Sun Ken Rock Manga begin with Ken, he follows his high school first crush (his true love – he said) Yumin from Japan to Korea (wut) where she starts functioning like an officer. Ken to the other hand becomes a gang-chef and as the story progresses while remaining childishly obsessed with Yumin, he performs himself through the gritty world of organized crime.
The outset of the story is not that bad. It’s basic and might have served a good basis for a pretty interesting story. It fails miserably when it comes to delivery however, and because of the non existent detail in-character portrayal the history comes flat.
The story is fast-paced and contains various extremely similar arcs. 1 Ken acs ridiculous (insert jokes and ecchi). 2 A Yumin clone gets raped and/or beaten. 3 Ken gets upset and collects the company. 4 Fight begins. Also the fights get boring (!!) with predictable turns through the ‘little boss-fights’ ahead of the ‘final boss’. Fights and these arcs are so estimated they even had me (a hard shounen enthusiast) bored and unfocused.
Because the story is so quick-paced additionally, it seems like the majority of it happens not or behindthescenes at all. You can find the impression of Ken’s uses as well as large advances and his gang is not experienced for the stage that it should. I believe that this is because the target is on his path towards gender with Yumin and Ken rather than the real gangrelated piece. However, it is as you keep wanting the true story to begin or get powerful, but it never occurs and everything stays very low even current.
The total amount of significant subjects released as probable main story points but then not discovered enough are many. For example the concept of the state, the history of xenophobia, immigration and South Korea just to name several. It’s really a bit unfortunate that that these interesting designs were pushed away to create space for naked women.
Really, the settings as well as the (male) figures are used selection and great detail. The fight- views are well-drawn along with the facial expressions and activity of the characters are great. The extra sections where Boichi describes the motivation behind certain aspects are appealing and will be felt afterwards in the sceneries and portrayal of Korea.
The ladies however, just look is two varieties: Yumin clones and childlike Kae -Lyn clones that provide you pedophile feelings. Neither is quite well drawn with odd odd and poses proportions/anatomy. They’re generally drawn in the same poses without body selection whatsoever. There’s also no covering inside their people to exhibit any distinction between your characters’ attributes (whereas the male characters have this).
It still is like junk in a nice package just like the art may be at times. However, standalone the art deserves an 8 for sceneries, fights, facial expressions and that male character illustration.
After read Sun-Ken Rock manga, I think Ken become more exciting, more handsome and mature through all the chapters. He’s essentially as cliché as motto protagonists get; the simple kind person who powerful and gets badass in serious condition. He then reverts back to his authentic self without any facts, so thatis that although you supposedly believe he gets some character development a little into the history.
The saddest character inside the line may be the feminine ’cause’ Yumin. She has no character to talk about. I believe there is designed to be some stress regarding the protagonist battle to hide his personality from her, but she’s so bleak that you just sometimes forget her existence. She is generally a blank canvas for the author to express his miserable erotic fantasies and standard kink (just like the whole series).
Besides getting more macho, just about any form of personality development is just a transparent attempt to fool the audience into convinced that this line is in fact capable of plot twists. (rest assure, it isn’t)
Even at the story’s expected emotional climax, it still seems just like you barely understand or care about the people whatsoever.
I might be severe but it’s hard to appreciate something when its main goal entails making different situations by which to pull women being abused is as many ways possible, annnd good ‘ol brawl. Particularly when you’re only therefor one of the two (tip: it is the last one), and that one is performed poorly.
Actually any somewhat effective joke gets unfunny if you are reminded of the sexism. This sequence has women forced into gender (perpetrator is later understood), rape as pain, men attempting to rape their own kids, under-aged girls getting raped and far much more. Not really addressing the struggle-scenes destroyed by the ridiculous nudity, it objectifies the feminine characters to the stage where it’s frustrating even though you’re typically ok with ecchi.
It is basically so very sexist that the escapism value disappears completely. There is no pride for almost any female figure within this story. None whatsoever. Not through the art quality.
Read it because – the-art is excellent, it’s interesting facts about South Korea and its culture/history, lots of fights, a funny German personality and Ken’s eyebrows. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed as a fan of free manga!