Since I binge read Wolfsmund and finished in one setting while working JKO's Best Battle User banners and a bunch of other projects, I can do a short review without spoilers for this manga as we need more manga reviews.
Our folks have writing reviews heavily since December 2016 with Dream, Vapovile, and Menos. I might as well keep on pumping reviews.
The tale of William Tell has never been rendered this beautifully as in Mitsuhisa Kuji’s stunning debut work Wolfsmund, where a fortified barrier-station torments the Swiss Alliance murdering all who stand against it, until William and his son attempt to defy it.
A fascinating reimagining of a European legend, Wolfsmund is a retelling of the William Tell legend with a focus on an actual landmark in the Uri district of Switzerland, the Devil’s Bridge at St. Gotthard Pass. Filled with action, politics and drama it has all the makings of The Game of Thrones, including its share of bloodbaths, but told through a historical fiction perspective.
Note: I have to quote Vertical for the plot as I never took the time to memorize the names or even the country since I binged everything. Considering the series has no protagonist, it's a rather strange experience.
The manga is a retelling of Willaim Tell whom I feel wasn't a main protagonist until deep into the series. The manga starts off with mini stories of folks as protagonists who all end up dying in Wolfram's trap at Wolfsmund. I feel that hurts the manga as we don't develop any attachment to the characters and only remember events in addition to them dying so fast and brutal.
The series climax is the battle and capture of Wolfsmund as it builds up. It was very intense as people were being killed by traps as they try to get Wolfram for their revenge. The series continues after the capture of Wolfsmund with the power of an alliance with 3 Cantons (the Schwyz, Uri, and Unterwalden) which I feel wasn't a good arc to follow up as it barely have any payoff nor was it as intense. The manga doesn't feel complete, it feels inconclusive. It would have been better to end at Wolfsmund rather than continue it for the battle against Leopold.
I wouldn't recommend Wolfsmund since it's so damn brutal and graphic yet it doesn't overdo it. There were times I wince and just skip pages without reading during Wolfram's torture scenes. Luckily, there are no gratuitous rape scenes. There are nudity and sex scenes. It's just a brutal story with a massive body count.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT