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An Assassin and White Shaman


Author: Tsuchiya Kyouko
Publisher: Shinshokan
Volume Information: Vol. 1 ISBN 4-403-66020-7
Date of Publication: 1998.05.20
Length: 69 pgs / 109 pgs
Content: violence
Format: Original Japanese
Difficulty: Moderate - kanji


manga jacket

The four members of Weiss have just finished their latest assignment. Youji has already left the scene, yet Aya remains unmoving, hand shaking. Because it's stained with blood? But why after all this time...

Flashback to two years earlier. Fujimiya Ran works at his part time job in a restaurant to help pay for Aya's future education costs; her dream, to become a dog trainer. However, all this comes to an end when Ran sees his father's company on live TV being investigated for possible drug trafficking connections. Going to the scene, Aya and Ran watch amidst the mass of bystanders when Ran's attention is caught by two people sitting in a window in the building. However, as a group of foreigners push forward for a better view, an explosion rocks the area bringing rubble and debris down. Much to Ran's horror, Aya is seriously injured in the explosion, and while doctors were able to save her life, she lies in the hospital in a coma.

Frustrated by the police's inactivity despite knowing who caused the explosion, Ran takes matters into his own hands seeking out all those involved in the incident. However, his actions do not go unnoticed, especially when one of the Weiss members stumbles upon him just after he's claimed his latest victim. And so Ran must make a decision. Join Weiss or...

capsule review:

This first (true) chapter of Weiss revolves around the cool and detached character of Aya.
- JYN, 2001.11.17

café rating (original japanese):


3 stars

[3 / 5] -


3 stars
[3 / 5] -


[ N/A ] - Based on the original Japanese release.

Overall Rating:

3 star
[3 / 5] -

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