Gen-Talk: Emerging

Drama, Horror, Seinen

Mangaka:  HOKAZONO Masaya
Year:  2004
Original Publisher:  Kodansha
Serialized in:  Morning
Volumes:  2 (Complete)
*Not licensed in US

Japan is a brilliant model of Asian success and obligation. But how would this country manage a large-scale sanitary crisis? What would happen in Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s biggest districts, if a man exploded in the street during broad daylight? How would the political and sanitation authorities manage such a crisis? Please consider this question as long as you can–because it’s already too late for professors Onodera and Sekiguchi! Is an emerging virus slowly spreading itself into the arteries of the Japanese capital? []

My Impressions:

Scary, fascinating, brilliant!

Picture this:  You’re walking, minding your own business, having a good time when all of a sudden the person next to you begin to cough and then.. explodes.

Blew my mind when I seen that part in the first chapter!  I was like… wtf??? Emergingdefinitely has that effect on one.   Well, it did for me.  All I could think about waswhat if something like that really happens in “Reel Time?”  I would be scared out of my mind!  A flu-like bug breaks out in Japan.  The person would have flu-like symptoms and then their body would swell up and burst!

From what I read thus far, it’s a good read.  Makes you want to walk around with a surgical mask for the rest of your life.

Like some sinister plan whether human or nature has befallen on Japan and the race to find the cure is on!

I recommend this manga.  Just because it’s thought-provoking, and it makes you asked the question…what if?  What if a super bug like that were to happen, what will humanity do to safe guard itself?  I can only imagine that things will fall apart, and if there’s a rumor of a cure, the breakdown of society as we would know it, will probably be ugly!

A manga that’s thought-provoking…. love that!  😀  This is basically not a manga review, because I’m basically just talking about it.  But I totally recommend it.

Moving right along.

Laters! 😉



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