Nisio Isin has written about sociopaths before. Iichan from Zaregoto is definitely not person who’s sympathetic towards others, and from the little that I’ve seen of Bakemonogatari, Araragi isn’t exactly your average person either. But Mahou Shoujo Risuka… Geez… To make a 10 year old that cold and calculating… to make him murder a classmate in cold blood and blame it on a dead man… to make him manipulate the people around him in such a way… I had to read it 3 times before I could be sure that it really happened. Geez, with a personality like that he could go against the cast of death note and win if he got older.
Now I’m stuck with nightmares of a kid standing over my bed and waiting to stab me. Fantastic. I’ve got to hand it to him though, this shock just makes me want to keep on reading.