MIHAI, the "Weepy Old Killer": A former hitman now trying to live a quiet life but haunted by the deaths of his victims and his lover. BADOU, the "Gun Smoker": A chain-smoking "information broker" and hired gun whose reckless façade hides a serious intent. NAOTO, the "Blade Maiden": A preternaturally skilled swordswoman with a single desire: revenge against the assassin who cut down her family. HEINE, the "Stray Dog": A cipher with a metal collar bolted to his neck, a disturbing talent for mayhem, and a childhood sacrificed to the thing known as "Kerberos." Driven by their ghosts--both dead and alive--and their desire for truth, all are struggling to solve the secrets of the past while surviving the dangerous present--by gun and sword and courage and luck.
If you like shoot-em-up, high-octane action scenes, then you'll probably enjoy this manga. There are four short stories, each climaxing in an intense shoot-out (or sword-fight, in the case of the third story). Personally, that type of stuff isn't the biggest draw for me. But I did very much enjoy the characters in this manga. Mihai is a badass, but with a compassionate side. Badou feels like fe's both unlucky and lucky at the same time, and gave me Trigun vibes. Magato and Heine are both decent and have tragic backstories and stuff, but I didn't latch onto them quite as much as those other two characters. For what it's worth (as a content warning), there is a near-rape scene and some nudity in chapter 3 as well as several disturbing moments throughout of violence and murder and stuff. These darker elements generally help add to the impact in the stories, though some of them (like that near rape scene) do feel like they're edgy just for the sake of edge.
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