Now available is the second volume of “Big Order“, a series by the same mangaka of Mirai Nikki, and one will certainly notice many similarities – particularly in how both have a rather demented story of desolation.
This series seems to surpass Mirai Nikki in everything – both general quality, as well as degree of twisted insanity, a tale surrounding world destruction at its finest. At a period of 10 years prior to the manga’s modern time, a child called for the world’s end – returning to real-time, there exists a group of individuals capable of granting their own wishes by means of peculiar supernatural abilities. These entities are labelled “Order Users” – and amongst them, there’s a single one who seems far more capable than the rest.
That person would be “Hoshimiya Eiji”, the series’ protagonist, a fellow with essentially infinite power – and the same one who wished for the fall of the world 10 years ago. Indeed, the protagonist is the antagonist.
Yet perhaps more so interesting is how erratic this series is – Big Order has hardly gotten started, yet it already contains all matter of over the top madness, nuclear weapons being tossed around like darts, millions of people dying like an ant being crushed, and a variety of other crazed moments. The characters aren’t excluded from the oddities of course – though frankly, there’s only one of them who is worthy of admiring.
Seemingly having some sort of obsession with the type, the mangaka made the protagonist of this series not much different than Yukiteru in terms of incompetence, weakness, idiocy, with only a few functioning mental processes. Yet on a more positive note, the obligatory female sidekick isn’t a disgusting creature as was the case of Mirai Nikki’s yandere – rather, Big Order’s attractive female lead does have some lose screws, however, she recognizes sentiment and basic aspects of life appropriately. Not to mention, her physique is far superior to that of the yandere.
And simply to highlight the sheer concoction of dangerous elements in an unconventional fashion, there’s also a significant character, a pregnant female, running around as per the protagonist’s harem as well.
The atmosphere of this series is a bit sickening in case one hasn’t already figured – although it’s promising, and it has potential. Up to this second volume, it’s not become anything spectacular just yet, assuming it ever will – although it’s undeniably intriguing and fairly unique, for better or worse.