Manga review: Genjui Toteku

Hello o/. This will be a short review, since it’s only a one-shot manga. The reason why? Well, I thought this one really needed to be highlighted. It’s from Shounen Jump, yes. Though I’m not really a fan of Shounen Jump, the shorter-side series are pretty well made most of the time. Like BOZEBEATS. But anyways, it won the 10th Weekly Shounen Jump’s Golden Future Cup competition.

 

Synopsis

Werewolves, vampires, dragons, and all sorts of other mythological beings are real, and they live hidden among us. But in order to stay hidden, they need special doctors who can treat them without having to worry about their true natures being revealed. Toteku Tatsumaki is one such doctor, a young yet brilliant human boy who has genetically altered his own body to better be of service to the supernatural community.

(Source: MU)

My short version:

A boy called Inui meets the odd doctor Toteku after having some odd situations happening to him.

 

Opinion

So I quite liked this manga as I stated before. I thought that, although only a one-shot, the world building and story-plot itself is really solid. You immediately understand the world and what’s happening. And it’s short, but a lot of things happen. I like the art, because it’s a mix of modern manga style with a hint of shounen manga style. If this was a series, I think it could be a bit like Fukigen no Mononokean, but then to the more shorter side and even more episodic than that. And I think more to western mythology than the Japanese. I’ll give it an 8/10. It’s one I can’t get out of my mind. And if it ever got serialized, which will never happen, I would think it may be as popular as Yakosoku no Neverland. But that is how high I see it.

 

Well, it’s a short one, but I think it’s worth it for me. That was it for now. See you later.

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