Post Reply Satoshi Kon's "Opus"
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A creator under pressure to finish his latest graphic novel falls into his own story. It's a meta-fiction at its finest...

What were people's thoughts on the ending, and the manga as a whole?

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Posted 4/19/17
Looks like nobody is interested in Opus on Crunchyroll
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You're lucky, I bought it in a spur of the moment some time ago and read it .

Personally, I loved it. I like a lot that you can see just how much influence working as an assistant to Otomo had on Kon here... there's a lot of Akira and Domu in the style and the action scenes especially, what with all the psychic power battles. The story is trippy and meta, and I enjoyed it; bit of a pity that it was never finished, but overall I found the roughly sketched final chapter satisfying in its own right, and after all it's pretty fitting for this kind of story to end that way. We know, after all, that all the adventures with 'the Mask' are just fiction, a story within a story, and are purposefully cliché in many ways to boot, so they don't really matter that much.
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/20/17
I definitely agree with you on the Akira influence. I often thought that the story was a little too simplistic, seeing as character motivations and the villain seemed fairly 2-dimensional (I know they're manga characters but that pun wasn't intended...) UNTIL the last chapter!



It's a shame it ended where it did, but in a way I feel that's what makes it such a hit
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Posted 4/20/17
Oh wow, this isn't something I knew existed.
Thanks for the title haha.
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