Indotechboy — Gokukoku no Brynhildr or also known as Brynhildr in The Darkness is a science fiction manga (Japanese comic) authored by Okamoto Lynn.

Magazine cover
Gokukoku no Brynhildr first magazine cover

Gokukoku no Brynhildr story is full of blood and unsightly scenes. I don't recommend you who under 18 to read this manga at all.

Murakami Ryouta is just a normal 2nd grade high schooler who loves to watch night sky for one purpose, it is to look for a proof if aliens are really exist. But Ryouta's normal life suddenly shifted when a female transfer student who looks very similar with his dead childhood friend save him from the brink of death with her superpower and foresight ability.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga info

title Gokukoku no Brynhildr. Alternative titles: Brynhildr in The Darkness, Kiwaguro no Brynhildr, The Darkest Brynhildr.
author Okamoto Lynn.
genre Action, Comedy, Drama, Gore, Harem, Romance, School Life, Science Fiction, Ecchi, Mature.
status Completed, 181 chapters (2012-2016).

Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga review

Beam girl battle
The battle with the beam magician, ummm… what was her name again, I think she is Kikako?

Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga describe itself as a "pure love with dark fantasy" story. The story does really fit with the description, full of dark-sad plots with romance accompanying it.

Although full of dark-sad plots, but I don't really feel gloomy in every chapters of Gokukoku no Brynhildr because theare are other elements with sufficient amount besides the dark-sad side like romance, comedy and there are a little ecchi here and there. The harem hmmm… Of course it's one heavy element here… Can't the main character deserve his pays here for all of his hard work? 😂.

Kotori's arc
Here it comes… The dark-sad twist 😥😢

But still, don't expect a happy ending in this manga. Gokukoku no Brynhildr is the very first manga that had succesfully teared my heart and soul apart with its sad development.

It's about protecting others. But there are no such smooth development in Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga, protecting others means you have to sacrifice yourself.

And the love of the Main Character is really strong here. Burdened by his guilt in the past, the MC is willing to do everything to protect the person he trully love.

Story plot focus shifts on second half of the story

Neko leave donut for Ryouta
LOL this scene made me laugh. Even if you are leaving your friend behind, don't betray them by taking their share of food 😂

Generally, I could say Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga in big picture could be divided into two parts, the first a hundred chapters and the rest.

The first a hundred chapters is really intriguing, where the characters is keep on moving with the normal school life they have always dreamed, shadowed by the fact they have no longer days to live and there are "magicians" who ready to hunt them down anytime.

And the MC who is the only one know about the truth trying to give everything he got to come up with plans over plans, as he doesn't want to lose his precious person, not for the second time. Fortunately he is a genius…

While the second half, rest of the story, I really feel the story focus shifted to more of the romance development. The MC's heart is tested here, who is he loves the most of all?

While the dark sad and tragic plots is still there, but it is not as heavy as it was in the first a hundred chapters, because they eventually could solve it mentally by themself.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga story synopsis

Hacking scene
This is one when Kazumi trying to hack a factory security.

Murakami Ryouta and Kuroneko is a boy and a girl who never being separated to wherever they go. Kuroneko really love to watch the night sky, which made Ryouta then also loved it since they always together. Kuroneko herself is very interested to watch the sky because she said she herself already saw a real alien. To prove it to Ryouta that aliens are really exist, Kuroneko decided to bring him to the place when, in their journey Ryouta fell off from a high place and unconsciously grab Kuroneko's hand, taking her to her death while in the end Ryouta survived.

Now 10 years later after the incident, Ryouta could not be able to forgot everything he has seen, and is aiming to become a NASA researcher in order to seek proof of the existence of the aliens, keeping his promise to Kuroneko 10 years ago.

As every static days passed with Ryouta, suddenly a female transfer student who looks very similar with his dead childhood friend appears. Not only that, she is named Kuroha Neko. Apparently, Neko has a hidden identity to others as a "Magician", with her superpower and the ability to predict future, she saved Ryouta from being crushed by a boulder. Ryouta can't stop wonder if Neko is really his childhood friend, and what's more are what is the secret behind her superhuman abilities?