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Interesting but lacking development
Jul 12, 2007 reviewed by Obsessed
The plot summary says it all - a girl picks up a cell left at the subway and them begins to receive calls telling her that people will die. Sounds creepy enough right?
Unfortunately the plot nevers reaches it potential. In fact the book could have used another volume or additional chapters to flesh out what was really happening. The ending is lack luster and somewhat confusing. I had to reread the book to really understand what happened.
That said, the book was still enjoyable. The plot is fast paced and does draw out a number of creepy lines and interactions. (If these had been played up more that would have made it perfect.) I also wish the plot would have explored both the main character and sidekick character further. The sidekick character especially seemed very interesting but was left untouched.
The artwork is clean but not memorable. It is rather mediocre. Still it is pretty to look at. The horror aspect of the work is not in the artwork at all. The worst you see are black shadows of people jumping off buildings and one guy lights himself on fire with only the fire visiable (no gory details if you're into that). I also found it annoying that all of the saved potential suicides looked very much alike. I'm not sure if this was intentional so that all of the saved and unsaved suicides are essentailly the same person since they all were going to do the same thing? I just prefer varitey in character design.
Overall, I would treat this like a summer movie. Interesting, fast paced, and over before the plot gets too involved.
P.S. Yes there are hints of yuri, but nothing really. The girls in Loveless (vol. 3 & 4) show more yuri than this.
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