Synopses & Reviews
"'Injured psychic Kai is recovering as this pedestrian manga begins. Various factions are fighting over his homeland of Ashurum, a training ground for those with mental powers. While calling Ashurum home, he's being cared for by those in an opposing faction. The characters and story are all very familiar, as though this work were assembled randomly out of pieces of other manga. It shouldn't surprise anyone that being cared for by nice people makes Kai reconsider their position. The mental abilities allow for scenes of swirly explosions, jagged sound effects and nondescript lines of force when a mercenary shows up to recapture him. Events are extended through pointless dialogue exchanges. Scenes seem to take forever to play out when the reader's already predicted what will happen. Shonen manga addicts may enjoy the typical goings on and lovingly delineated scenes of clichd destruction.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Kai Kudou is part of an elite organization of psychics known as Ashurum. While on a mission to take custody of other unregistered illegal psychics in the city of Gald, he strays from his companions and is taken in by Yuuki Tokugawa, an odd-job-man who is currently working for the guerillas in opposition to Ashurum. However, as Kai spends more time with Yuuki, he starts to wonder about the true nature of Ashurum's purpose — are they trying to protect the psychics or control them? This exciting second installment in the ES series finds Kai is determined to return home and face the frightening possibility that the organization he gave his loyalty to may not be at all what it seems. Pursued by mechanical assassins and guerrilla rebels, Kai struggles to control his suddenly unstable powers before its too late.