Meet Mon, a violent killer faithful only to his own eruptive desires, and his timid companion Toshi, a demolition-devil with a fanatical thirst for destruction. Their killing-spree across Japan is destined to intersect the path of the enormous "Higumadon", a mysterious beast on a Godzilla-like rampage from Hokkaido to Tokyo.
This is a unique manga that caters to a specific audience. If you enjoy or don't mind a gory, somewhat twisted and mature piece with an underlying message and well developed characters, then I'd say give this a shot.
The World is Mine is basically focused around the life of a mysterious and uncanny man named Mon. As fearful and strange he may be, he possesses a certain charisma that is able to draw a multitude of people towards him, sometimes to the point of obsession. This manga progresses with this idea, and perhaps one of the reasons for the title "The World is Mine".
Story: I found the plot a little confusing in the middle, but the premise is simple. A crazy guy and his companion does crazy shit. Throughout the story there are just moments where you sit back and think about how fucked up this is. You can also find quite deep symbolism and messages, particularly near the end. 7/10
Art: The art worked fine for this genre. The bloody scenes, characters, environment were distinct and defined. Although not spectacular, it got the job done and more. 8/10
Character: So this is where I think this manga shines. I personally found the background, development, and personalities of main character Mon and his companion Toshi very interesting and well expressed. The spontaneous and insane nature of Mon, the timid yet maddening Toshi, like a bomb ready to explode. On the outside their personalities are polar opposites, yet they were able to come together and end up relying on each other multiple times. Another notable thing is their interactions and the development of their relationship. You can really see the effect of Mon onto Toshi as the manga continues. Mon's character and actions, as well as the reactions of those around him, makes you want to know more about him and his intentions. 9/10
Overall: It's a strange read with many bloody moments. But, I still enjoyed it, mostly due to the main characters. I also found the ending satisfying (given the genre), although there are some pretty apparent plot holes. 8/10
I am gonna start by saying that i will definitely suggest you to read this manga, its a great read that doesnt have boring parts. Now lets get more specific. When i found this manga i was searching for a manga that hand violence and interesting characters, something similar to Ichi, TWIM was exactly what i was searching for.
Story 8/10: The story isnt anything too impressive but its still really good. It follows two storylines, one that focuses on Mon-Toshi(the protagonists) and one that focuses on Higumadon(a giant bear), and the results their action have to the world. I wont go any further because i dont want to spoil the fun, i will conclude the story review by saying that it might seem early on that there is no story but the manga puts some interesting questions on the table and makes you wonder.
Art 8/10: When i saw the art of the manga i thought it was average and it wasnt looking good early on. Now that i look at it again i cant see that the art is good and it gets better with every chapter. The art its pretty detailed and it gives you a dark vibe,like berserk, that this manga needs. The only thing that someone might dislike are the faces.
Character 10/10: The characters and the character development is one of the best i have seen in a manga. There are a lot of interesting characters but i will focus on the protagonists. Both go through multiple psycological stages and change during the story, its cool too see how they change with each decission. Both characters are interesting and a mystery at the same time, even if early on they seem shallow, you will soon understand that they are not. The other characters that play big role in the story are also extremly interesting and each one is different. The only downside i can find is that some characters can be comedic at times.
Enjoyment 9/10: I found the manga to be pretty enjoyable and it keeps you interested during the journey. Ofcourse i would have to say that this manga contains extreme violence and might be hard for some people to read it. For the rest i believe its going to be pretty enjoyable.
Overall 9/10: I give the manga a 9/10( or 8/10). I believe its an enjoyable manga that has interesting characters, great action scens, a story that would make you wonder what it leads to but also make you wonder about some stuff. I suggest this manga tou everyone that want to see an action packed manga that has violense but also an interested story that will make you question what humanity is.read more
For the vast majority of this series, which, adding up to 163 total chapters, takes no small amount of time to finish, the scenes and the characters shine through the page and allow you to simply sit back and enjoy it like you would with any high-tension Hollywood blockbuster. Indeed, much of this manga feels like the stereotypical action movie with all of the traditional values turned upside-down. The main character is often mute, extremely unpredictable, and given to fits of violence. The sidekick is a nervous kid with an aptitude for explosives and a wavering sense of morality. The hook is that meanwhile, a gigantic and still growing threat is tearing its way through the country.
What really drives this manga is the characters. Each one of them has their own unique way of making you remember them and care about them, and they all tend to exist outside of the "stock character" tradition. The characters in this will really make you think about the complexity of human emotion, and whether the taboos and values that have been imprinted on society and on each of us can really withstand the scrutiny of the human soul.
The problem then, is that this manga has a horrible tendency to start something that simply does not ever come to serve a purpose, and/or is never explained in any way. The main character has an unusual fear of dogs, the sidekick has a sudden urge to blow everything up, the useless chick goes from normal to manic in a heartbeat, the gigantic monster has no origin or destination, characters appear and disappear without reason; all of these things along with the shockingly over-the-top finale may leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
So in conclusion, I advise those of you with an interest to read this manga in the same manner that the main character lives: moment by moment, page by page. It IS an enjoyable manga, and until the very, very end it keeps up a consistent level of tension and constantly leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. read more