Sell Me a Coat

First article today to speak about How the Marquis Got His Coat Back by Neil Gaiman. It is a short story taking place in the world of Neverwhere (another book by Gaiman which I recommend reading, a novelization of a TV series by the same author, later presented as a play, and as a radio play and comic books).

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The End is the Beginning is the End

Tonight's article is about a recent buy (actually, semi-recent, I've owned the novel for a while, but took the opportunity only recently to buy the manga): All you need is kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe and its manga adaptation by Ryōsuke Takeuchi, drawn by Takeshi Obata. A movie adaptation was released under the title Edge of Tomorrow, but I won't talk about it here, because it differs a lot from the original story.

From ethers tragic I am born again

The story follows Keiji Kiriya, a young recruit in the United Defense Force. He, and the UDF he is a part of are fighiting against mysterious creatures names Mimics, and despite all the technology that the UDF holds (such as exoskeletons for its soldiers), the Mimics relentlessly push back the human forces regardless of their efforts to stop them. During his first fight, Keiji seemingly dies after killing a stranger than usual mimic, but through some unexplained phenomenon, he wakes up in his bunk bed, back at the military base, the day before the fight that should have been his last.

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