On the other hand that's good in it's own way - leaves some ground and raises some additional existential questions and thoughts for now. Anyway - a great read and a meal for brain!
Jisatsutou, written by Kouji Mori (Holyland), is a masterpiece. Once again Kouji Mori captivates the struggles of the being human, through a simple yet effective narrative. Mori's biggest strength however is character growth, and like Holyland, the main character wanders through a psychological labyrinth created by our stifling modern world, trying to rediscover what he lost, and giving hope to what others are looking for. Jisatsutou also has wonderful pacing, where each chapter is filled with something meaningful, and exciting.
Please buy his works when they come out in your language. It is these kinds of magnificent authors that need more recognition in our consumer culture.
the word Jisatsutou is another work that sets the standard of what good seinen should be.
At first it might look that this is going to be a really negative and depressing story. Well it indeed might not be suited for people with weak nerves as there are a lot of harsh things such as suicides and killing. But! This manga can offer you a lot of philosophical thoughts about life and show you that even at worst times you can always find a solution to move on if YOU find the courage to do that.
It's not a sweet story where everything goes well every time and that is what I liked about
it, because there are always hardships that one has to face. It easily involved me to a story and leaved me stunned because this story is incredible, it feels so realistic.
Also, I can't not mention that I really admire all the work the author put into this manga. Explanations about ways characters used to deal with bows, hunts and etc (oh, and including his own experiences) were very clear, informative and interesting to read.
This is a story of life and death where people try to go through life however they can. It is definitely worth to give it a go.