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Melodux

  • Michigan
  • Joined Mar 31, 2011
  • 21 / F

Doubt

May 8, 2013

Rabbit Doubt {“Doubt” for short} is a murder-mystery story telling of a mobile horror game becoming reality. Six young adults deal with their past mistakes while trying to survive and find the “wolf.”

A bit about the game Rabbit Doubt: players are rabbits, and one player is a wolf in disguise. The wolf goes around and kills the rabbits, the other players goal is to find out who the wolf is before it kills all of the rabbits. If the rabbits hang the wolf, the rabbits win. If all other rabbits are dead, the wolf wins.

Story: 9/10

The story of Doubt is short and sweet. The length was just long enough to get all points and plot twists across. The twists keep you guessing on who the wolf is, and that alone is enough to keep readers engrossed. The little things mentioned by the characters end up leading to something bigger, which I like. You have to pay attention and keep a tab of all the clues handed to you. I thought the ending was only slightly predicable. But I suppose everyone will come up with their own conclusions.

Art 9/10

The art for Doubt is good enough for an anime. The front cover of it almost looks exactly like an anime. The art gets a little mundane after a while, there are no beautiful-looking panels or pages, and I think the artist was fully capable of creating more than one. I was so enthralled with the story, and reading, that one of the panels had actually scared me and I jumped. The characters were very distinguishable, even when you were only looking at parts, though I wish there was a little more detail added to the landscape.

Characters: 7/10

The characters in Doubt were pretty stock characters; there was the outcast, the hot popular girl… But what really made the characters was their dirty little secrets that were revealed, and made you see the characters in a different light. They were all written well to their parts, too. The stock personality traits added to the mystery of the story by giving motives or lack thereof. The only gripe that I have about this is that there was no development in any of the characters. The characters at the end didn’t have any revelation, or change in their ways. But I suppose I’ll let this one slide, because any big change in the characters would have either skewed or unnecessarily elongated the story.

Overall: 8/10

The beginning is quite reminiscent of the Saw series. And if you’re looking for something similar to that, then this manga is for you. Although the characters are a little cliché, the short, suspenseful manga is highly recommended by me. Even if you’re not hooked within the first few chapters, I say stick with it, because it only gets better. If you’re concerned about the gore level. There’s some, but it’s not so explicit that you can’t look at it. It’s classic, Japanese gore.

9/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
8/10 overall

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