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Manga Review: Deus Vitae by Takuya Fujima
Deus Vitae first called to me because of the awesome cyber art on the covers.
In 2068 A. D., one of the last humans on earth, Ash, destroys a great city full of androids and saves an android named Lemiu from destruction because she shows human emotions. This is not a manga for your young niece or nephew. Rated 16+ and for good reason. There are many erotic scenes, body shots, and adult themes.
The story starts with a sort of android bible excerpt talking about the ultimate weapon, Leave, being created by the Argus Computer, programmed to protect humanity. Leave is now the mother of all androids.
"...and Argus said to Leave, go forth, and manufacture. Leave begat four parent bodies- our blessed mothers, free from defect. Free from impurity. And thus followed the era of a superior mankind, a being of higher intelligence and greater strength."
Deus Vitae is a sexy, erotic, trek through a post apocalyptic landscape. The art is so detailed it's almost as if the work of H. R. Giger came alive and got colorful. This manga features extremely intricate battle drawings that you could spend hours studying. The fashion is very high-octane, video game-inspired, space station fun.
Extras: Volume 1 has a four pages in full color on glossy paper.
If you'd like to check out Deus Vitae, volumes 1, 2, & 3 they are now available at Amazon.com.