In the year 2040, Japan has advanced technologically to the point of no longer needing people to work. However the cure for some diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, has not been discovered—people who have this disease have to stay cryogenized for 5 years to receive the cure.
What was not expected when they woke up, was that they are the only hope for humanity to survive.
Shuumatsu No Harem, or in English translation World’s End Harem is that type of story that’ll only attract the audience of male teens and young adults, as the manga presents itself as a male fantasy with a few men left alive on Earth to help reproduce with the vastly outnumbering females. This manga was inspired by other anime and manga titles with the same “one male, infinite girls” concept like Nagasarete Airantou and Infinite Stratos. Like the said two anime/manga titles, this manga shares a mutual element with them and that’s a dense MC.
The base of the story is that a few males
who have been affected by a disease without a cure, so society decides to put them into cryostasis for five years until they can come up with a remedy to cure it. Five years later, the main character Mizuhara wakes up from his five year sleep only to find out that not only has he been cured, but a virus known as the MK (male killer) was spread. As the name implies, it killed nearly all of the males, save those in cryostasis. Then he’s assigned an agent, Suou Mira to help him in his daily life as a servant of sorts, and create an atmosphere he’s comfortable in, assigning him chosen females to mate with and begin recuperating humanity. However as I said, this manga has a dense MC and he constantly shoots down every proposal, refusing to help repopulate just because he wants to be with his girlfriend from five years ago before he went into cryostasis. It’s respectable to stay loyal to a fiancée, but come on, the world is on the brink of extinction and the world needs the MC’s desperate help to restore humanity and he decides it’s not important to him. This is the reason why readers of this manga hate him so much. Heck, another male that pops out later on is 100x more likable than the MC.
I don’t have much to say about the characters. All I can say is that they are so bland and boring. You can’t find a single piece of connection or feeling between you and them. There’s an exception for the male I mentioned a few seconds ago who has an interesting and sympathetic backstory of being bullied in high school, but is now enjoying his peaceful life five years later without a single bully in sight and everyone is caring for him.
There isn’t much enjoyment so to say in this manga. It doesn’t have any moments or cliffhangers that make you want to read the next chapter right away in suspense and find out what happens. All you feel what you finish a chapter is “Okay that chapter is done.” You don’t feel any excitement in any way. The only enjoyment at the moment is the fan-service with nudity and R18+ scenes for the male audience.
This manga has the potential to become better with more character developments, exciting moments and make the main character a more likable person for the audience. I don’t recommend this manga if you’re after a good story.
This already has two reviews that say enough about this manga, but I feel like I should make a review for it anyways, even though I don't normally make reviews. Warning: There's spoilers. But I can't tell what's early into this story or late, so be warned. I'll also put a tl;dr in the end.
This manga is a pain in the ass to read. Even though I enjoyed it, I can't give it a good rating, simply because it's just bad.
Hear me out. If you enjoy tiddies and butts, with no more than implied sex (I can't remember if
any sex scenes were drawn, stopped reading a while ago) then by all means, read this; in fact, I encourage you to read this, if that's your reasoning.
But if you're expecting any type of story, for the meanwhile, stay away. Far away.
While the actual story is good and the plot is above average, the mangaka never bothered going into detail and instead has been milking the fact that everyone wants to see naked women.
I seriously liked the plot behind this. I actually told a whole bunch of my friends that I've found the fated "Hentai with Plot" I've long searched for; but it only ended in disappointment when, not even after 10 chapters, the story is put on an absolute halt. Instead of getting the actual pulp and flesh of the story, we keep getting sidetracked with fan content that just showcases one of the other 5 survivors.
They're all assholes, too. Except what seems to be two of them. One is basically a rapist, who has fucked every single girl and a half that he's laid his eye on since finding out he's among the last 5. Another is someone who instantly accepts his position, and also uses it to fuck literally anyone he wants, even to the point where he points out girls he wants to fuck on the street, and has them basically get abducted. Another is a nerd who never had life fair, but gets excited with his situation and fucks someone he's loved for a long time (to be fair, she wanted it as much as he did, but he could've been less of a prick about everything.) Don't remember/don't know about the last guy.
Then there's MC. MC is saving his penis for a girl named Elisa. Elisa was someone who found out about the virus that killed every man, and finds out it's man made. MC gets suspicious of everyone around him, and now we're waiting for the rest of the story.
Now, the story is great, but there are way too many variables to have to maintain an eye on this early into the story. For starters, we have the "instantly accepts his position" guy interacting with MC's sister, who he sees on the street and asks the lady to get her to fuck him (aggravating cliffhanger which will probably only turn for worse seeing as 50% of the entire story so far is fanservice and NTR has a disgustingly (and extremely disappointingly) high demographic).
But when I said "waiting for the rest of the story", I didn't mean waiting for more pages. I really mean the story is at another halt, yet again. Constant fanservice chapters and randomly snapping into the lives of the other 5 men alive is getting beyond annoying. At first, I thought "It's pretty cool that the mangaka thought of not making the entire series revolve around the only one alive". Any one of them could be the MC's, but they're all pretty much ruined because they're all absolute dickheads ('cept for the nerd kid and MC, obviously.) Once that happens, I don't want to see them anymore, and I can guarantee that nobody else who actually looks forward to the story wants to either. They're nuisances. You could say "Well, that's the intention, isn't it?" Yes, the guy wanting to fuck MC's little sister is an intended aggravation, but that's it.
So, TLDR time. Basically, the entire story so far (that's translated, at least) is: MC wakes up, immune to man-killer virus, we find out it's manmade, only 5 alive, latest chapter includes MC unlocking a thesis by his lover Elisa, his sister is about to be NTR'd by one of the other 5 guys, only 2 of the 5 seem to be fine people, one of those being really good (MC), and the other two are absolute dickheads who should be put down at the world's earliest convenience, as well as the people who run the onahole hellhole (I had to make that joke, I'm so sorry but it's genuinely true).
Basically to the basically, the story is good, but after an entire year, when you sum up the entire plot, it's literally just "immune man wakes up to find the world is full of girls who want to fuck him but he refuses because he wants to find this one girl who not only does he love but has potentially uncovered the secrets of this virus that wiped out all of 'man'kind."
Extremely shortened review and recommendation: Stay for the art, leave for literally everything else, ever.
The story starts off pretty good, the art is nice and you are getting some actual plot thrown at you. Until they start throwing the other surviving men's lives into play, just why in this world would you change up the whole story like that. The first dude was on a good line of story and then they throw him in the dumpster for some random kid who is called grandpa, that is where I dropped this garbage. If they would've stayed with the first dude through the whole story I believe that this manga could've been actually alright. But in the end it turned
out to be a fat load of garbage.