Aug 27, 2020
This manga follows the episodic adventures of one ghost hunter, while he does his odd line of work and exorcises the ghosts that his clients are bothered by. The story on paper sounds plain and the bland execution of it was quite unsatisfying, and borderline monotonous.
The stories presented in these 3 volumes are standalone, every chapter portrays the interaction of certain person with a ghost, and involves the main character, saving the day. For people with some understanding of the japanese urban ghost stories, the setting will feel familliar. After reading 3-4 of them you know well what's gonna happen
in general, with a few notable exceptions.
The manga's art is pretty well done, the artstyle is distinct and memorable, a good blend of realistic facial expressions, tho tad same-y as the story goes by. The main character looks bizzare and eccentric, which feels just right. The ghosts are portrayed as distorted, maimed and creepy, which fits right in the narrative.
Character-wise, the manga suffers alot - the episodic 1 dimensional characters doesn't help a bit, and the main character's antics became repetitive quite fast, somewhere along the way the mangaka probably saw that coming, and embraced kind of comedic approach sometimes. We do get a snippets of his dedication to dealing with ghosts, as well as a backstory, told in a few scattered chapters.
Overaly, whether you'd find this manga entertaining is up to you. If you are looking for some horror based on the urban horror stories of Japan, then you'd enjoy this one, if you're not looking for a complex story, you could appreciate the episodic nature of the manga, and if you're looking for a creepy, non-engaging ride, maybe you'd like it.
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