Wednesday, October 24, 2012

- Mini Manga Review: Zekkyou Gakkyuu -

There are two things I learnt after reading this manga:
  1. 99% of teenagers are psychopaths
  2. The smallest moral mistake will cause you to die a gruesome death
Every chapter starts and ends with a floating girl reciting some moral lesson. Sounds pretty tame and boring, except each lesson is typically demonstrated with schoolgirls murdering each other or getting murdered.

The beautiful drawings, the twist endings and the creeping tension: all of this keeps you turning the page and prevents the story from feeling episodic.

In a nutshell, Zekkyou Gakkyuu is Aesop's Fables. Except with crazy schoolchildren instead of talking animals, and ten times more horrific.

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