Glotoneria isn’t for the weak of heart, with death around every corner. If you don’t like blood, this isn’t something for you.
|Alt Titles||I Want to Devour You, 我想吃了你, Gluttony, Tamsig, 貪食, 탐식|
|Creators||Beginners village, Taecho Village, 태초마을|
|Licensed||Official English Translation, Official Japanese Translation|
|Genre||Drama, Historical, Horror, Manhwa, Mature Warning: Gore/blood, Mental / Physical Abuse, Murder / Attempted Murder, Romance, Supernatural|
In 17th century Europe, in the depths of a forest, lives a vampire boy named Isaac.
He would devour all who entered his forest. Yet, he saved a girl named Livana solely because her flame-like hair resembles his mother’s.
In the process of this, memories of his mother are stirred up.
Meanwhile, Livana’s family is continuously embroiled in a series of unfortunate events, and Livana herself is rejected by everyone due to her hair color.
But Ethan has always adored her, and her brother seems to have unusual feelings for her. How will these people’s feelings intertwine…?MU
I recently gave Glotoneria a read again, having previously stopped short of a few chapters.
The male lead is, by most definitions, a monster. Whether or not he’s a vampire or not, I’ll leave up to your definitions.
However, he does remind me of Resident Evil 4’s villager enemies, with a head opening up to devour the prey.
He’s definitely not some sweet or kind man, from what I can tell. In fact, he even consumed a baby – so that’s that.
I don’t think he may have been “evil” from the start, but the way he’s been abused in the past definitely forces your hand I reckon.
Like I previously wrote, if you think this is going to be a sweet story without any maturity, look for something else.
I honestly feel like he has some mommy issues, which may be something we’re going to explore in the future.
The art is pretty good, too. It has a very nice style to it and muted colours, with a lot of contrast.
If you’re looking for something similar, I’d say The Pale Horse is also something to check out. It’s also about a “monster” and focuses on humanity, vampires and so on.
Final thoughts: I’m not sure about this one. I want to like it but I can’t really get into it, which is a pity.