Chrome Shelled Regios Author:
MiyuSeries Length: 11 Volumes, on-going
"The world was infected by "Pollutant" years ago - the world was split and devastated. This Pollutant spawns vicious "Pollutant Beasts", but it's also resulted in people gaining special powers. The towns that now litter the world are protected by military artists and are mobile - these are the "Regios" of the title."Synopsis:
Layfon Alseif is a hero. One of twelve Heaven's Blade Wielders, a title given to only the most powerful military artists in the militaristic city of Grendan, he is ranked among the strongest people in the devastated world. However, he betrayed his people's expectations, was branded a traitor, and banished from the city; but not before being kissed by his childhood friend Leerin Mafes, who hopes he will return one day. Making his way to the Academy City, Zuellni, he vows never to fight again, and attempts to enroll as a normal student, burying his past. But his desire for a normal life eludes him, as he is forced into the military arts wing of the Academy by the scheming student president and ruler of Zuellni, Kallian Loss. There, he is drafted into a squad of soldiers, Platoon XVII, and forced to fight for the city's benefit in the war games that decide the fate of Regios. He is also used to protect the city from the "Pollutant Beasts" that it cannot fend off or escape from, and from the various thieves and bandits that would profit from sabotaging or destroying Zuellni or taking the Electronic Fairy (AI) that controls the city.
Gradually, Layfon accepts this life, and forges bonds of friendship with his squadmates: Nina Antioch, a runaway and heir to a powerful lineage of military artists who strives to become strong enough to protect Zuellni (the fairy) and who was initially jealous of Layfon's power, which was so far above her own; Charnid Elipton, a lazy sniper who was once in another platoon, but parted ways with them on unknown terms and joined the weaker Platoon XVII; Harley Sutton, a childhood friend of Nina's who came with her to Zuellni; and Felli Loss, sister of the president and the second-most powerful person in Zuellni. Like Layfon, she was gifted with an immense power and forced into the military wing by her brother, but she wishes to find her own path in life. He also forges bonds with non-military members of Zuellni: Mifi Lotten, a budding journalist and photographer; Naruki Gerni, a trainee policewoman; and Meishen Trinden, a girl he saved on his first day in Zuellni.Most of this is from what I can infer from the anime, the multiple manga series, and what little I can understand of the novels.
The story follows a mixed path of high school life, romance, comedy, science-fiction/fantasy action, and drama.
There is already a Chinese translation project up, which have translated up to volume 5, and the original Japanese volumes have been scanned and uploaded to the Internet. I'm not sure if I should post the links, so I won't unless it's OK'd. If this is an extraneous topic, please merge it with the old one.
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