Soil is a manga written by Atsushi Kaneko. This is what you would call a weird story, and it's true. This manga is different from any other you have read.
Soil is a crime and mystery work, not a classic one... It has some elements that make it a unique piece of art.
STORY - 7
This manga has a good story, a clearly defined plot with some main parts and a little background.
The main objective in the story is to find out what happened to a missing family and a police officer and where they are. The problem begins when the autor introduce weird
elements such as those called "foreign beings" or "foreign organisms". That wasn't well carried on, since all became to be explained by these and other paranormal phenomena instead of the classic detective method I expected.
I must also take into account that some things end inconclusive and in a confusing way, however, the main plot was well made.
ART - 9
This manga is completely filled with a fantastic artwork. Atsushi Kaneko's style is unique and really beautiful.
The drawing was the main reason I chose to read this work. It was like this: I saw some scenes and then I have a small urge to read this story.
The design of all the characters, not only the main, but also the secondary and stuffing is beautiful, all have their nature.
The scenery and the weird elements have also a wonderful draw art.
CHARACTER - 6
This story has some interesting characters and a few of them are well built. Each character has its own nature and personality that make them react in each own way to the strange stuff that invades their daily and common life.
The development in the characters didn't deepen at all. I expected some of them to end in a different way, but, at the end, there weren't any changes in ther mind or behaviour of the favourite characters.
ENJOYMENT - 7
I really liked this story. It wasn't excessive long nor too short. It had its drama, some mystery and some hilarious moments.
I enjoyed the main story being touched by some delusional elements, and in some way, it was also okay that some of the mysteries ended unsolved.
However, the end of the story didn't please me entirely.
OVERALL - 7
In conclusion, this manga has an awesome artwork and story appropriately long. It's not a marvelous work but it has many good points.