Takahisa and a group of students in a university club head to the remote Kichiku Island in search of ruins, but they're immediately attacked by a large man in a pig mask, and their boat sinks, leaving them stranded. The group quickly discovers that the island is inhabited by bloodthirsty cannibals, but there's more going on at Kichiku Island than meets the eye...
Kichikujima is a rather interesting read. It might seem at first as if it is just a mindless action-horror, you know, just like in some American horror movies that have little to no plot at all. Kichikujima is different. It shows that people might seem good and nice, however, if you want to see the true colors of somebody, you will need to put them in danger. And when somebody’s life is danger, they will show their true colors. Kichikujima is a story about university students that find themselves on a rather weird island that has many dark secrets about it. What will the best friends do and will they be able to uncover the secret behind a number of mysterious deaths on the island? Find it out now. While Kichikujima truly is a rather unique read, my biggest problem with it is that it has far too many chapters. The whole story could have been told only in 50 chapters. What I mean is that the manga has an amazing start which later becomes somewhat boring, because of it showing the reader many completely unnecessary details. Because of that, the whole story loses its appeal and even characters become just boring. That said, if you are looking for a unique horror, this manga is a great find. But do not expect something completely mind-blowing. I mean, this manga is not bad, but it is not great either. A pity, this manga could have been a real gem, had the author been more consistent with their ideas.
TLDR : Initial group of characters are really bad and unlikable. Thing's get better after mc leaves them in chapter 20. Is it worth reading? I really cannot tell you. Some comments that I agree with : "If you're reading this for the plot you might have made a mistake. This is like a B horror movie, the enjoyment lies in the spectacle." "I don't even know what is happening anymore" "idk why I'm still reading this tbh maybe I'm getting *dumber* as chapters go by, must keep reading" ~~~ I'll be writing my thoughts as I read along, rather than everything right at the end, since it's still ongoing. Wow um, firstly the intial group of university kids are extremely unlikable. Spoilers here but one girl, Uehara, is obsessed with finding her senpai and the other two girls just complain all the time. The 'prez' is so cowardly and always belittles and complains about the other two girls, so pretty unlikable too and the mc has a crush on Uehara and basically tries to do everything for her whilst she goes on and on about her senpai. His only goal is to save her when she obviously doesn't even give the mc a second thought?? Shouldn't you be more focused on, i don't know, your own well being? Ugh, I just hate how the characters are written to be so unlikable that you literally have no one to root for when reading. The concept is great (kinda cliche but that's fine), I just wish the characters were more decent human beings. Ooh okay there's been a plot twist with the characters, so things are getting more interesting. Hmm, so senpai's a scumbag okey dokey. But the girls are killing each other over him? Wow um, okay, her personality did a 180 so quickly. The senpai's such a douchebag omfg. Mary stabbed him right in the nuts, serves him right lmao. Oh the universtiry kids are so frciking unlikable and the guy with a gun isn't that great either, just a person who decides to throw hands at whoever's closest to him. Chapter 15 is a bit of a fever dream ngl. The esper was hella helpful and they all just tried to drown the kid? Why because it was acting like a child? I mean yeah that's because it is. I'm so tempted to drop it but I like the concept and the story's not too bad, just the characters. I do quite like the killing families - the cannibals that reside on the island. I like the concept that the nuclear waste has mutated them and then they form groups. The family currently attacking the uni kids are : the pig faced giant, their 'father'. and Mary. Mary's great. And then also with them (but back at their home) is Ami, also with a pig face who is the man with a gun's daughter, and Uehara is with Ami too. Oh turns out the esper is with them too, his name is Satoru. The plot holes are everywhere ahhhh, the man with a gun establishes that in order to kill the mutant you have to shoot them in the head and then chop them into pieces, but when they come back to life he wonder why they didn't die. ??? Bro, you established the rules yourself didn't you? Oh is that character development I see in chapter 20?? Poor dog mutant guy, the entire pack was hella nice :( Omg Hanakuro is so nice, offering the mc where to find knowledge and the powers. The entire pack of dog mutants seem like the nicest family ever. Nevermind they had ulterior motives, still tho. Oh I love the art goddammit it's so unsettling it's great. Is it worth the 20 terrible character chapters at the start? I think so. It does get better. Oh the mc just became a bad*ss hell yeah. And the guy with a gun has a daughter complex OKKKAY let's hold up for a sec. No incest plz plz plz.What a fricking digusting guy. Ami please kill him. I honestly think my sanity is also going down the downwards spiral that is this plot. YES HE DIED WOOHOO. Idek what's happening at this point oof. Again, it's like chapter 36 and I'm very confused. Now they're gonna have a baby together? What? 38 chapters in an senpai's back oof. He's grown a full on beard lmao, idk why I thought that was funny. Satoru casually telling Uehara that senpai was a piece of sh"t is hilarious. NOW THERE'S ROMANCE. holy god this plot is everywhere asdfghjkl he just asked 'why do I find her as cute a button' omfg you called her 'sis', incest much. Oh the family is being destroyed from the inside oof. I normally don't write such negative reviews but there's a lot left to be desired with this manga.
Kichikujima aka Freak Island is a slasher horror manga made by Msaaya Hokazono I have read all 93 chapters of this series. It was about a group of college kids trveling around the world on a boat and shows up on a large abandoned island where it was inhabited by dernaged cannibals and the family consists of Kaoru the big guy in the pig mask,his older sister Mari,their fahter Yoshikazu,Their mother Mariko Glaccias,their grandma Otoki,their younger twin sisters Anna and Kanna,and their younger brother Satoru. The MC was Takahisa a guy who had unrequlited feelings for uehara who was in love with Higashima sempei. That all changes when they go on the island and crazy stuff happens. We also meet Ami Murata the pig girl who Kaoru has fallen in love with due to her reminding of Zanta Maria.Also Hanakuro and Archbishop Maxlimilan also fights the family for their own agendas. Basically the island had radiocative wastes and dark magic from an eldirch god named Zanta maria who is the literal goat who gave the family and the other islanders their powers and become mutants this manga was basically Texas chainsaw massacre,Wrong Turn,and the Hills have eyes mixed with Silent hill,Reisdent evil,and Siren video game series. As you all know Mari is best girl and falls in love with MC takahisa who was disgusted at first but subcisionusly is falling in love with her. The series is gonna be on 15 volumes and up to a 120 and beyond chapters. Like the story orginally focused on the university group but then later chapters focus on the family now.Also it got popular in japan enough to get two spin offs one is a prequel called Zoumotsujima aka Offal Island which has alice meets the family and Alice herself shows up in the main series later.The Other spin-off is Koisuru Kihcikujima aka Freak Island in Love which is a romantic comedy parody of the original series with Kaoru and Satoru as girls and most likely Ami Murata will appear as a boy. Kichikujima also has a short anime spinoff called Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono known as Kaoru's Precious thing in english focusing on karou and his family in slice of life situations. Hopefully one day this series would make into the west officially and it is basically a b grade slsher movie in all of it's cheese glory.
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