Fetish is a collection of eerie narratives each dealing with a different subject matter but you are left with the impression that there is an elusive connection between them due to the subtle but dense atmosphere created by these stories and linking them together.
The opening story sets the tone for the whole volume and what seems to be a fairly light read, despite being odd and at times mysterious, deceivingly creeps up on the reader. About half-way through the volume I started to really enjoy the narrative and really think about the theme and meaning behind each story. They are all different lengths and the
topics vary so you are not left with the felling of repetition. Instead, you get the creepy yet mellow feeling, almost as if these stories have already settled somewhere at the back of your mind and will stay with you for a while making you think and ponder about them.
The art is beautiful, if at times a bit simplistic but Ill leave it to the overall style of the artist. The characters are very well done although they do look a little similar, especially the females. Still, the images are put together very well with the story.
Fetish is the type of manga that doesn't try freak out or disturb the reader just for the sake of generating cheap thrills. Instead, it relies heavily on its atmosphere in order to captivate the reader. I feel this manga could benefit from more stories to allow for the haunting atmosphere to really settle in and feel more present. Despite that, it is still a great read, especially if you are in the right mood for it.
I've been meaning to find something like this, viewer discretion is advised, because some of the content are Psychologically disturbing.
Story: You get a different story from a different chapter, each one has a tragedian and an emotional feeling to it. In the end it will keep your mouth hanging open on what the hell did happen drastically and dramatically. But you would also be left hanging at the edge of desperately wanting to know more, as the manga lacked that i took a point out.
Art: Artwork is by far surpassed the style of manga itself, i honestly thought and checked about twice whether
it was a Manhuwa or not. The characters were drawn so beautifully it reminded me of beautiful Victorian Dolls, it was that breath taking. Although you might confuse the male characters as females at first, it totally shaped up the valuable artistic sense.
Character: Characters are very interesting,every character is subjected to some sort of a tragedy and it's on and about on how they deal with such events. Their Psychological value is high, meaning you see ranges between Psychopathy,Weird Fetishes,Unhealthy Relationships and such.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed cussing all the evil characters and pitying the victims. There are some instances which you might get scared, but it's under the horror category after all.
Overall: It's not something you read everyday, there's a neutral balance between horror and tragedy. Never try to get in the shoes of those characters it might drive you insane XD Interesting was the key element to describe this manga.
This manga is quite an uncanny experience. It consists of five short stories connected with similar atmosphere, intriguing story and lack of knowledge about characters and surroundings.
The stories are simple, yet they are told in a way to leave an unsettling feel - we don't know whether the character is dreaming or in reality. We get a glimpse what is going on, the way the characters feel and react, doubting their perceptions and thoughts.
The art is simply marvelous, the faces have amazing details and everything is top notch. The art style is very impressive and makes the manga look brilliant.
The characters are simple
like the stories, we don't know much about them. Each character has a flaw or an obsession,yet they leave quite an impression with their actions.
The enjoyment was unsettling and with goosebumps, the atmosphere was outstanding and it was more influenced by creative approach.
Overall, the atmosphere and story came straightforward, without any necessary details. You will set many questions and receive only few answers. I think that's one of elements which make true horror - lack of knowledge, disturbing events, troubled characters.