Today im doing a review on Corpse Party: Another Child, a manga made by our beloved makoto kedoiun, for those who arent aware of Corpse Party is a franchise with over 18 years having started in 1996 with a RPG maker game by the same name, later on having a much better remake and introducing new characters.. The corpse party franchise has around 7 games, 4 manga, a 4 episode OVA called Corpse Party Tortured souls and another OVA wich is kind of like a missing footage (so they say) .. In my opinion the game is much better than both manga and anime, the manga does have its appeal and is much better than the anime, but today we are here to talk about one of the alternative stories that the Corpse Party franchise has, yes today iam reviewing Corpse Party: Another Child:
Summary: With their school shutting down for good, the students of a small town were heading for different directions in life. For Minase Tamaki, who was staying in town to find a job, it might be the last time she sees her crush Shindo Yuuma, who is moving to the city to attend a new school. She asks him to do a little prayer that is supposed to help people cross paths again even if they become separated. But her classmate, Yuzuki Erina, overhears their conversation and, out of jealousy, decides to ruin her plans by inviting their entire class on what was supposed to be an intimate spell.
As soon as the charm goes off, the ground splits in half, swallowing the entire class and, when they wake up, they find themselves in an old school campus. Unable to find a way out, they wander the corridors, trying to figure out where they are. But it seems that the building isn’t as abandoned as they thought it was and, in fact, something evil is lurking in the shadows.
The setting (just like in every corpse party gamemangaanime, is in a haunted school (except for Dead Patient wich is in a hospital **) It isnt really very original its just how it has to be, and it represents the all concept of the corpse party franchise wich is about haunted schools.
The story is also rather generic yet it has good parts and also [spoilers] a good ending. It has its shocking and dark tone with a romantic sub plot just like in every corpse party gamemangaanime, Overall it was a good story with some cliches here and there.
This is the part where i talk about how generic and stereotypical the characters were, Our mani character Tamaki is a shy, bullied girl who has a crush on our blend character yuma, now this guy is like the reincarnation of both satoshi from the original corpse party story and id say shido itsuka from DAL, he is seemingly attractive yet oblivious, he has alot of sense of responsability and he is kind , see what i mean, its not like i hate him, but he could have been less cliche and more relatable, aside from that we have bitch mcemmo (erina yuzuki) who is the other girl who likes Yuma (Love triangle alert) who is always making tamaki life a nightmare due to jealousy, and at the end you kind of feel sorry for her, not. even. kidding. ... The other characters are just really there to get killed sooner or later, I did like Yuma´s best friend probably the only character worth mentioning is Shinichi Yanagihara he was a awesome character and he is the reason why i gave character a 6 instead of a 4 or 5.
There isnt much to talk about, because has usual the art for corpse party is really good and solid, it has a good amount of quality which is pleasing to the eyes.
Overrall CP: Another Child is very enjoyable manga wich manages to put you at the edge of your sit everytime something happens, It is thrilling and youll never get bored of it, its one of the highest traits of the manga.