Wow....Not a single review, huh?
I suppose Yorukumo has never been officially released in English speaking areas. That's a crying shame, because it's quite a fascinating read. I'd be hard pressed to compare it to anything. Dorohedoro meets Saturn Apartments? With a good dash of post-apocalyptic goth aesthetics?
Story: So what is Yorukumo about anyway? Well, at its core, it's a love story. A morbid, blood spattered yet heart-warming tale of two outcasts finding each other in an uncaring, cruel world. There is not much of an overarching plot, no world threatening scenarios. It's comparatively closer to a slice of life in structure.
Characters: Now here
is where it shines. The two mains are exceedingly well written. Same goes for every side character. Yorukumo is a world of broken individuals. While that may alienate at first, everyone's actions make sense in their own F'd up way.
Art: Moody. Gloomy. Fits setting and tone very well. Expressive faces and no same-face syndrome.
Content warning: While nowhere near as graphic as a full on gore fest, there is still torture, abuse and all that good stuff. It doesn't come off as cheap. It's intended to be dark and it earns that darkness.
If you're in the mood for something truly unique with strong world-building, if you like dark themes mixed with the strangest kind of romance....Try to track down a readable copy of Yorukumo.