Cage of Eden, Vol. 2
written by Yoshinobu Yamada
Cage of Eden is a perfect blend of classic disaster elements to keep any reader dying to know what happens next. Think of this series as a combination of elements of the films Lord of the Flies and Jurassic Park, only with creatures from a different time period than dinosaurs. Just like in the former of the two, groups of survivors form with the sole purpose of finding a way to survive and ultimately escape this little corner of hell.
Akira Sengoku is struggling to maintain his own cool while keeping his friends alive, but with monstrous creatures roaming everywhere, it is a wonder he has not lost anyone in his group. In the midst of it all, a psychopathic killer-student calling himself “Hades, Lord of the Underworld” suddenly abducts him and tries to kill him.
Even if Akira and his friends meet up with other students and attempt to get off the island, there is no telling if the next island they find will be any better, not to mention the monsters dwelling in the ocean itself. It seems impossible for them to catch a break, coming a hair’s breadth from death many times.
Yoshinobu Yamada has played his cards right with this piece of work. This survival horror manga has all the building blocks of an excellent series. One can only read in horror as they wait for the next installment to come their way.