This review may contain SLIGHT SPOILERS. Though I’ll try to make it as short and spoiler-free as possible.
QUICK SUMMARY : Look Back is about two middle school friends inspiring to make manga. As life goes on, they both take their separate ways promising to meet each other again in the near future to continue making manga. However, one of friends passed away which affects the other friend with regret and sadness.
It’s a simple plot that anyone can think of but the way they showed the emotions of the main character was flawless. This manga accurately shows the realism of human emotions encountering the death of their loved one.
MY OPINIONS ABOUT
PLOT : Like I said, it’s simple yet amazing. The way this one-shot showed the main character’s thoughts on her friend’s death was incredibly realistic. Putting blame on herself, imagining a whole new path where her friend didn’t die, overcoming with grief. All of that was so well showed and I felt sadness after seeing the MC’s imagination.
ARTSTYLE : Fujimoto really went out on this one (well it is a one-shot after all). I feel like I don’t even need to explain. The shades fits so well with the aesthetics and I absolutely love it. We can literally feel the emotions through the panel. He already managed to amaze us with his art in Chainsaw Man and with this manga, he’s transformed into an Elite.
CHARACTERS : There are mainly 2 characters in this manga, Fujino and Kyomoto. They’re really very well written. Tbh I don’t really have anything to say at this point, as I’m still kinda amazed by the connections between both of them. I really enjoyed their dynamics together and felt connected to them in a certain way.
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PANELS
THE VERDICT : For a One Shot, this was absolutely amazing. I would totally recommend this to anyone who needs a quick GOOD read. You don’t even know how fast you’re gonna finish these 142 pages.
Storyline : 7.5/10
Characters : 8/10
Artstyle : 8/10
Enjoyability : 7.5/10
Execution : 9/10
Overall : 8/10
2 thoughts on “CHAINSAW MAN CREATOR’S MASTERPIECE – LOOK BACK”
New to me, but the drawings are most impressive.
Many thanks for following my blog.
Best wishes, Pete.
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My pleasure mate.
Keep Growing ✌️
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