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Remember that plague you learned about in history class? Well, it's back, ready to infect hordes of people! Follow Nagasawa, a melodramatic student caught in the middle of this horrid epidemic, with absolutely no idea what's going on, trying to get through life with infected people all about. Can you say creepy?
ドーン 冷たい手 冷手 돈 - 차가운 손 ＤＡＷＮ～冷たい手 DAWN 冷たい手 Dawn - Chilly Hands Dawn - Cold Hand Dawn Tsumetai Te
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I find it interesting with a nice plot
I really like this series already. It has a nice plot, the zombies aren't too gross, and the main character is pretty lovable. I just wish a group would pick up the project!
Edit: It was finally picked up! OMGosh, I don't think I can express my happiness! I love this. So much. I truly do.
... Last updated on November 13th, 2009, 5:24am
Don't beleive them, It's really good.
As pompous of me as it may be, please don't blindly trust the negative comments below. I really like this manga. Iíve been actually searching for a manga just like this for many a month now, and this is delivering in full. The characters are nicely fleshed out, very likable, and most of all, believable! Instead of other mangas that take one aspect of any sort of zombie apocalypse and just extreme it, this is not that manga. The diseased main character is strong, but not outrageously so (yet), he loses himself at times, but not randomly and without warning, like in other managas. This manga show a more interesting build with a slow and more believable (as believable as something can be with zombies and bubonic-like plagues) story. The romance thrown in is a perfect dash of flavor in the dark and horror. The elements are mixed nicely to a more mysterious keep-you-guessing plot instead of the episodic in your face deus ex machina stuff other mangas have.
Where I haven't finished the manga _just_ yet, Iím sure I'll be back in a few days with my final word on the topic. Give it a read, it picks up nicely.
It wasn' too bad then went down hill
I've read 18 chapters and so far I like this series. I think it has potential. There is still a mystery of what's going on, like who or what is behind this outbreak. Who can Nagasawa trust? He knows he's being used, but how much so? What is really happening to his body? There is also a certain level of creepiness going on that's good. Physically and emotionally Nagasawa is not some shonen hero with a never give up/can do I must protect everyone attitude. He's just an awkward teenager that something horrible is happening to and I think that comes across well.
I think the weakest part of the series is the art. Its a bit sketchy at times especially when it comes to the characters. I would like to see stronger cleaner lines. The fight sequences could also be a bit better.
I don't know why anyone would want to compare this to High School of the Dead. HSOTD though serious and apocalyptic at times is also a bit of a spoof on the Zombie genre especially when you consider all the fan service that's thrown in. I like HSOTD its fun, but Dawn Tsumetai Te takes a different approach to the genre. So far its smaller on scale (you don't have endless waves of zombies attacking) that may change it the future who knows? There's also more emphasis on mystery, there's many questions and I'm interested in seeing how the author will handle them.
So I think its off to a good start. If the mangaka can raise his game a bit in the art department and offer some good revelations on the mysteries I think it will be a good read. If it instead turns into some kind of battle manga then it will be disappointing. <---------------Update--------------> So I finished this and I have to say it kind of went down hill. The story got very choppy. There were scenes that weren't connected well together and the ending was kind of rushed and too easy. The end really didn't deal with the problem of the NightShift or really the consequences of what happened to Nagasawa the main lead. The art didn't get better and the story got weaker. The story felt like it could have gone on longer and I think that would have helped it some. So, I'm disappointed as I thought it had some potential and I'm downgrading my score to a 5.
... Last updated on March 23rd, 2014, 12:01am
Interesting plot, this series has alot of potential.
Very good manga
This was surprisingly good. I like the mysterious aspect of what is happening to the main character, which keeps me reading and wondering. I have read 21 chapters, and a new plot development has me wondering even more. I really whish that more was scanlated. Read it if you ant a good story with some nice bloody scnes that really make you wonder.
disconnect w/ male lead
Nagasawa gets bit by an infected rat, then he suddenly finds out he's got some mutant skills (sort of like Spiderman). It turns out there some sort of zombie plague going on around the area. The rats have been infected and are attacking humans, who then attack other humans. So what happens when some secret organization finds out about Nagasawa's sudden mad skills? They coerce him into killing the zombie as a night job for medical treatment.
Here's the stupid plot hole I couldn't get pass. Why is Nagasawa the only one fighting? If they're worried about other people getting infected, shouldn't they just get some sort of armored suit and some long range weapons or a blow torch to kill the stupid zombies? Why not quarantine the area, find out who's healthy and do an evacuation? Then they can just raze the whole area to the ground to kill all infected and rats? Another thing was that the high school is having a night time bone fire w/ a veritable feast of students outside, why are all the zombies gathering in the empty high school. It's a stupid plot, well...all zombie plots are stupid to begin w/. One other observation is that why is Nagasawa always fighting in his school uniform? Does that get tiresome washing the blood out each night? Kind of reminds me of all the stupid series I've seen where girls are wearing sailor uniforms while fighting in various series.
I still think it's horribly inefficient to have one high schooler do all the fighting. Anyone w/ any type of weapons; sword, guns, or fire could actually do the fighting as long as they don't get bitten. Also, wouldn't it be easier to just set out real bait nightly so that the zombies come to them instead? In addition, why isn't the government or the secret organization trying to clone Nagawasa or duplicate his DNA to get more fighters like him?
I tried to like the male lead, but there's this horrible disconnect w/ him and the audience. He doesn't talk much, and you don't see much inner monologue either. Nagasawaís powers are cool, but his personality is bleh. A lot of the panels are done from the heroine's POV, who is kind of annoying to me. She's determined to follow Nagasawa around while he fights, but she doesn't provide any support whatsoever. If I was her and knew what was going on, I'd be carrying a bat w/ me everywhere at night.
Overall, the artwork is ok, but Iím not interested in the story line at all.
Personalty, this is only one of the two horror zombie-theme manga can get me this emotion, the other one is Undead, but that one invoke another kind of emotions, unlike this one.
Creeper wrote... Its like High school of the Dead without the underlying feeling of hopelessness and despair
I have to highly disagree with this line, in HSoD, at least the main character has his friend he can trust, can rely on, and some nice boobs to change of pace (that ex-H artist for ya). In this Dawn-Tsumetaite, Nagasawa just there, in the darkness, alone, struggle to fight what might exactly what he will become in the future, with a bastard doctor who see him as nothing but plaything and convenient guinea pig. With no one to turn to, he struggle desperate alone out there, with the only outcome i can come up with just two first volume, is a bullet in the head(dispose of un-usable experimental subject, if you can't figure it out by yourself). With its dark background and not so horror-ist zombie, you won't feel much of horror, but can focus more on the despair, hopeless cover Nagasawa
not exactly a zombie manga
it have 'zombies' in it, but it dont have the questions usually posed in zombie stories because there are no horde of unthinking beings, running for survival, collapse of the civilization and all the she-bang. there's no ned to even call them zombies, just a generic monster. or zombie/vampire monster union because theres some trope of being 'different' and being 'alone' that is associated with vampires.
however, that does not mean i dont like it because it dont follow the usual trope. this manga is quite okay, actually and contrary to other reviews that say it was good at first and then go considerably worse, i think its 'okay' at first and went a less okay. the last part is quite rushed and things go everywhere but i dont feel too letdown because the first half also is quite chaotic. some things happen without really proper route and you are left to puzzle things in your own. and it seems the last chapter can be lengthened to a couple more chapters.
and the worst part of this manga to me is the character art. it's so easy to confuse one person with another because they all look quite 'wishy-washy'. i love the style of sketch-like art, but it's real bad when the characters just bland and blend together.
so all in all, i'm okay with this manga. i dont actively recommend this nor discouraged anyone for reading this as it is not that long, and there are still some good points in this manga even i had said loads of bad points of it.
Weird dialogue, excellent heroine
The story pacing seemed odd. I thought it might have something to do with how often it was in print or maybe the mangaka didn't know how much the publisher was going to allow as far as chapters go, I don't know, but the pacing was certainly weird.
That said, the heroine (not actually the protag) was fantastic. She is smart, tough, and dependable. A little dense when it comes to romance, but ... well rationally, when things are as dire as all that, romance probably shouldn't be the first thing on your mind.
The ending was a little to pat, but the art in the "scary" scenes was fantastic. The early panels with the rats and such were amazingly good.