It's the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is currently entirely controlled by "numbers." Every human born is branded with a "Count." This Count can be anything; the amount of kilometers walked, or the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. If your Count drops to 0, you will be sent into the Abyss. After Hina's mother's Count dropped to 0, her last request was for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.
Plunderer, series acceding Sora no Otoshimono series with Fantasy world , taken over with Sci-fi genre, with the gentle stroke of tone for the art is the manga that tell us about another heartwarming story, parallel with Sora No Otoshimono.
As the story started with taking place in world that being ruled by number/count that character had in their body, and how it could affect their life, with the primary story focusing on the legend of Red Baron. As the story progress, there is a hint of seriousness, despite the overwhelmingly indecent act of the world, as similarly with Sora no Otoshimono, with the development of
story,though not deep, but enjoyable to made us reader intrigue to read more of the story.
With this, the graphic and tone of art is quite gentle, as how the character looked nice to look, made the story charming in a way. Though not deep enough for character, they're still let us wanting more for it, as the character development happen in every chapter, or more likely revealing, with the hint of background story.
Then, for it, i'm feeling satisfied , although there is still a little chapters for it and overall it's quite good feeling after reading this.
I would first say that the main character is quite the pervert and isn't afraid to show it - but the manga doesn't particularly try to show boobs etc as often as possible unlike something like fairy tail. Still have a fair amount of it though.
Ok, now to the characters. Not particularly good but not really bad either. The main guy is interesting in his own right, but the main girl is quite boring in comparison. Well I hesitate to call her the main because she really isn't, we just see her first. But no matter. Anyway, she takes on the role of damsel in
distress at the start, though her role becomes more of a side character later on alongside the other sides. That's fine actually, as I much prefer that she isn't forced into the MC role just because we saw her first. The side characters have their own quirks and have some likeable traits - they're good people and might grow on you as you read more. However, I didn't feel much emotional investment in the characters, but I'm interested to see what happens to them in the story and I also enjoy seeing them interact and go about their stuff.
About the story, I think the overall story is pretty interesting, as well as the way things are revealed. Honestly, there were many moments that got me thinking: ehh, you're really gonna do that? or omg so cliche. when something happens the way I expect it to/good characters act good as expected. You can totally feel the author not so subtly pouring on the badass character points, and I can't help but sigh and just enjoy it despite it's typicalness. I do quite like it though, despite all that.
Anyway, what really interests me enough is the overall story - which isn't really as straightforward as the simple events might play out. It surprises me sometimes, and I read all this way just to know what exactly was going on with the world/characters despite my lack of investment in the characters at the start. There's a lot of potential here, and things can actually get pretty dark and terrible. It's apparent from the first chapter that mysterious things are going on, but it didn't lure me in fully at the start. But it got more interesting as it progressed, and I got more invested and curious as I read on. When I came to the end of the latest chapter, I actually went "omg really?" because I was upset I couldn't continue. All in all I'll say it doesn't always succeed at making the little stories work - but when it start to tackle the big things everything start moving very amazingly and fast.
Overall, I'd say this manga has an interesting story behind it, though the typicalness of the plot at points might delude you into thinking it's just another boring story. I wouldn't say the execution is always good, and characters are interesting enough to fit their purpose of carrying the plot but I don't feel that hugely invested in them (I enjoy them and what they do but I don't love them). But the story might be pretty rewarding if you can skip over some rough patches, and I truly do want to know more about what is going to happen next. I think that's the most important factor. I'd also say the first few chapters are more like a prologue/background and things really start getting better after that.