Rumor has it that teenagers who have committed a terrible misdeed in their life will go missing. These young criminals are taken away and never heard from again.
When Yuuki Oku awakens, he has no memories and is being driven to a remote school in a car. After arriving, he is led into a classroom. Only six other people are inside. To his horror, he learns that everyone in the room is a criminal, including himself. As students of the class, each and every one of them is incomplete. Whether it's a limb, a heart, an entire head, or—in Yuuki's case—memories, they have all had something vital removed. Though there are seven people in the class, they are told that one of them is not human, but a puppet constructed from their stolen body parts.
To escape, Yuuki must first earn the right to graduate in a week's time. But even if he does, he must also identify which of his classmates is the puppet and take back what was once his.
well, since no one has reviewed this manga, i might as well:
dolls code follows the life of Yuuki Oku who finds his way to a a secret institution that 'teaches' (its not really teaching but like?!??!) child criminals. but heres the catch: in a class of seven, each kid has a part of their body taken away from them.
to graduate, they need to find the 'puppet student' amongst them who was created with the missing body parts and retrieve what was taken from them.
to be honest, i didn't really think that a pretty complex story line could actually be unfolded within 10 chapters -and honestly,
it couldn't. character development is something you really need to concentrate on while developing any storyline, and this manga doesn't really cut it. you can really see the rush of character development in the mc (like she's super cute and all but??? bruh) HOWEVER, taking this into consideration, the actual story line and plot unfolding wasn't too bad.
if you're looking for a pretty good quick read that covers the themes of mystery, supernatural, psychological and horror, this is one that you probably might want to look into.
(side note: some of the characters are pretty good looking hehe)
Ah yes, a manga I stumbled upon years ago. Heavily disappointing as my first review on here...
Doll's code at first glance of the synopsis and peaks is an interesting manga and not for the easy faint of heart due to some of its subject matters it fails to do mostly anything about if it's not murder to say at the least.
With a basic yet still boring plot forcing them to "bond" to understand each, and you know, get your body parts back from Frankenstein .JR.
The mystery is interesting having most viewers on their feet, even keeping the identity of the puppet for
most readers or those who don't put too much thought of it hidden well for most and obvious for some others.
However, this is where its problems arise. They have it too mysterious without pushing us in the right direction. Oku always gets the finger pointed at him as the puppet. It's like they never give you a chance to say think "[name] might be the puppet!" Making those in the manga suspicious of Oku with no reason/ Literally one chapter they don't trust him, the next they do, after that they don't again, and repeat! It Results in making the "bonding experience" of the characters useless and pointless to show these sides of characters if it's not the twins.
In most parts of the manga I never got the slightest bit disturbed at scenes. The only time I felt frightened was through two backstories, and only because to the sudden graphic content without saying "Hey here's backstory, LOL!"
Easily forgettable and almost useless outside the "actual main two" and three others. Featuring awful backstories for everyone but one. This made minor character development hard to create with the exception of one, and even then it's for the most "complex" of the bunch. While he's the worse compared to the rest of the cast for a variety of reasons, I don't know how I can explain how stupid that was without risking spoilers.
[Art: 9/10] [Enjoyment: 5/10]
Probably for most the only charm point of this of course is that beautiful art and character design! I only found myself continuing to read it just to see more of the style, being as that's where I found most of the "enjoyment" (if I can really call it that) from.
TL;DR: dolls code is just boring with typical trope characters you'd find in most early shounen animes but trying to be dark and gritty like watered down dangan ronpa and sucks at trying to make you feel sympathy for characters.
However, Dolls Code is worth enough a skim in your spare time or a quick midnight peak if you want a chapter or two. In all honesty too; you could stop reading this for a year and suddenly remember and go straight back to where you were since you're not really forgetting or missing much, lets be honest here.
They could just check the red-hair guy if he got a dick and the mystery is solved, the MC would be the puppet.
This manga is like a story that wants to be horror but has no logic tied to it so it just makes it unrealistic and not horror at all, at least that is what i get from reading 1 chapter, anyway this review needs to be longer for some reason so heres some non-spoiler characteristics of this manga: they apparently use non-existent retro technology to keep the characters alive which is interesting i guess, but nonetheless this review is still lacking the volume
necessary to be accepted so i will continue to write about these non-spoiler characteristics of this ma