Title: Area D - Inou Ryouiki
Genre: Action / Shounen / Supernatural
Serialization: Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan)
Author: NANATSUKI Kyouichi & YANG Kyung-Il
The "prison survival action" story is set after the sudden emergence of special powers in certain pockets of humanity. To deal with these so-called "Altered," a mysterious remote island prison named "Area D" was built.
i like the story but it is somewhat like Deadman Wonderland (special powers) + Cage of Eden(they were sent of to an island) + Stars(they got the powers through the stars) + Psyren (apocalypse setting because of the altered)
but either way i like the artwork
Last edited by kidopitz27; March 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM.
Can't say much based on just one chapter but I like this. I like stories involving people obtaining different powers and such. The modern setting gives me an X-Men vibe. This is quite a good combination, from the guy who wrote ARMS (which I love the anime waaaaaayback I vaguely remember scenes) and the one who drew Shin Angyo Onshi and Defense Devil.
Isn't it that the main protagonist is Jin (the one with the long white hair)? 'Coz based on this page, his name is the one being called by the big brother and he's the one narrating from the start. Though it really looks like his power's similar to Heroes' Peter Petrelli, I hope there's more uniqueness to it that the author will include.
I'm rooting for this series.
And maybe the mods could kindly sticky it since it's still new.
Chapter 2 is released too short though
Chapter 3 chinese scan HERE
Chapter 3 English is released
Chapter 4 chinese scan HERE
Fixed everything but it wasn't added in the Database
Anyway, I love this series because it has nice art, an interesting story and who doesn't love the supernatural powered people concept. This has potential and it looks promising. Anyway, at this moment it doesn't allow you to discuss because you can not know or guess a lot since everything is still shrouded in mysteries
This one got potential but I already see one big problem: the main character. An uncool crybaby is not a good idea. He has to change & fast. "Deadman Wonderland" is clearly an influence. We don't know much about the island yet, so I wouldn't compare it to Cage of Eden yet.
Isn't the main character Jin? As far as I'm concerned, that guy you're talking about is one of the supporting characters.
Chapter 06 chinese scan HERE
chapter 7 is out http://mangafox.me/manga/area_d_inou_ryouiki/
The manga is really very good. It's been a long time since I read a newcomer this good.
We do have a good storywriter and an artist which really is one of the best, probably on the same tier with the top of Shueisha and since he was a Seinen artist to begin with this kind of styleis great for this story.
The pace feels a bit slow, not much happens in each chapter but it still keeps the suspense very good IMO, hope it will do better than Defense Devil.