Kajika's a trouble making little boy, part of the mysteriously empowered people of the ''Kawa'' clan. When one day he intentionally and cruelly kills a fox, the fox's spirit comes back and places a curse on the boy, turning him into a half-fox and severely limiting his abilities. The only way to break the curse is to save one thousand lives. And so Kajika sets out on a journey, accompanied by the fox's spirit. However, when he obtains the egg of the last remaining dragon on Earth, all hell breaks loose as he is forced to take on the forces of a merciless gangster who seeks the power that resides in a dragon's blood... While at the same time attempting to break the curse and finding out the rumours of what happened to his family of the Kawa clan.
I feel like Akira Toriyama just starts each manga by asking femself, "What type of story can I create that'll maximize my ability to draw rocky wastelands?" This story's pretty simple, but that doesn't mean that it's necessarily bad. It's adequate, and the fight scenes are on the superhuman level that you'd expect from this author. My favorite part of the manga was Donko and the wiley ways that fe played both sides and tried to make a quick buck. It's also interesting how feir ridiculous speed was never given an explanation, but it's probably better that way. Not everything needs to be explained. I didn't care for the black-and-white notion of "good people" and "bad people," or the way that somebody's badness could be removed from fem. I also didn't care for the final joke that the manga ended on--it wasn't very funny and it also didn't make a whole lotta sense within the larger trajectory. I assume the author just didn't know how else to wrap things up, so included a weak full-circle thing.