I have received partly negative feedback, in comments and email, also from persons I respect like Mederic64, regarding the share I made yesterday, TSF Monogatari. It’s true I wasn’t particularly tender towards the mangaka, to quote myself, in addition to all the times I compared the manga to a huge pile of shit:
a pregnant girl cumming from having her womb electrocuted – shit, cut the crap and go fuck yourself, ShindoL !!
I wonder, was that excessive? I would have been an hypocrite if I pretended to remain even partly neutral to this manga that horrified beyond words – well, that’s my defence. Respect doesn’t equal servility.
But I’ll do better than split hair about respectfully telling fuck you. I’ll give you the link to Metamorphosis, the newest manga by ShindoL, that you can find on Fakku, HERE.
You see, in my opinion, Metamorphosis is way better.
– Graphically, the art is amazing, reaching new heights of perfectly controlled excess
– Artistically, this is not just despicable shitty porn (like TSF Monogatari, in my biased opinion), there is a true story, touching us to the deepest core of our soul. HUGE WARNING: you will be left despaired, sad, empty, you’ll need many days to recover once you’re done reading. Calling the ending “sad” or “depressing” doesn’t even come close. But that’s how true art works, we’re touched, we’re moved, it doesn’t have to be all cute smiles. The paintings by Goya, or – a contemporary local reference, sorry only few will be able to access it ^^ – the Chair d’âmes by Nedjar, they’re harrowing, beautiful, and artistic.
Metamorphosis goes way further than the shit we see in TSF Monogatari. But, unlike TSF Monogatari, this is truly artistic and totally worth it.