It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Arachnid
Alice is a senior high school student who lives with an uncle that spends his time tormenting her everyday. One day, Alice witnesses the death of her uncle by the hands of an assassin called “Kumo” (Japanese for Arachnid). She then falls unconscious, and upon waking up, she finds out that she is in Kumo’s house. Now, this Alice who no longer has any family is being raised by the assassin himself..!
Arachnid has a very interesting way of setting up the abilities of its various cast of assassin characters, which is the number one thing that I find most interesting about the manga. The first and main focus is taking Alice’s mental condition, Congenital Excessive Concentration (C.E.C.; a condition that focuses the brain to fixate on one event and pushing the boundaries of all 5 senses to correctly respond to the situation), and molding it into a useful power. This fault in her brain functions are honed under the guidance of Kumo, who also has the same condition. The slight details that C.E.C. picks up and can quickly adjusts to make for an excellent assassin ability. These quick reflexes are similar to that of a spider; thus the manga title, Arachnid.
Now, all you got to find out by reading this manga is what Alice will do with this power…
EDIT: Funny how I decide to write a post about Arachnid today, then a new chapter is released. LOL!