I really enjoyed this work of art. The story is full of plot twists. It's not just an ordinary survival thing. If you are action/horror/suspense lover then I guarantee that you will enjoy this.
I'm not really a person who keeps eye on the art in manga or anime so I can't really comment on it. But I really did like the way they made the masks for the masked people.
There are lots of characters but mainly supporting ones. There are bad and good people and you might fall in love with how brave some of them are. I was excepting it to be male
protagonist since it was action and horror but it was actually a girl protagonist and that was a huge plus!
I couldn't stop checking for more in this series and this is the first time I hope they will make anime adaption for this one.
Note: It has "ecchi" genre but it is really light and not a reason to not read it.
I'll get straight to the point: This manga has moments where it does show uniqueness and it is a very easy read, but its plot is filled to the brim with clichés and awful characters.
That the manga is an 'easy read' is probably the best compliment I can give it because it seems the author really worked hard at that aspect.
To begin, the manga drops you right immediately into the action. I do mean 'right immediately' -- from page 1. Other such manga would take at least a single chapter, if not two or three before the action takes place. It's understandable too as the
author wants to establish setting, initial characterization (so readers can see the effects of the plot on the characters), and perhaps introduce some conflicts.
Tenkuu Shinpan doesn’t do that. Instead, the action starts from the beginning and the characterization is introduced in small bits and pieces sprinkled throughout the chapters. The result of this is that the manga is an easy read – one can read ten chapters without thinking much at all -- but it also feels like the story is a secondhand thought.
Which brings me to my main criticism: the clichés and awful characters.
The main character, Yuri Honjou, fits every manga stereotype you can think of. First off, she’s a ‘brocon’ (i.e. the little sister who loves her big brother), she’s innocent and naïve, and 1/4 of any particular chapter is dedicated to showing off her panties and/or other assets. She’s also naively simple to the point where she describes a person she acknowledged as highly murderous (and who she witnessed murdering somebody) as ‘a nice person’ and started using the honorific ‘chan’ within moments of meeting her. Yet despite her naivety, innocence, and nonviolent nature, when she attains a gun, she becomes an incredible sharpshooter to the point where she can blow a weapon out of someone’s hand from a distance.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of stereotypes that surrounds Yuri too.
It’s also not limited to her as a character, but other characters and the plot as a whole tends to be pretty simple and one-dimensional. The mystery is brought on inelegantly and ‘clues’ are pretty much shoved into readers’ face. New characters also fall into known stereotypes and fall by the wayside pretty easily.
So question: If this manga seems so filled with clichés, what are these ‘moments of uniqueness’ I referred to?
Well, I actually mentioned one in passing -- the fact that she uses and continuously uses a gun. Manga, even survival manga, seems highly averse to its characters using weapons. Clubs, knives, and especially guns are either never used at all or dropped as soon as the threat is stopped. The heroes seem to depend on the act of physically restraining others or screaming 'stop!' in order to protect themselves.
So the fact that the main hero picks up a gun, uses it, and continues to use it (among other weapons) is actually surprising.
There are other things too, such as the fact that survival (even for the characters who typically survives) is genuinely extremely low, is also surprising. However, for the most part, Tenkuu Shinpan is a clichéd mess wherein the story seems to take a backseat to the action.
What may be a great read that been ruined by the simplistic story and characters. Overall, I think there’s a good chance one could enjoy it if one could ignore those aspects, but for me, I just couldn’t.
Story - 8
The main female lead, Yuri, finds herself in a world where masked men terrorize victims who suddenly end up in this paranormal dimension. While escaping these masked terrorists, Yuri tries to unravel the mysteries of this world, and find a way back to her civilization.
While this does sound rather cliche at a moment's glance, there are many aspects of this manga that are unique to itself, such as the mysteries behind the masks, how these terrorists came about, etc. Vague description as I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but do know this isn't your typical, run of the mill, survival story.
That being said,
you probably can't help but be reminded of Jason Voorhees as you're reading. I mean...masked terrorists, c'mon now, how can you not see it, right? Though that only added to the enjoyment for me.
Art - 9
Smooth, elegant, refined. The facial expressions are rather common when you first read this manga, but gradually, an apparent shift is recognized towards a more distinct artstyle. I must say, personally, I do actually prefer the art towards the beginning, but the Oba Takahiro definitely makes the artstyle of his own as you further read.
Character - 8
Everyone is rather cliche in the beginning, but fear not! There's a lot of character development that takes place as the story progresses. Not everyone is as one-dimensional as they originally seemed, and they become quite likable, even relatable as you further read.
Yuri does some pretty incredible and mind-blowing things at times; she's definitely a character you'll come to like, as much as a dunce as she was in the beginning.
Enjoyment - 10
This series is quite easy to get into if you enjoy suspense and mystery. Every chapter leaves you craving to find out what happens next. It's also not a difficult read, so you don't need to necessarily put much effort into thinking while reading either.
The action is fun and well constructed, and even though there are times where you think strings are being pulled by Deus ex Machina, the enjoyment doesn't falter one bit.
Overall - 9
This series isn't too keen on philosophical ideas, or even psychological, so don't read this expecting anything deep and emotional. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense and action on a casual level.
Well, it ended Tenkuu Shinpan, one of the first manga that I started reading because it caught my attention, I really regret to see how it ended.
I must say that despite everything I like the manga, but that does not prevent me from being disappointed.
There will be spoilers
The manga itself presented an interesting story, the story is about a young girl named Yuri who is transported to a world where you can only walk between buildings (or so it is at the beginning) while a person wearing masks and weapons murders all people What do you see. Well, the story presents a solid base presenting
quickly and mysteriously how your world is governed which is fine, we have demonstrations of or more masks work (like when the maid mask commits suicide because his mask was broken).
The story moved at a more than decent pace, making a contrast between tense moments against the masks and moment of dialogue between the characters, the story would be fine, but in a certain part of the manga the story becomes nuy convoluted and elaborate, the presentation of the guardian angels was well achieved, because they were powerful characters that with their simple presence it was noticeable that something important was going to happen, but then the manga wants to look like a shonen of fights and stable Yuri and his brother who fight against the guardian angels more strong which removes one of the major elements of tension of the manga (it must also be mentioned that it is not as if the fight were memorable, in fact they do not present something ingenious or a key element, only simplistic explanations of how humans can fight against the guardian angels).
When the manga is ending the story, rhythm and drama decays much more, with a mediocre and hurried final combat in addition to presenting scenes that do not have much essence or feeling (when Kusakabe meets his son at the end or when Rika cries for Yuri they are scenes that feel very empty, but the death of Aikawa wins the prize, introducing us to whom he believed himself to be the main antagonist and killing him in a simple and uncomprehending way, as if it were nothing).
Manga characters can be interesting and have charismatic personalities to a certain extent, because there are some like the sniper mask or the great angel that come to have menorables moments and to be interesting without having the need to go deep into them.
The protagonist, Yuri Honjou, is the one that I consider the worst character in the whole manga, has no chemistry with other characters purs its personality is totally boring and does not generate any unpredictable dialogue or a competent dialogue for the plot, because Yuri always talks about how he wants save all and typical things of this type of manga, it would be justifiable if Yuri will present some kind of evolution, but never notice a noticeable change in it (oh if it is opaque because they wanted to put elements Badass to Yuri to do very powerful and that is noted by the approaches that put the drawing when she fights), also that throughout the first half of the series Yuri always saves because he remembers advice from his brother (which is a cheap excuse), what more decent is that she is the one that has the most credible objective to the beginning is well planned for the plot (its design is normal, but not bad).
Other characters such as Yoshida, Kuon, Kazuma (the scientist) and capable (only capable) Nise are somewhat decent for how they perform with the other characters, generating a change to the characters around them and evolve, the death of Kazuma it is the best of the manga for how it changes in the others (especially in Ain, but it's a pity that she never shows that change by making the character feel empty and unused).
others like Rise and Yoshida change in a credible way, because Rise felt for the first time a great affection towards someone, which intensifies and makes their relationship real, the only unpleasant thing about Rise is that his personality is obscured or simply afterwards it is not explored ( final is totally forgotten), besides that his past is nuy edgy, but that is passable.
Yoshida on the other hand is the archetype of character who always wants to do the right thing, very similar to the protagonist, but Yoshida in itself presents more humanity and looks a bit more like a real character, even near the end of the manga he offered his body to the administrator in order to be able to be strong and achieve their goals, realizing that what he did is wrong he sacrifices himself to save Yuri's life, which suggests that in the end the whole magician Yoshida could achieve his goal to be of great help and actually if it became strong, it is difficult to sacrifice your life for another.
Kuon is the character that generates the sniper mask can evolve a bit, generating a contrast between mask and human living in the mumdo, expanding the possibilities of mangaka to develop a relationship (also that naturally presents the fact that there are people who They can control the masks, besides that Kuon is a character that unlike most manga characters, does not decay, his personality is not spoiled or become a deus ex machina for having the strongest power of the manga, which is appreciable because at various times the tension was intact because they did not abuse that elemnto, Kuon does not present any evolution which does not seem to be something totally horrible, Kuon throughout the manga I present a lot of determination and even impact a bit with his death, but then "survive" and explain it in a decent way (and I take this parenthesis to say that the design of all these characters is nor bad, there are designs like that of the sniper mask that you have left because it combines with his personality).
This part I would like to focus on some specific characters, if I do not talk about some narrative element or character is simply because it is irrelevant, although I will use to say that the dialogue is quite mediocre, often giving unintelligent insinuations on a topic and without memorable phrases or interesting that drive the plot, because almost the whole plot advances with the action, many characters that contribute in dialogue are discarded totally (as the scientist Kazuma who contributed giving intelligent and scientific comments and the prophet who was responsible for putting together a strategy, just as Rika and the mask sniper, those characters save a bit the dialogue), returning to the subject wanted to talk about just the large number of characters that are finally forgotten, all the characters who died before are not remembered and the "antagonist" Aikawa is totally forgotten and do not even mention it, the prophet and the angel guardian fighter appear very little and u importance is minimal despite the potential they could give, the characters added near the end the only decent is Juo, with a more cruel and simplistic philosophy so that he can survive in the world, generating disputes with all the characters and even having a reflection before dying (the chapter when he dies is amazing, the drawing they make to his facial expression is incredible and that pleases because the facial expressions are not the strong of the manga, also the angle that they put to his death, falling towards the floor just behind a bottle that says "favof not vote baaura", an ironic death with a reflection at the end, very well achieved).
The drawing of the manga seems accurate, with good shots at the right time and with interesting and unique perspectives (the drawings of the landscape with all the buildings was very good), the manga has a lot of censorship and that spoils the emotion because the manga itself is not so graphic as to censor some parts (although much censorship is for the panties of the female characters), the drawing also evolved throughout the publication of the manga, which is noted and appreciated, I would say that this is the best point that has the manga because the perspectives that make everyone with all the buildings drawn is incredible, but the approaches they do are not very suitable since several only have the intention of showing panties shamelessly while in action scenes He opts for a more common plane, but when the guardian angels appear that changes radically (emphasis on the appearance of the guardian angel who was a wrestling wrestler).
The end of the manga is disappointing, all the questions raised by the manga were not even resolved in a subtle way, the final stage had been built during many episodes just for the final battle to say one or two episodes, besides that they made Yuri too powerful making no enemy seem a threat and that was reflected in the end, the emotional moment of the end were very fast which prevents me from empathizing with the characters, the dialogue is still just as concise and the end left many things open and without solution (the same thing happened to Dolly Kill Kill and Eden No Ori, they had so many topics to explore and they were wasted making a dull ending that can hardly be considered an end).
To summarize the things I would say that Tenkuu Shinpan is another case of wasted manga, few good characters, mediocre dailogo, hisotria with a very good base but bad development, interesting element, but little used, an interesting final scenario poorly executed and a protagonist very op , at least he had an incredible drawing and the first half is more than entertaining, that saves the manga from making it a bad work. Despite everything said, it is likely that I will remember manga because it was one of the first I read, but I would not even think about recommending it to anyone.
Tenkuu Shinpan is a psychological and horror manga. To put the plot as simply as possible, it’s about masked humans killing innocent people who are trapped at the high-end of buildings. Our main character is Yuri Honjo, a teenage highschool girl who will have to adapt to her horrific surroundings. Along the way, she will meet a few important characters along the way while introducing new characters. However, what is most important in this manga, in my opinion, would be how Yuri actually adapted into this horror-themed setting.
Plot - 7
The plot is as basic as can get- the main
character finds themselves at a different world where everything is trying to kill them. Not only is this done plenty of times, it is seen more in anime and manga media. However, I have yet to seen a setting that takes place at the high-end of a building, nonetheless buildings. Although characters are summoned to an unknown place, the setting is quite unique and intriguing. This setting that takes place on the rooftop of skyscrapers is one of the primary reasons that I got dragged into reading the manga. Not only is the setting interesting, but the stakes are set high without meaning to be. Yuri and the other characters fight endlessly against their enemies near the top floors of the buildings, and it is especially dangerous at the rooftop where falling off is most likely a possibility.
The enemies we have at first, that being masked men, are terrifying and intelligent in creative ways. Not only are these enemies able to fight, but they are human. Just learning that a human could be degraded into a monstrous being is not only terrifying, but it makes us wonder if our main cast could ever turn into these masked beings as well. Although the enemies do not only relate to the masked men, but to humans as well, it helps us take in the psychological aspect this plot tries to give us. This will, however, fly through the window as the story progresses into a more action-filled and fantasy-like perspective.
Characters - 5
First off, let’s explain who Yuri is. Yuri Honjo is a high schooler and the younger sister of her brother, Rika. She first starts off as a scared girl who cannot handle the trauma laid out in front of her. These masked men, whom she will meet at the start, are killers who have no control over their body. Their mission, at first, seems to be to kill people by driving them suicidal, and at first Yuri falls for this ploy, but with her devotion for her brother she ends up having the determination to survive. From that point, Yuri will learn to adapt to her surroundings and survive while keeping her kind personality. Though with the ideal of “survival of the fittest”, Yuri will make teammates along the way.
This story cannot be explained without revealing huge plot points and characters, so I will be talking about them. Not only is Yuri as important as a main character, but she is important in a way that she will go against the world. Her teammate, whom she will meet later on in the story as Nise (or affectionately as Nise-chan), is a character whose motivation is largely dependent on what Yuri wants. As much of a lousy excuse this may be, Nise’s briefly explained past seems to be the point to why she’s following Yuri- everyone hated her, and Yuri is the first person to reach out to her. Yes, it is a stereotype and overused trope, but she is still endearing in her own right.
Older brothers are common in the anime and manga media, and it should be no surprise to hear that Yuri has an older brother. Rika is the older brother of Yuri, and being a sibling to her, it is obvious we will see his face in the manga and that he’ll be at least important in some way. He is similar to Yuri in that he is strong-willed and determined, but he contrasts in that he isn’t as kind nor as self-sacrificing as Yuri is. What is also noteworthy to say is that he has a close connection to Mr. Sniper, and it is shown throughout the manga that the their connection is an important part to the plot as well.
Kuon and Mr. Sniper are also very important characters. Kuon is whom the people in the world consider “close to god”, and akin to how Nise’s and Rika’s character could be defined as a trope, Kuon’s personality is defined in that she is too kind and have no recollection of her memories. She only does what she does because of Mr. Sniper as well, but that can be excused somewhat in that she has no recollection of what to do. Though the same could be said for Mr. Sniper, he finds motivation in learning about his connection to Rika. He has no knowledge of himself, having once been controlled by the mask, but he contrasts from Kuon. He is strong and independent, capable of defending himself in comparison to Kuon.
Though most of these characters could be explained through tropes and stereotypes alone, they are endearing and unique in their own right. However, at times it is obvious the author wants to bring fanservice into the manga (and don’t get me wrong, I love the fanservice at times), and the things these characters do, both good and bad, are unnecessary.
Art - 7
I find the art keen to the eyes. It is easy to dissect and look at. Not only are the characters good-looking and handsome/beautiful, but the author is able to draw characters who look downright terrifying and ugly. Characters who are intentionally ugly look downright ugly, and it makes us cringe when we see such characters threatening the goodwill of our protagonists. It is also good to note that the masked men look beautifully terrifying when drawn that way, blood spilled on their clothes. Though it is hard to capture their emotions plainly behind their masks, the art is still appealing and nice, though it could be better.
Enjoyment - 8
Honestly, in my opinion, the manga is enjoyable and I find myself anxious to click to the next page. I found myself glued to reading every chapter as the days pass, and although at times I could be turned off from the exposition and lack of action, the manga is easily able to capture my attention in the blink of an eye.
I would round the score off to 7/10. I do recommend this, it is highly enjoyable and fun to read!
Cheeky brat who's lost in a parallel world and has a guilt to escape from every con-artist and dares hunts they're prey in sick twisted way.
The flow in this plot are just utter crap. Edgy sociopaths antagonize most of his victim to committed suicide and die in worst possible death. It does have those kind appeal but the scenarios are either off, Prioritizing what goal does the villain contradict. Plenty intentions wrap some different turn based to it's standard. Skyscapers, high invasions, massive killing non stop attempt. Surely having these weird setting felt a little cliche roundabout with ecchi tone. The predecessor who's behind of
Ajin can't even compare this trash filled with turmoil hypocrite vile horror.
so this manga is kinda garbage, and a lot of aspects are at fault for this. To kick off my first review ever I'm setting some ground rules, first this review will try and be as short as possible. Second, if you read this review and still enjoy Tenkuuu Shipan, good for you i hope you enjoy this cup of tea. and lastly, i dropped this manga for reasons that i will get into.
so this story kicks off with Yuri (Female lead) watching a guy get his head split by an ax swinging redneck with a smiling mask on. Sounds cool right? It was, but
things change for the worse very quick. EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL, every fight, action, decision, and motivation is spelled out for us, murdering the horror aspect harder than the side characters. This left me skipping dialog boxes in a pathetic attempt to keep me from boredom which didn't work.
everyone is well designed for their roles in the story, the sniper who is cooler than an ice cube is dressed like a lady slayer, and the school kids have their generic school uniforms but even the art isn't safe from this manga's mediocrity. I have a felling that when the author realized that when the horror aspect was ruined he just decided to pander to us with underage ecchi underwear shots, I took this as an insult to my intelligence and made me wonder what demographic they where trying to hit with this.
this was the finial straw for me, there was no highlight here. Yuri the mc has this next level of a brother complex where she doesn't even want to have sex with him but actually worships him like a god.The brother himself is an edge lord, and you could throw me a bunch of character traits at me and i wouldn't be able to guess which person you were talking about.
if you didn't guess it by now, I didn't like this manga. I came in hoping that i could pull off horror but got lost somewhere between the constantly shown camel toes of highschool girls and what was interesting kills from an overwhelming evil force, but turned out to be a fix for someones gore fetish. I can't recommend this to anyone, however if you do find out that it does pull magic from its nether regions and turns it around by all means have fun, but I'm done here and i don't think I'll return.
This story is quite entertaining from beginning to end. The story develops suspense in nearly every chapter and always leaves you second-guessing what will happen next. Unfortunately, the story's ending was rushed and leaves a rather undesirable, inconclusive end.
The art itself is really well done. There is a lot of gore, a lot of ecchi scenes (which unfortunately were censored from the official online English localization, but are available in print form in some localizations), and the action is spectacular.
The characters are all quite likable, even the antagonists. Unfortunately, many characters are stereotypical personalities, while others are rather unpredictable in a disorienting sense. Often times
the logic of the game world is contradictory, a symptom of the author's attempts to increase the power scale for dramatic effect.
All in all, it is a fun read, with memorable characters and but it is not very consistent and has major flaws that may be offputting for some readers.
Please note that this review is based on the first 5 chapters, and in turn I have no knowledge of further plot threads or if the quality of the story improves, however I doubt that it does.
So, lets start with the strong point of the series, the art. From the character designs to the excellent use of shadows and hard angles to give a sense of scale to the world, the art is a feast for the eyes. every detail is really well drawn, from each curve of the ladies, to the way the first villain's fat rolls around his sides, it is all
done with great attention to detail and it makes this absolutely an amazing piece of art.
Now to the rest of it. The story is as half assed as it gets, girl transported to alternate wold without explanation and sudden murderous hijinks ensue. Granted, the story has potential, a unique setting with a truly interesting set of circumstances, but this is all dropped in favor of instant action and a main protagonist as generic as they come. from constant spouting of how determined she is, how much she loves her brother followed by screaming about it all being hopeless and repeating the determination speech over again. This series has horrid pacing, plot development, and easily one of the most uninteresting female protagonists Ive ever read.
So when it comes down to it, this is an "easy read" action horror story. So, if you are within the range of 13-16 you may enjoy the writing more than I have. However, the art is something that I have no doubt just about everyone will like, its visceral, well detailed, and belays the lack of writing quality to the point of being quite jarring.
This manga is creative to the point of showing a kind of common dread in humans that I personally had never seen portrayed in that way. The fear of the unknown, the despair of being suddenly thrown into a new reality that you are totally unaware of is a factor present in many stories, both manga and Western bestsellers, and so it can be said that there is an expectation when reading any of these stories. We hope that the initial shock will happen, and we also look forward to the adaptation of the protagonist, which we usually, if not predict, imagine, looking for similar
fictional situations in memory.
Tenkuu Shinpan not only meets our expectations but also adds to them a new factor, indispensable to the originality of the work. Our first contact with the reality of skyscrapers causes exactly the effect it should, and the surprise is held long enough that we can situate ourselves and properly visualize the scene of the manga. The new reality is presented to us gradually, not leaving too many loose ends and answering the questions that could be asked (until now).
The relationships between the characters are also well developed, although the answers to these questions took longer to be clarified (a particular relationship is kept in relative mystery for quite awhile, but as the manga is still in progress I think it best not to talk about it).
I won't say that the characters are generally charismatic, but we know enough of them to formulate opinions and "judge" them by character, and their developments are also remarkable and well used, not making us feel angry that there are great "wasted" characters.
Honestly, I think the only thing that bothers me enough to be noteworthy is hecchi. I know it's something common in manga, but it's uncomfortable for some people, so I felt the need to point it out.
Overall, it's worth the reading, you won't waste your time.
Easy to read and has a unique touch to it while still maintaining the classic balance. The system of characters fits well with the story, and the heroine eventhough not being the best one, is also the most suitable in the storyline. At least it's better to have lucky and courageous with no real strength like other manga with female protagonist.
The minus for the story is the forced ecchi scenes (sometimes it's good and sometimes it's unnecessary and too much of coincidence) and the appearance of the brother, kind of losing the impact that should have been expected since he was built through the
protagonist's impression too much.
Still, overall, I think this is a good enough action manga to enjoy. And it doesn't haunt the mind too much with the gore or heavy psychology, so it can satisfy quite a large number of readers.
It started off really well, created unique intriguing, surreal universe, but later wandered into the realm of fighting oriented narrative.
Every single character has to state his ambition/determination every other sentence.
Every ten or fifteen chapters one of the characters gains totally unannounced and ridiculous abillity and is now 'Oh, he is now the most powerful one in this universe', just to create fake plot twist.
The actual plot progresses really slowly with some of the chapters serving as fillers - there was a chapter in which there was only a single phone call in which one of the characters told the other, what happened in previous three
chapters or so... i sheit you not.
I read everything in one go. with my slowly vanishing memory, here's a quick summary. includes some spoiler
art is great
story is great until the part where aizawa is killed. there were a good amount of mind games and strategies thrown around before that part. afterwards it's just a matter of powerful people showing up and the characters also going stronger. the pattern repeats for a lot of times until the end
the beginning was excellent and gives good amount of suspense, but my feeling of thrill slowly disappears as the boredom and chore of reading the text appears at the same speed
i need more fanarts of
this manga btw. i ship kuon x sniper