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In a world that has become 70% harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the International Peace Keeping Forces, a team of super-powered global security guardians, have a growing crisis on their hands. No. 5, one of their own and known within the council as their top marksman, has left his post and gone rogue. It's up to the other guardians to track him down--but No. 5, with his mysterious companion Matroshka, won't go down without a fight.
you can download the first two volumes here: http://www.mangatraders.com/manga/series/2165
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Last edited by Josef K.; January 17, 2012 at 07:41 AM.
Seinen manga fan litmus test: Do you like Taiyo Matsumoto?
Started reading this~ After being impressed with Sunny I though I explore the author more, I am surprised at what I find! I should never doubt if one manga is awesome surely his whole works will be great! I will edit more as I go on, in the meantime it's a sticky~
Last edited by Josef K.; January 17, 2012 at 08:41 AM.
Yeah Number Five is just nuts. I bought the iPad app, which is a complete English official version of it.
What I like about the mangaka is his really captivating art. It is really drawn thick and from the start you get a surreal situation and an amazing exposition to the characters. Symbolic references also build up the whole thing. Attention is something you really need when read this and his other manga. He has a strange way of adding detail.
It took me a few times, and a lot of patience when I finally decided to push through and keep reading. The opening volume to this one is so overwhelming it's crazy. But yeah if you know what Matsumoto's capable of, you know not to chicken out if things seem too dense.