Kyoji Miura was a normal seventeen-year-old boy; he went to class like any other teenager, and was a member of the school's kendo club. However, when his kendo mentor revealed himself to be the reincarnated spirit of the ancient Incan warrior Yawaru, Kyoji's life changed forever. For it seems that Kyoji is none other than the reincarnated spirit of Bilka, Yawaru's sworn enemy, and it's up to him and his allies to save the world. Yawaru wishes to harness the mysterious and dangerous power of Iriyatesse, and only our heroes can stop him.
In ancient times, Susano-oh conquered Orochi with the Kusanagi sword and was named the God of Darkness. In the present, signs of Susano-oh's manifestation on Earth are beginning to take place, including the shattering of a stone Flayed Colt. Caught in the middle is Takeshi, a young man who is forced to receive stigmata-like marks on his body from the ancient gods; an impending sign that he will soon be reincarnated as Brahman's alter ego, Atman. Meanwhile, the Kikuchi clan is after Takeshi and has a strange interest in the events taking place. The fate of all mankind is at stake; will demons or humans be the victor?
Various reincarnations with dark powers? Check! Boring and uninteresting storyline? Check!
I'm not sure why these two feel so similar, but I knew almost immediately that fans of one would like the other. Call it a gut feeling, but try it on for size.
In the present, there exists a spiritual world unseen to the average human being -- the Feudal Underworld, a place where the spirits of ancient samurai warlords battle for supremacy, while influencing the land of the living. Ougi Takaya thought he was a normal high school student, until a man named Naoe Nobutsuna informed him that he is the reincarnation of Uesugi Kagetora, one of a clan that is dedicated to exorcising these spirits. With the help of old friends and the spurn of new enemies, can Takaya come to admit the truth behind his existence?
Mirage of Blaze and Nazca both deal with reincarnations of past warring factions, various present-day battles and all sorts of boring conversations and feigned comradery. If you liked one I think you'd enjoy the other as well.
Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?