Well basically I started to read this awesome manga about two years ago, and it is just great. I am kind of surprised no one has started a thread about this great manga.
Well, to the basics, the creator is Naroki Urasawa, who is the guy who wrote Mr. Keaton, Pluto, and Monster. This is one of his latest works, and it is still going. So far, there are about 19 volumes, and it looks like it will end in about 2 or 4. The plot is so big that it is very hard to explain it, but I will do my best. So, here I go.
Basically this movie tells the story of Kenji. Kenji is a middle aged Japanese guy who works in his family convenience store. He lives with his mom, and he also takes care of his sister's daughter. He is not that smart, which is kind of refreshing since most of Urasawa's heroes are very intelligent and overall perfect. Kenji loves classic rock and roll, and he once had the chance to make it big but he had to take care of something very important. He is very likable and also the only one who can stop the lies, miracles and deceiving of Friend. This story makes the reader think about their past actions ( it sure made me think about mine) and their consequences. So guys, if you have had a weird plan to conquer the world when you guy were kid, be aware.
I am a normal kid, but I give this manga 10/10.
The series was taken by the same one that took Monster, and it will likely be published after Monster is finished, so it won't be on our shelves until 2008. This manga is not easy to find on the net, but wait, this is the front row crew to whom I am writing so I am pretty sure that you guys can find it. *Wink* Null *Wink* Wink* "Null does not exist" ;P