MPD Psycho 2Posted: January 2, 2008
Much like the first volume, I am of the opinion that this series is revolutionary in that, instead of drawing different characters that look the same and confusing you in that way, there’s only one character who’s supposed to be several different characters. It’s fairly confusing, but I was starting to get it down towards the end of the volume.
One of the story arcs explains a bit about the main character’s past. Or, at least, I think it does. It also offers an explanation as to how he got his different personalities… if it was in fact him that the flashbacks referred to. There’s a character from his past involved in some murders, and it’s mostly because he recognized the main character and is trying to jog his memory a bit.
This volume was much less gory and disturbing than last volume. There’s still some disturbing things, and there’s still a little gore, but nothing that equals the plants growing out of people’s brains from the first story last time. There is a rather twisted death in the first chapter that involves an aquarium pump, and there are a few other deaths spread throughout, but they’re not quite as twisted as in the last volume. The case involving the main character’s wasn’t depraved as far as the murders went, but the actual flashbacks were a little disturbing, I suppose.
Even after two volumes, I’m still not very fired up about this series. I think it’s because I’m pretty confused about the main character still. Part of that’s probably intentional, but a lot of that may be me not being able to remember his names and personalities. I think another thing that’s missing is character depth, since it’s mostly about solving the disturbing mysteries that are going on. The mysteries/stories themselves are pretty cool, and I can’t imagine any sort of character development being handled well, but it still feels like it may be lacking something. I don’t know.
I’ve got volume 3 already, so I’m going to try reading it back to back with this volume to see if that doesn’t help me keep things straight with the main character.