The Gastrea virus spreads like wildfire, causing each infected host to rapidly mutate, gaining new powers and abilities with every stage of development, even while they continue to attack, kill and infect multiple new hosts. Unable to fight a pandemic enemy that turns defenders into adversaries, the shocked remnants of the human race are forced to retreat into cities surrounded by giant monoliths made of Varanium, one of the few materials that can stop the Gastrea. Now mankind's last hope lies in the Cursed Children: young girls infected with the virus who have managed to retain a hold on their humanity. Paired with a partner, they alone have the strength to take on a Gastrea in one-on-one combat. But the very thing that gives them power is a ticking time bomb, so even as they protect humanity, they are also feared and shunned. Are they Girls? Monsters? Or Mankind's Ultimate Salvation? The answer awaits as the apocalypse is unleashed in BLACK BULLET!
Itâ€™s been a little over a year since Inspector Akane Tsunemori chose to put her faith in the Sibyl System and keep its true nature a secret. Assigned to a new division with a few familiar faces, Akane and her team of Inspectors and Enforcers are charged with upholding the law in a society where just thinking about a crime is enough to get you locked away foreverâ€”or executed on the spot. Just as Akane settles into her new routine, a terrorist bombing in the center of the city shakes the System to its core and launches an investigation that uncovers a network of latent criminals who claim their leader has the power to lower their crime coefficients. After Enforcers begin turning up dead with cryptic messages scrawled near their bodies, Akane starts closing in on the answers sheâ€™s looking forâ€”completely unaware that an even deadlier threat is lurking closer than she could ever imagine.
The race to save Ace begins with a little help from a very beautiful â€“ and extremely powerful â€“ Warlord of the Sea! Monkey D. Luffy and Boa Hancock arrive at the underwater prison of Impel Down, but the Snake Princess will have to use every ounce of her beguiling charm to smuggle the rubber-man past the guards. Once inside, an unexpected alliance with Buggy the Clown gives Luffy the best chance at surviving the Blade Trees and Spike Needle Grass of the prisonâ€™s infamous Crimson Hell! While the rubber-man tries to avoid being sliced and diced, Princess Hancock flaunts her ample assets to secure a private chat with Fire Fist Ace. Next up on this mad dash through Impel Down, Luffy is reunited with the many faces of Bon Clay. Together, these old foes-turned-friends will join forces against a demonic, lightning-fast, devastatingly-powerful Minotaur as they fight their way toward the infamous inferno of the prisonâ€™s Level 4!
Nanami the Land God is back with the handsome fox familiar Tomoe at her side! After a rough start as a newly ordained god, sheâ€™s finally finding her land legs in the world of gods, demons, and spirits. However, not everything is going magically well; Nanamiâ€™s feelings for Tomoe are growing stronger, but Tomoe goes from hot to cold faster than a weather god! And heâ€™s not the only moody demon. The flowers in Kuramaâ€™s mountain home are dying, and the person behind the wilting wildlife is none other than his brother Jiro! Nanamiâ€™s got a lot on her plate. When the going gets tough, will this green goddess have what it takes to save the day?
They should never have met. They shouldn't even exist. But when they come together, the entire world will change. The last surviving member of her clan, Mirai Kuriyama is cursed with the terrifying ability to control and manipulate blood, a power so heretical that she is shunned even by those with the ability to understand her "gift". Akihito Kanbara is only half human, but while the monstrous other half of his lineage seems to have doomed him to a life alone, it has also given him near invulnerability in the form of rapid healing. Alone, their futures seem bleak, but when a chance encounter brings them together, it becomes clear that they share more than just an unexpected bond. Together they share a destiny and a mission that only the two of them together may be strong enough to survive. Beyond the world that we know, in a realm where nightmares are real and legends walk, their future awaits BEYOND THE BOUNDARY.