There is an island where both Japan and Korea unload their most dangerous and violent criminals. It's said that the island has become hell on earth, and anyone left alive there have become demons. The latest drop-off at the island is a very strong, very violent murderer. Will he be able to overcome whatever he might find on this hell island?
Kyokudo, an island in between Korea and Japan where the crème de la crème of serial killers that COULDN'T be executed were sent from both countries. We meet Juu, who has a hunger for death and corpses (literally), can break iron chains with his awesome abdomen and has a crazy-assed pseudo-afro. He thinks that the island is deserted until he meets Kim Han who has a nasty passion for autopsies and is gruesomely skilled with knives.
And there started a beautiful friendship...
They just wanted to kill each.
I enjoyed the story very much; you had corpses, blood, crazy hairstyles and sword-fighting: what could you want
more? And until the more-than-a-little-cliche twist at the end; I loved the story. It was simple, it was shallow and you got to see gore: love at first sight.
The art was an eye-candy-mouth-drooling medley...
Truly, with great details and proportion, it is indeed (EXCEPT FOR THE MEDIOCRE ENDING!) brilliant.
The characters were an odd pair and where funny because of that, they had that I-want-to-kill-you-and grind-your-bones-and-eat-your-flesh/and-poke-you-with-terrifyingly-sharp-knives relationship so yeah, it was funny.
Add a simple story with awesome art and GORE and you get awesomeness.
If it were any longer, I would have hated it and any shorter... Well, maybe I would have liked it better but hey, you can't have it all.
For those of you who want a quick fight-scene/gore-fest or a simple short story to change your crappy mood; I would definitely recommend this story.
Youn In Wan and Yang Kyung Il, known for the masterpiece Shin Angyo Onshi, introduces us to a new manga called Burning Hell. This has somewhat of a historical reference, back during the time where the koreans and japanese were fighting. I found this manga to be pretty damn interesting.
The story is about an island that harbors criminals and lawbreakers from japan and korea. Two people that stand out the most are Juu Juu (japanese), and Han Kim(korean). Juu was sent to the island because he was a monstrous murderer, and Han Kim was sent because he was a freakish doctor. As expected, the two
try to kill each other.
Because the manga storyline was (somewhat) predictable, I have given it a 7 (Good)
The art was FANTASTIC. Any manga with Yang Kyung Il is drawn beautifully. 10/10 (Outstanding)
The only character development I saw was when they became "friends." Because this manga only has four chapters, it would've been very hard to incorporate how they develop themselves into a "better person." I give it a 5/10 (Mediocre)
Read this manga if you have like 15 minutes to spare; this manga is very quick to read and is enjoyable. I got a kick out of this because of the art, but the story was also somewhat captivating. 7/10 (Good)
It happened so fast that my cynical mind had to pause to think for a fitting review. Burning Hell might be short, but it truly had somewhat of a thing going on there.
It tells a tale of an overpowered main character with a mental problem who's good with a sword with a taste for human flesh (uhuh...we need more characters like that) who us sent to a prison island and meets up with another overpowred main character with a mental problem with a fetish for skinning humans. Who is a female.
The story is alright and original in its own way although we have seen several
mangas where the two protagonists try to mutilate each other and barbecue the loser over a spit. But it has its own personal flair to it and is also not complicated and fun to read if you like the whole, slicey-dicey thing.
A vast majority of the characters represent a cliché bunch of the usual psychotic and super strong main character, asshole bad guy with an ugly face, the asshole bad guy's
boss with an even uglier face and the sad little mother f*cker who dies in the beginning because of his stupidity. Its safe to say, the only unique character would be Kim Han, the other psychotic protaganist who's a female.
The artwork is alright and it gives the manga its violent and ruthless nature. And it does a pretty great job too (skinless human bodies never looked so artistic).
The enjoyment factor is there and the comedy factor is alright too, considering how strange there is a comedy factor in the first place. The gore count is a solid 9 on the listBur and the sexually explicit count is zero (so if you like blood and not boobs, you're in luck!).
In short Burning Hell is a fun read and its one of those mangas that make you curse the mangaka for not making it longer. 7/10
Really cool manga I got too say! The story is about a remote island between Korea and Japan where they sent some of their prisoners. The first chapter is truly bloody and ful of cool fightings and also very good flow. The flow is like something will always happen and it doesn’t stop, you’ll get crazy if you have to stop. Which I had too so I’m crazy.