Gleipnir Vol. 13
Dark, disturbing, and sexy, this sci-fi action manga that inspired the new anime stars a dominating teenage girl searching for a sister who became a monster, and a submissive boy with the strange power to turn into a ragged but powerful beast, with a zipper down his back and a compartment on the inside just big enough to hold a human body.
Shuichi Kagaya an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: He can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the girl’s life, sharing his secret with her. But she’s searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn’t care how degrading it gets: She will use Shuichi to accomplish her mission…
Sun Takeda is the author of Meet Me at the End of the World and Haru and Natsu among other manga. Gleipnir is Takeda’s first manga to be published in English.
Anime adaptation announced for 2020!
Gleipnir has all the tropes of a wholesome manga adventure: A friendly alien, a boy who turns into a cute dog, a girl with a quest… but it twists them around into a dark and uncomfortable metaphorical story about adolescence, sexual awakening, and familial abandonment.
Attractive, detailed, sexy, and gruesome art will reel in fans of horror franchises like Five Nights at Freddy’s and fanservice-heavy manga like High School of the Dead and Prison School.
A character dynamic straight out of “manic pixie dream girl” comedies, but with a sneering, dominating subversion of stereotypes.
Ages 18 and up for explicit nudity and gruesome violence.
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