The reason that I tried picking up this Manga was because I liked the idea of reading a story about negotiation in hostage situation perked my interest. However, I found myself sadly disapointed within the first chapter, and found myself struggling with getting through this.
I liked the idea of a high school girl being part of the negotiation team. However, it wasn't set up rather believably. For example, I found the fact that the people wouldn't listen to a senior police officer, whom should have had a good reputation to be quite bothersome. I also felt the death of the girl's father in the first chapter simply was a simple way of placing her in the system so she doesn't have to have legal concent for her to be on the team. At least, I assume he died.
The art work wasn't one of my favorites. It seemed a bit rough around the edges. However, this is the one thing I found to be redeeming about this Manga.
We have a psycologist who doesn't get what the person putting the group together is trying to achieve because it isn't in any of his books and it wasn't in any of the FBI training. We have a cop who happens to not be listened when he yells at people, which makes one think that he is'nt that of a powerful figure. As for the girl, they claim that she is 'agape' capable of loving and caring for anyone. Perhaps, but she can also seems to come across as lacking emotions and/or apethci to her ownself. She seems to have had the knowledge to know exactly what to say to that person, when as a high schooler shouldn't. I also know that many negotiators fake this, no matter who the criminal is.
I did not enjoy this at all. I was hoping for something that got my mind thinking and doing a good old character analysis, but what I ended up with was a rather blaw analysis. I didn't take what I wanted to out of this, or what I expected.
Poorly executed, far from what I expected or hoped for from the summary. However, this is not to say that someone won't enjoy this. Simply put... it just... could have been a lot better. read more