Over eighty years ago, a great war raged over the natural resources of the planet. To assist in the battle, the bodies of fallen soldiers were recycled - with a stone heart made of a limitless power source, these ‘Undying' fought in the war, only to be hunted down after its end by the Church. Now, in the present, Kieli is an orphan who has had the ability to see ghosts, keeping her an outcast from her peers. However, when she and a ghost friend meet a strange boy named Harvey, Kieli discovers that she's not the only one who can see spirits. Curious and excited, Kieli now travels with both Harvey and Corporal, a spirit possessing a radio, on a quest to lay Corporal's soul to rest. Along the way she'll experience danger and touching moments, as well as inadvertently helping ghosts find their peace.
The story starts out 15 years after a war that depleted the planets resources and a war that created a creature called the Undying. After the war though, the church went on a mass scale killing spree of the undying, much in the same way the Vatican got read of the Knights Templar if you want to link it to our history. In that sense, it makes the manga a bit more believable even if it is talking about the... read more
Manga in 200 Words: Kieli
Premise: A young woman befriends an immortal being and a soldier’s ghost who has possessed a portable radio. Together, the group travels to the place where the soldier died, so that he might find peace.
Mood: This is a strange manga: it’s got a post-apocalyptic vibe to it, because of... read more
|Kieli (Light Novel)||2003|