Homicide detective Hiroki Dan is the son of a former police superintendent general and seems to be on the fast track to career success. He maintains a hidden identity as a serial killer responsible for more than a hundred murders of people he deems beyond the reach of the law.
Even though Brutal is a psychological thriller it isn't dark (tone wise, the subject of the chapters are very heavy) and has quite a lot of comedic relief from the protagonist Homicide Investigator, killer Hiroki Dan, himself. The manga does a very good job of making the readers root for the protagonist, because compared to the horrid shit (the people who are about about to be murdered have done), makes being a serial killer seem like the lesser crime. I remember the manga has a cover of Hiroki making 'shushing' pose while smiling and it creeped me tf out like 'sure girl I'm not going to snitch on you please don't look at me like that 😰' Trigger Warning for Chapters 2-4: Gang Rape, it was quite, well, brutal. Both the original crime and the death of the rapist. This is a fun manga but definitely not for the faint of heart. If you like psychological thriller but can't handle gore and or themes of sexism I wouldn't recommend this manga to you.
it's nice how he does what he does it's like tit for tat kind of thing the he gives exactly what the culprit deserves including his little own way doing good deeds.. overall till now it's good..
Start with the postives, the art is decent and works for the setting. It doesn't try too hard to be edgy or "horror" looking like many other try to do and fail. The characters per chapter are passable, since it's a pretty episodic right now (And I assume it will stay that way until some arc or when it gets axed) they work for the short stories they're apart of. Now the negatives, The story itself is that there isn't one. The main lead doesn't have any character to himself, he's just "Cop that is Serial killer" and nothing else. We rarely ever see his office life or day to day life outside of bits that are more toward comedic effects or for story dumps when we need to know why Person of the day needs to be killed. Another problem is all of his kills are based around a single movie, and the story has already repeated the same death methods a couple times now just in different ways. Wish we had more character building, and had the ML's motivations for doing all of this (Since he kills people that were already going to be going to prison, so clearly it's not to punish those who got away with a crime or anything). But maybe I am just expecting too much for this kind of story. If you like episodic mangas with no story and just like seeing people get murdered, hope you enjoy reading it but it's not for me. Cheers
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