“We had such potential. Such promise. But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence. Our blind pursuit of technology only sped us quicker to our doom. Our world is ending. But life must go on.”
Manga is taking over my life. And while I have always considered myself a fan it seems that lately I have been totally consumed. The main reason for this is Noblesse by Son Jae Ho. Noblesse tells the story of Rai- a powerful noble who after an 820 year hibernation awakens to find himself in an abandoned apartment building in modern day South Korea. And after being reunited with his loyal servant Frankenstein, Rai begins the task of getting acquainted with the 21st century.
Favorite Character: M21
A genetically enhanced human, M21 is considered to be a failed experiment by the organization that created him. Originally cast as a bad guy M21 is soon shown to be so much more.
In his first day at his new school, twelve year old Ritsuka Aoyagi meets Soubi Agatsuma, a nineteen year old male who claims to be a friend of Ritsuka’s older brother Siemei, who was killed a few months earlier. Thru Soubi, Ritsuka discovers that Seimei and Soubi acted as a pair (fighter and sacrifice) engaging in spell battles against others of their kind. Now Soubi claims he belongs to Ritsuka, given over by Siemei to act as Ritsuka’s Sentouki, or Fighter Unit.
Later, upon inspection of Seimei’s computer, Ritsuka discovers that a corporation called Seven Moons is responsible for Seimei’s death. While Soubi refuses to divulge any information, during encounters with other fighting pairs Ritsuka beings to learn disturbing things about both Seimei and Seven Moons. Ritsuka must now discover the reason for Seimei’s murder while learning the truth about the brother he thought he knew.
Favorite Characters: Youji and Natsuo Sagan – The Male Zeros.
“Our name is Zero. It’s the start and yet the end. It’s about having everything and yet having nothing. We will bestow upon you pain and suffering. Let you return to nothing.”
These two are Hilarious! I really hope they get more time devoted to them in future issues.