DC3 is a one-shot manga story from the creators of The Promised Neverland, which I haven’t read. I chose this story mainly because it was short and I was looking for a quick read. I’m very glad I did because it’s simply awesome. It’s only fifty pages long, but there’s so much story packed into those pages. Saho Kisaki is fourteen years old the most wanted middle schooler in the world. After she accidentally helped her father create robots, she’s targeted by every criminal including anti-robot groups, cults, and money grabbing kidnappers. To tackle the issue Saho’s father develops an invincible robot bodyguard, which Saho isn’t happy about.
As I read the first few pages it felt very much like I was starting a new shonen series, I couldn’t see how a full story would be told in the pages that were left, as the story was going by so quickly. It takes less than fifteen minutes to read, but it’s completely action packed. The characters are introduced, it takes some time to have some jokes about Saho not wanting a robot bodyguard, some great action, and a really great twist. The main elements of a much a bigger story are condensed, without any of the filler, and it’s a completely satisfying story in its own right. The art is really great, and always easy to read and understand what’s going on. The action sequences are really great.
There’s is definitely room for more story in DC3, but I think it really works as a one-shot. It’s quick, doesn’t outstay its welcome, and really entertaining. It’s the perfect manga if you don’t have much time to read something, and want something that’s completely self-contained. It definitely made me want to check out The Promised Neverland.
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