The world is not as simple as it might seem. Together with humans live the beings called kemono; supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons. Humans and kemono used to coexist peacefully. However, one day, a war broke out. Some thought that humans were behind it, since they instinctively discriminate against races different than themselves. Some thought that kemono were at fault. Sometime after, the story brings us to a remote village. For some time now, dead animals have been found there. Inugami, the owner of a detective agency, meets a neglected boy Kabane in the village, who is avoided by all villagers and works instead of going to school. It turns out that Kabane is a half-ghoul, whose true nature is suppressed by a stone. Kabane is always discriminated against and called the mud youkai. Will Kabane help the detective uncover the truth behind the animal killings?
I do not know, the first feeling you get, when reading the first chapters of Kemono Jihen is that it reminds you of Bungou Stray Dogs. While they do look somewhat similar, there are many differences between the two titles. Never mind that. Although, I have read 42 chapters already, there are still many questions that have not been answered so far, but they should be touched upon in the later chapters. Long story short, so far, the story is unique enough for me to call it interesting; there are many things going on, which makes the process of reading this manga quite entertaining.
Character wise, there are many characters in this manga. What I like about Kemono Jihen is that it also shows enough development for both main characters, as well as supporting characters, which is quite rare to see in many shounen anime and manga. Just like for the storyline, there are still many unknown details about the characters. However, for now, all characters are quite interesting to follow, they have unique designs and there is nothing I can dislike about them.
All in all, this is a very fun read. It is both dark, as well as somewhat heartwarming and it also has a story that does look somewhat cliché at first, but then you understand that Kemono Jihen is actually unique and when you understand it, you will highly appreciate how awesome this manga is. On top of that, it will get a TV anime. So make sure to look forward to it, it will be worth it!
How could this go from, This is nice, to, I won't be able to sleep peacefully for 3 days. Like that was fucked up. I also have just had another short wave of depression thinking about it, it's even worse because I consider the characters almost as myself so if something screwed up happens to them it feels like it happens to me or a friend so I just get really angry.
I FKING LOVE THIS MANGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The story starts off slow, I'll give you that much. Give it a few chapters (approx 8), and you'll be hooked.
It gets dark. Like, seriously, it gets dark. As you journey with the characters and their hunt for conquest and searching for relatives, you'll understand what I'm talking about.
When you encounter Akira's sibling, read the manga, and it's just...a big WTF moment.
Moving along, the story gets gruesome. You wouldn't expect it, there's only a few mangas out there that doesn't care about the maturity their audience would possess in order to grasp the material presented.
In this manga, you'll really see what I mean. The story, is nice. I love it. I LOVE IT...
KON DESERVES MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The art is absolutely gorgeous. Gorgeous in the sense of absolute perfection. No, not "oh it looks so pretty, cherry blossoms?! MY FAV!" No, not that. "Gorgeous" as in, "to think artists would go above and beyond to depict and portray their material in such a way that allows understanding and perspective. It's very well done is what i'm trying to say.
Like before, It's going to start off slow, you'll be introduced to our MC, and the other MC's, but in a "slow", or rather, "periodic" manner. The reason of this, is because there's a lot to understand in the Kemono world. So, just read through it, it's the first FEW chapters, then everything will fall into play (to an extent of periodicism).
I truly loved this manga, I don't normally write long extended reviews, but this is an exception. The amount of content this manga possesses, with such things as emotional trauma, insane art, very interesting characters, and an amazing story-line, I have to write. I MUST!!!
THE CHARACTERS ARE SO LOVINGLY ADDICTINGGGG UGHHHH
THEY ALL ARE SO UNIQUE OMG
KABANE, KON, NOBIMARU, AKIRA, SHIKI, (going to not include mihai since his screen time is so little, but he's also in the loop as well)INUGAMI, INARI or whatever that queen bch's name is
Read it, watch it (anime is out, going to end next sunday though so SADFACE)!
ill be quick, the characters cute, the story is unique, the action is amazing, the art is definetly up there, overall a great manga to read. (keep in mind this turns 0 to 100 real quick)