Okay, before we start:
Are there going to be spoilers?
- Yes, but it doesn't really matter.
Why am i making this review?
- Cause i want to and nobody makes one about it.
Why am i reading this?
- Because i love Splatoon.
And how is "i think" the Manga?
Let's find out!
Splatoon has a pretty nice Story Mode and a nice DLC so is the Manga an Adaptation or does it try something different?
Well it's kinda both...
The Story feels mostly random and they just bring in things of the Videogame randomly when the writers feel like it. My Problem with the Story is that it's uninspired
and so comedic.
I know it's for little Children but imagine if this would have been at least as serious as in the Videogame. Because i think it would have been awesome and would've gotten way more attention.
The Art is mostly actually really good. There's nothing really to say about it then that.
The Story is not the best... executed...
but the characters are even worse.
Goggles: He's just annoying and dumb.
Knitcap: She's mostly as dumb as Goggles... but i think she's not as annoying, but maybe that is because the Manga mostly forgets about her.
Headphones: I actually think she's the best Character of the Manga. She gets here and there angry how dumb everyone else is and goes all Tsundere. But her Tsundere side isn't actually annoying. It's actually fun for me seeing her getting angry at them which makes me see that she's the smartest Person of the Group. In the first Volume it's already shown that she has the best Rank from all four. And there's even a bonus chapter in Volume 6 where her Character Motivation is explored. The bonus Chapter is only 6 pages long and it's my favorite Chapter because a Character is actually a little tiny bit explored.
Brillo: Brillo is basically the smart guy... but all he does is point out how dumb Goggles is. Which makes him seen like he's unimportant. He's the one who gets from the Main Characters the least amount of character exploration ( Or what you can at least could call a tiny hint at Character Exploration ).
Bonus Chapters: So this is something rather unimportant but i wanted to point out that the bonus chapters feel like they could fit into the main story... like the one with Headphones is one who would've not only fit better but would've made more sense if the scene would be shown while the main story rather than when the scene it was supposed to play in ( after the Tournament in Inkopolis Plaza ).
Enjoyment: My enjoyment was actually pretty high. But if the Story would take serious turn and the characters wouldn't be just plain stereotypes without emotions but actual "CHARACTERS" this could've been way better. The writers could have made something serious and still could've brought a message into it. But then again it's Splatoon and for kids... so who cares about that except me of course.
Overall: It's mediocre. You can read and enjoy it. But only because you enjoy something doesn't always mean it's good. For what it wants to be it's good... but then again i'm thinking about what could've been as great as the videogame.