Jul 5, 2009
First of all, how come this doesn't have a mature warning? o_O
Anyways. It's psychological, in an abstract way. It's weird, in a "..is that it?" way. And it's drama in a rather terminal tragedy kind of way.
The story, I give a 9. Not that I would preach what this story seems to condone, but in that it seems to hold its own as stories should. I'm impressed by certain techniques used so boldly. Though that's probably just my liking towards foreign psychological films and short films speaking.
The art, 9. Just take a look for yourself. Everything seems to have it's own soul. But perhaps
Character, 7. It is two chapters, but the psychological abstractness of it all seems to compensate. Though, even at that, you wonder if you know anyone that could act so calmly in some situations.
Enjoyment, 8. I liked the abstract. I liked the psychological bits. I liked the art. I didn't enjoy the theme more than I should, but it is admirable for such a daring story. Of course, when I say "I didn't enjoy it more than I should", I mean it - hence the minus 2 points.
Overall, 8.5. I won't say it's a must read, but I can't help but give credit where it's due. Such a daring story, such a great standard of art, - what more can you ask of a manga? And only two chapters at that.
The themes in this drives me to recommend it towards only the mature.
As an indirect audience recommendation, I'd have to say that this is one of the more enjoyable psychological drama/tragedies I've read.
Though... 'enjoy' might not be the word most people would use.
What did you think of this review?