I like to think this manga just materialized from the essence of pure evil in order to make me feel uncomfortable.
This is pretty easy to believe considering MyAnimeList tells me the author is "None". Now, I've read plenty of guro manga in my time, and they've usually been interesting enough based on the merit of their concept or art for me to accept the
shocking gore as part of what makes the genre unique and stirring, so it surprises me quite a bit that within the pages of something that isn't even listed as horror (though that's probably more due to obscurity than anything) that I
find the greatest assault to my senses I've ever seen in manga form.
I would call this the purest form of sadism i've ever seen in manga, so the title "Zetsubou no Uta" (Poem of Despair) is extremely apt. The Marquis de Sade would probably wanna high five this guy.
If this manga could be described in one sentence, it would be "loli gaping by any means necessary".
The individual chapters have underdeveloped storylines and go on just long enough to get whatever new method the author chooses across. There is a chapter in which
two little girls are raped and inseminated by disgusting insects, in the next few pages a doctor sticks his hand inside the girl's
vagina and has his fingers torn off before the bug demon forces his way out of the vaginal cavity of the girl. We get a shot of the inside
of one girl's vagina and the other's anus as the bugs slink away and this is the end of the chapter. I was honestly a little curious
what would happen during this bug invasion setup, but this set the pattern of the author ending chapters as soon as he got the grossest shit
he could think of onto the page.
The art feels stiff, dry, and uninviting compared to most of the hentai I've read. This seems to be on purpose for the sake
of accentuating the violence moreso than any sexiness within, though I could be reading too much into this considering
that it could just be the author's natural style. That being said, the art fits the intent perfectly and I couldn't imagine another
style making this any more impacting.
As for other positives, I will say that if you're into this sort of thing you probably won't have to look anywhere else for it after finding this.
I was also a little entranced by the feeling that I was seeing something I shouldn't be, something from the old internet days that only the sickest perverts
would ever stumble upon, it felt like I was in the deep web or something. All of that being said I'm mostly glad that it's over and I don't have to force
my way through it for the sake of a review anymore. Do NOT read this unless you have an insatiable curiosity like me and even then it's probably not worth it to complete it.