Since the earth invasion 20 years ago, co-existence between human beings and aliens were established in this country. ICPO, an institution with a mission to prevent violent crime happening in the invaded nation is the main protagonist of this full-colored Sci-fi human drama. Together with Roy, the former New York police officer, and the serious alien Leonardo, Rika, a new Japanese investigator confronting the crime organization in the bizarre but thrilling “Different Nation,” which past-name we already knew.
This is a police story set in a futuristic world where humans and Zeirasians are trying to coexist. It is generally slow paced and covers only a single investigation, which doesn't even get solved in the end. It is framed as the first season, so perhaps there will be a second. But more than the actual story, this manga included a couple one-liners that grabbed my attention: "Oh my, you've never been with a girl? That's unusual nowadays!" --Gianna Kirichenko, chapter 4 Really? So the future is one where the vast majority of the female population has sex with other females? This feels like the type of future conservatives might imagine as the end result of the "homosexual agenda." But listen. Just because the future will likely include more acceptance (and ideally complete acceptance) of non-"traditional" sexual preferences doesn't mean that people will start to be interested in people they wouldn't have been interested in to start out with. It just means they won't have to hide or feel ashamed of those preferences. Though if the world had truly reached the state of mass lesbianhood which Gianna suggests, then Rika does seem oddly perturbed by the idea of being thought of as Gianna's girlfriend. I can only assume that the author was just shallowly thinking "The future will have more openly gay people, so let's include a line about that" and didn't think the scene through too deeply. "I believe in fate. But there isn't just one fate. There are many of them." --Roy Haywood, chapter 5 I don't think that counts as fate anymore. The idea of fate or destiny is that events are developing outside of human control. That certain things were meant to happen and were bound to happen regardless of our actions. Or that we're puppets on strings acting according to some higher will. The only way this idea of multiple fates could make sense is if the Puppeteer controlling peoples' lives has many potential fates which they might lead people towards and decides which ones to do. But from a human perspective this amounts to the same thing, since we are only led down the singular path which the Puppeteer ends up deciding on. Now, one might think this could be implying that humans have the capability of rejecting their fate or somehow influencing and rebelling against it and thus creating a new fate. But that doesn't seem to be the case, since Roy specifically mentions that people have to accept their fate and move on. No, the author was trying to include a deep thought, but just ended up with nonsense.
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