Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 4 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
May 12, 2015 - 21:57
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Rated “M” for “Mature”
A horror manga, Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire
serves as a comic book prequel to the story line of CAPCOM’s bestselling video game, Resident Evil® 6
. This iteration of Resident Evil introduces the highly virulent C-virus
, and the manga explores the origins of this new outbreak.
The story begins with Doug Wright
, a professor in the Department of Sciences and Engineering at Bennett University. Wright, who specializes in bacteriology, receives a letter from Mother Gracia
, headmistress of Marhawa Academy
, Asia's largest and most prestigious school. Wright, who had a past relationship with Gracia, rushes to the school, with his nephew, 20-year-old Ricky Tozawa
, in tow. Deep in the jungle, Marhawa Academy is located within a giant, self-contained and self-sufficient complex. There, Prof. Wright and Ricky find themselves caught in a deadly and growing tragedy that is an epidemic of zombie proportions.
As Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 4
(Chapters 24 to 32) opens, Chris Redfield
and his B.S.A.A.
(Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) unit finally arrive at Marhawa Academy. Redfield, Merah Biji
, and Piers Nivens
find a full-blown zombie outbreak at the school, but they begin their search, hoping to find survivors.
The transformed and evil Bindi Bergara
targets the sanctuary of a small band of survivors, but Merah decides that it is time to put a stop to her. Redfield finds Ricky Tozawa, and the latter is forced to make a hard decision about his wounded Uncle Doug. Meanwhile, the hooded woman
lurks, when she isn't observing her handiwork.
I have never played any Resident Evil
video games, nor have I read previous Resident Evil
comics, although I am a fan of the Resident Evil live-action film franchise. Now, I wonder if I should learn to play video games so that I can get my Resident Evil on, because the Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire
manga is making me more interested than ever in Resident Evil.
Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 4
is at the point in the zombie outbreak narrative in which many characters to whom we are attached are dead or undead. Writer-artist Naoki Serizawa
makes the readers like the characters, so their demise or transformation matters. The remaining characters are in trouble, and it is a shame that this manga is about to end.
Fans of horror manga and zombie comics will want the VIZ Signature title, Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire
Rating: A /10
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