Fire Candy is about a future where most of humanity has lost the ability to reproduce normally. This has brought about the existence of "halves," people born from the genetic material of both humans and animals.
When I first read the summary of this manga it didn't appeal to me at all, but when I actually read the manga, it sucked me in. It's a crazy tale about kids stuck in a corrupted world where they face discrimination, deadly drugs, gang war, and so much more. It's absolutely mind boggling how dark this manga is yet it's so revitalizing. The struggles the characters go through, and the values and outlook on life the characters in this book have are incredible.
Though the summary did say that Fire Candy is about kids who are "halves" I didn't feel any thing different about
them at all. They seemed like normal kids (past all the dark stuff they do) to me despite how different their genetic coding was. They lived hard lives because of how they were born, and this book shows readers all the hardships and dirt they had to go through. It's twisted, deep, dark, crazy, and I absolutely love it.
The art is completely unique to me. The cover (profile picture) was alright to me, but when you actually look inside the book you can tell how truly wonderful the art is. The characters are all good-looking, some parts of manga look truly realistic, and overall, it's simply a delight to look at.
The characters are all special and wonderful. You can tell how dark their lives have been and it seriously makes me depressed on all the things they had to face throughout their life. Yet despite all that, they seem like happy children. Warped but happy. The manga shows all of them in a teenage gang. They all look happy to just live and fight together with their friends and it's just awesome to see them enjoying life and shoving the unwanted discrimination up all those anal attentive people.
Mostly the manga is set in the teenage gang life. They show a little childhood but mainly the story and plot consists of this special teenage gang fighting with other gangs, and stuff like that.
I read the first chapter and was immediately hooked up by the characters. As it progress the story too was getting better and better. Up to chapter 8 I couldn't stop myself from continue reading this masterpiece till the end.
Fire candy is some kind of drug that is used by kids in the future. Some of these kids were abandon because they were 'half' being; human that was produce by genetically combining the human and animal together. These kids started to form rollerblade teams and will challenge each other just for the fun of it. The challenge will include all sorts of fighting between the
two team members. As half, they usually 'snap' and lose control and their instinct to fight becomes animalistic. They used the fire candy as some sort of escape route from their every day life troubles. As their source of fire candy getting scarce, these kids, lead by one maniac leader named Ryoki decided to challenge the man responsible the fire candy contribution. Hardship and the lost of lives ensued.
It really goes to show that drug is definitely source of misery.
The story gripped me hard. It was intense. I effing love it.
I really enjoyed this manga it has a unique setting ,interesting plot and characters/design .I'm all about dark settings/ violence with a splash of romance in that regard this manga delivers. I can see how it could be off putting for some with the slightly odd n mature content it defiantly requires a certain taste.
All and all I find that it was a manga that if given a proper chance could have gone the distance I love the whole concept, I never came across anything like
it before and haven't since .If I had to compare it to something I guess it would be air gear meets berserk in that its very dark n mature but they utilize roller blades too.Its a bit of a stretch and I don't feel that truly give it justice ,its something that you have to read to understand .
I really wish that they finished it and if that was the intended ending though I don't believe it was , it was better and longer.To me thats the only down side its seems to start really getting into the thick of things then bam its done just like that v.v
I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and if you haven't read it please do its well worth it .
So far in my life, Fire Candy is the best manga I've ever read. Seriously. The artwork is so captivating; every expression gives you a very distinct idea of how the characters feel, ergo: how it should be.
The only bad thing is that it was kind of blurry in the beginning; lots of throws back and forth, but the rest of the story made up for that and you got it all afterwards ^^.
It's so simliar to reality and at the same time it's geniously mixed with sci-fiction. Fire Candy is simply stuck in my brain with all the good quotes,
special characters and wonderfuls drawings that it contains.
Anyway, one word: Awesomeness.