Is this despicable world worth saving?
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43 Chapters – On going
Fifteen boys and girls meet a guy called Kokopelli. Kokopelli asked them to participate in a game. They agree and make a some kind of ‘contract’. The idea of the game is that they have to control a giant robot and defeat the enemies. What they don’t know is that the game is actually real along with its consequences.
The fate of earth is on their hand. If they win the battle, earth will survive; at least until the next battle. Losing the battle means destruction to earth. Another price to pay is that each time a battle is over, the current pilot will be dead. The giant robot – which they called Zearth – moves using it’s pilot life energy. Either way the chosen pilot will surely die.
Will those boys and girls willing to protect the human race at the price of their own life? Is the world really worth protecting? The option gets tougher when they finally realize the meaning of the battle and the origin of the enemy they fight.
At first, it’s looks like just-another-mecha-fighting-manga. But thats not the main idea. It’s about how you see the life you have. Soon after a battle end, the next pilot will be chosen. Knowing that his/her life soon will end, how they will spend the final moment of their life?
Each of the kids has different background, so it’s like to see the world form different angles. Most of them are 7th grader. Not yet adult. It’s an age when someone usually start to think about his/her life. Questioning about everything. Some despise how the world works. Some feel content enough with their life. Some have dreams yet to come. We might found a resemblance in one of the kid.
It’s a great manga. It has a simple story but made us think.
Btw, the anime version is currently on air right now in Japan. Directed by Hiroyuki Morita who is also the director of one of Studio Ghibli’s animation, The Cat’s Return. Because he hates the original version (manga) story, with the permission from the mangaka, he ‘slightly’ change it. At least the theme songs – Uninstall (opening) and Little Bird (ending) both by Ishikawa Chiaki – are great :).
[Reviewer: Adityo Ananta K.]