Zombie 100 ~Zombie ni Naru Made ni Shitai 100 no Koto~

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Vol. 5 Ch. 17 - Hometown of the Dead 3
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Edgy children are the worst.
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Wow big brain time, where you turn your only stable safe haven into shambles when you don’t know how to even look after yourself
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These type of retarded villains deserve extreme torment before they die
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Meh, just, meh...
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Before covid 19 i was like "Wth is wrong with this villain? There's no way there'd be people taking the efforts to kill others when there's a worldwide calamity going on"

And now I found the author to be a true genius....
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This feels even more real now that there are lots of people infected with coronavirus who caught redhanded in camera deliberately trying to infect others. Sad, sad world.
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@Narf ah yes, the zombie shark was quite bullshit.

and the next chapter is still going down retard road
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@Tamerlane If society is anything to go by, this types of actions fit to a T with how stupid people are when crisis happens. If you look at what is happening right now with the Covid-19, you can see that some people seriously just want to watch the world burn because they lack tact/brains. And with how this guy is a NEET I don't see how would he ever give any kind of commentary other than the one where people suck so I fuck them over for kicks and giggles.
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Bruh
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I liked this better when there was some commentary and symbolism going on in how the characters were set up.

I feel like we've gone one dimensional and made some straw nihilists the bad guys that just lack depth or sophistication.

I would rewrite this antagonist not to be so shallow but instead to have it where he thinks that the zombie apocalypse is actually good for society, as he thinks that the exploitation of the workers in the black companies (tying him to the conflict the main character was facing) and the and the corruption within civilization as opposed to the freedom he can get from lawlessness driving him forward.

Hell, that would give him an actual reason to destroy the town and have supporters. He thinks that the freedom he'll get in his short time alive is ruined if people try to create organized societies which, in his mind, will inevitably fall into the same traps and moral decay that he thinks Japan did BEFORE the zombies showed up.
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@Eliminateur
I mean, it is not the first weak arc - I personally absolutely hated the zombie shark.

Why were there a dozen divers in the Great White shark tank? Why would torn-up and swallowed zombie parts suddenly be able to move (that has never happened anywhere else in the manga), much less moving in a coordinated fashion? And why would they be able to run around carrying a shark that should weigh easily over 2 tons? Not to mention that they would have never been able to keep a purely aquatic animal balanced - that shark would have faceplanted instantly when out of the water and only held up by feet sticking out of it's stomach. If animals can also zombify, why has haven't we seen zombie cats, dogs, birds, rats or even insects?
Just to mention a few points of why I hated that shark arc.

But yeah, I absolutely agree that this arc is so far the worst of them. I wouldn't go so far and call it tanking from a single bad arc, but it certainly does not look great if that is the best idea the author could come up with regarding the MC's hometown.

My personal feeling is that the author is simply out of his depth - it feels like he's trying to tell a rather mature seinen story with the toolkit of a shounen manga. Onedimensional, simple, rather childlike characters, story arcs that don't feel properly though through and even artwise they look way more like high- or middleschool kids rather than adults in their mid-20s. The moments where this actually feels like seinen are far fewer than those where I think "this is targeted at middleschoolers", at least as far as I am concerned.
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@Eliminateur
I mean, it is not the first weak arc - I personally absolutely hated the zombie shark.

Why were there a dozen divers in the Great White shark tank? Why would torn-up and swallowed zombie parts suddenly be able to move (that has never happened anywhere else in the manga), much less moving in a coordinated fashion? And why would they be able to run around carrying a shark that should weigh easily over 2 tons? Not to mention that they would have never been able to keep a purely aquatic animal balanced - that shark would have faceplanted instantly when out of the water and only held up by feet sticking out of it's stomach. If animals can also zombify, why haven't we seen zombie cats, dogs, birds, rats or even insects?
Just to mention a few points of why I hated that shark arc.

But yeah, I absolutely agree that this arc is so far the worst of them. I wouldn't go so far and call it tanking from a single bad arc, but it certainly does not look great if that is the best idea the author could come up with regarding the MC's hometown and if this is the quality of a human antagonist he produces.
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this whole arc is retarded, dumb and unnecesary, these "villain" characters are unnecesary and reeeeeeeeeeeeally dumb.

this has lowered the quality of the manga considerably, it's tanking
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In case you ever have to rescue someone stuck with electricity, rubber boots dropkicks work just fine. Even just running into them and tackling them away works if you're short on rubber boots and other non-conductive implements.

But if you try to just grab hold of them with your bare hands (especially both hands at once) then you're at serious risk of getting stuck with them, roasting.
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Tbh I think this whole idea would have been saved if the villain was a solitary actor lashing out at a reformed idyllic society that he still can't find a place within. It would have raised the questions of why he was not helped to integrate, why his acts of sabotage were not detected, or why his self-isolation was simply accepted instead of investigated and so on.
By having accomplices he's just a cartoonishly evil villain with generic minion characters, being evil simply because he envies others' happiness.
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@dojinshi ...Should I tell you?
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Man that guy awesome I hope this villain live long and appear more often. You don't so need much bullshit to be evil, just look at twitter you can find a lot of them there.
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@moozooh You're all comparing major villains to throw away one arc villains.
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@Darklight99
You completely misunderstand what makes a villain cartoony. It's not what they're doing (at the surface level they're all doing the same things, more or less) and how it compares to what real people do; it's their motivation and background and how they are portrayed. The chain of events that leads a regular, perhaps even upstanding person to discard their morality adds gravitas to their actions. Their transformation and their eventual downfall is what makes their character an actual character worth caring about. The fine details in their behavior—the occasional self-doubt, or a moment of vulnerability—lets us see the human being beneath the surface of a villain.

It's important that readers have strong feelings about antagonists and connect with their humanity (and before you confuse this as well, commenters here aren't feeling strongly about the antagonists themselves—they hate the fact that they're so bland, which is a different layer of perception). It's great to have a hateable antagonist like Cersei Lannister or Griffith, but it's even better to have a likable one. Consider the examples of Tyler Durden who follows a cause we fundamentally believe to be righteous but chooses terrorism as his method, or Hannibal Lecter who embodies many admirable qualities but is also a ruthless killer, or even the Joker who encapsulates the freedom from the social shackles and contrivances that we so often abhor and fall victim to but brings only chaos and decay in its wake.

This contrast between what we like and dislike about them is what makes them concentrated, better-than-real versions of relatable people for the purpose of a narrative—just like the fact that no written work wants to show you every moment of a protagonist's life: it's always just the outtakes, the highs and lows that that make them interesting to follow.
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Man, villains who commit evil because life didn't hand them chocolate every day of their lives on a silver platter are the second-worst villains after those who are only in it for sadistic shits and giggles. They are uninspired and lack depth. "Hurrdurrdurr life has been mean to me so now I want to see the world burn" is so lame and infantile. Maybe, just as the whole superhero spiel, they are trying to appeal to some middleschool kids who like this simple black-and-white crap?
I just find it utterly boring and quite possibly so far the weakest part of the manga. Can't wait for this to be over, no matter how. I hope they won't become a lasting antagonist or, even worse, get converted to the good side by the magical power of friendship and stupid speeches.
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