posted on Nov, 20 2011 @ 06:04 PM
I read a lot of manga (if you couldn't tell from my avatar) and one of my favorite genres is post apocalypse/ survival. I'm very bored so I'm going to
compile a list of manga like that. For each manga I will add a link, a description from www.mangaupdates.com and my comments.
Scientists had predicted this disaster, and in response, the leaders of every country
met to develop a plan for human survival before the meteor hit. The 7Seeds project was developed out of this meeting. Each country froze a number of
young healthy people, which allowed them to survive the meteor. After the computer determined that Earth was once again safe for human life, it
released them into the world.
Very good if you don't mind shoujo. It can be very unrealistic at times but watching the interaction between the
different groups is interesting.
In the future, random Jr. High School classes are chosen to
compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after 3 days on an island or else they all perish. Weapons are handed
out and each student is sent out into the field alone and unprepared for the horror that awaits them. The classmates turn upon themselves in a battle
for survival, treaties are made and broken, and former friends become foes as the relentless countdown continues. Amid the betrayals and rising body
count, two classmates confess their love for each other and swear to survive this deadly game together
Only read this if violence and sex
doesn't offend you. It's very psychological (who can you trust?). The only downsides are that the characters are drawn to look much older than they
actually are (they also act a lot older. Kinda annoying.) and that many of the side characters are drawn incredibly ugly (to make you only care about
the main characters). Overall it's very good. Too bad the sequel is awful.
Man is having a hard time finding food and getting rid of their trash, so
science comes up with a bio-engineered animal that survives by eating trash, and is then killed to feed humanity. But the self-replicating, endlessly
hungry killing machine gets loose in Tokyo...
It's ok. It has an interesting idea, but it's kinda cliche and the art/character designs are
horrible. A lot of people love it but I think it's just ok.
High school of the dead
A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide,
resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and an increasing rise of attacks caused by the living dead. In Japan, several high school
students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi Private High School shortly after it was attacked by "them." The group now faces the
greatest struggle of their young lives: attempting to survive the present apocalypse.
Some above average zombie killing fun. That's really all
there is to say here.
Cage of eden
Akira and his classmates are travelling on a plane when it crashes onto an
island inhabited by species thought to have been extinct. The situation becomes increasingly desperate as some of Akira's classmates are eaten alive,
while some kill others in desperation. Now Akira and a few other survivors are trying to survive what seems to be a horrible nightmare.
good. It reminds me of lord of the flies because of the whole"kids trapped on an island" thing. The difference is in this case there are adults and
there actually is a monster (or monsters). It also reminds me of lost because of the whole mystery aspect of it.
Mishima is your average spineless pushover, working as a repairman for the
Exopolis Tower, Tokyo's largest and hottest highrise business and entertainment building. He promised to come home in time to celebrate his son's
birthday, but when he lets his pushy boss saddle him with overtime, the task takes him all night. On the morning subway train heading home, a massive
earthquake strikes and collapses both Exopolis and its underground train lines. Now Mishima is trapped deep underground with the other passengers of
the train, some of whom are less than cooperative. Will he be able to take the initiative for once and lead them all to freedom, or will they starve
in their underground prison?
My second favorite out of all the manga I'm posting here. It's a very realistic take on what would happen in such a
situation. It's very psychological.
In the horror of witnessing so many classmates perish before his eyes in a
violent train wreck, Teru discovers two survivors in the tunnel: Ako and Nobuo. But salvation from this bloody carnage is far from their grasp. As
they try to dig out from the wreck in order to come up with a plan to stay alive, the lack of light and food, combined with the stench of death and
decay, will lead one member of the group down a dark and demented path. And with sudden, violent earthquakes shaking the tunnel, escaping to the
outside world may lead them to an even greater danger...
It starts off very good, but the quality declines after they escape the tunnel. It's
still worth a read. It can be kind of unrealistic (takes them forever to find out what happened even though it's incredibly obvious) but all in all
A computer continues to live on in order to complete a mission in a world where all life,
including Mankind, has gone extinct. This is a record of those 27 million years of its heroic struggle.
My favorite out of all the manga I posted
here and one of my favorite of all time. Incredibly moving for a one shot. I cried.
Treating non-successful suicidal patients requires a lot of money and
resources. With low budget and a personal respect argumentation, a doctor will ask a non-successful suicidal patient if he/she still wants to live on
or not. If not the government will respect his/her wish. However, the government doesn't just simply kill them.
Despite it's unrealistic premise
(wouldn't it be cheaper for the government to kill them then to send them to an island?) it's very good and is probably my third favorite out of all
the manga I'm posting here. The art is great and the character development is amazing.
That's all I have for now. If I missed some good ones then post them. If you liked this thread then a s&f would be greatly appreciated.
edit on 20-11-2011 by targeting because: (no reason given)