Vol: 10; Ch: 87
2016 - 2019
4.276 out of 5 from 160 votes
Rank #1,513

The year is AD 2048. Japan is connected to the Eurasian continent by a transcontinental railroad. The capital, Tokyo, has become a crucible of criminals and terrorists. And so, in the metropolitan darkness a mysterious presence attacks and slaughters people, unnoticed, night after night... Just what are these "things that are not human" living in hiding in the human world? And just who is this "Origin" person who faces them?

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So far, the story is going very well as of chapter 65. There's not really a plot, just don't get killed, identify found, and a secret about the main character's past life. If there isn't going to be more of a complex plot than the expected plot, then most like dropping it to a 3 star (6/10).  This is the only robot story that I have been interested in and is reading. Because there's so much important action and info, the story feels super long. It's like intense but a lot of stuff happening. Origin, a.k.a. Tanaka, is a robot. Can't spoiler too much, but he has a goal given to him by someone important. As he blends in with humans, he learns why humans do certain things, and learns to be like one. Throughout the story, he keeps saying he can't be one, but he can be like one. Basically about him learning about humans to become one, and about his siblings, the other robots, that's connected to his life. There is a romance between him and an robot-okatu. (I think that's what she calls herself. One obsessed with robots.) She falls for because he sounds like a robot?! Practically others around him in his robot job says the same thing! Anyway, she starts to care about him, and doesn't want him to die due to her childhood. Though Origin only wants to protect her, he doesn't have any feelings toward her. I hope that one of the workers working with them (they are in a robot unit) is with her instead. He cares about, and says she should be loved. (She remarks that although she doesn't deserve it, she is happy. He's not talking about the other thing.) The characters are well developed so leaving it a 9. They don't appeal to me or seem special. Oh, and art is art. It goes well with the story.

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