It seems like it has been ages since I last discussed All You Need is Kill. One of the worst things about following a series as its being published, it takes forever to get through it. Still loving All You Need is Kill though. Warning, there are a few spoilers in the ‘Synopsis’ and ‘My opinion’ sections.
Chapter 6 continues the story on from where we finished chapter 5. Keiji is still trying to figure out how to defeat the Mimics and get out of the time loop he is trapped in. In the last pot I made I said I had a suspicion about Rita, well it only took until chapter 7 for this to be confirmed. Rita has experience of the time loop as well. Chapters 8 through 10 tell her story of the first time loop she was caught in and we find out some details of how it occurs. In chapter 10 Rita discovers that the reason for her entrapment is that she keeps killing the Mimics server resulting in them using their backup to reset the battle. She discovers that there is a particular order to killing the mimics that has to be followed in order to get out of the loop.
I was happy that the revealing of Rita living in a time loop as well was not dragged out too long. It was fairly obvious from chapter 1 so it’s good that the author didn’t try to hide it for too long. As well as that, the cause of the time loop being the caused by mimics resetting the server. That’s great. An enemy that returns to the start of the battle until they are victorious is really good. It’s like when I was younger and would loss a battle in Pokemon. Simply turn the game off and on again and start the battle over. Can you imagine being on the other end of that, losing a war because your enemy has the power to reload the battle until they win? I really like that idea and really want to see if the humans can win the war against an enemy who has that capability.
Check out this series. It is really interesting to read, and the artwork is fantastic. After just ten chapters I actually want to go and get the novel and read it as well. There’s a film adaptation coming out at the end of next month as well that I’m excited for. Hopefully it isn’t too Americanized but either way I really want to see it now. Go read this series now, it’s currently being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, which you can get on your phone every week for a very reasonable price.