Manga Review: Goth by Otsuichi!


Since this is my first manga read/review OF ALL TIME, I decided to make a special rating system for every one from here on out. My ratings for them will be the middle ground between the art style and the story line. I will be reviewing paranormal/horror manga exclusively until further notice and I’m super excited about it! I’ve been meaning to start reading manga for EVER and I’m glad that I finally had the opportunity to start now!
Cover: 4/5
Art style: 5/5
Story line: 3.5/5
This manga was recommended to me by an amazing lovely gal over on Instagram! As soon as I heard the title, I was in 1,000%. This manga is about two high school students, a boy and a girl, that are extremely fascinated by murder; Borderline inspired by it. One day, they find a notebook that belongs to an infamous murderer and the story takes off from there. They always find themselves in the middle of some twisted crime scenes.
I loved the darkness that oozed from every word. As someone who watches Investigation Discovery almost religiously, it’s no surprise that I was super intrigued by the different crimes in this book.
I’m giving this 3.7 stars since I loved the genre and premise, but I found myself confused by the timeline. I felt like some key parts/explanations were missing in order for me to grasp the story better. I’m sure that I should’ve read the actually novel before the manga but no harm done. I am trying to get my hands on the novel next week!
Also, this was adapted as a film and I will most definitely be watching it ASAP!
I don’t recommend this to readers under 18.
3.75/5 stars!