Happy to leave a review if it gets more people to check this series out!
I'm mildly obsessed with Ancient Egyptian culture, so I'm already biased in this series' favor. The fact that so many of its little details are fairly accurate to history/mythology just makes me really happy.
That aside, this is a worthwhile read for any manga fan. The story's not too far yet as of the time I write this, but I'm up to date with it and I look forward to seeing how it goes from here. I think the backstory is more interesting than the story at present, but if they
can fully explore everything raised there, it's gonna be one hell of an epic ride. (Chapters 6/7 explain most of this and they might be two of my favorite chapters in manga, period.) It doesn't take itself all that seriously, but it handles its serious moments well, gives them the gravity they deserve.
The art and designs really stand out: the characters all have very distinctive looks, which I always appreciate, and incorporate the Ancient Egyptian aesthetic well. Shout-out to the Amen High Priest uniforms, which are absolutely awesome and tell you about the characters just from how they wear them; Anubis (who needs to exist as a plushie); and the designs of the Gods, which are every bit as impressive as you'd expect and then some. Everything's incredibly detailed and can look as energetic, elegant, or absolutely nightmarish as fits the mood. I've already screenshot a bunch of the Nightmare Fuel moments because they're bloody awesome in their gruesomeness.
And the characters... Im is great, but right now the villains and gods are far and away the most interesting to me. Djoser, to be fair, is a pretty generic 'destroy the current world and remake it as I see fit' baddie, but there's nothing wrong with that if it's done well. He's got an excellent reason to feel that way, and how Im deals with him- and his own guilt over leading to this situation in the first place- could carry the series well on the merits of its premise. We haven't seen TOO much of the gods yet, but they keep a watch over everything and have already proved they're not against intervening in the mortal realm. And, I mean, THEY'RE THE FRICKING EGYPTIAN GODS; I can't wait to see how they're characterized. I will say that Hinome doesn't connect that well with the rest of the action thus far, but there's plenty of time to work her into things.
Like I said, there's not tons for me to go off right now, but this is a series I'm excited to see more from and I want it to be getting all the attention it can. If you care at all about Ancient Egypt, just want to see its mythology put to better use than in the 4Kids dub of YuGiOh, or like series that dish out magic, action, mild amounts of fanservice, and badass fights against nightmarish creatures, then I especially recommend giving this one a look.