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Every year, Lord Nicola A. Bradherley, one of Europe's leading aristocrats, sends his coach round to various orphanges to adopt young girls and trains them to join his opera troupe. But most of these girls never make it onto the stage â€“ a far more sinister fate awaits them, sacrificed in the name of the greater good.
ブラッドハーレーの馬車 Brad Harley no Basha Brad Herley no Basha Bradherley's Coach
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Not as disturbing as reviewers make it to be
In modern society we see disturbing news presented everyday. There comes a point when these everyday occurence becomes a part of life, and we become desensitised. Reading Bradherley no Basha left me feeling bereft, as if I should have felt more strongly, more disgust. Maybe it was because each chapter consisted of an individual persons story there wasnt enough details given to feel an emotional attachment to the characters, or maybe it's because reviewers expectations hiked up my expectations. Or maybe it's just me. Anyhow, give this one a go if you want to add another reason why humanity is doomed. Have fun
One thing that needs to be straightened out here is that while this may be based on real life/war, it's much more exaggerated. Sure, comfort women were raped many times, but all the torture? No way. Perhaps very rare real life cases may mirror this, but those are one in a billion, maybe even more. So you can stop fantasizing, guys.
well written. perfectly penciled. delicate depravity.
should i ever meet mr.samura,i would give him a hug and thank him for all his wonderful works... and then proceed to shake the crap out of him while screaming,"what is wrong with you?!" just kidding. this story is told in a way that while being very depressing,it manages to wrap its unyielding dreariness with just enough hope that you hold one til the very end. which is really just the continuation of hell. damn that mangaka is good.
This is the tale of the karma houdini redefined. Beware- it can induce high blood pressure and largely unneeded amounts of hatred for imaginary beings resembling humans. If you ever wanted to experience such emotional wreakage, you'd have to visit a third-world country.
Read it if you ever have to know how cruel people can be.
... Last updated on January 14th, 2013, 11:46pm
it is a depressing manga, because it is too close to reality. i'm sure similar things happen in war-torn area even in 21st century. the beautiful art really capture the ugliness of the human heart here. there is slight 'justice' at the end of the manga, but how can you ever atone for directly destroying several children? how can you atone for making a large number of people also monsters and demons by helping and abetting this cruelty, whether they like it or not? i'm an atheist but it make me really want to believe in hell just knowing they will pay for their sins hundredfold.
this manga can inspire very ugly feelings in you. it make you want to do good deeds to balance out all the sufferings the lost girls endure. a really remarkable feat for a one volume manga.
it's rough (literally)
it's a collection of stories around the same idea, and all of it was bleak... not one trace of happiness! although i didn't mind, i liked the tragedy and horror surrounding it; it was interesting, and terrifically horrific. like others said, what makes it worse (or better??) is that it's very realistic, and the plot is reminiscent of things past. except maybe a little more violent haha...
it keeps you wondering what's going to happen next, and keep reading to find justice.
ps, this is really not THAT graphic - it doesn't show everything going on, and the "sinister fate" - just kinda hints at it and shows the after effects. i was expecting a lot worse, and i lot more actual horror. it's more psychological horror for the readers IMO.
... Last updated on June 21st, 2012, 3:29pm
It took me a while before I had the guts to read this. The summary and some (or most?) of the reviews made me want to stay the hell away from this manga. But I'm glad I decided to finally read it. The first few chapters were quite shocking - especially to those not used to reading stuff that had graphic sexual abuse and violence - but when I read up on comfort women after chapter 2, I thought, this doesn't even come close to the nightmare of what happened to real women in WWII. I realized that there is nothing gratuitous about the art and themes in the stories. It was necessary, and it was tastefully done (believe me). I wouldn't recommend this to people who can't stand the themes for one reason or another - but for those who want to read this but are hesitant, give this manga a chance. The storytelling and the art is superb. It's worth it.
... Last updated on May 30th, 2012, 8:05pm
I'm really into tragic disturbing stories but this was the only time in my life when I was really SCARED to turn the page. You know, the most dreadful thing in this manga that the story looks absolutely realistic (considering what did the Fascists do during the 2WW), so I couldn't just forget it telling myself: ough, just another Japanese horror fantasy. and the art, it was absolutely unique and beautiful.
The dreams of young girls, the darkness and evil that gives them hope, and the emotion of every chapter is very well written it touched me every single time. This story has a realistic touch to it, even though it's dark. It's not just sexual. The story, I really do believe, has been influenced by the tragic events during the World War. Yes, these brutality has been experienced by hundreds of women during that time. It's just in different settings, but the torture and everything really happened.
It's a very interesting, thought-provoking read. Well done.
I`ve read a lot of disturbing sexual mangas probably you can say worse than this but this is just....different. It involves young girls and there was no happy ending. the sacrifice went on and so. But a work of art and wonderful story nevertheless. because it`s not all fluffy and sparkly but it`s the reality of the world we live in nevertheless.