Look for him in the boulevard full of sorrow and desires called Slum Street and there is where you shall find the Necromancer. He has the power and knowledge to resurrect all your loved ones and the only thing you have to do is make a contract with him while you’ll find yourself being swiped away by a tale of life and death.
Has your family member suddenly died and you want to raise them from the dead? Head on over to Slum Street, the place full of sorrows and desire and you'll find the Necromancer. For the price of signing a contract and shaving a few years off your life you can raise that family member from the grave temporary.
Essentially the manga is broken into episodic chapters almost like a one shot but with more chapters. I like how the Necromancer, Asutsou deals with different issues within the town from a long dead artist to someones sister. But talking about the dead and death is a bit heavy so how about we throw in an animated female law enforcement agent for good measure? But seriously Ricott (police girl much?) is a pretty hilarious character for a while thinking Asutsuo was a fraud and running a ponzi scheme. The story itself takes a bit to get going while the underlying issue to Asutsuo's intentions of why he became a necromancer and how Ricott is involved will creep up towards the end. A decent read if you want a quick fix of another title to add to your list. read more
In the first few chapters of Necromancer, one would feel like that he is reading a bunch of one-shots, with the only connection being related to the charming, mysterious, and powerful necromancer, Asutsuo. The set-up in each chapter feels programmed. It always start with a helpless victim who just lost his beloved person finding the devil-like Asutsuo. Then, a deal is made, in which the dead person was revived in exchange for something vital to the contractor. By the end, the same results would occur (I am not going to spoil here), and Asutsuo would say some wise words as a monologue and the chapter would end there. For the first part of the manga, the story feels impersonal. It is a little bit interesting, but not enough to ignite a spark.
If this is indeed all Necromancer has to offer, I would stop with a 5/10 right here without anything further to say.
Fortunately, this is not all Necromancer is. In fact, a major plot twist happens, and MC's motives are explained, and events are logically linked together. Drama ensures, and a satisfactory ending comes as the result. Overall, despite the lackluster story progression in the first half of the story, if one is able to sit through those, a rewarding conclusion is given to all those who persevere.
The art is actually pretty good. Character design is anywhere from satisfactory to excellent, depending on personal preference. This kind of art quality stays consistent throughout the manga. The only drawback in art is the simple background, though it can also be argued that not elaborate background help readers to focus on the characters.
Surprisingly well-done, for the MCs anyways. In the manga, Atsutsuo is at first portrayed as an apathetic, mysterious, partial practitioner of dark magic. It comes as a huge shock when he undergoes a huge metamorphosis into almost another kind of person, but with no character inconsistency what-so-ever. Furthermore, a few characters who seem unrelated or even irrelevant is actually central to the plot, a fact that is apparent in the end. In general, the mangaka uses the "surprise" factor really well.
On the other hand, most supporting characters seem stereotypical, flat, and uninteresting.
Honestly, the only reason I read the first part of the manga is because I was bored, and feel like reading a short manga. It only just has reaches the minimum requirement for me to not drop it. However, it turns out to be really interesting in the second part, and a lot of repetitiveness before is well-explained. Finally, a good conclusion, though somewhat cliched and typical, is given to the readers.
Would recommend this to readers who are interesting in anything related to myths, melodrama, supernatural, and/or necromancers!
Necromancer is a short 20 chapter manga about a necromancer called Asutsuo who reside in a shady corner of Slum Street, he is resurecting dead people that are brought to him by the one who didn't want to live without them and else.
The story is quite unknown by the first chapter of the manga thus letting us know almost nothing about the necromancer or about the second main character ( a female police officer named Ricott)
but as the story goes on whe learn a lot more about them and we get to see the stories of the people who are using his service.
For a quick conclusion Necromancer is a good and short manga with a story that is easy to understand and as you get deeper in the story the best it is and the best part about this manga,
is not the fact that it as only 20 Chapters...
The best thing about Necromancer is the ending. If you ever have to wait in between manga chapter release you could just use this time to read Necromancer, it is worth it.read more