When Rohan Kishibe was seventeen he heard a rumor about the most evil painting in existence - one that uses a pigment darker than black, and is stored safely in the Louvre where it can't harm anyone. Ten years later, the man remembers the tale and decides to investigate for himself, but when he arrives in Paris he finds the painting hidden away in the bowels of the museum, in a wing thought abandoned for decades. What terrors await Rohan beneath the Louvre?
The buildup was engaging, including a random pseudo-romantic encounter and the passing-on of an urban legend. And it only gets more interesting as we learn that the storage room is supposed to be abandoned. But the actual climactic horror scene wasn't very satisfying, and then the attempts to explain the mechanics behind the mysteriousness fell like a dud (it's the midi-chlorians all over again). I'm already fully suspending my disbelief with the nonsensical notion of "deep black," I wasn't feeling a lack of adequate substantiation. There is an epilogue type thing where Rohan is reflecting on the way that Nanase had acted, but I honestly still felt pretty lost as to why fe acted the way fe did. It probably just went over my head. The art is pretty well done. Though the facial expressions can look stiff and the body contortions are expectedly unnatural, like people are posing for photo shoots. It's almost entirely colored images, but sometimes one character will be black and white while the rest of the panel is colored.
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