Hohzuki Island is a Horror suspense story about these kids trapped on an island. They are all abandoned or abused children, and they are there to attend school. However, the kids are soon under the impression that the teachers only brought them there to kill them and collect life insurance money.
Another good suspense/thriller/mystery manga. I found it quite enjoyable, but not quite that good. The story was fun and it keeps you guessing all the way up to the reveal at the end, but it wasn’t as engrossing as something like Mirai Nikki.
The art could be considered nice, and it is. Butsometimes, the lady teacher was drawn with a super stressed hourglass figure. So she had a super skinny waist and hips that looked way too big, but other than that, it’s really good stuff.
The characters all have their own solid personalities. Futoshi is a compulsive eater and he starts to go insane when he doesn’t get something to eat. The older girl was abused and is now mute as a result. The younger girl is blind, but she does have exceptional hearing. I can’t really remember anyone’s names which is weird, but I guess this can be considered a case of me not really being particularly moved by any of them.
For those of you looking for some ecchiness, there were some super random scenes involving the older girl in the ocean. Not to mention that she was panty-less for probably more than half of the series O__O. There were also instances where the threat of rape was involved, but nothing ever happened.
My Rating: 7/10
I would still recommend this manga to people, but only after I offered up some other options. If you’re looking for a horror series, this can be a nice, quick read being only 27 chapters.