At first I doubted whether Cloth Road was really a science fiction. Fortunately, the story immediately kicks off into an interesting science fiction setting after the scene described in the synopsis. Events progress at a fast pace until the end where the manga becomes a tad bit absurd = D. The story is quite gripping and full of pleasant (and unpleasant ;o?) surprises.
Cloth Road is one of the few manga whose art I appreciate. Not only does one have to pay attention to the art to understand what is happening, but the faces of the characters are quite expressive and cute. Bones are shown when
people lose limbs, and guts when they are cut in two. There is also an abundance of elaborate scenery and flowers. Last, but not least, the big bear is the most adorable bear you ever did see