Recently, the survival genre is becoming increasingly popular. Some try to be unique (Attack on Titan, Mirai Nikki, Cage of Eden), while some simply try to emulate what has been proven to work (Danganronpa, Highschool of the Dead, Btooom!). Perhaps because of how popular the genre is getting, taking the unique route becomes increasingly difficult as more and more new ideas are used.
Which eventually caused someone to combine Jurassic Park and The Happening. I'm being serious here. This manga is about giant insects and carnivorous plants trying to eliminate the human population. So why am I rating this a 7?
When I started reading this,
I went into it expecting an Attack on Titan ripoff, and in a way that's what I got. Humanity is brought to its knees by a change in the ecosystem. There is plenty of death and despair as well, like Attack on Titan. Fortunately, the two differ in tremendous ways.
For one, the characters are pretty interesting. A decent amount of them are multi dimensional, and the ones that aren't are probably going to be mulch soon anyways. From what I've read so far, two characters even manage to break stereotypes in a satisfying way.
The plot is the weakest point of this. I can't say much without spoiling things, but the whole plant apocalypse isn't the only thing happening. There's also some sci-fi and what appears to be supernatural elements in this as well. As all over the place as the plot is, it's still quite enjoyable, even if a bit silly at times.
The art is masterfully done. Due to the nature of the manga, the illustrator had to draw all sorts of plants and insects, and be able to believably illustrate what they would look like if they were gigantic. A lot of the panels with just humans or environment look extremely well done too, so all in all the illustrator did a great job here.
As this isn't finished, I don't want to hand out recommendations for it just yet. Once it is over or I know if the plot is going to go in a better direction I will edit my review, but right now all I can say is that I am enjoying it, and it doesn't rip off Attack on Titan nearly as much as one would think.