"Here be monsters," this expression has always been used to speak of the ocean—a dark, impenetrable world that can only conceal unimaginable horrors that the human can't see... often not until it is too late. A series of unexplained accidents happen at a submarine platform 6,000 meters beneath the surface and, in response, a group of scientists and cadres are sent to investigate. Before long, the members of the party start to get haunted by horrifying, elusive visions... and the rash of brutal deaths once again resumes. Is it just a collection of freak accidents and hallucinations caused by sheer paranoia, the claustrophobic environment and dysbarism... or is there really something more lurking in this abyssal station?
It was a disappointment. Maybe the version I read was poorly translated or it was just poorly written. It hard a hard time getting points across to me, both artistically and dialogue wise. The art is solid but the flow of and the sequences were crappy. I had no idea what was happening most of the time.
Story wise, I am really really let down. It takes place in a facility 6000m underwater where a mysterious massacre occurred! You can play around with so many types of fears! The deep, dark ocean itself scares me personally, nightmare deep sea creatures, claustrophobia(Come on, you can imagine
the facility collapsing in on you, it could be so scary!). But no. He went with (*SPOILERS*) summoning some ancient evil god or something.
It had potential but I was not entertained. :c
Art - 9 - Everything is quite well drawn. I have no complaints.
Character - 7 - I'm pretty easy to please as far as character development goes, but I often had trouble telling characters apart
Story - 8 - Now this is where things get difficult. I think that the story presented here is a solid 8; it was very good. However, it was incredibly poorly executed and hard to follow. There are so many instances where the reader is presented images with no context. I can't tell if the author is neglecting to include critical information where it matters, or if they are failing to
execute some kind of plot twist, but the result is that I was constantly jumping back pages to see if I had missed something (which, of course, I had not). I feel like a lot of this manga could have been saved with more narration, like if the characters would say what they think is going on.
The author is also very bad at conveying where certain things are happening within the facility. For example, without spoiling too much, towards the end of the manga the workers are being pursued by a threat and it's a very fast-paced situation. But then all of the sudden they sit down and start planning stuff and everything's chill for like a week, so we're left to assume they've gotten to a room that the threat can't get to? But then people seem to be able to go get things from other rooms without a hint of worry. And then the threat appears again in the main room we thought was safe with no explanation of how. They just completely fail to establish where the threat is and why they're safe in some areas.
Overall - 5 - I found that this manga had nice art and a gripping plot, so I can't outright call it bad, but I still would never suggest anyone read it.