Oct 28, 2020
I stumbled upon this randomly like browsing on this site, and I was thoroughly impressed, so here are my thoughts.
Story: 7/10: Its very odd in terms of story beats, premise and more. It follows around Ichabod, a boy of two mothers, who was made possible a random individuals sperm that the two woman got from a sperm bank. Unfortunately for the two woman, when he was birthed, he turned out to be a boy when the two now mother's were hoping for a girl. He was dressed up similarly to a girl as a child which lead to an odd personality. The woman who
birthed him left, leaving the other woman to take care of him. Turns out though, that his father is a notorious criminal. The story starts when he tries to cut off his... uh, dick but luckily only cut off some of the foreskin. After this, he joins a group of criminals in search for his father who appears in his head at times.
Its quite unique which was surprising to me, seeing how it seemed like a normal shonen story of a boy who wants to see his dad. But it was unique in the way that random ideas were thrown in, like he doesn't have a dad, has a mental issue, etc. The way the story paces out is quite delectable and is actually very easy to get through which was also surprising.
Art 6/10: Now, I don't know if it was the website I got it off from, but their was some horrible tampering with it. It mostly ruined the art for me which was a downer for the whole manga, but I'll try to keep it focused on the artist's actual illustrations. Their quite average, being similar to probably hundreds of other manga out their, but serve for the story quite well. Some of the proportions (specifically, the feet) Can be really odd at times. But the angles, characters, and locations are all way drawn and portray the scenes well. If it wasn't for the poor quality version I had acquired then I probably would've given it a 7 or 7.5.
Characters 7/10: The characters stick to their personalites a lot, even a bit too much. Even when the mother sees her 12 year son, bleeding from his crouch, she acts very subdued and almost bored, with no real difference in her facial expressions. Even when a hostage siuation is going down, she's blank faced as usual. I would expect it from Ichabod, being raised in an odd living environment, and siuation, but from the mother makes no real sense. His "gang" has a weird cast of characters, and the character interactions don't really make up a lot of the short manga. Also some of the character's intentions and backstories can be awkwardly shown which might confuse some readers.
Enjoyment: 6.5/10: Not one of the best Manga I've ever read, and not one of the worst one's I watched. Its very odd which gives it the right for a mention. The odd pixelation I had experienced, along with the odd story beats and underused/poorly characters really dumbed it down, but some aspects really shone through.
Reviewer’s Rating: 7
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