It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.... more>>
—— Dickens《A Tale of Two Cities》
I made myself a ghost back to life from death, with hatred in my bones and conspiracy brewed for years, sinking into the marsh, into the abyss. All I want is to bury the rotten roots, growing thistles and thorns which can kill like upas, to stab into the hypocritical civilization.
In the bottom of the muck……I found my lucida.
The Killing Reality Show could be considered entertainment… circle… probably.... more>>
The story of two slightly straight comrade-in-arms due to certain circumstances were forced to go to bed together. High profile SJB** and low profile SJB** pair.
Could be mutual attack…
*The phrase here is 上床 which literally means to go on bed, but it also means to have sex
**SJB is Chinese slang for 神經病 which describes someone who is crazy
In the distant future, Earth is heavily affected by consecutive nuclear wars and humans are barely surviving under a shield protecting their few “Unions.” Inside the Unions, people are classified from S to F based on their abilities/aptitudes and live in residential zones that match their classification.... more>>
Our protagonist Jung Min was born as one of the 300,000 artificially inseminated children created to prepare for the future of mankind. However, it turned out that he was aptitude-less (i.e. incompetent) and was thus pushed out to the F Zone, the most dangerous and outermost part of the Union.
Then everything changes on his first day of Adulthood: Jung-min receives an advanced Virtual Reality capsule from his foster father for a game called ‘Beyond.’
Overall, Harun is an incredible tale of a failure’s growth and success both in the gaming world and the real world.
In South Korea, Harun is considered as one of three best game-fantasy novels (the other two being the Legendary Moonlight Sculptor and Ark).
The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a... more>> cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
A fighting genius.... more>>
In grade 6, Choi Hyuk killed someone. He then promised his mother that he would never fight again. He spent his school days being bullied and blankly staring out the window.
One day, a ring appeared in the middle of his classroom.
Choi Hyuk, now a high schooler who had spent his whole life atoning for his sins, was now faced with a decision, to kill or to be killed.
This is the Lone Isle Prison.... more>>
Here, atrocities are tolerated, and normalized. The society works on a completely different set of rules.“You can decide the life and death of the prisoners. Only on this isle. Here, you can do whatever you want.”
Maybe, there is a devil on this isle, he can make a decent man lost in power and violence.
Every infant on planet Chrome has gemini prints on their palms. Those prints match another newborn from planet Exilon.... more>>
On their eighteenth birthday, they will be married to each other. However, those children without partners will be hunted, killed and offered as tributes to the idols.
Orion Tudor is a seventeen year old prince from planet Chrome whose gemini prints vanished. His mission is to find his lost soulmate so that he can escape from the retribution of the Gods. Unfortunately, he was caught by the Legions and thrown to the Pillar’s custody. To escape death, Orion led the uprising revolution of all demon children in the Sanctuary – an Outer Space Orbiting Station at Parthenon Galaxy. In his search for his soulmate, he found out there are four of them with the same gemini prints.
Who among them is his soulmate? What’s the reason behind the emergence of four people with the same gemini prints?
In a dystopian world, where mechas are used, subject ZERO, is a "perfect" soldier who escapes from the military and decides to live her own... more>> way.
(The heroine is similar to Captain America, as in the use of the super soldier serum. The story is completely different however.)
In the Japan of a 1000 years from now. A humanity that has acquired the telekinetic power called ‘Jyuryoku’, while terrified of the legendary abominations... more>> called ‘A’ki’ (Fiends) and ‘Gouma’ (Karmic Demons), has built a peaceful society. However, a group of children previously under the school’s strict control, as a result of violating a certain rule, have suddenly descended into a nightmare! The false peace crumbles away, as a fantastic archive tells them the truth of humanity’s bloodstained history!?
The year is 2013, and it's the city of No. 6: a stringently controlled, diligently maintained megalopolis that embodies the highest ideals of humankind. Sion has lived under close supervision as a "high-ranking elite and therefore one of the city's assets" since the age of two, and feels secure - if not particularly happy - in his carefully planned out, government-sponsored future. ... more>>
On the night of his twelfth birthday, his comfortable lifestyle is turned upside-down when he meets, tends the wounds of, and shelters, a strange boy with an icy demeanour who calls himself "Nezumi" (Rat).
Why did I open the window that night? If I had not, I'd never have been forced to know what it's like to fight, to starve, and to suffer in anguish... <<less
Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part... more>> of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violet exploitation when first published in Japan—where it became a runaway best seller—Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.