By Hideyuki Kikuchi
Contributor note: Illustrations by way of Jun Suemi
After a devastating earthquake that left such a lot of Japan in ruins, the district ward of Shinjuku in Tokyo has unfolded a doorway into one other measurement - turning into the halfway-house suspended among the mortal international and the supernatural. It has develop into a spot the place the residing struggle a wasting conflict with monsters and demons from the netherworld - a continuing fight for keep an eye on on grounds which unavoidably might plunge into the depths of Hell.
Factory supervisor by way of day and moonlighting P.I. through evening, Setsura Aki is not any stranger to chance. focusing on missing-persons circumstances and thought of the simplest "man hunter" within the enterprise, he allies himself with pal and rival, surgeon Mephisto, a wizard of actual and non secular surgical procedure. jointly in conflict, there's none which may compete with their mixed wit and tool - formerly. Coming from the inner most and darkest elements of China, 4 immortal vampires, led by way of one in all unrivaled attractiveness who is going via the ever-present name "Princess," mystically sail into landlocked Shinjuku aboard an historical ghost send. She and her historical undead entourage with powers by no means sooner than visible of vampires, have surmounted 4 thousand years of area and time to grab keep watch over of Shinjuku and make it their very own.
It is as much as Setsura and Mephisto to discover their new bold foes' precise origins and to bare the reality at the back of the Princess's darkish plans for the town.
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This isn't the 1st time we've met. I saw you from the deck of the send. i'm Ryuuki. ” “The excitement is all mine. ” And he clearly intended it. He didn’t stream from the garage sector. The bloody physique of the yakuza thug lay at his toes. “Pardon me for asking, yet did you take place to go to the ward executive development at the present time? ” “And how could you recognize that? ” “Thanks to you, I needed to pay a trip to the clinic. The ward mayor used to be there. it appears this urban has a brand new practitioner of the darkish arts who can go through the evening in the midst of the day. I trap a whiff of it floating round the following to boot. ” “You are as I anticipated. A pity you'll want to waste these talents as a personal detective. ” “Well, it's only an aspect activity. yet seeing as you're in a position to springing all at once from a canopy of darkness, what are you doing right here? Now? ” Setsura addressed the query as he may to a pal, as though totally waiting for a solution. “I had deliberate on traveling the Toyama housing undertaking earlier than coming the following. yet I couldn’t rather shake off that bungled attempt on the mayor’s place of work. I, who used to be not able to tackle a unmarried decrepit witch by way of himself, was once left at the back of during this shadow field. the following factor I knew i discovered myself the following. This lady crammed me in at the info. ” Setsura’s eyes communicated his shock. He hadn’t imagined that his contrary could communicate in so freely a fashion. “Makes feel. The previous guy used to be by means of himself. ” “So you will have met Sir Kikiou? ” “We had slightly a dust-up. ” “And you got here away unhurt. ” “Oh, I wouldn’t pass that some distance. He gave pretty much as good as he acquired. If I’d been there by myself, we would all be arranging my wake this night as an alternative. ” “No suggest feat, battling Sir Kikiou and dwelling to inform the story. He grossly underestimated you. ” Ryuuki bared his glowing enamel and laughed loudly. The husky laughter swirled round the garage sector and the again workplace like a small gale. “What a delightful shock, seeing him rocked again on his heels like that. He definitely needs to remorse leaving me at the back of now. no longer every thing is going the best way he expects it to. i'm hoping he loved a flavor of his personal medication. I might be the only to come back together with your head and his identify might be airborne dirt and dust. ” Setsura responded the extravagant boast through ultimate his eyes and nodding. certain, i am getting the place you’re coming from, he looked to be pondering. “So I take it you propose on leaving with my head? ” “That I will,” Ryuuki responded brightly, disarmingly so. “The girl has to be out of harm’s approach first. ” “Of path. ” Setsura glanced at Takako. “Can you stroll? ” “Yes,” she acknowledged. after which, “No, I can’t. ” “Well, then—” ahead of Setsura had stopped talking, Takako felt a moderate, acupuncture-like prick at the again of her neck. The paralysis left her ft a second later. The paintings of Setsura’s satan wires. “Get out of right here. via that door to the store. I’ll deliver you brand new later. ” “Yes! ” Takako ran towards the door. One step in the course of the door, and her ft took on a lifetime of their very own. The door banged close, and Setsura stated, “Where do you need to do that?