Reviews / The Key In The Cage

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Vinita
Me gustó mucho la historia porque te hace pensar en el egoísmo humano. El final es triste pero le da mucga realidad. Me encantó el estilo de dibujo, es muy atractivo.
Aug 18
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HammyEpicness
I felt the story was good but a little lacking and seemed really close to The Shape of Water. Also felt the artwork was rushed and a little rough around the edges.
Aug 18
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A.R.
The cover art drew me in to check out this manga. The beautiful art fits perfectly well the bittersweet and melancholy mood of the story. This is one of the few manga I read that made me stop and take my time observing the art and the text.
Aug 18
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Animestar
Definitely "The Shape of Water" vibes here. I really feel like this story would have benefitted more if it weren't just a one shot. More backstory or development would have made it all more meaningful.
Aug 17
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soukatsukuro
Not a bad story for a one-shot, I thought it could have been expanded a bit more, so we could gotten a bit more background the world and its characters, in which we would have hopefully gained a better attachment to the characters; but I still felt for its length, the story was straight-forward and didn't leave many questions unanswered.

Though the art is a little rough, I felt it was quite fitting for the story. The artist did well to contrast everyone else from the mermaid's design, as she is supposed to be quite beautiful in this story's world.

Though it is a bit predictable and not quite new in premise, I would have given the story 3 1/2 stars if I could.
Aug 17
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LuteceSophie
The cover art is beautiful and unique, with a look that almost reminded me of Amano's art, so I wanted to love this. The backgrounds inside were indeed beautiful, but the people looked a little rough. Regardless, from an aesthetic perspective, this was a lovely manga. That being said, unfortunately, the story didn't really work for me. Parts of the concept were interesting, but overall it felt a bit derivative and ultimately, too much happened in too short of a time span. We weren't really given any moments or reasons to care about these characters or what was going on. I think this story could still work as a one-shot, but would benefit from some better pacing. Regardless, if the cover art intrigues you as it did me, go ahead and take a look. It isn't very long so even if you don't end up enjoying it, you won't exactly have lost much time.
Aug 17
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Daisy Wang
Interesting and melancholy short story about the arrogance of man. Nothing groundbreaking but the art style is beautiful.
Aug 17
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Nicole
Nice story,love the art style.
Aug 11
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Michelle Bagnall
Wow this is good! I like the art a lot and the story is interesting.
Aug 11
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MusicalsandManga
beautiful story, makes you think
Jul 09
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Midori Gurin
Pretty good!
Jun 05
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tsun_bling
May 13
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theblackdash
I love the art style. The story is also rather bittersweet and it allows you think more about how the world works.
Dec 05
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