everything is just an illusion
8 Volumes – Completed
Eternal Sabbath (ES) is a gene created from the desire for mortality. That gene gives high immunity, fast regeneration, and 200 year lifespan to the owner. But the researchers don’t realize that they also awaken another ability in the owner -the ability to look into people’s minds and manipulate them.
Shuro is the first prototype of the ES gene. The other one is Izaku, who despises life because he was destined to be sacrificed for the sake of the research. Different to Shuro, who is just wandering about the world outside, Izaku views any other human as thing that he can manipulate and kill.
Since encountering them, Kujou Mine – a neural psychologist – has to face a lot of tragic incidents. So she decided to put an end to it.
This is the recent manga I read that brought out ‘hatred and malice towards life’ as its topic. I begin to wonder why are there so many of them. :p Of course in a story like this, there are a lot of dead bodies lying around. Some are very pitiable if it isn’t tragic.
Anyway, the mangaka did a good job to draw the reader’s attention from the beginning. Shuro’s ability and his character is interesting and makes you want to know more. Then before you know it you already read too much that you can’t stop anymore.
And then there is this Kujou character. Surely the mangaka put a lot of research to know how the human brain works to make Kujou looks like an expert. I tend to give an extra credit to mangaka that gave this kind of effort. Well, even though it’s just fiction, it doesn’t mean that you can create your own theory completely.
To sum it up, the story itself is nothing special. As I said before, the topic is not unique. And definitely not the best. Maybe it’s because the lack of expression in the characters’ faces? The art itself is generally quite neat though. It would be nice if the expressions weren’t so flat.
[Reviewer: Adityo Ananta K.]