Published on March 15th, 2012 | by cabbagehead1
Manga Review: Until Death Do Us Part
Until Death Do Us Part (Shi ga Futari o Wakatsu Made) has recently been licensed and volume 1 is slated for release in the USA on 05/22/2012. Written by Takashige Hiroshi with great artwork done by DOUBLE-S, UDDUP is definitely for the seinen-type manga fans, who are into action, cool tech gadgets and a bit of the supernatural. This is all done good by an “ass-kicking” blind swordsman, a pre-cognitive girl and an extremely well networked and funded underground organization of vigilantes.
Haruka Tooyama is a twelve-year-old girl with incredible precognitive abilities. But her accuracy in predicting the future has made her a target for any number of greedy corporations that would use her power for their own profit. When she is kidnapped, Haruka uses her gift to seek out someone who can help her escape and fixes upon a blind man making his way through the busy streets of Tokyo. Though it may seem an odd choice, Haruka’s powers have not led her wrong. Despite his inability to see, her chosen protector’s fighting skills become apparent when he draws a sword from his walking stick and deftly takes out her captors. Knowing she will always be pursued for her gift, Haruka begs the mystery swordsman to keep her safe… “until death do us part.”