This week for Sensate Saturday I’m Quick Reviewing a series I read just the other day. It’s Plunderer by Minazuki Suu!
Plot Synopsis: It’s the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is currently controlled by “numbers.” Every human born is branded with a “Count.” This Count can be anything; the amount of kilometers walked, or the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. If your Count drops to 0, you will be sent into the Abyss. After Hina’s mother’s Count dropped to 0, her last request was for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.
Plot: This first chapter really got my attention, with such an interesting plot hook and the fact that it’s got pretty much every highly emotional genre type, from romance to tragedy in the genre tags online told me that I’m in for an emotional roller coaster. So I’m definitely going to continue reading this series, when I get some time.
Characters: Hina is pretty naive, but living cut off from the world with only your mother will do that to anyone, so I don’t have anything against her. She’s a hell of a lot more intelligent than most female leads I’ve read, which is a good thing. This Richto character seems to be a real creeper though, though him getting the shit beat out of him by his boss Nana was hilarious.
Art: This has wonderful artwork, with plenty of background and character detail. I’d say it’s even good enough to be in a Shueisha publication.
Overall: I’ll be continuing to read this interesting series, so I’m definitely recommending giving it a shot.