Izumo stands on the edge of a bridge over a high speed rail, ready to end it all, because merely touching another person brings about such unluckiness that the other person is either seriously maimed or outright killed. She thinks ending her life is the best option until she meets an undead man who constantly regenerates when he’s killed or seriously maimed. Izumo decides to call him Andy, as in Ahn-dead (undead), as she is more or less kidnapped and forced to give Andy all kinds of unluck through physical contact. At first, he’s obsessed with cracking the code about how her power works and to see if he can amass enough unluck to finally end his prolonged life. Izumo slowly starts trusting Andy a little more and opens up about how affection can also cause a lot more unluck to befall a person, so Andy’s new pursuit is to get Izumo to fall in love with him so they can have sex. He’s convinced that this final act will allow his to finally die.
From this volume, it seems this is one of those action comedies that is over the top in hijinks and in pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable. There really isn't much of a dip in this high-energy, fast-paced over-the-top-ness, so if the whole series is like this, it could definitely lead to some reader fatigue. So far, there's not really an explanation as to why Izumo has a power or there is someone like Andy walking around. There are a few more high-powered beings like Izumo in the world, but we've yet to get any sort of explanation as to any of their existences. Since the main goal of this series is to be outlandish, I don't have high hopes for characterization, world building, or any semblance of a full plot line.
There is quite a lot of non-consensual touching, as one can imagine with Andy's pursuit of the most unluck-by-physical-contact possible. Andy at some point has his hands up Izumo's shirt in order to test his theories about her power.
Sara's Rating: 5/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
ISBN: 9781974719266 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 5/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Action Adventure, Humor, VIZ Media
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