Rescued from the darkness by Xeno, a mysterious swordsman, Claudia the Rose Witch is the foundation of the Crimson-Shell, a special division of the Red Rose—an organization aiming to capture the results of one mad scientist's experiments, the deadly Black Roses. But when Xeno's loyalties are called into question, will Claudia be strong enough to believe in her dearest friend? And what is the color of the rose blooming in Xeno's heart—a deep, passionate crimson…or a traitorous jet-black?
So - I admit I don´t read much manga, but I´m translating one series by this mangaka, Pandora Hearts. And I browsed around and found Crimson Shell. As I saw it has only 6 chapters, I decided "why not read it?" In the end, the length was the thing that made this series lose a point because it was outstanding.
Story - 9
The story was shockingly outstanding right from the beginning. It was exciting from the start and in the ends it had breath-taking situations which is a great +. Yet after finishing the last chapter I was like "why is this not any longer?"
that´s why I gave it a 9
Art - 10
Was outstanding, well-developed at the start and at the end too. It was all-clear, and the whole manga had a bit of a dark-styled feel which I really like. (I wish there would be an OVA for this.)
Character - 9
The point goes down because of the length, again. They seemed awesomly developed, but there weren´t enough chapters to know them well enough.
Enjoyment - 10
As I said, this manga was exciting from the start and even got into the breath-taking zone in the end. So a 10 without any doubts
Overall - 9 - Should definetly be longer. But definetly was amazing!!!
I would give this a all 10 but it had the capabilities of being more than a one-shot. This one-shot had everything perfectly placed for how short it was. Excitement, betrayal, love, friendship, evilness, and at the end a very sad part that made me cry.
It's obviously done by the same author which makes me love it even more. If you love Pandora Hearts then you will love this one-shot. The art was beautiful, the character were done quickly and right. It doesn't look that much but Pandora Hearts fans! Read this one-shot! You will like it! And the plot is really good. Too
bad it didn't become something bigger, it would have been a really good series