Wow this is one of the most messed up manga/comic/books I’ve read in years. Imagine if the original makers of “Old Boy”and Michael Bay decided to come together and make a manga. It would basically be this. Horrific violence, human degradation, sexist and offensive material. But for some damn reason…I really liked it. I’m embarrassed and ashamed to admit it too. I feel like it’s equivalent of confessing to my aunt that I enjoy watching bdsm porn (which I don’t and I hope I never have any type of conversation like this with my aunt). The book can be very disturbing at times. Even on par on Cormac McCarthy’s work which is saying a lot.
Despite its offensive and sexist tones. Its very interesting that the women carry the story. They are strong, intelligent, even ruthless. Some are there of their own accord while others are using the men to their own schemes. They have their own agenda. For the most part the women’s tales are one about vengeance which is very fascinating. Then there is the art. My god the art is so good and it’s so detailed as well. Put it simply its gorgeous! Even the setting is unique in a manga, taking place in Germany, China, and Japan. Now this book is really graphic/offensive and wrong. It’s definitely not for everyone and at times its simply unreadable by the sheer WTF that goes on in it. Yet like a car crash I couldn’t look away. If you want to read something truly twisted with a crime element this book is right up your alley. Or just amazing artwork in a manga. Everyone else however should give it a try. And if you don’t like it I understand perfectly. This book is not for the feint of heart.