Kai Hokazono hails from a small town filled with special agents, bodyguards and mercenaries who will complete the most dangerous jobs around. But five years ago, Kai's luck ran out when he was captured by the enemy and turned into an experimental cyborg, complete with curry blasters on his arms. Now, a shadow from Kai's past has emerged, wanting revenge on the boy and stopping at nothing to achieve his sinister goal...
Story: An interesting, original story of a terrorist organization and their prey. Art: It's Yusuke Murata, it's fantastic. Characters: Well, they're not Eyeshield 21-level characters, but they are mostly well thought out, interesting characters. Pacing: It's a bit speedy at times or infodumpy at others, but it's not bad. Humor: Not hysterical, but reaches moments of hilarity. Action: Well drawn, concise, awesome. Last Word: WHY DON'T PEOPLE LIKE THIS? I mean, yeah, it's not as good as Eyeshield 21, but it's not written by Riichiro Inagaki! This is original, interesting and definitely the most underrated manga I've ever seen. More underrated than - than Kekkaishi!
This just feels horribly generic. The protagonist is given a somewhat tragic backstory which gave him special abilities (in this case, cyborgial arms). There's an evil organization that is constantly trying to destroy him and he has to watch out for. There's an old man mentor-type and a girl that he chooses to help out even at the risk of his own safety. He gets into a fight and struggles at first, but through willpower and whatever comes out victorious. None of the characters stuck out as interesting and the heist-ish plot just seemed like a vehicle to get to the fight scene. The art is good, but even so, doesn't make this manga worth reading. I considered rating it lower, but I don't think that'd be fair since I didn't actively get annoyed or frustrated with it. It's just so....meh.