The final tale in this universe sees another killer-for-hire, Phaeon Nex, taking some extreme measures to take down his next target. Visiting an upmarket and VERY expensive physician he manages to get hold of a body that he can swap his conscience into and as a synthetic child he disappears into the mass of fans in the cityís TV studio. It all quickly becomes clear that his untouchable target is the star of the biggest kids show on the planet and with his well placed team heís hoping itís a quick job and he can return to his own body as quickly as he takes out his target. While his killings are meticulously plannedÖ..he canít plan for himself becoming a target and an assault on him and his team leaves his life more messed up than he couldíve imagined.
All three of these tales are cyberpunk GOLD and thereís more than a resemblance to the likes of Blade Runner or even Ghost in the Shell but the entire world and hierarchy created on Tuaoni is astounding. The latest refuge of the human race who have now become firmly stuck under the boots of the upper classes and become lesser elements in the society as a whole. The three arcs played out across these three volumes are very different but infinitely connected by the surroundings and characters who exist inside. Smart writing from Jeremy Briggs is the hook that draws you in and the highly detailed descriptions of the world and people within it are enhanced with the imagery thatís cleverly placed throughout all three. The art itself from Simeon Astin is just that, ART, in itís truest form. As the detail within and itís placement add to the story but also act as a gift as you coast along on the shoulder of the main character.
Surprising, involving and ultimately leaving you with the feeling that youíve got SOOO much more for your money than you had been expecting Ė itís a privilege to own work like this as I kinda want to loan it outÖ..but itís so good I donít want to Reads and looks like the best anime stuff youíve ever seen and one that I want to own in hardbackÖ..and thatís usually the biggest compliment I can give as that means itís a definite keeper.