Montage and Tsumi to Batsu contents to serial fiction with crime and murder as a main part of their story plots. Both series' main male protagonist gets themselves into a very complicated affairs involving death. Their story has many plot twists as we see the insight of a troubled young man as they indulge on a journey of discovery. The thriller-like feelings and suspense builds on after each chapter to create anticipation. Recommended for fans of crime fiction.
Both are about young males who struggle with the desire to kill those they believe to be bad people. Each series delves into the psychological frameworks of the main characters - Tsumi to Batsu focuses more on the main character's state of mind after his actions, while Himizu places more emphasis on the main character's reasoning for his desire to kill someone. The main characters are very similar in that they seem to be psychologically-troubled youths who struggle with loneliness and morality.
Psychological drama, where both protagonists are tortured mind. Due to a major event with no turning back, they will follow a spiral of despair along with a "falsified romance" and, maybe, in the end, reach a bittersweet salvation.
Looking for a suspenseful thriller? Kimi no Knife and Tsumi to Batsu combines elements of fictional mystery and thriller into a story with dark revelations. The main male protagonists gets themselves involved into complicated matters that includes murder. These events lead to more problems as others gets involved. And throughout a majority of the story, there is a sort of cat-and-mouse game that preys on the characters. Motives, secrets, and troubles are evident in both of these series.
Ikigami and Tasumi to Batsu are more like mind games. Murder becomes a central concept in both series as well as death. The main characters gets themselves caught in conflicts that changes their lives forever. At the same time, they convey a variety of human emotions/feelings such as fear, anger, and regret. Both series also crafts suspense based on mysterious events.
Psychological profiles of different types of killers. One is an unfeeling sociopath who feels nothing; killing purely to ease his boredom and express his disgust with humans (God's Child). The other makes himself into a killer out of desperation--his plan to earn himself money for his family and remove "vermin" from society coming together months after he became recluse due to his inability to connect and work together with others. (Crime and Punishment).
Crime and Punishment is a modern remake of the classic novel. The author connects the people of today with a story from the 1800's by inserting common social issues - such as the hikikomori phenomenon and teenage prostitution - and staying true to the original story of murder, followed by crushing guilt. It's a masterpiece--the art and dialogue being truly wonderful. The tension built at certain points is crazy.
God's Child is a surreal, style over substance stab at looking into the mind of a monster. Rather than believable events, its story goes more in the direction of a gay cult of pre-teen boys forming around a nutjob. I wasn't overly impressed by it. read more
Manga adaptations of literary classics from the 1800's. The Count of Monte Cristo is faithful to the time period of the original, where as Crime & Punishment is a modern re-imagining.
The core theme of both is punishment for prior actions, with Monte Cristo being driven by an intricate revenge plot and Crime being driven by a search for redemption after a plan backfires.
Following the story of a young male protagonist, we witness his dark journey as he holds a secret. In both series, there's a cat-and-mouse like atmosphere as detectives are interested in seeking the MC. Both series adapts psychological scenarios as the MC faces difficult choices under stress. They also get involved with various characters that serves different roles throughout both series. I recommend both Tsumi to Batsu and Death Note to anyone interested in a psychological story of testament and wit.
Modern, 21st century re-imaginings of famous novels. One is best described as a lengthy suicide note written by the author (No Longer Human); the other is a story of murder, guilt and redemption (Crime and Punishment). Both are aimed at the seinen demographic and get inside the heads of the respective leads--clearly showing the thinking of those unable to connect with society and examining the human condition in detail. In short, they're fantastic psychological rides.
As a direct result of the edits made to the Crime and Punishment adaptation in order for those of today to better relate to its lead and the content (reclusion, prostitution, etc...), the struggles of the leads are more than likely far more similar than in the original works. read more