Ryousuke Akiba calls himself ES, a code name taken from a mysterious scientific experiment. Ryousuke will live to be at least two centuries old and possesses strange mental powers: He can enter people's minds, discover their darkest secrets, even rearrange their memories so that complete strangers will treat him like family. Ryousuke acts not out of malice but for survival-wandering Tokyo for reasons known only to him. No one recognizes him for what he is...until Dr. Mine Kujyou, a determined researcher, meets someone who challenges everything she knows about science-ES, possessor of the Eternal Sabbath gene. But is he the only one?
Whenever I find a manga that qualifies as a masterpiece in my book, I feel the need to write a review. It is a silly compulsion, purely because I have little to say save "It's perfect".
The story and its development are smooth and natural, the characters are complex and lifelike. The ones which are not-so-human manage to capture the essence and ambiguity of what it means to be a human being. Eternal Sabbath is complex and simple at the same time, and it poses an eternal moral dilemma - is anybody born good or bad?
I loved everything in this manga. The sensitivity of the characters, their nature which is at the same time humane and animal-like. The action scenes packed with supernatural quality are mind blowing, and the analysis of the inner workings of the human brain is dumbfounding.
It's a must read. read more
To be able to take over someones thoughts, to go into peoples minds - thats an unseen ability, and by the story we can experience what its like. In talks I admire some analytical thoughts: about love, growing up, and self understanding. Also story touches about sientists morale, about humanity morale.. that we would rethink our point of view towards such.
I liked ES, as it was very interesting of mans with those abilities thoughts, and Dr. Mine Kujyou thoughts. Story was realistic, yet I personaly dont like too much dramatical scenes, Id like to see more things going well. I also liked the development of love between characters. end.
((And I have some thoughts after watching, DONT read as there might be some clues like spoil, still you wont understand much and I might not consider it as spoil: Good manga, I just didnt want so much characters to die, why cant there be like happy ending, with that girls mother getting along with doughter.. I gues it shows that ES were so dangerous, and I dont know is it good or not. I also wonder if in the end Shuro will take over the mind of baby, or it will be a new person? Anywayz, good manga, good ideas, made some copies of some pages with the thoughts.))read more
Eternal Sabbath is very intriguing story about the mental stability of people!? How if someone was created to solely for reason as stupid as mortality and at the end it backfired to control minds and hearts of people?!
This story depicts if in reality this really happened how people will react positively or negatively!?
The art and character development is simply so great!? The characters are so deeply connected with each other with very complex networks very hard to break and the same time fragile!?
Human relationships, psychology, jealousy, emotions and so much more u will observe in this manga!? If you are not so into much deep mental stuff i do not recommend this manga for u because some scenes are too much horrifying or terrifying very real to life?!
I hope you enjoy the manga as much as I loved it!? It is simply amazing and breathtaking!? try out yourself and see how it is!? I read it on one go?! read more
Someone could call ES a plain sci-fi manga about human experimentation and meaning of being human, about value of human life, about morality of murder and judgment, about tragic love in today-we-save-the-world circumstances... The final may seem plain also as a logical ending. It may also scare like The Astronaut's Wife or Transcendence's final, when you know that this story is totally completed, though it may be also a beginning of smth... Wait a minute! Isn't it a describing of a perfect sci-fi?
ES - Eternal Sabbath is a great work, for adult mind and not for entertainment: there is little of humorous or absurd situations, there is no hope for happy outcome, cause in the real world someone just isn't happy and no one could do anything with this fact. Well-crafted plot and characters are as in the graphic novel. Es is the first manga that I enjoyed as a real book, so for me it is outstanding.
Though there is much of action and drama, the work is more philosophic, than any other genre, and psychology is just a welcomed part of a plot, because in really good novels the Plot is something that characters create by themselves.read more