When those men and women awoke, they found themselves suddenly thrust into a cruel world. While bereft and grieved over forever losing their loved ones, they sought to find ways to survive.
7 Seeds (7SEEDS セブンシーズ Sebun Shīzu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yumi Tamura.
The synopsis and premise sound interesting, until you look deeper, and find it is full of plot holes. We know this is a doomsday scenario where they want to preserve the human race. What’s a better way to do that than randomly revives these teams at a random location and have them treck through the unknown and dangerous landscape to get to seven different vaults that contain the tools to rebuilt civilization? Instead of doing the obvious like having the cryogenic chamber in these vaults and save the entire trek. Of course, it isn’t as dramatic if we follow any logic.
Generally, most people do act realistically. However, one subplot where one of the characters caught a disease but decides to hide it from others makes little sense. Instead of relying on others to come up with a solution or a cure, this character thought it was best to not “worry” others about it.
I do enjoy this series as it is a character-driven type of show. Do you want to just survive or will you cling to hope? Some of the flashback stories had me close to tear.
Though this is a survival anime, it has a nice balance of good and evil characters. Some may seem evil at first until you understand their back story.
The show pacing can be uneven, as some parts can be quite slow, while others have you at the edge of your seat. The ending set it up for a second season, which I am looking forward to.
Recommended for those that like a more mature series but don’t mind suspending their disbelief and plot holes. 7 Seeds contain graphic violence and suggest themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.
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