Ooh, so with all the Terry Pratchett novels and comic books courtesy of the Gotham Comics bundles that Pick ‘n Pay has brought in, I haven’t gotten around to spending much of my ‘free time’ on manga as of late, one of those particular vices that I just can’t seem to get enough of.

However, that is all set to change thanks to a welcome delivery at my house this morning from Berco Delivery Services. At last my hastily placed Kalahari.net order had arrived, and indeed, there was MUCH goodness inside.

(And just in time too, seeing as my home Internet just got capped, the first time ever since signing up with Telkom!)

First up is Deus Vitae volume 1 (by Takuya Fujima), the back slip of which reads: In the year 2068, the Brain Computer – built by humans to be the core of a machine-driven Earth – created Selenoids, androids with abilities far superior to man. They have, in turn, created a virtually perfect society, with only one flaw in need of elimination: humans! This is the story of Ash Ramy, one of the few surviving humans in the Revolution Organisation, bent on freeing Earth from Selenoid rule, and Lemiu Winslet, a Selenoid horrified by the inhumanity her race possesses. In a world of artificiality, is real love mankind’s last hope?

Next is The Candidate for Goddess volume 1 (by Yukiru Sugisaki), which reads: G.O.A. Wants YOU! One thousand years ago, four planetary systems were utterly destroyed by an alien force. Since then, humans have moved into space colonies and developed humanoid weapons known as Goddesses to defend their last remaining home planet. Five young boys are caught up in the drive to provide worthy pilots for the defence program and must learn to overcome their differences for their sake, and the sake of all mankind.

And lastly, A.I. Love You volume 1 (by Ken Akamatsu), the back slip of which reads: Behind every great man is a great artificial intelligence. Hitoshi Kobe is a poor student, a bad athlete and may be the unluckiest man alive… though he does have a knack for creating Artificial Intelligences. Number Thirty is Hitoshi’s favourite A.I. and the only girl he can talk to. If a freak accident can turn Thirty into a real girl, can Thirty turn Hitoshi into a real man?

Oh man, I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into these! :)

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