Just like most manga that I read on MANGA Plus, I didn’t read The Vertical World from the beginning.
In fact, the manga was already Chapter 60 by the time I discovered it on MANGA Plus.
Thank goodness that it was a JUMP PLUS manga since I can read all chapters in the manga, not just the first three and the recent five chapters.
In case you’re new to MANGA Plus, yes, you can read any manga published by Shueisha for free including the new manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump. Unless you’ve been on MANGA Plus from the beginning and you read the manga every time the new chapter is coming out, you can only read the first three and the recent five chapters.
The only exception is the manga that is on JUMP Plus.
Going back to The Vertical World manga, did I begin to read the manga right away when I came across the manga for the first time?
Well, the truth is I don’t. I only began to read the manga when it was already past Chapter 100.
And for the first time, I agree with everyone who reads the manga. The manga is indeed good. It’s just that it needs more love.
Well, this is what I’m intending to do for this blog post. I’m not sure how far and wide this blog post will reach people. But I do hope that they do give this manga a try after reading about it on my blog.
Okay, not just this manga alone. I do hope that people do give any books that I recommend a try after they found out about them through my blog.
That’s my wish for this blog.
What The Vertical World is all about
Here’s the description that I got from Manga PLUS.
A world stretching down from the heavens: the Vertical World. There lives a boy named Ruska, who finds himself fascinated by the world below. One day he sees a girl falling from the sky above, straight towards the bottom… And so begins his adventure surrounding the mystery of the Fallen Maiden!
What got me to read this manga
Okay, I admit that fantasy manga isn’t my beat. But I do find the premise of the manga to be rather fascinating.
If you’re curious about the type of books that I tend to recommend on my blog, you can read about it right here.
What makes The Vertical World manga worth reading
The good thing about this manga is that it starts with a simple premise which is Ruska’s curiosity about what lies at the bottom of the Vertical World. And the story starts to take off from there, introducing new characters, friends, and foes along the way.
But here’s the kicker – the story starts to get more complex in a matter of a few chapters, with so many cans of worms being opened along the way.
What’s more, the answer to those burning questions will only get answered around twenty to thirty chapters later. For the most part, what you’ll be experiencing throughout the story will always be one question leading you to another question.
I won’t deny that the story can make you feel overwhelming, to the point where you have no idea what’s going on anymore.
But that’s the beauty of this manga. The story may be complex, but it’s also interesting at the same time because the answer to the questions aren’t what you expect at all.
If you’re talking about a story that has so many elements of surprise, then this manga nailed it perfectly.
What I didn’t expect when I read the manga
To be honest, I already expect that the story will become a lot more complicated as the story is progressing. But I never thought that it would be this complicated to the point that I have no idea what in the world is going on anymore.
And let’s not forget about the art style. Sure, the art style looks something like the one you’ve seen in the newspaper comic strip.
But who would have thought that an art style that resembles a newspaper comic strip to have a complicated, dark, and disturbing story?
I guess this is what makes the manga unique in the first place. It doesn’t resemble anything that I have read before.
Despite all that, I still love this manga. And that is a good thing to hear.
Who should read this manga
If you’re like me who is into mystery and sci-fi manga and you don’t mind about the kiddish art style, then you will find The Vertical World an interesting read.
Just be warned here that the story can get complicated in a matter of a few chapters. And some of the dialogues are also filled with scientific explanations, mainly related to physics.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to read a manga or light novel that requires you to think, then this manga is definitely NOT for you.
Where to buy The Vertical World manga
You can read this manga for free on MANGA Plus. Since it’s a Jump+ manga, all chapters in between are viewable on the website and also on the app.
If you’re interested in giving the manga a try, you can read the manga on MANGA Plus right here:
It’s too bad that the manga isn’t available in print, though. Even if it does, it may not look that good considering that the manga is best viewed in vertical.
Well, the manga is called The Vertical World for a reason. Of course, the manga will look much better when you view it in vertical. You even have to scroll the manga vertically too when you read the manga.
Over to you
What do you think about The Vertical World? Does the manga pique your interest after you learn about it from my blog? Let me know in the comment below.
P.S If you enjoy a story that is complex and also blends facts and fiction, then you may enjoy reading my thriller novel series, Trigger Locked.
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