Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tokage no Ou

Tokage no Ou
The Lizard King

CreatorHitoma Iruma
(Same Creator as Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)


Light Novel
Published by ASCII Media Works
3 Volumes (Ongoing)
More Info @Wiki JP

Published in Dengeki Maoh, ASCII Media Works
5 Chapters so Far (No Volumes Yet, Ongoing]
Drawn by Shiki Kamizuki
More Info @Baka
Peek @Batoto

A Summarized way to say this Story is; Story Plot Start with a Boy, Ikagawa Tokage, a special ability in which enable him to change the color of his eye to almost any color.

Stepping into the World he long for, but at the same time afraid of it.

Even Peeking a little into both Manga and Light Novel, the dragging for the just one Arc is actually long, but at the same time, you'll probably won't felt about it.

The Starting of the Story is how Tokage, same pronoun as Lizard in Japanese, can change the Color of his Eye, and started to become Delusional just having that ability.

An Ability he named as Repaint, and thinking where it can Level up.

Yes, he was basing that on Toaru Majustsu no Index, which the Manga jokingly put a little peek where Tokage's Friend, Narumi was peeking into.

When he was 8 years old, he noticed that he was able to change the color of his Eye Color when he focus hard on a color.

Initially uses it for playing around, and start to become more delusion each time he uses it, thinking that he being Special.

Though himself knew that it was all that he could done; only to change the color of his Eye, and nothing more.

Worst case for him was when his mother found out about it and called him Demon Child, which shocked Tokage. What caused the gap to become wider was when his Parents started to pray to the "God", Egret.

A girl who appear to make God/Angel Wing appear on her back, which is not of any CG effect or Costume. It also cause many to worship her as a real God.

Tokage's Parents daily pray to Egret, while mourning over Tokage's Abnormal instead of saying or thinking Repaint as Special.

Due to too much praying, and neglecting Tokage, their relationship caused Tokage to hate both his Parents and the "God", and not wanting to go back home until it very late at night.

That the reason why he cooked up many Reasons to stay away from his own home, and doing some Mental Training to "Power-up" his ability, to no effect.

But one interesting thing to notice, is that sometime his Feeling / Emotion can unconsciously cause his Eye Color to change too.

But since it Manga, there no Color on it, which also made me wonder what Eye Color Tokage is trying to show.

During the 5 Chapters in Manga, A very Long Prologue, there are many flashback of his childhood, and his "Relation" with his classmate, Ryou Sugamo.

A super-rich girl who parent is rumored to be one of the Higher Up in the Cult of God. And interestingly, she like Tokage since they were young, and she not shy about it.

The Arc Plot where the first Arc start in an abandoned building, where Tokage is trying train his power.

Strangely, I didn't knew that the first Saint looking guy was known as Kingfisher, a well-known Assassin and a Celebrity who can cut almost anything, including Diamond.

Anyway, not sure to say him being Lucky or not, he got dragged into the World of Kill or being Killed, or even the World of People with Abilities.

Just after meeting someone on the verge of death with a few fingers cut off, Someone just had to wound him and a cut near to his eye.

Funny thing is how he "save" the dying man, to later have him becoming a Human Shield for himself.

What worst can it get?

Sugamo wearing School Uniform when entering the building, and later changes into Swimsuit out of nowhere when appearing in front of Tokage.

One can say "Anime/Manga Logic"

But as they speak, I wonder if they remember the danger they're in, since the strongest Assassin also take a step into the Building.

The story also seem to go in both Fast and Slow Mood, which also twist one person thinking that the Story is going in Normal Mood.

Reason being Flashback of Tokage's childhood and own narrative take some part of the Story, which "Slow" one person when peeking in it.

Then some Action where some Slashing and Kicking take place, which "Speed" up some of the plot.

If you read the Manga just from the few first page, you'll probably not think about it.

The story actually go in a seemingly Smooth way, in which the ending show the Climax and to get the sentence "To be Continued" to appear right after.

Since it got around 30 - 40 plus pages, I didn't bother on it until I reached the end of the chapter and wanting to know what going to happen next.

My praise to the Creator for making this Story interesting, which got me peek a little in the Light Novel.

Just for one night in that Abandoned building, yet so many things are happening, which is why it sure is dragging just for being a "Prologue".

More like an Arc to me, but then again, having Killers in the building isn't funny for Tokage, since he don't want to kill, yet.

Later on, the plot also focus a bit on the Killers / Assassins, and having the other characters telling Narrative Point on them.

Easy to point out, that Faithful night, is where all things are happening due to those Assassins' own plot, and choosing that particular abandoned building.

But having 2 Assassin chit-chat for 15 Pages is sure amusing, which is why I mentioned that the Story seem smooth, but taking notice will let one realized that it actually going Slow and Fast at some point.

I keep reminding myself that it all happening in the same night, and it also seem that many characters in the story are not sure what is going on in the first place.

Assassins killing each others, and plots being twisted unexpectedly and unfavorable for each characters as time go on.

Didn't know that just one night in the Abandoned building can show so many different little details and plots, but as far as I peeked into, do you want to take the first step into the Abandoned building filled with killing in Tokage no Ou?

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