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A new manga from Shonen Jump, and seems to be something akin to being the answer to Attack On Titan from jump, in a sense.
Cue this Troll2 line for the plot twist, albeit its played seriously in the manga:
" They're eating her! and then they're gonna eat me! OH MY GAHHHHHHHHHH!"
edited 1st Aug '16 1:39:47 PM by Demongodofchaos2
The reveal of the orphanage being a meat farm was a neat little variation on the usual clones-for-organ-harvesting, superhuman project and other dubious orphanage tropes, but functionally the plot remains largely the same, so it's up to the script to make it fresh. For now the main draw is the state of the outside world.
At the begining I though it's going to be like this heartwarming series about a girl living in a orphanage or something. I knew something was up when I saw the "test" they were taking. But I didn't expect a human meat farm. Damn.
I'm not sure how long this series can last in Shonen Jump. It's way darker than their usual fare.
Pretty standard plot so far, but I'm intrigued by the demon characters and the strategy-based conflict apparently being set up. And wow, how often do you see a female MC in Jump?
It was apparently very well liked, as it was rather high up in the recent Shonen Jump Rankings.
The rankings are eight issues behind. At the moment, all the placement says is that the editors like it
I'd love to see the society of these Demons. See how they conquered the planet and all that.
It means even less than that, as this week's ToC was the customary second chapter color page, and most series will be treated nicely in terms of positioning until those first two weeks are over, at minimum.
But yeah, mistake #1 was not waiting 8 weeks.
Interesting that apparently smart kids taste better, so the monsters let them ripen.
Chapter 2 is out.
The game is on.
Emma and Norman briefly discuss the thing that made the meat farm reveal more surprising— how does taking tests make their meat better?
I have a theory about the testing. It could be a way to measure prime aging. A high score would mean that the kids in this case are still in peak form in all aspects, not just in terms of physical health. Perhaps so long as a child maintains high scores the demons believe they can be aged more for higher quality meat, and only choose to slaughter when test scores from the kid decline.
This chapter does a good job explaining some of the things that didn't make sense in the first one. I was wondering why there's only a fence around the forest, but it turns out there's a wall after that too. Also they acknowledge that the orphanage is full of anachronisms.
Now, how will they get out with those trackers in their bodies?
Ohhh, I can think of a way when they've located it...
A way involving a lot of blood.
I see what you mean. This is going to be pretty gruesome.
BTW, I get a feeling that their decision to take all the kids with them is going to turn out pretty badly.
I've started to wonder if the third eleven year old knows already but is too scared or has otherwise been cowed into submission (pun intended) to do anything about it.
The genre savvy in me says there's some reason he's left out currently. The tone of the series tells me it's not a good one.
edited 8th Aug '16 3:37:52 PM by sgamer82
I love how delightfully twisted the setting is.
Hope he doesn't sell them out in that case.
I wonder how dark the series plans to get, considering the contrast between it and the rest of the magazine. Guess the results of the escape will probably tell us that much.
edited 8th Aug '16 6:08:02 PM by Loraenn
New chapter out.
It's a game of cat and mouse and the cat is also a mouse.
This is getting more and more dark and twisted. I'm really surprised Jump greenligthed it.
Didn't expect the reveal at the end. So the demons make one of the kids into the new warden of the house from time to time? That's messed up.
Honestly I just assumed "Mom" was brought in from the outside. Then again, yours is probably more twisted and, in a story like this, more likely as a result.
Well she has the number Tattoo, suggesting that she was once of the "cattle" too.
Brains, brains, it's okay!
If the kids know nothing about the outside world how do they know about TV and radios and Computers. Like, how do they know that those things are markers of the 21st century?
Aside from the computers they use to test?
The first or second chapter mentioned they have access to books, stories, etc, so they've heard about the outside world (or at least what it was like) so can work from there.
Regarding Mom, while having been there all this time is most likely, she could also have been brought in from another farm. Nobody said there's only the one. Alternatively, she could've been captured and then put into the house.
This is all so methodical & a slow-burn too.
Wonder how long it will take before preparations are complete.
I wonder if there willing to kill mama. It seems to be the logical outcome with how they currently feel for her now.
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