Choujin X – Chp. 5

Title: Choujin X
Original Title: 超人X
Author: Sui Ishida
Artist: Sui Ishida

Azuma Higashi is a rather popular boy. Although he may be somewhat small, he has good fighting skills, a strong sense of justice, and his grades are at the top of his class. This is the opposite of Tokio Kurohara, his friend who does not listen in class and is simply a bystander while Azuma fights. Nonetheless, these two childhood friends’ bond is strong, no matter how different they may be.
The two live in Yamato Prefecture, an incredibly ordinary district with some areas destroyed by Choujin. Choujin are humans with dangerous supernatural powers, often the cause of the surrounding destruction. Whilst on their way back home, Tokio and Azuma encounter a Choujin, who threatens to kill them. Having no chance of escape, Tokio and Azuma make a crucial decision: to become Choujin.
With these new powers acquired, Tokio can no longer be the bystander he once was, now entrapped in a world where fighting is unavoidable.
(from MyAnimeList)

DISCLAIMER! This is the review of the 5th chapter of this manga. By being a review of a single chapter it can contain various SPOILERS. Read at your discretion.

With the beginning of this chapter we have the confirmation that the girl was someone sent by the dealer.

The girl power seems to be really similar to Tokio’s one: if he has his body morphing into a vulture, hers is into a snake. I like how she can resemble many mythological creatures based on snakes, like Medusa or Naga.

The following part is quite fun and I hope it will end up as some kind of training for Tokio where he can develop his true potential. I still don’t know in which direction this manga is going but it’s starting to become more and more interesting.

…and the end of this chapter reveals to us the importance of that weird story about the kid! It’s all linked!

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