Eien no Zero set us with the Main character: Kentarou Saeki who is a NEET. Her sister has to make an article about the kamikaze during WW2 and thus, she asks Kentarou to find testimonies abound their grand-father who died during the war.
This manga show us the true feelings of kamikazes, this term was used for the 9/11 attacks by the media even though the term is wrong. Because of it, people misunderstand kamikaze and terrorist. The manga explains us that kamikazes weren't all fine with the fact of dying for their country, but because of the pressure of immediate superiors they had no choice
but to give their lives.
The story is really heart-breaking, without spoiling, you'll be even able to understand why people shouldn't commit suicide. With this
In addition to it, the art is really good and so as the fights, I can't explain accurately but all the storyboards are perfect and there is no doubt on how to read it. There are also a lot of 2 pages illustrations as well as a lot of landscapes from japan (also a lot of explosions).
Character is where it gets tricky. In my opinion, kentarou is a really week character in the sense that you don't actually see how he reacts. His thoughts aren't that much explained. Besides him, the witnesses from the war are all different and has their own personalities as well as why they survived with is my favorite part.
Since childhood I've always been captivated by planes to the point I wanted to do it my future jobs. I was always playing games about war in airships and stuff like this and you can understand why I loved this manga so much. It has the combat from my childhood but also the thoughts of an adult who doesn't want to die.
Overall I give this manga 10 out of 10. I can't say anything against it, it's perfect in every point in my opinion. I'll probably recommend to anybody that wants to get into mangas that are more serious and more thoughtful.
Thanks for reading this review and my apologizes for my bad english :3