Imagine as a child, you have an ability, that you present on TV that -for the audience- is presented as fake.
Off camera however the ability is real.
Unfortunately, this isn’t like an X-Men thing where the kids are taught how to use, control and handle their powers. No, rather we are quickly thrown into a murder mystery type story where the kids have aged and are being hunted.
…Actually it sorta is like X-Men in one regard.
Anyways the premise is DARK but
that’s not why I like it.
I like it because the protagonists. ARE. CHARACTERS.
Who have motivations, flaws and can THINK.
They aren’t your typical girl is sexy for cheap views and boy who is just there because of his penis. THEY DEVELOP INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE INTELLIGENT AND LIKEABLE.
The downside is that the other characters are given one sided motives. The motive for the chapter 8 villain, for example, is shallow and petty.
I would have rooted for them had they had a more substantial motive for their actions but ultimately there were introduced for some exposition and cheap easy drama.
While I am conflicted about how it writes everyone well BUT the two main heroes,
PROTAG: Kuro IS DOING THE ANTI-SHOUNEN THING OF NOT TELLING THE ENEMY HOW HIS MOVES WORK! THANK GOD! ITS SO DUMB WHEN THEY DO TO STALL FOR TIME, FOR THE SHOW and not in universe, like waiting for Goku to arrive.
the foreshadowing is good enough to make me overlook it because it allows us insight into the others.
My only other issues are that, the others are too emphatic and intelligent to the point of knowing everything. And all males = evil; aside the main protagonist and one other guy.
Overall stay for the mystery, foreshadowing and protagonists but not so much for how the side characters and villains are handled, especially the males.