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Friday, 18 December 2009

Manga Review: Alive!


Title: Alive!
Author: Takahashi Tsutomu
Release: Weekly
Status: Finished
Genre: Seinen, Horror, Psychological
Art: A
Originality: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Humor: B
Action: B

Impression: This is the story of a man who was on death row but got the chance to stay alive by accepting a deal to join an experiment. What he finds there is an experience that forces him to deal with the ugliness people are capable of. The artwork really works wonders with the story as the author manages to convey the intense emotions felt by the characters along with the dark and grimy setting of the experiment perfectly. I didn’t really like how the mystical elements were worked into the story but I guess they served their purpose in bringing out more of the characters’ personalities. If you like dark and gritty stories then you’ll probably like this a lot.

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