Set in a certain city, a would-be gangster wanting to be recognized takes on a dangerous offer, to kill a boss of a Yakuza.
The story in this one-shot feels rather pointless, lacking both interest and engagement. The author attempts to create a captivating ending, but even that falls short of expectations and fails to compensate for the lackluster narrative. On the positive side, the art is well-executed, as expected from Obata. However, the characters themselves are not likable in the slightest. All things considered, while some individuals may find enjoyment in this, it is not a work that will appeal to everyone.
I honestly can't say I'm all that surprised by the ending. Still doesn't leave a good taste in my mouth, though. And I suppose Emoto did what fe did because the yakuza boss knew their identities and would have chased them down otherwise. But since the worldbuilding isn't very detailed, I have no way of knowing whether feir actions actually were the last viable option or whether fe jumped the gun. And the difference between the former and the latter is the difference between me thinking that this is an unfortunate necessity versus me thinking that they were trying to have fem killed all along. And, honestly, I lean toward it being the latter (since there's almost always other options), which then makes Emoto's apology ring hollow. And then it raises the question of how many of their earlier supportive comments were actually just bullshit. And if they were trying to get rid of fem all along, what was it all for? Because fe was pregnant? Is that really a reason? Because it doesn't sound like one. Basically, the more I think about it, the more pissed off I am at the story. The motivations of the characters don't seem well thought out and it seems to just be aiming to leave a bad taste in my mouth without caring whether the story or characters make sense.
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