Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Pez and Decosuke cross this now desolate landscape searching for signs of life. Along the way, they experience a number of moments that remind them of what it meant to be alive and why their lives are so precious.
PEZ takes place in what could be described as a prototype version of Amberground, the setting of the mangaka's later Tegami Bachi. There are some slight differences: instead of Gaichuu, the main threat comes from strange fishlike flying things, which are only described in vague terms. There's also the heavy implication that this particular world of eternal night is a future version of our own. As for the stories in this slim volume, they are mainly short slice-of-life tales about a young girl, Pez, and a male cyborg, Decosuke, that take place as they wander around this beautiful post-apocalyptic landscape. And beautiful it is. The full-color art is detailed and gentle, much like in Tegami Bachi. Also as in that series, the characters' pants hang down ridiculously low, though there seems to be more skin shown in PEZ, particularly of the title character. Though there's nothing racy about the stories themselves, these scenes may make some readers uncomfortable, so it is worth noting. If you're after an interesting story, you won't find it here. There is some backstory about Decosuke's body, but not much else resembling a plot. However, if you're a fan of the artist's style and/or Tegami Bachi's worldbuilding, this is worth checking out despite it being such a quick read.
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