Genre: Dark Fantasy Seinen
Year Release in English: 2018 – 2019
Reminder: The star rating reflects overall opinion of the series.
Content warnings: Maggots, immolation, body horror
Riko and Reg bring Nanachi along as their new companion into the Abyss’s Fifth Layer. The landscapes are gorgeous and inventive, and I love the dynamic among the three of them.
But at the bottom of the Fifth Layer is the Ido Front, stronghold of Bondrewd. He is irredeemable, but as a villain, he is so good. Charismatic and hateable, I won’t say anything more because spoilers.
The reveals that unfold between the two volumes are also incredible, so you’re in for a treat if you can also ride through the upset.
Content warnings: Body horror, so much body horror, dismemberment
I have no idea how to review this without spoilers.
It’s upsetting. The questions raised by the world-building are disturbing at best.
Bondrewd still sucks.
I cried for over an hour when I finished.