Muol Reed, aka criminal no. 5722, has been condemned to life in jail for murdering his superior officer. But for some reason, instead of being hauled off to rot in prison, the ex-soldier is taken to an enormous graveyard guarded by a haggard old man and a slavering dog, and instructed to start digging. Muol assumes the enormous holes he's digging are mass graves for fallen soldiers, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. For when a group of mysterious masked men arrive at the graveyard one day, the digger learns the truth about humanity's greatest enemy: the Dark.
Sugar Dark is a manga you can flip through in an hour or two, so it's a good read if you can't fall asleep one night. That's how I ended up reading it. It's quite short, so the plot isn't as fleshed out as it could have been, but if there had been more plot elements to introduce the story would have been rushed. The pacing and amount of information are fair for the length of the manga. The art is spot on. The... read more
It's really a shame, because this is one of the most beautifully drawn manga I've read in a long time (if you can call graphic depictions of dismemberment beautiful). There is a lot of compelling imagery here, and the story starts out with some really intruiging set up and characters. About halfway through, however, it becomes confusing, rushed, and predictable. All the best plot elements... read more
|Sugar Dark (Light Novel)||2009|