A Child Is Born
Some of you might have noticed that we recently added the category Alternative to our demographic selections. Given our tagline one would expect this section to be fairly crowded. Sadly, that’s not the case. One of the reasons why Kotonoha never fully embraced alternative manga is because I wasn’t sure if scanlation is the right medium to promote this kind of manga, which tends to be disproportionately more appreciated in book form than on any computer screen. On the other hand, maybe this is one of the instances where you have to build an audience for it first. Which is why I intend to beef up this new division with some “uniquely interesting” projects just to see if my assumptions were right.
We already invited you for a stroll through Usamaru Furuya’s Garden, today we’d like to introduce you to God’s Child, the latest work from the enigmatic Nishioka siblings. It tells the twisted and gruesome life story of a sociopath and serial killer. Usamaru Furuya himself called this book “supremely terrifying and beautiful” which should be reason enough for you to check it out. Keep in mind, however, that this is a very mature manga that has some deeply disturbing scenes. Imagine the main character as Dexter Morgan without a conscience and a moral code and you have a vague idea of what awaits you.