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Hikari Hamura, nicknamed Picasso by his peers, always has a pencil and sketchbook in hand. Though he used to spend most of his time with his only friend Chiaki by the river's edge, things changed for the boy forever when a helicopter crashed on top of them, killing Chiaki and leaving him virtually unscathed. Upon awakening, Hikari is told by Chiaki's spirit that he is alive because she prayed for his safety, and in return, he must help classmates in need with the power of his sketchbook, or his body will rot away. Now, with the help of his angelic partner and his artistic skills, Hikari must help save his fellow students, gaining plenty of friends along the way.
This is another semi-episodic manga by Usamaru Furuya about the problems of high school students. Genkaku Picasso is a bit more realistic/relatable, but both display a similar blend of character drama and surreal artwork.