Mangaka: Shinohara Chie
Volume(s): 11 (complete)
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mature, Mystery, Romance, Shoujo
Summary: "Soko starts feeling sick soon after moving to a new city, apparently for no reason. As beautiful as she is, a lot of guys start to bother her, especially Kashi. While trying to rape her, Kashi disappears and after few days another guy, who everyone apart from Soko thinks is Kashi, show up pretending to be Kashi. But Soko knows that something terrible is happening. In fact, he tells her he is Akira the Byakko, from the family of the West. Because she is the reincarnation of Souryo, the queen of the Oni from the family of the East, a monster that eats humans to stay alive, he must destroy her and erase her genes from Earth. He is the only one who can kill her and the one that must do so. Soko is desperate. Is she really a monster? Why does she have human memories? Why does she have to die? Will she be able to change her destiny and stay alive?"
This is an amazing manga. The storyline is fabulous, the characters are interesting, and the artwork is stunning. If you loved Anatolia Story, you'll definitely enjoy this one. The storyline is even more amazing then that one. I was completely immersed into the storyline to where I couldn't stop reading. And I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest and seeing how it ends. I'm wondering if it'll end the way I think.. but honestly, so far, most of my assumptions have been wrong (Shinohara Chie is amazing at making all your assumptions fly right out the window) so I can't be too sure. If you haven't checked this one out, I definitely would.
And seriously, I have to wonder where some of these mangakas come up with their storylines.. they either have amazing dreams while sleeping or they just happen to be blessed with a wicked imagination.