Mirai and 12 other chosen humans have been pitted against each other in a battle to become the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but so do his competitors, including a ruthless god candidate who has disguised himself as a superhero. Mirai begins his first day of high school, but he’s soon pierced by a red arrow of love that turns him into a slave. And the classmate who got the jump on him is the girl he’s always had a crush on!
For the thematic successor to the infamous and bestselling Death Note, Ohba and Obata reunite for the first time since Bakuman. Mirai is a troubled teen who decides to die rather than pursue high school, for what turn out to be understandable reasons. But his suicide attempt goes awry when an angel saves him and then tells him he's now in a battle with 12 others to become the next "God." As in Death Note, the story asks what happens when humans are given divine power, and uncovers truths about human nature with great plot twists along the way; alas, like its predecessor, it also sees women as expendable objects. Obata's art, some of the most admired in the manga world, leaves nothing to be desired except, perhaps, some tact: however beautiful, the emotional moments are quite overdone, leading the horror into dark and campy territory at times. But it's still an engaging story, one that anime and manga fans have been waiting for since Death Note's end nearly a decade ago.