Warning - This manga is very graphic. It is not for the faint of heart
This manga contains the following: Torture, Rape, Blood and Gore, Violence, Full Nudity, Adult Themes, and Adult Language. Recommended Audience: Anybody able to handle the things listed, so probably 18+ or in late teens.
This manga takes most of it's stories from actual crimes that happened, which makes it all the more disturbing. Each story is rather short, this manga being only 10 chapters, but it gets to the point rather quick, and its blunt about what it is trying to tell you. The stories take up to 3 chapters
each, and when they are done, they leave you with a general feeling of disgust and feeling sorry for the characters,wishing that you could have helped some way. The author jumps right into each story and provides little backlog on what has happened, but these stories really don't need one.
The art in this manga is amazing. Everything is detailed, from the character's skin to the blood and gore falling out of them. I can't express how well the blood and gore was drawn. Extremely realistic, and sometimes vomit-educing (which is a good thing). Each character is unique and seems to have a personality of their own, and are drawn as such.
All the characters are designed very well and each have their own circumstances to which they are being punished for, fair or not. The pregnant lady persona is used twice in this series, and to quite avail, wrenching disgust in you like none other. Each character is well designed and I generally liked the way they looked.
Enjoyment/Overall 10/10, 10/10
I really enjoyed this series and I plan to probably read it again. I highly recommend this to anybody who is looking to be disgusted and otherwise if you are not , or you do not have a strong stomach, do not read this manga, you will probably vomit.
In my opinion, Shin Gendai Ryoukiden is way overhyped as something truly disgusting and appaling. The most outrageous thing about it is that it's based on true crimes - it helps boast its notoriety, but that's about it. In the end, your mind will always outdo anything presented to you on a piece of paper or on the screen - so, after deliberately avoiding it for some time, I finally decided to read it - and what do you know, it's pretty tame and underwhelming. Waita is a hack, I can't see why people would praise his art, characters look way too cartoony and sometimes
you can't make out what's going on under the overflowing gore. Now, in something like Death Panda he can get away with it due to dark humor, but this is supposed to be something truly dark and morbid, so it just fails to make an impression.
Now, I don't want to sound edgy, wanting something even more horrible. I was truly appauled by the story of Junko Furuta, and find it disgusting that some people were able to profit off of such a tragedy. I just judge the manga by its own standarts - it was supposed to fill me with rage and anguish, but instead just left me bored and a bit less outraged. I suppose Waita just couldn't draw some of the heavier stuff that happened to her properly. Or maybe he deliberately decided not to? Even a man profiting of a murder of teenage girl may have his limits.
The best thing about the manga is a cover. I'll give Waita that - it's beautiful and intriguing. Rose and a happy photo spark your imagination (just to leave you dissapointed in the end). So it gets a point from me just for that. Another kinda positive thing is that it actually was made. I mean, it sounds weird, but after trashing this manga, I'm still glad it exists. Without it I would have most likely never hear about Junko and her terrible tragedy. I saw people on the Internet weeping that they would prefer to "unlearn" of these events. No, read about it, realise, how much of a fucked up place our world is. Honor Junko's memory at least with a thought. So, another point for making me lose another bit of faith in humanity.
Overall - 2/10. Rest in peace, every victim this manga is based upon.
Hands down one of the most appalling and disgusting things I've ever seen I almost can't come to terms with what I just read. I literally couldn't read anymore and almost threw up. Not only is this true (mostly) but I find it horrific that this would even be drawn and sold to the public.
It's disrespectful to the victims who suffered through those atrocities and their families. I've lost all faith in humanity and I'm convinced God is dead or at least doesn't give a rats ass about any of us after reading this.
I hope everyone who had a hand in making this gets
what they deserve.