Halloween is here and that means hunting for horror! I had two manga found already, this one and another one which I want to check out soon. The description of the manga seemed very interesting and I had to try it out. What are the Dark Ones? Why can’t people leave after 6pm?
I wrote a short review per volume.
The first halloween horror manga read of 2019!!! A guy who returns to his old hometown discovers that things have changed. There is a pyramid in the mountains, there is a curfew and oh heavens forbid you are outside at that time because there is some scary crap wandering around and looking to eat you, and there is a reunion between childhood friends. I am not too sure how I felt about the story, there was just so much thrown at me that I was scratching my head at times. Yes, it was plenty of scary though (holy hell at the dark ones), but there were also things that, for the moment, didn’t make sense. I am guessing we will get more info in the later books and I am looking forward to it. Why is Yagami warning Yuuto? Why is Yuuto’s dad gone? What promise? Why is Yuuto having headaches when the bell tolls? What is up with Yuuto’s mom? Why did Yuuto lose his memories/why are they scattered? Saki was pretty awesome though, though maybe she shouldn’t kick people like that. 😛 All in all, it was a creepy manga and I am looking forward to reading it further
The second volume and one full with dumb decisions and magical ass-kicking powers. Things are going bad very fast for Yuuto and his friends and mom. It is now night time and there are dark things lurking outside. The bell is tolling once more. And then they suddenly hear a voice that sounds like Yuuto’s dad. Instead of just letting it go, because hey opening doors is a crappy idea, the kids have to hold back mom and then eventually even open the door. Instead of thinking rationally, the kids decide to head out to find dad. While courageous and at points admirable… I was also shaking my head. They have no preparations, no nothing and here they go outside. You may imagine what happens, though I didn’t expect what happened to Yuuto. Oh my, so there is something to him, probably having to do with him hurting when the bell tolls.
The guys venture further and I was just shaking my head + finding it highly magical that they didn’t see many of the dark ones outside.
Oh, and we also learn that maybe the dark ones aren’t just creepy, we learn of mysterious disappearances and ashes in urns being returned to people.
The art is still not a favourite of mine. The bodies and faces are just very weird. On the other hand the style does work well for the demented figures of the Dark Ones.
I am still curious what the Dark Ones are and why they are doing what they are doing. What is up with the pyramid? And what is up with Dragon?
I will probably keep on reading, though I do hope we get some answers soon.