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.
DISCLAIMER! This is the review of the 8th chapter of this manga. By being a review of a single chapter it can contain various SPOILERS. Read at your discretion.
I was a bit confused from the beginning but things got explained soon right after and so it’s not too bad. I was wondering why we were back to regular Tokio’s life, leaving the all school/association thing behind.
This chapter is interesting because we got to know a bit more about Choujin, their society and how they are regulated.
The part about Tokio’s dream was something that really touched me because I think that my reaction would have been similar to his. It’s really cool to see how this manga is also starting to have a more introspective side on the characters.