Title: Alive: The Final Evolution Author: Kawashima Tadashi, Adachitoka Release: Monthly Status: Ongoing Genre: Shonen, Fantasy, Adventure Art: A Originality: S Story: A Characters: A Humor: B Action: A
Impression: A mysterious event shakes the world where thousands of people suddenly commit suicide all of a sudden after a comet lands on earth and at the center of these events are people who suddenly have gained powers after resisting the so-called “suicide virus” that took the lives of many others. A trio of friends are dragged into a plot to take control of the catalyst of these events and the destruction of the world depends on the choices they make. That suicide virus idea really caught my eye but it was characters and the story that made me stay for the rest. Each character is unique and all of them have their own issues that their powers stem from. It’s interesting to see how each of their abilities expresses the regrets and the scars in the characters’ personalities. It’s a shonen manga with some surprising depth to it and some interesting ideas so it’s worth checking out.