It starts out normal like all horror stories are with a group of kids telling scary stories in their home room class. Shinozaki is quite the talented story-teller, she even went the extra mile to scare her friends with the help of her teacher, Ms.Yui. But, I can say that the only one who got really scared by it would have to be Mochida. He boy gets scared so easily it’s ridiculous, I kind of felt bad that he was even in this manga at all.
We also have Naomi (the tomboy), Yoshiki (the bad boy), Yuka (Mochida’s little sister), Seiko (Naomi’s best friend), Mayu (transfer student) and Morishige (Mayu’s childhood friend). Unfortunately, for Mochida and the rest of the gang, things even get more creepy when out of the blue Shinozaki wants to work a spell on everyone that she sound on the internet. (Yeah, I don’t see that blowing up in your face.)
What the spell was supposed to do was connect them as friends. So, that no matter where they go they will always be friends. It was a nice thought until the spell went horribly wrong. Now their inside this creepy school called “Heavenly Host Elementary School” that existed before the school that was built today. The reason for it being shut down was because serial murderer who was kidnapping and killing kids in the basement of the school.
So, now their stuck in the school with no way of getting out. I don’t think they would have even figured where they were if the ghosts of other victims didn’t conveniently come out and explain things to them. According to the ‘friendly’ ghosts, they were victims that got dragged here just like them and were killed, but even in death they can’t move on. They said that this school in inside of a different dimension, so they can’t leave and to make things even worse everyone got separated when they first entered the school. How messed up is that! Its bad enough that you got suddenly dragged into a dimension where ghosts try to kill you, but you also get separated, cutting down your chances of survival.
I can guess what your thinking now. Your thinking,” All they have to do now is walk around the school and find each other”. Sorry, folks but they can’t do that either. Apparently, this place has different dimensions inside the school, so even if their classmates were all in the same room, they still wouldn’t be able to meet each other. That’s why a felt glad when some had the luck of being in the same dimension like Naomi with Seiko or Ms.Yui, Shinozaki and Yoshiki ending up together. But, the person who was most unlucky with this was Yuka, I felt scared for this girl being by herself and hoped, she found someone…………..alive soon.
One of the things I liked about this manga besides the gore, the mystery and the frequent attempts at trying to scare the crap out of me were the little dashes of romance they tried to squeeze in there. You’ll find in the manga that we’re going to see a bit of a love triangle develop in it. Shinozaki and Naomi liked Mochida, but Yoshiki liked Shinozaki. So, it was really a weird love square. The whole time I was rooting for Yoshiki to confess his feelings or at least kiss Shinozaki before one of them died.
There is a lot of mystery and darkness in this manga, that make you think that there is no hope for them. This manga is not yet completed, but the anime is. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next, but until then I’ll be reading the other versions of Corpse Party.
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