If you like the “Hunger Games” you’ll like this. Why? Because this is the series that inspired the “Hunger Games” [it was translated into English 5 years before “Hunger Games” was published]
An entire junior high school class is kidnapped and taken to a deserted island in which they must kill to survive. Japan isn’t under dictatorship nor is the entire country poor living without technology and etc.; Japan is up and about living and eating as they do now. The only difference is they took disobedient orphaned kids to an island to kill each other.
I thought this manga was a good one. Even without reading the second book you know it is going to develop very well. Each student has a story which the author took time to go over. Although you only get to see the story of 3 of the students you know as the series goes on you get why they were chosen because it really wasn’t at random.
Although I loved the plot of the story and I think it is going to be great further in the series. However, I didn’t like the pure evil of it; the sport of it. I wonder if the author will explain why this is happening because there is no mention of it at all. I feel like there should have been a reason or bit of a backstory to why this was happening. But hey its just the first book.
The artwork was great; classic black and white amazing attention to detail very structured art. It is very graphic; blood, guts, sex . . . very graphic so beware.
Overall this manga gets 8 out of 10.
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