After an airplane crash during a school trip, Oribe Mutsumi and her classmates were stranded on a seemingly deserted island. Mutsumi found the other survivors, and used her wilderness knowledge to help them. She expects that they will be rescued in about three days, which doesn't seem so long to endure. However, she didn't account for the fact that the island is populated with gigantic killer insects. Her knowledge of butterflies, wasps, and more may be the only thing that will help any of her classmates survive to be rescued!
If you're looking for a horror manga with nice art and gore, you might enjoy this manga. If you're looking for a horror manga with decently written characters along with nice art and gore, pass this one over. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS AND MENTIONS OF RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT, so don't read the rest if you want to avoid those.
The premise isn't anything unique (and its certainly not fleshed out beyond 'avoid the killer giant insects') but it's enjoyable for what it is, and its evident at least some research went into the various species included which is nice. The art is nicely done and there's an
impressive level of detail put into the insects.
Unfortunately, the actual writing isn't as good as the art. Characters are shoehorned into specific roles (the strict class president, the arrogant punk, the promiscuous alpha bitch, the wimpy idol and so on) and are never given any development beyond that and never actually learn from anything they go through. The stunning lack of character development makes it hard to care about them at all or be invested in their survival at all. The writer invokes 'anyone can die at any time' frequently, which makes it even harder to care about the cast - Why bother getting invested in flatly written characters when half of them will probably end up dead? - and even worse, it's usually the only vaguely likeable ones that die. The chick who was going to rape one of the other female characters when she was tied up and who is one of the closest things to a hate sink in the manga? Still alive. The idiot who insisted he was the leader only to be a selfish, useless waste? Still alive. The group that barricaded two others outside to die? As of writing, still alive.
This brings me to other major qualm with the writing: The use of rape and sexual assault for drama. In a manga about man eating insects, you'd think the drama would revolve around survival and the insects. Instead, in the span of 22 chapters there have been three onscreen cases of rape and attempted rape and one case of dubious consent along with the instances early on where larvae eating people read uncomfortably sexually, complete with focus on bare breasts.
All in all, I can't recommend Kyochuu Rettou to anyone. The art and research aren't worth bad writing and unappealing characters.
Im a big fan o survival anime horror and I gotta say I was not disappointed with this manga. One I would recomnd in a BIG way for anyon loking to read something strange and out of th ordinary straight out of there favourite b movie style manga.
What I liked most about this manga was the way that this keot you on the edge of your seat surprise wise. One minute you think the charecters are safe the next... well youll just have to wait and see for yourself. As a lover of b movie's Ive got to
say I am a true addict of this manga
Oribe Mutsumi and her classmates were stranded on a seemingly deserted island. Mutsumi found the other survivors, and used her wilderness knowledge to help them.
She expects that they will be rescued in about three days, which doesn't seem so long to endure. However, she didn't account for the fact that the island is populated with gigantic killer insects. Her knowledge of butterflies, wasps, and more may be the only thing that will help any of her classmates survive to be rescued!
The manga sets you into a jungle of large insects and a team of people whose heads are messed up.
The characters are horrible
and doesn't seem to learn anything from their previous experiences.
The main protagonist is clever but is horribly useless in group settings, sub-characters are flat and really is 2 dimensioned (They have one setting, that's it, no growth at all.) Her knowledge? It's being undermined so much that, if it's me, i would have just turned around and let people who would listen come along.
I get really frustrated when reading this manga and dropping it.
The heroine can memorize pretty much everything and the whole cast of characters are stereotypical and superficial. But for real though, the heroine of the story is just such a garbage mc who knows everything and barrages us with explanations noone gives a shit about. While I do not particularly despise explanations, this one is on the bad side of explanations.
The premise of the story isn't original but not too bad, but the way how everything has been set in motion feels just so forced because the characters jump from one tense moment to another.
The action is fine enough
for a shounen manga I guess but some readers might find the unnecessary amount of ecchi to be a huge disconnect to the manga. I don't particularly mind them but I nontheless still think that it doesn't really help raise the quality of the manga.
The art is decent enough.
Oh boy, a manga where even the scanlators can't take it serious is saying a lot already and tbh that's all I wanted to write for this review.