Set off warning: suicide
The World After the Fall is among the newest manhwa launched by the newly based Ize Press, writer of Korean comics within the West. So, right here we’re with one other manhwa the place the hero will get right into a game-like world the place he must climb to the highest to avoid wasting humanity. After all, I couldn’t NOT learn it.
Jaehwan is your common Korean man. Principally, a John Doe. Till at some point towers seem in each nation and a few people discover themselves in entrance of a game-like display asking in the event that they wish to grow to be gamers and enter the tower. Properly, there’s a motive behind the saying ‘curiosity killed the cat’. Many people from all around the world settle for and are teleported contained in the towers. Nevertheless, that’s solely the start.
Jaehwan and his fellow Tower Walkers (the tower climbers’ nickname) discover themselves having to climb ground after ground to succeed in the highest, as a result of in the event that they don’t, humanity will likely be gone eternally. When some walkers discover a mysterious stone that supposedly takes them again to a pre-tower time, many can’t keep away from the temptation. In spite of everything, it’s that or dying. Or the small risk of reaching the highest. Many depart till Jaehwan is the final one standing. All of his comrades dreaming to succeed in the highest have been killed by monsters or as a result of they couldn’t take it anymore and determined to finish it themselves.
Because the final man standing earlier than a human disaster, Jaehwan doesn’t quit. He fights and he fights and fights till the final boss of the 99th ground is destroyed. Irrespective of what number of years it takes. However when he lastly reaches the a centesimal ground, he realises the hidden secret of the tower and of the being—demon—that controls it.
Properly, too unhealthy for the demon; Jaehwan gained’t comply with the demon’s needs and the trail created for him. He’ll make his personal path and get revenge on the beings who put him within the tower. He’ll destroy the system.
As you possibly can think about, The World After the Fall is stuffed with motion from web page 1. You’ll be able to’t cease cheering for Jaehwan and his comrades to succeed in the highest, solely to weep when he’s on their own. I believe the creator and artists do an excellent job in showcasing Jaehwan’s feelings on his journey. This manhwa can also be fairly gory and depicts suicide, so if any of those are triggers for you, please studying keep away from it.
I didn’t have any points with the story till the final couple of chapters when the studying circulation received interrupted for me. A few scenes are repeated and there’s an abrupt change within the dialogue, making you marvel if some elements are lacking. However no, they aren’t. The dialogue is picked up in a while once more, however with my thoughts already within the new scene setting, I discovered it barely awkward. Aside from that, it’s fairly good and has a catchy begin.
The World After the Fall is a full-colour manhwa with matt pages taking away the paper shine in order that it doesn’t appear to be a cookbook. Cowl-wise, we really get an illustration that can also be a part of a scene. Hurray. That just about by no means occurs. And we additionally get a second cowl on the within. Kudos to Ize Press for making this manhwa all fairly for us. In addition they used some spot UV (the shiny elements) on the duvet, however they’d an attention-grabbing strategy—they used it within the background, leaving the picture of the primary character with a matt-touch feeling.
Though there aren’t many Ize Press front-list titles, what I observed is that a whole lot of them contain an isekai/game-like theme. Consider Solo Leveling, Villainess Are Destined to Die and The World After the Fall. Whereas this style has been fairly well-liked within the East, it looks as if it’s catching curiosity within the West too. For followers of Webtoon and Tapas, there are numerous serialised manhwa on this style, and we are able to solely maintain our fingers crossed that Ize Press will license much more.
The World After the Fall written by singNsong, illustrated by Undead Gamja and tailored by S-Cynan has been delivered to print by Ize Press, whereas the English on-line serialisation is completed by Webtoon. Quantity 2 is meant to be launched in Spring 2023.