Comfortably intelligent. It slowly lets on about certain aspects of the world without making me feel stupid. It's quite sophisticated, but due to the short length, certain aspects aren't given a lot of air to work with. Not only that, it's very swift to completion and feels premature. Perhaps a singular volume would have been ideal. Either way, for the length, it's still quite enjoyable.
The general premise is quite interesting and could have a lot of potential given it had more time to pursue certain aspects, but we'll have to be comfortable with what little content we have. I'm glad Miura went on to work on Berserk rather than pursue any type of continuation with this particular work, since this one probably wouldn't have become anything half as decent as Berserk.
It's got that retro feel. Proportions aren't bad or anything, but the art doesn't look all that refined. Also, the leads look similar. Almost strikingly so. It's sort of weird, considering the rest of the cast has unique designs. The landscape is underground so most of it isn't inspiring, I don't know much about the setting, but there are 2 cool panels that are both cityscapes, so it's really just 1 cool panel.
The characters just do things. There isn't much more to it. Nothing is stupid and nothing is exceptional, so it's a moot score.
Decent read before I go to bed. Nothing much else I can say on the matter. I wasn't bored, I wasn't blown away. I'm glad I got to see one of Miura's early works before he slaved away at one of the greatest stories ever told for the better part of 20 years. It's neat.
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