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!
Oh boy, here we go again.
This time, instead of Zombies, we got bugs.
Yep, bugs kills people. And a very huge one.
Of course we got a load of girls and some guys. And a lot of... uh... fanservice, like borderline hentai.
The story is kinda ok, its about MC who stranded into an island, also a survivor from plane crash, finding survivors, get out of island... right?
From the point of whole manga series, the biggest, biggest weakness is Character.
As I mention, I don`t even like character a lot. We got a MC which knows a lot of bugs behavior, yadayadayada, I know everything type character, she is
pretty... quite capable, but humiliated by some shitty people. And of course she just obeying them.
Talk about side-character, we got a "pretty helpful" comrades and "fuckin kill this shitbag" character. And one lucky dude who still survived. And yes I`m wondering why I changed my tone because I don`t like it.
Art was pretty great, to be obvious, despite of fan-service, it has way detailed on bugs and "r18g" stuff. But I think even art won`t save from bad writing story and character.
I give it 3/10. Of course this book still haven`t finished yet because the sequel named "Dai Kyochuu Rettou" which is a new chapter. I wonder why it didn`t stick to same title anyway.
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.