Title: Bio-Meat: Nectar
Genres: Shonen, Horror Survival
Author: Fujisawa Yuki
Artist: Fujisawa Yuki
Publication: Originally published by Akita Shoten
Start Date: 2000
Number of chapters at review: Completed; 12 volumes
Number of chapters read by reviewer: 43 Chapters
In order to solve the world food crisis and handle the problem of waste, a new creature was biologically engineered to resolve such crisis called Bio-Meat or BM. With its' ability to self-replicate quickly and endlessly devour almost anything, will BM live up to the hopes of mankind or spell doom?
Category Ratings: (1-10 scale)
The art isn't terribly bad nor is it terribly good either. It's something that could be looked over. Personally, I'm neutral about it so it would've gotten a "5," but the BM are such cute suckers that it bumped up the score to "6." The layout is pretty simple so there isn't any confusion when reading it.
So far, the plot has been pretty straight forward but it keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Personally, I can't wait for what's going to happen next. Though the plot is pretty simple, it doesn't stray too much away from the main point of the story which is trying to survive.
No real depth to the characters other than a little background building. Since this is a survival horror, that could be forgiven because the main focus is about surviving. So far, it's still hard for me to accept the unlikely characters as who they are because of their maturity levels and uniqueness.
It's a pretty interesting theme. It's basically an eat or be eaten one. Unlike other survival horrors where something super-natural is involved (typically undead creatures), BM are man-made creatures. Herald as a scientific achievement, BM both serve as a food source and a waste disposer. But unlike other animals, BM are truly dumb animals. They lack any intellectual sense and only thrive on their most instinctive trait which is the instinctive desire to find and eat food.
For the most part, it's very original with the exception that Japan is the center of it all again. Unlikely survivors coupled with instinctive cute creatures makes BM an interesting read for the most part.
I recommend this manga to everyone. As for survival horror genre, it's been over-done plenty of times with the super natural. Of course BioMeat Nectar could be called a Sci-Fi survival horror or whatever a person wants.
In reality, there are food shortages in certain parts of the world and there are problems with proper waste disposal which needs to be solved. BM seems to be a sarcastic work in it which relates to mankind and mankind's improper use of science in trying to solve issues, expensively, which could on the other hand be solved by genuine aid and the endowment of knowledge. Instead, mankind has created a creature that would allow mankind to continue living their current luxurious life style. Even scarier, the mass populace don't even know what they are truly eating when they eat BM eat.
Will do. I'll get the pictures as soon as possible and thanks. Did you wanted me to add these pictures at the bottom? Also, I hope they are within regulations.
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Last edited by njt; March 14, 2008 at 11:42 PM.
Hmm sounds interesting but I'm a bit torn by the art work
My first opinion of the art wasn't too well thought of, but don't let the art get to ya. The only thing that's the real killer would be the old ladies which are just terrible ugly and the old weirdos.
I love this manga! The only thing that bugs me is the art. -__-
Thanks for the review!
This is a good read. I'm just starting volume 4. The art doesn't bother me at all. Sure, I've seen better, but it's not so terrible that it detracts from the story.
Also, thanks to SnoopyCool for releasing this.
Sounds interesting. never heard of it before. Is this something close to battle royale ?
Give the first volume a read to see if you'll like it.