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Friday, June 20, 2014

Brynhildr in the Darkness

Brynhildr in the Darkness

Highly Recommended
The story revolves around high school boy Ryōta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the starry sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha, who looks exactly like his childhood friend, appears as a transfer student. She displays supernatural strength when saving Ryōta from an unusual accident. It turns out that Neko is a magic user (referred to as a "witch") that has run away from an alien research lab. And she's not the only one. Their powers are derived from alien embryos implanted in the back of their necks, and it seems that they also have a limited life-span. Their bodies literally fall apart; blood seeps from their pores. Only a a secret drug in the form of a pill staves off death, but only for a short while. From then on, Ryōta supports these witches, hoping to give them normal lives, regardless of being pursued. How will Ryōta's life change now?

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