Review: GOTH

Morbid desires!

Story: Otsuichi
Art: Kenji Ooiwa

1 Volume – Completed

Plot Summary
Kamiyama and Morino share the same interest in crimes; especially murders. Fate unites them in cases related to crimes that are committed around their neighborhood. Using his analytical skills, Kamiyama manages to solve these cases and put an end to the crime in his own peculiar way.

Personal Opinion
This manga is worth reading; especially for readers who enjoy mysteries and thrillers. It’s a manga where the protagonist acts like a detective to solve cases throughout the story. It shares similar traits as other mystery manga where its readers join the protagonist in revealing the criminal. That is if these readers chose to do so.

All characters in this manga, including the protagonist, have morbid desires. The conclusion in each crime is not something you’ll see in typical mystery manga where you are presented with superb analytical skills nor will you see an enthusiastic high school detective outwitting authorities.

Solving cases is never the heart of the story. It actually tells you about the crime and the person committing that crime. The reason that the protagonist solves these crimes was merely because he is interested. Adding to that, he has his own way to wrap things up. One thing for sure, it’s not about putting criminals behind bars.

As a person interested in human psychology, I really enjoy reading GOTH. It shows the dark side of humans which they usually hide in every day life. We all have them, but some of us don’t have enough strength to contain them. In GOTH, we meet such people.

Personal Rating

[Reviewer: Amir Syafrudin]


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