As the weight of his innumerable failures in life take their toll, Etsurou Kurosu comes to a sole solution—take his own life. Tying a belt around a wall hanger and setting it around his neck, he lets the noose do its work. However, he panics and his flailing creates a hole in his wall. Through this hole he sees his beautiful neighbor Rio Miyaichi, and peeping at her daily life soon becomes his obsession.
However, during one of his spying sessions, Kurosu witnesses Rio's shocking hobby—murder. Though she realizes that he has seen too much, Rio does not kill him. Instead, she offers him a simple proposal: accept her for who she is. Agreeing to this, Kurosu begins dating her. While Rio continues her systematic murders, she starts to involve him in her ambitious plans as well. Now dragged into the seedy underworld of killers, Kurosu not only struggles to stay alive, but to also understand his murderous new girlfriend.
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.
Story Score: 3. I was tricked. This manga tricks you with an somewhat interesting twist of the main girl being a serial killer and the protagonist falling in love with her and they make a deal for her to kill him. With small little twists and turns to make you curious but at that point you might as well just look up the ending. The story is so badly paced with dumb moments constantly and lame enough writing to entertain you when you were going through your emo existentialism phase back in middle school. With lame lines that are supposed to
sound profound or cool just came off as lame or silly. On top of the lame plot points the mangaka also seemed to get tired pretty fast because they just rush the story to the ending and right when you think things might get different and there's a change of pace it falls back right into the same dumb moments that make almost no sense. I ended up rushing the last 30 chapters just so I can finally finish it
**SPOILERS** The ending is also the worst thing I think I've ever read too its so dumb and makes almost no sense whatsoever and what makes it worse is it is dumped on you last minute as a "twist" but at that point no one cares. If it wasn't for the dumb ending this would've gotten a somewhat higher score of maybe 5
Art Score 6: The art isn't bad but there definitely something off about the style and there is some odd moments where the bodies are all contorted. The manga also has a very generic look to it and some characters are okay designed but you're not missing out much here
Character Score 6: Okay so this manga does have very unique characters and refreshing twists. BUT the part that they fall short is there is little to no development to them and it seems like some characters are made just to show up and be boring plot points to nothing.
Enjoyment Score 3: Its not even worth the ride. Read this if youre truly out of better things in your life to do. Read the first few chapters and find a synopsis to spoil the rest if you cant find one just dm me I'll help you out.
Overall Score 4: I'm being very nice with this score everything up till the end is okay but overall not worth the time.
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.
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.