When I first began reading Ana Satsujin I thought it was going to be one of my favourites. The premise was very interesting to me and the first half of the story or so was very good. It has a mix of gore and comedy that keeps the whole thing very playful. The despair the main character feels about his life is exactly what I was looking for.
About half way through, however, I felt as if the writer just kind of lost interest or did not know where to go. The cool side characters we were introduced to in the beginning of the
story received little to no development and were relegated to plot devices, showing up when convenient to push the story forward. There are so many of these useless characters that I would often completely forget about them between chapters. Perhaps the biggest problem was a failure to develop the main characters. I never felt like I understood the killing motives of Rio, nor the continual desire to die felt by Kurosu. We should have received more information about their personal thought processes than we did, and though what we were given would be fine for a comedy, Ana Satsujin is lighthearted, but a comedy it is not.
The art has its moments, but is nothing special. Anyone looking for good guro might find what they are looking for in the first few chapters, but not beyond that.
Was pretty formula, loser guy and hot girl. Except for fact that she, ya know, murders people.
At the beginning of this series I found it relatively average and enjoyable. (I got this weird soft spot for Yanderes, and well all types of deres, but Yanderes specifically.) It wasn't anything special but it sure wasn't bad, until we went the memory loss route.
This manga should have ended along time before that point, probably with some Romeo & Juliet style suicide. Instead of this your princess is in another castle BS. It was bad enough using the memory loss cliche,
but flippantly adding in characters which supposedly have some long lost super important connection to one of the main characters is never a good idea.
Adding in such a massive cult so late and far into the story is something reserved for long and ongoing Shounens, something that Ana Sastsujin SHOULD NOT have tried to pull off.
Also, the ending was horribly predictable, with the whole lunatic kid poppin up.
Anyways, overall scoring.
Story:(beginning) 6 (ending) 2 (overall) 3
Started decent, pretty interesting what with the deranged Yandere female lead. Dropped significantly at the end.
Just didn't like it. In reality it's probably a 6, but I found to be nothing special and kinda annoying to look at after 100 chapters.
Very formula characters. Loser male MC, hot murderous female MC, crazy hermaphrodite etc etc. Jokes aside, characters were bland, which is kinda weird considering most of them either killed people or were involved in major immoral or illegal acts.
Overall: (Up until chapter 80ish) 6.5 (end) 3
Simply started decently and ended poorly. I'd have given Ana Satsujin a solid 6.5/10 until chapter 80 whatever when the memory loss junk happened. After that it plummeted to a 3.
Could have been decent if it cut it self off at chapter 80, but instead went on too long.
A mysterious sexy broad with a loser who no one cares about, typical combination.
You get a good mix of comedy mixed with gore and sex for the first half. After about chapter 75 the manga goes so far down hill I almost dropped it. The ending was the worst I had ever seen and would recommend the first half up to the point she (spoiler) says she won't kill anyone anymore.
The manga was dope till the second half, then turned shittier than a dung beetle at Thanksgiving.
This manga is a really twisted manga without much development.
Basically, it's just a giant mess and it felt as if the author really wanted to make the manga very gory.
I was expecting a manga like Monster, where it was psychological and slightly horrifying; that was a good manga. Ana satsujin is a very simple manga that dwells on death. In a sense, it's "death porn", an extreme emphasis on death to the point where it feels like it's erogenous. There's even a character that gets excited from corpses, which just makes it a tad bit more apparent.
The manga isn't really horrible, but it's not
great either. It's just a mediocre manga with lots of gore.