*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*
For the purposes of this review it is crucial that I spoil the events of the first chapter to fully explain the manga that I have currently read (12 chapters are translated and have read as of the making of this review) along with some speculation about it’s possible implications. I believe this is necessary due to the fact that these events frame the groundwork in which the rest of the story is based on.
The art style of this series is basic and nothing exactly noteworthy that I have gathered while reading this. However this in itself isn’t necessary a bad thing,
for what this story does the art style does it’s job well to tell the story and the panels clearly transition to one scene to another. The characters designs however aren’t as well done as the panels or art style. The characters don’t really match, some have very plain designs while others look pretty cartoonish and don’t match the story. Overall I find the art to be presentable but nothing amazing.
Clearly the worst part of the story, however at the same time I can’t really blame the story for this as this is the clear result of what the show wants. *spoilers* due to the fact that the main character is sent to kill all these talented one by one it in some way requires that these characters lack any sort of development and just have a basic characterization and a simple explanation of their powers and nothing else. This is clearly demonstrated in the people she has killed thus far in the story, they all barely had any kind of development and only basic characterization before ultimately being killed. As I say that however there is possible potential for developed characters in this story with 3 people in particular Nana, the healer girl and the immortal guy (sorry can’t bother to remember their names). The immortal guy and nana in particular have a wonder dynamic that they can play off each other in future chapters to build their characters and goals. Of course that is pure speculation on my part but the possibility is still there, although I personally doubt this would happen and am not gonna raise the score based on my own speculation. Also Nanas origin is also lacking and I would like to see this elaborated in the future.
The story based on the synopsis presented itself as a potential battle shounen to fight these “enemies of humanity” with the Mc who has no particular talent except their intelligence. This is all a bait and switch as the beginning you are lead to believe that nanao is the Mc and he is gonna unite the talented and save the world only for nana to reveal that the enemies of humanity are the talented themselves and kill nanao. The story then shifts to nana to kill off the talented one by one on this isolated island to save humanity according to her. Personally I am not a fan of these bait and switches for several reasons but one is that these type of stories make it hard to recommend because the twist is the only noteworthy part of the story and it defeats the purpose of a recommendation if you spoil it (I realize the irony of spoiling this twist in a review but this has a point). This had to be done to explain the good point and the bad of this twist. The good thing is that the story used this twist for worldbuilding and gave further context to what this island is there for and the history of this world. All of that I view as the highlight of this manga and wish it builds on it some more although I personally doubt it. *speculation* The worldbuilding also kinda leads to more potential twist in the story such as the fact nana gets text with information of her targets including potential kill count, to me this number seems a bit arbitrary and the way they come up with that number is never explained so far. It’s possible to use this as a way to further build on the world and perhaps explain a bit more about the threat these “enemies of humanity” are, but this is speculation. One negative is The way how she kills her targets is not as creative as I would like and even within chapter 12 it seems as though she is already just using the same tactics without much difference although this can easily be changed later but the signs are already showing. Overall the story as it is now is terrible and not a fan of it, however if they focus on the worldbuilding a bit more and more creative kills this could still be salvageable.
Nothing really to say here. I enjoy stories that involve schlock killing (such as with basarac senki and girl who ate death) and Rube Goldberg methods of killing people, but I never find them particularly good so I admit I do have a bias there. Personally I would enjoy it more with more worldbuilding and character development but as it is now it’s simply schlock.
I would only recommend reading chapter one for people to read to see if they like where the story isn’t going because chapter one is a good indicator for the rest of the story. As it is now it isn’t good and I would go as far as to say it’s terrible but as I have mentioned several times now there are a couple of things in this manga that in the future could prove to be worth it, although I severely doubt it would actually go the route I want and remain shlock. However I would continue reading this and update this if anything in particular has changed