These are my ramblings from a kind of breakdown I had. At any rate, I hope whatever this is gives a clue about the love I have for this manga:
The world is mine is a wonderful manga. It is one of the few works of art that manage to Transend what it means to be in their medium. In this way TWIM is more of a thesis, of philosophy of sorts. It achieves this by being solely married to its themes, disregarding whatever notions of quality other works get judged upon. It has jokes out of place, deaths out of place, rape out of place complementing the fact of it being a relatively obscure manga. Either way it is a great manga and viewing it as a total work of art it is beyond even that.
Themes like morality, the nature of humanity and existentialism are dealt with extremely philosophically, but without any of the characters monologuing with philosophical rhetoric. The characters, themes and narrative are entirely implicit and interpretable. Everything that is shown to us is up to us to “understand” weirdly unlike other implicit works, it doesn’t impose itself unto the viewer. Paralleling the author twim doesn’t care if you understand or even like it. It does what it does and leaves quietly.
Morality: twim criticizes traditional ethics much like Nietzschean philosophy, it has policemen breaking down, and a god of its own. Even by the end it is not clear if killing people is fine or not even though it was depicted as gruesome and horrible thorough the story. It shows how fragile constructed society is
TWIM is extreme in all its aspects, “manga exaggerating” everything and committing fully to them. Law is made out to be allegorical to the death penalty, Christians go insane after witnessing murder, when given freedom people willfully destroy the world just so they can exercise it.
One if its main themes is power. We see what happens when people want it and when they have it and why they have it. This all culminates to its final messages:
THE WORLD IS YOURS
THAT WAS 30 THOUSAND YEARS AGO
You have power
THEN YOU’LL BE A GOD
You are power
Expressed in a funny way through Nietzsche’s eternal recurrence (fuck you pendulum)
Mon comes and goes but power was and will be always there.
The aspect that impacted me personally the most is its answer to Camus statement that:” the only important question in phisophy is whether or not one should kill themselves”. Answering that you simply don’t need to. You are a God.