Today as I sat in my office pretending to do work, I read several different genres of manga. It made me very grateful that I have a job I can pretend to do while reading manga. Lately I have really been into a manga called Eden no Ori (Cage of Eden).
A bunch of Japanese school kids are returning from a trip when their plane crashes on a mysterious island. As expected, things quickly get all Lord of the flies with a good amount of violence and death. What complicates things is the appearance of massive prehistoric creatures thought to be extinct. Herbivores? I think not. There is a good amount of panty shots and crude sexual content (for those of you who like that sort of thing) and the storyline is actually very interesting. Artwork is decent. You will know after reading the first chapter if you like it or not. Personally, I really like it and since this is my blog, I think that’s all that matters…right? On a similar but not actually similar note, I must also highly recommend Hiroki Endo’s Eden: Its an Endless World!
Art work is very detailed and yeah it kicks ass. The story takes place in the aftermath of a pandemic that wipes out a good portion of the world and follows two children who are immune to the virus. There are government dealings and political goings on and lots of details that I just won’t write about. The story jumps forward sometimes by large chunks of time (20 years) which only adds more depth to an already complex piece. So Eden no Ori and Eden: It’s an Endless World! Check them both out and tell me what you think!