The drip probably has one of the strongest independent, one -volume story that I have read for a long time.The work of a few Itagaki is usually not subtle, but they make up for interesting mistakes and the right amount of comedy.Tom opens with a very sober and uncomfortable bloody bath, which is really repulsive, but it is only Itagaki who introduces us to think about how our main character is usually perceived by others.When the manga moves to her perspective and we will understand how exactly her everyday life looks like, I was 100% attached to this tragic history.
I think that many of this results from the art of Drip Drip, which seems almost childish in its simplicity and design.There are many round and smooth surfaces, on which everyone looks a bit soft and falls, but this cartoon aesthetics allows the characters to expression in a very unique way.Fortunately, there are moments of recklessness here, and the sharper or more detailed artistic style would work contrary to the manga’s intentions than he helped.Having said this, art still allows for incredibly striking and mature images.Drip Drip has an almost suggestive, seductive impression, with a lot of blood on an exhibition emphasized by minimal shading, thanks to which black blood on paper stands out more.I would not recommend this series to anyone who is opposed to nudity or restraint, because although I do not think that Manga ever seemed to exploit with his paintings, I understand that he is not for everyone.
Like Beastars, drip drip topics are associated with the ideas of sexual liberation and imperfections of society.However, unlike Beastars, which tried to show society from various perspectives, Drip Drip strengthens this focus, showing things from a distorted and almost incredible narrator.Mako is a woman who has a good head on her shoulders and grew up in an environment where her body probably changed indisputable.Itagaki maintains that it is unclear, whether it is a physical or mental state (or maybe a combination of both), but the overall consequences of its nasal hemorrhages and their triggers are extremely fascinating.
Mako spent the majority of her life, reminding about the uncleanness of society, but at the same time she feels distinguished and got stuck.What happens when you want to experience the touch of another man, but you can’t because you are conditioned by the thought that everything is dirty and broken in your essence?What exactly does being dirty mean and what exactly means being clean?These are all the things that Drip Drip juggled, and you don’t want anything more than that Mako can find a solution to her embarrassing situation.You can see how unbalanced life in this way for over 20 years of her life has made her, but this is all the more the reason you want her to find someone or something that she can take on without fear.
Perhaps, however, the problem is not that society and people are dirty by nature.Maybe the problem is that in the depths of the soul Mako is afraid.At some point, the manga begins to clearly explain his ideas, instead of showing them, which brings us back to my point of view to the lack of subtlety of Itagaki.It seemed almost, as if Itagaki tried to quickly end the story after a certain point, even though the story had an extremely thoughtful pace before.After saying, the Mako arch is still ended in a way that made me mostly happy … Until I realized that about a third of the Manga volume remained.
Without revealing too much, the manga transfers a perspective to someone much shallower and less interesting compared to MAKO. It can be argued that the character plays the wider subject of dirty fraud and sex values, but I think that the simplicity of the character is more harmful to history than helps it, even if it comes to. There are tips on the potential arch of the character, which I could easily see by connecting to Mako, but the remaining number of pages is not close enough to examine it in a satisfactory way. Mako is suddenly degraded to the supporting role, up to the last pages of the volume, and the feeling of moving in the book is getting worse, to the extent that I am not sure how much time is from this change to the very end. It is a pity, because I feel that what Itagaki sought with a change in perspective could work if he was given more space to breathe. But in the current state it seems that this is an add -on at the last minute to fill the rest of the volume after the main story ended at the intended stop point.
This assumption becomes funny when you realize that the volume squeezed in one shot about Japanese Saint Nicholas spending the night with escort.No, I’m not kidding, but believe me, history is more honest than it seems, and the overall message at the end is easier to digest.But like the main story, it has a bit confusing execution because of its conciseness.
In general, Drip Drip is a story about an extremely interesting assumption that introduces a very complicated and depressing topic in a unique way.The first two -thirds of the books are incredibly balanced with a sense of style, which effectively balances the tragedy with lightness.In many ways I could recommend the volume only from it.However, when the volume finally ends, it’s hard not to feel as if it bleeds on the way to the climax and collapsed along the way.