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[Manga Spoilers] Arc summaries

Discussion in 'Featured Manga of October 2010' started by Yak, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Yak

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    The Host of Shadows ? volume 1 to volume 8

    Spoiler:
    The kingdom Metallicana is under attack by a group of four people who call themselves the Riders of Havoc. They have send one of their best mages, Osborn, and a troop of half-humans such as orcs and giants. The pressure increases and Metallicana can?t hold the forces back, amongst all this is the shy and cowardly but innocent boy Lushe RenRen and his teenage friend and quasi-sister Tia Noto Yoko, daughter of the Highpriest Tio Noto Soto.

    As the situation becomes grave, the princess of the kingdom, Sheela, calls for Yoko since it is rumoured that somewhere in the castle a powerful but evil wizard is held captive and supposedly Yoko can free him with a ritual. Some embarrassing chat ensues in which is revealed that said ritual requires the kiss of a pure maiden (namely Yoko) but as the events worsen she is forced to do it. Dark Schneider, the rumoured sealed and evil wizard awakes from his prison inside the body of Lushe RenRen, where he was sealed for 15 years. And he is not amused.

    Immediately he declares that he wants to kill Yoko?s father who imprisoned him inside a child but all the ruckus from the attack around Dark Schneider is too much for him and he almost kills the attacking party as a mere consequence of his bad mood.

    After Metallicana is saved, DS declares in secret to Yoko that he wants world domination and plans to kill her father which leaves her in shock. He then tries to seduce her to kiss him but doesn?t know that the kiss is also used to seal him again. Accidently he becomes Lushe RenRen again and everything seems to be at peace.

    So far for the prolouge to the manga.


    Of course, after a while the Riders of Havoc launch another attack and they expand their rule by also attacking other Kingdoms where they obtain mysterious seals which are used to unseal the Goddess of Destruction, ?Anthrax?. While Metallicana stays relatively save due to DS? help all the time, the Riders soon realize common small fry won?t do Dark Schneider in. They decide to stand up to DS by themselves, defeat him by all kinds of clever ploys and tricks but nothing works.

    We learn that the Riders of Havoc were all DS? former men and close friends but after his defeat 15 years ago in the war which he started, they all decided to join up for a different goal. DS however manages to win his former team mates back one by one till only Abigail and Kal Su remain as enemies. In a final assault Abigail fuses with three magical weapons and hits it out with Dark Schneider, both seemingly die in the process, upon transforming back into Lushe RenRen, the boy is at the brink of death. But Metallicana and its citizens are saved.

    A timeskip ensues and 2 years pass.







    The Requiem of Hell ? volume 8 to volume 12


    Spoiler:
    Two years have passed and we start out with some intermezzo chapter in which we learn about the legend of the Dragon Knight. We have a scene change to the kingdom of Iron Maiden whose outskirts are being assaulted by a group of Samurai warriors. Kal Su, the last remaining one of the Riders of Havoc, has made himself king over all 4 great kingdoms and rules with an unfair and iron clad hand. The Samurai are a group of Robin Hood-like guys under the lead of Joshua Berahia and Nils John Mifune, former general of Iron Maiden. They steal for the poor but in this incident are stopped by General Ingweil von Malmsteen who is part of an elite corps ( the 12 Magical Generals) working for Kal Su.

    Battle ensues, we see new characters and old ones such as Yoko and Kay Han who work together for the people now. After the fight ends in a draw we go back to the hideout of the Samurai where everyone?s planning their next steps. Of course, Kal Su does the same and already has figured out where the Samurai are and how to get the last seal from Princess Sheela to free Anthrax from her prison. He sends out his men who assault the hideout which once again causes DS to wake up from Lushe RenRen?s body ? he wasn?t dead after all, just had to recover a very long time.

    After DS owns and revives everybody, he becomes part of the crew again. Kal plans his next steps and also DS and his friends figure out how to get to Sheela and save her from Kal?s influence. A race starts and both rivalling parties more or less arrive at the flying hideout, a gigantic arc called King Crimson Glory, where Sheela is save and hidden. Inevitably, the Samurais and the Generals under Kal Su clash and fight and also DS and Kal finally have their epic, dramatic match in which Kal realises his mistakes and sacrifices his own life to spare DS. But its already too late, the seal hidden inside Sheela?s body is broken and Anthrax resurrects. Bringing terror to the world, her first task is to transform Kal into a monster which attacks DS and his friends but they can beat it together. Kal Su, DS, the Generals and the Samurai-group decide to get along to battle Anthrax together and save the world from its utter destruction after they have learned the truth about it.
     
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    Crime and Punishment volume 13 to volume 18


    Spoiler:
    Shortly after Anthrax was revived, she beings to wreck the cities of the world by attacking herself and reviving her spawns hidden all over the planet. Many people die, lots of cities are destroyed. Chaos and hell breaks lose.

    The group around DS is suddenly warped to different places inside the huge flying ship King Crimson Glory where they have to battle their way through. They learn lots of the backgrounds to Anthrax and her creation and the events of the past that lead to all this. It is revealed that the catastrophe 400 years ago was created by Anthrax who herself was created by the 10 Sages of Europe who are also Dark Schneiders parents and who currently run the flying ship they are all on. It becomes apparent that DS is destined to fight Anthrax and that only he has the power to beat her.

    An epic battle ensues during which we also learn that the world as it is now was artificially created by those 10 Sages with the power to meddle with Gods creation. That and the fact that the King Crimson Glory is powered by the energy of thousands of living souls is such a severe sin and violation of Gods will that he decides to bring an end upon mankind: As DS is about the defeat Anthrax after an epic, breathtaking battle, she transforms into her true form, that of an angel. DS in consequence is banished to Hell and the angel starts his mission to punish and wipe out humanity in the name of God for their sins. Legions of angels descend from Heaven and lay waste to the planet while both angels and remaining monster-spawns of Anthrax still roam within the King Crimson Glory. Some of DS friends have to battle for their lives while the others pursue Abigails plan to bring DS back by overloading the power generator of the King Crimson Glory. The energy would be enough to bring him back from Hell but only for a fractions of a second. The angels of course want to prevent Abigail from doing that so they attack him and the power generator, the Generals and Yoko desperately try to stop them while the flying arc is starting to fall apart and crash into the ground. In consequence almost everyone is defeated and dies, Yokos fate is unknown.

    Meanwhile DS is in Hell and meets Satan himself. He tells him that it was destiny he would come down here and they chat some more about what plans he has, why he was banned to Hell by God and why he hates him and that DS should join his forces to take down God and the angels. DS obviously refuses and declares himself to be the lord of the world. Satan summons the hideout of all demons, Pandemonium and urges his first general, Porno Diane (a hot devil chick) to battle DS. In the following battle DS is horribly beaten but he somehow manages to steal six of the seven remaining pieces of Judas Pain, a mysterious jewel with great powers, from the Demon Kings who are Satans trusted companions. He manages to force Porno Diane to a draw as he steals her underwear while shes wearing it (lol) but as a consequence to this battle, the frozen monsters of Hell are freed and the gates of Hell opened, just as Satan had calculated. He too, sends his forces to Earth to fight the humans and angels, what happens to DS as of yet is unknown.



    Commandments of Immorality volume 19 to volume 24


    Spoiler:
    Another timeskip comes, this time 4 years pass since the defeat of Anthrax and DS banishment to hell. General MacPain, General Ba Sori and General Shera Eli walk the wasted surface of the planet with a couple of surviving humans. The times are dark and grim. Angels killing demons and humans, devils slaughtering angels and humans, no where to go, nowhere to hide, just running from one place to another only to die in the end.

    MacPain guides his group to a new temporary hideout as they are assaulted by demons led by the devil Conrone. He slaughters almost everyone when suddenly four powerful angels intercept his doings - the 4 Seraphim, the most powerful angels of Heaven. Their task is it to punish the remaining humans and kill the devils who successfully invaded the planet after Hell was opened 4 years ago. We also learn that Yoko is still alive but lost her memory and is now living with the Demon Kings in Hell under the name of Lilith.

    As this happens and Conrone and the Seraphim are about to face off, suddenly Dark Schneider appears! He is still alive and kicking but he, too, has changed. Bitter and grim about what the angels and devils have done to his friends, he swears he wants to kill every angel and devil but for the time being he sticks around with the Seraphim although there is come clear tension between the Seraph Uriel and DS, who happen to be rivals for some reason. They just cant stand each other. Both the Seraphim and DS concentrate their powers on Conrone and normally should be able to beat him easily but he seems to hide a dirty little secret. He just wont go down, all takes of the Seraphim are ineffective on him and he just becomes stronger and stronger. As he riles up both Uriel and DS and in the heat of battle, DS gets his body destroyed and only survives as a head with spine (!!!), Uriel takes his chance to obliterate both DS and Conrone but fails.

    DS taunts Uriel who isnt capable of finishing Conrone which makes Uriel angry and his power causes the walls of the dimension to break. They all get transported to the first level of Hell where Conrone reveals his secret: he has Amrael implanted into his body; shes an angel and Uriels younger sister. Its thanks to her emitting a certain wavelength when Conrone forces her to sing, that the attacks of other angels become useless and make Conrone stronger instead. A long, bloody battle ensues in which Uriel is forced to decapitate his sister in order to wound Conrone. By doing that, he loses his faith in God and becomes a fallen angel, a devil. The remaining Seraphim try to do Conrone it but he successfully avoids their attacks or cancels them out. Michael, leader of the Seraphim is urged to destroy both Conrone and Uriel with her most powerful attack but is intercepted by DS who absorbs her strongest attack to regenerate his body.

    In the events of this, Michael gets wounded badly and it out for the count, the Seraphs Raphael and Gabriel are doomed to watch as DS decides to take on Conrone a second time. This time with full power. DS toys with him for a bit before activating the pieces of the Judas Pain jewel he absorbed in volume 18, 4 years ago. He becomes a Majin, a devil-man. Half human, half devil and with immense powers he dismantles Conrone while Uriels transformation into a devil is finished. In their blinded rage, Uriel and DS fight each other, a long and incredibly destructive and brutal battle begins. After having wrecked most of Hell, DS gains the upper hand temporally and Uriel resorts to using his most powerful form. They break through the dimensions again and arrive back on earth, in the old ruins of kingdom Metallicana. There, DS who summoned the powerful Dragon Knight armor from the legend in volume 8, takes on Uriel with full power.

    A scene change shows us that other characters who were believed dead are still alive as well Kal Su, Arshes Ney, Ninja Master Gara and Abigail who formed the Riders of Havoc are all still around, same goes for Princess Sheela, Yokos father and DS former enemy Lars Ul Metallicana who had followed him in form of a baby dragon early in the manga. They all have a plan to undergo alliance with the many races of the Bastard!!-universe and prepare for war against the devils and angels. New characters are introduced, we learn that Kal and Ney tries to convince the tribe of giants to join in the war and that Abigail is on the moon, possibly working to open a rumoured seal with ominous powers.

    The story cuts back to the fight with DS and Uriel who both lay waste to the countryside around Metallicana. Uriels transforms further, becomes even stronger but cant hold his own power and slowly dies from within while he rages on. DS decides to play his last cards and put an end to this battle.
     
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    Thanks for this Yak. My Bastard folder is in many different languages so it was easy to lose track of what was going on.

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    which is everyone's favorite arc of those 4? i like arc 3 the most, when anthrax spawned all those other horrible creatures across the planet and they appeared in the sky it was extremely shocking and a very apocalyptic feeling took hold. i think arc 4 has had awesome exploisions and uriel's summoned hell beast was insanely gianatic and all that. but it was sort of diminished after arc 3 introduced the legions of massive angel creatures attacking all of humanity at once, plus DS underwent a huge power up vs anthrax, all samurais/generals/riders seemingly died, etc etc
     
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