Print Review: Drifting Classroom, The volumes 1-4
Review Drifting Classroom, The Volumes 1-4Written by WarpshadowRating good/ very good
The Drifting Classroom is a good horror manga without being a silly monster show. Then again it may be a bit too good at being a horror manga for some people, if you catch my drift.
Sho Takamatsu was an ordinary elementary school student who like many kids his hage has just gotten into an argument with his mother. He won’t get a chance to apologize to her since while at school Sho along with the rest of the school hears an earthquake. However what happened was no ordinary natural disaster for when Sho and his classmates looked outside they saw that except for the school there was nothing more than a sandy wasteland. How this happened is something no one, including the teachers could explain. A situation like this could unhinge the mind of just about anybody but how could a child survive this horror?
The Drifting Classroom is a classic survival horror manga that does for the gut in a way that few stories really do. This manga has a lot of similarities to the book Lord of The Flies but instead of trying to act as a parable The Drifting Classroom tells a more visceral tale. This manga is older than most manga that I have read but the character designs do feel a little less dated than some other older manga that I read. I can not state enough that this manga is shocking, perhaps even more so than many manga that carry the label of horror. If that last sentence entices you at all I suggest this manga to you.