3.436 out of 5 from 54 votes
A boat approaches a remote, uncharted island, filled with people contracted by the Kashoo company. Their mission is to perform various tasks for the company in exchange for a high fee, though soon they discover that it comes at a high cost. Each person has their own reason for coming, and not all will return. What horrors await these workers, and what is Kashoo really doing behind the scenes?
Akira Sengoku and his class were traveling home from a field trip aboard Flight 357 when the plane mysteriously crashed, leaving them stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island. In this place, extinct and colossal animals run wild, quickly devouring many of the survivors and leaving the rest to fight for their lives. Alongside his childhood friend Rion and other classmates, Akira will struggle to survive in this impossible place against all odds.
Cage of Eden and La Mosca are chock filled with action, horror and plenty of monsters eating and attacking the unsuspecting humans. Both have a swath of ecchi as well, though Cage of Eden has considerably more. Fans of one should definitely look at the other.
Medusa is a mysterious illness which causes the body to petrify shortly after infection, found throughout the world and steadily increasing the death toll. After losing his son to the disease, a wealthy gentleman used a large portion of his fortune to turn his medieval castle into a state of the art cryogenic facility. 160 lottery winners were chosen to be frozen until a cure could be found, one of whom is Kasumi - a twin whose sibling was not one of the chosen. Along with a group of others Kasumi awakens from her cryogenic chamber, but not to the same world she left it: prehistoric monsters roam the now-abandoned castle and eat the survivors, while endless giant thorns rise all around them. Against all odds, Kasumi and the others must now try to survive the horror of their situation and discover the truth behind what's happening, all the while waiting for the Medusa to finally claim their lives...
King of Thorn is one of my favorite survival mangas, and La Mosca isn't half bad either. Both involve people running from or having to kill giant crazy monsters, with plenty of horror and action to go around.
When the meteors hit Japan, many died – but some, after watching themselves perish, awoke to a new life in a strange place filled with bizarre and deadly creatures. Martial artist Shingo, suicidal Mamoru, loving siblings Kyuutaro and Hatsuki and other saved souls must struggle to stay alive and protect themselves from the elements, and each other.
La Mosca is FAR superior to Lives - but both have giant/terrifying creatures in prehistoric type settings eating people with plenty of action. If you liked Lives, give the better La Mosca a try. If the latter, read Lives with reservations.