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Friday, August 26, 2011

Review: Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada

Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada

Release Date: August 23, 2011
Publisher: Kondansha Comics USA
Series: Cage of Eden #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Format: Paperback
Buy This At: Amazon

Danger and action abound after Akira Sengoku and his classmates crash-land on a deserted island while flying home from a class trip. The island doesn't exist on any maps but that's not even the strangest part: the animals they find on the island are prehistoric beasts that are supposed to have been extinct for thousands of years! Now Akira and his friends are in danger as the island's residents start eyeing the humans for their next meal. Will they ever solve the mystery of the island and find their way home?

This manga is a mix of high school life meet a Jurassic Park kinda swing. It's really interesting and crazy to read.

Coming back from Guam, a plane with over 300 passengers crash lands on a mysterious island stationed in the Pacific Ocean. The only thing is that the island isn't on any map. One other thing... There are extinct animals running wild and they're hungry. 

Cage of Eden is such a strange, interesting read especially since all the characters are enjoyable and I'm eager to see their reactions or how they're going to jump at tasks or fights. Since it's survival of the fittest it's impressive to see how high school students are acting in a world where everyone is your enemy. You can't trust anyone on that rule-less island because you could wind up killed. 

The one thing that I was glad I predicted right was the attempt to establish a society. Something that creates common ground and keeps those in line. Though the students are in a difficult situation where wild beasts are feasting on them, they're trying to maintain order with a sound environment for the most part.

I'm itching to read more from this manga :)