Scene: It was a Friday at work. I had been busy all morning tracking down deposits from the last fiscal year, and I deserved a break. Friday is practically Saturday, right? That means the weekend. So over I stroll to onemanga, go into a random series and what do I find? An action-thriller manga that has kept me interested and on the edge of my seat for 60 chapters.
Until Death Do Us Part reminded me first of a movie a couple years back with some girl who was a precog and some guy with fighting skills way too good. Then it went completely katana, as many manga series are prone to do. But after 60 chapter the drama and action has continued ALMOST unabated. I am constantly looking forward to what happens next. Part of me thinks there had to be a leap in time, especially since Haruka says that Mamoru is her husband in the future, and I really think I'm hanging on for that. Part of me is awaiting the likely cliché but interesting story of how he lost his sight and what his relation to Genda might be. Part of me loves the fact that Genda looks like Lupin. And most of me just likes how I can get swept along with the action and I can't wait to see where the cards land.
Anyway, the series is ongoing and only has around 100 chapters right now. It's also published in Japan by Square-Enix, which I found amusing. But if you have some time to kill, or are just as tired of work on a Friday afternoon as I am, go check it out. I'm enjoying it so far!
Anyone know if there is an anime? I haven't found anything about it, but I figure it would make a pretty good series, despite being relatively new (Dec 2005 was the first issue).
Edit: Oh, if you want the storyline, basically it's a girl with precognitive abilities finds a blind swordsmaster to protect her from various groups trying to utilize her abilities. The swordsman is backed by an antiterrorism group that supplies him with a sword that can cut through anything and sunglasses that allow him to "see." What will happen next!?
Edited, May 15th 2010 12:10am by LockeColeMA