One of the more incomprehensible and incoherent manga I've ever attempted to read, and I speak as one who made it all the way through Fairy Cube and The World Exists For Me/The Book of S&M.

In a world of hyper-detailed loligoth clothes and characters who look like dolls but with half the personality, two sisters are harmonizers. That means, mostly, that Clarissa can open magic doors and Mizeria can close them. They are taught and imprisoned by their guardian Rikhter in the kingdom of Druaddle (perhaps the hometown of Drizzt Do'Urden and other unfortunately-named characters.)

Mizeria goes to the palace for her coming of age ceremony and then, in a flurry of seizure-inducing action scenes in what appears to be an avant-garde, non-linear paneling scheme, monsters attack! Rikhter uses Clarissa to open a door and release more monsters! He kidnaps her and flees! Mizura pursues with the help of some random dude! More monsters attack! People run around! Doors open and close! The mangaka lavishes attention upon hair and clothing that really ought to be given to plot, character, emotion, and a story that can be followed!

Dreck.
One of the more incomprehensible and incoherent manga I've ever attempted to read, and I speak as one who made it all the way through Fairy Cube and The World Exists For Me/The Book of S&M.

In a world of hyper-detailed loligoth clothes and characters who look like dolls but with half the personality, two sisters are harmonizers. That means, mostly, that Clarissa can open magic doors and Mizeria can close them. They are taught and imprisoned by their guardian Rikhter in the kingdom of Druaddle (perhaps the hometown of Drizzt Do'Urden and other unfortunately-named characters.)

Mizeria goes to the palace for her coming of age ceremony and then, in a flurry of seizure-inducing action scenes in what appears to be an avant-garde, non-linear paneling scheme, monsters attack! Rikhter uses Clarissa to open a door and release more monsters! He kidnaps her and flees! Mizura pursues with the help of some random dude! More monsters attack! People run around! Doors open and close! The mangaka lavishes attention upon hair and clothing that really ought to be given to plot, character, emotion, and a story that can be followed!

Dreck.
This manga was so bad that I ended up skimming it. So take my notes with a grain of salt, as part of my campaign to write up all the manga that I read and didn't bother to review for the last five years. We'll see how long that lasts!

I think this is an original graphic novel written in German, so maybe there are some translation issues. It still sucks. It sucks so much that it made me contemplate why, when I normally love melodramaa, I hated this for being melodramatic. I derive several principles from it:

1. Melodrama works best if the events are inherently melodramatic. No one can fault an abused child or reluctant Gundam pilot for breaking down, attempting suicide, or weeping hysterically. But if your big problem is that you're an angsty teenager and no one understands you, and so far all we've seen you do is whine at your Dad and sulk in your room, you will sound ridiculous, self-centered, and whiny making pronouncements like "It feels like I'm pushing all boundaries of sanity, decency, and even safety to their very limits."

2. Build up to the melodrama. Let me demonstrate how In the End fails to do this:

Page 1: "What have I done to make you treat me this way, Dad? Why do you hate me so much?"

Page 2: "Why was I even born?"

Page 3: "Why can't people stop bugging me and just leave me alone?!"

Page 6: "I hate my life! None of it makes a lick of sense!"

The art does an excellent job of depicting pretty hair and detailed punk outfits with lots of buckles.
This manga was so bad that I ended up skimming it. So take my notes with a grain of salt, as part of my campaign to write up all the manga that I read and didn't bother to review for the last five years. We'll see how long that lasts!

I think this is an original graphic novel written in German, so maybe there are some translation issues. It still sucks. It sucks so much that it made me contemplate why, when I normally love melodramaa, I hated this for being melodramatic. I derive several principles from it:

1. Melodrama works best if the events are inherently melodramatic. No one can fault an abused child or reluctant Gundam pilot for breaking down, attempting suicide, or weeping hysterically. But if your big problem is that you're an angsty teenager and no one understands you, and so far all we've seen you do is whine at your Dad and sulk in your room, you will sound ridiculous, self-centered, and whiny making pronouncements like "It feels like I'm pushing all boundaries of sanity, decency, and even safety to their very limits."

2. Build up to the melodrama. Let me demonstrate how In the End fails to do this:

Page 1: "What have I done to make you treat me this way, Dad? Why do you hate me so much?"

Page 2: "Why was I even born?"

Page 3: "Why can't people stop bugging me and just leave me alone?!"

Page 6: "I hate my life! None of it makes a lick of sense!"

The art does an excellent job of depicting pretty hair and detailed punk outfits with lots of buckles.
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