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.
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.