Title: Apocalypse no Toride
( Fort of Apocalypse ; Fortress of the Apocalypse )
Authors: Kuraishi Yuu (story), Inabe Kazu (art)
Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Psychological
Synopsis: What can you do when you get mistaken for murder? Nothing. You go to prison. Lucky you, your inmates are some of the biggest cutthroats in the prison. Seriously you are lucky. Especially when zombies attack.
Volumes: 10; Chapters: 49
Published on Sep 3, 2011 to Aug 4, 2015
Serialisation: Shounen Rival
Rating: 7 out of 10
Status: Read from 23 to 25 June 2016
‘Apocalypse no Toride’ was a quick read and contained a whole lot of feels, story, character development and, of course, horror. The characters are kickass and the MC is surely not one of those pacifistic cowards we see in cliche animes and mangas. We get to see their backstories and they all have their own morals that they follow by. I can’t hate any of the characters, which is a real surprise for me since I’m very picky and judgemental. The ‘zombie’ plot is very detailed and thought through, and we get to learn a lot about the virus itself. The zombies aren’t the overly used stereotype we see in most films; slow and stupid. Instead, there are many different types and characteristics, which I find refreshing. I also liked how the main goal of the characters wasn’t to meet their family and friends and save them or what not but to survive and live. Annihilate the monsters or it will be the end of humanity.
I’ve rated it a 7 out of ten (good) and I would recommend this to anyone who’s willing to give it a go, or who enjoys horror, dystopian settings and action.