Nagasawa Shiina is just an average 3rd year high school student until her parents' company goes bankrupt. In order to pay the bills, she sells herself into prostitution. At her first job, a mysterious masked man crashes the party... and it's someone she knows. Akumetsu is the story of Shou, a vigilante that's out trying to straighten the corrupt Japanese Government through terrorism with his "One man, One kill" code of action.
Brilliant. Reviewed after completing the manga. This manga series is my long-standing personal favorite; its amazing art, the most awesome main character ever, its dark story, all just simply perfect. It is really difficult to say what makes this series awesome without spoiling its gigantic plot twist, so.. HNNGH- Okay, I'll beat around the bush and say that it made me think about the enormous potential of technology, and what a collective of like-minded people are willing to sacrifice for their desires. While the series tries to avoid confronting all the existential themes it possesses, all that did for me was made me think about them even more, as now the characters' opinions on them are clearly up-to-interpretation. What makes you you? Do souls exist? What is individuality? All these deep stuff. This series led to some very interesting talks with my friends. Definitely recommend.
So... what's the point?It's a story about "one" high-shool student Shou, who decided to change the political system in Japan by all means (almost). He knows how these people in the goverment are corrupted and all they care about is their own profit, while pretending that they do it for the Japanese people. Japan has a huuuge debt but noone cares, because they won't sink with the ordinary, hard working people.If he's ordinary he wouldn't stand a chance, so does he have a super POWER ?No he's not ordinary, he has one quite unique power, he's one of many clones that continue to clone themself, to achive their goal. On top of that each one of them has a mask, that transfers memories to the new ones, and also, it has a bomb implanted to kill the clone. So the clones are hunting down the evil ones, and their style is "ONE MAN ONE KILL", after they kill their target, they pay back with their own lives. (and they must kill the target only)What was it like ? The story sure is goood.... but complicated at the same time, there are times when it goes so deep down to the politics that I couldn't follow :D , because I don't know how it works in Japan and even if I did I would be confused for sure :D .It also looks that it points on the goverment in todays Japan and that it probably isn't 100% sci-fi.BUT, it really has a great plot and meaning behind it . One has to think about what's happening and how the story progress. (YEAY AND DON'T MIND THE MISTAKES , I'M NOT A NATIVE EN SPEAKER :D )
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