Organised by Shaegeeksout, the Readathon is taking place this weekend - from the 12th to the 14th of February. Although I'm using this as an opportunity to get through as much as my manga backlog as possible, Shae has also given us some challenges, should we care to accept them! These challenges make up the foundations of my own readathon choices for this weekend, so let's take a look at them!
Kizu, written by Otsuichi and drawn by Hiro Kiyohara, follows the life of Keigo. Like most other children, Keigo attends school, but his school is different. All of the troubled kids - the troublemakers, the abused, the scarred - are grouped in one class. This manga is a really short story. It's only 4 chapters long! But, despite that, it's a really impactful story.
Boy, I love a death game scenario, so I was quite hyped to get reading this and I am so glad I did. The synopsis sounds a little crazy, sure, I get that, but the first chapter is written so well making me hooked from the start. And as the story progressed, I was obsessed with finding out what the next game was or what the next twist in the story was.
Whilst at university, reading has become a chore. It's rare I read for pleasure now, for I find it quite time-consuming to get involved a whole new world and immerse myself so much that I enjoy it. That being said, I have recently begun reading manga again.
The Gods Lie. follows the story of eleven year old Natsuru Nanao - a young boy who loves to play football and finds it awkward to talk to girls. One day, his female classmate named Rio Suzumura approaches him and he immediately becomes intrigued in her. It was drawn, as well as written, by Kaori Ozaki whose other works have include Knife and Immortal Rain.
Killing Stalking is a manhwa (Korean) written by Koogi and has been published online in Korean, English and Japanese by Lezhin Comics. In this post, I give a detailed live reaction-style discussion/review of the Prologue and the first chapter!