Taisuke begins journeying North and is picked up by a woman named Ryou Fukiishi when his bike breaks down. At a gas station, a child named Yuta Takizawa, puts up a force field around the area. He reveals he is a Comrade and challenges Taisuke to break his barrier before the oxygen supply runs out. As Yuta bonds with Fukiishi, he eventually releases the barrier and isolates Fukiishi alone.
Taisuke realizes that Yuta wants Taisuke to kill him so he may be reunited with his mother and stops Yuta from killing himself. Yuta decides to accompany Taisuke on his journey and teaches him how to use his power, which is revealed to be heat. They are then confronted by the Comrade Kenichirou Morio who had been ordered by Katsumata to kill Taisuke.
June 17, . February 19, . Taisuke is able to wound Morio allowing him and Yuta to flee. The pair then meet a blind elderly Comrade named Misaki Kiyomitsu who reveals that Taisuke will have to make a difficult choice in the future.
Taisuke's bike is run over by a young man named Teruyoshi with his little sister Rin. They offer a ride to the two in penance. They soon learn that the sibling's father, Utsonomiya Yoshikatsu, is a Comrade and is trying to murder his two children. Yoshikatsu reveals his motive is to kill his family before Katsumata puts his plan into action to reduce their suffering.
Taisuke rebukes his intentions, exclaiming a father must protect his family. Yoshikatsu decides to kill himself and uses his powers of illusion to convince his children that he had died alongside his wife during Nightmare Week. October 15, . April 29, . Katsumata leads his group of comrades to Hokkaido in order to acquire a piece of the alien being's heart, referred to as Akuro.
Mitama, a talking owl which houses Akuro's consciousness guides them onwards. Meanwhile, a pair of journalists named Kyouko Amamiya and Masashi Oda are investigating the whereabouts of Taisuke and Katsumata following their trail to the north.
Taisuke and Yuta find Katsumata's lodging and are confronted by a Comrade, a high school girl named Nami Kusunoki. Nami attacks them due to her dislike of Comrades which is stemmed by the recent murder of her brother. They eventually reach a truce upon discovering they are both after Katsumata and his group. A Comrade, a fat man named Gou Okada, is killing passengers on a ferry Taisuke's group is on. Okada is cornered by Taisuke during his kill spree resorts to holding a girl hostage while demanding Nami to kill his Taisuke and Yuta.
February 17, . June 24, . Nami is able to separate the girl from Okada allowing Taisuke to incapacitate him. As Taisuke recovers in the hospital, he is visited by Katsumata who explains the source of the powers: Pieces of Akuro invaded humans and those unable to resist its influence commit suicide. Those with strong negative feelings are able to resist the urge and in return gain powers. Before leaving, Katsumata explains Taisuke's feelings of guilt was what gave him powers and that Akuro's Heart is located in a lake.
Kanon Mitachi, a Comrade and murderer of Nami's brother, joins Katsumata's rankings. Due to envy, she frees Megumi and attempts to kill her. Megumi escapes but realizes most of her memories have been removed by Katsumata. As Hirose pursues her, he murders a policeman deepening his negative feelings and strengthening his powers. Using his strengthened powers, he annihlates a police station before taking Megumi back to the hideout.
June 17, . October 28, . With Hirose's deepened negative emotions, Katsumata selects him to become the host of Akuro's Heart. The journalists Amamiya and Oda eventually find Taisuke and his friends while camping and accompany them in order to find out the truth about recent events. With the information given by the journalists, Taisuke and friends are able to narrow in on Katsumata's hideout. On the way there, they are invited by a girl named Haruka to lodge at her house.
Haruka explains she is looking for her pet horse who went missing. Taisuke and Nami eventually find and free the horse from a swamp and return to the house. They discover that a Comrade, pastor Hideo Asou, has turned Yuta into stone which will inadvertently lead to his death. Yuta and Nami engage Asou and a young child Comrade named Ron Hasegawa in battle and eventually defeat them. Asou deems Yuta too far gone to save but Taisuke, in a desperate attempt, is able to undo the petrification and save Yuta.
October 17, . July 28, . Interested in Taisuke's power, Asou offers to lead the group to the lake where Akuro's Heart resides. They steal the journalists car and head to the lake while Nami stays behind to face Kanon Mitachi. The group arrive at the lake and are confronted by Katsumata and Hirose. Megumi returns to Taisuke and is forced to stay in contact with him due to Gou Okada's powers. Katsumata's minions then engage Taisuke in battle since Comrades fighting will bring up Akuro's Heart from the bottom of the lake.
To prolong the battle, Katsumata brainwashes Asou to keep the balance on both sides in the battle. Nami is able to defeat Kanon but is then confronted by Yura who proposes to fight in her place. February 16, . November 24, .
The battles continue and Yuta is able to protect Megumi from Okada's powers allowing Taisuke to fight freely. Asou helps the overpowered Taisuke but eventually fights against him when Taisuke gains the lead. As Taisuke becomes overwhelmed, a personality created from his Akuro piece takes over allowing him to over power Asou. Before the finishing attack, Haruku stops Taisuke allowing him to regain control.
However, she is then killed by Hirose. Akuro's Heart is resurrected and Kanon takes it and fatally injures Nami. Kanon's body is then torn apart due to its overwhelming power allowing Hirose to absorb the piece of the Heart. June 16, . November 29, . Hirose's fusion with the piece of Akuro's Heart causes the Comrades throughout the world to commit a second wave of mass suicide; Taisuke, Yuta, Nami, Megumi, Hirose and Katsumata are the only ones left alive by the lake.
Realizing the gap in their powers, Taisuke opts to face Hirose alone. Katsumata kidnaps Megumi after knocking Yuta and Nami unconscious. Taisuke reminisces about the past and thanks Hirose before surrounding them in an eruption of fire. In the woods, one of the bodies give birth to a baby that walks away from the lake.
October 17, . December 20, . Intermission "Still Alive". Two years pass and Taisuke's eruption was concluded to be a Volcano by the public. Amamiya and Oda return to investigate the site when they discover that the Americans have taken interest on the incident. Yuta and Nami spend time with Taisuke's sister to celebrate his eighteenth birthday before returning to their normal lives.
Yuta's class receives a new student named Aoi Tezuka, a Comrade who reveals to Yuta that Taisuke is alive. Meanwhile, Nami is also confronted by the Comrade Jun Tezuka. Amamiya is fatally stabbed by a military man while meeting with a military informant but learns the military has Hirose who is in a dormant state. Yuta eventually finds Aoi's home and demands to see Taisuke. February 16, . January 10, . Yuma and Nami meet Taisuke who is revealed to be suffering from amnesia and has been living with the Tezuka family since his supposed death.
Meanwhile, Amamiya survives her attack and is on the run from the military. She and Oda hide at Yoko Kano's home and are eventually picked up to meet with Taisuke causing him to regain his memories. The mother of the Tezuka family, Yukie Tezuka, has her kids and Taisuke's friends invade a military base in order to retrieve and seal Hirose permanently.
June 15, . April 4, . Taisuke's group is confronted by the military soldier D4 who is able to predict their moves allowing her to completely avoid their attacks. She locks them in a truck after knocking them unconscious. Taisuke manages to free them allowing them to retreat. Deeming their mission a failure, Taisuke and his friends return home to wait for the next chance to retrieve Hirose.
Taisuke decides to lodge with Nami since he promised he will not return home until everything is finished. Michele, a Comrade working for Katsumata, finds Taisuke and delivers him a message from Megumi. October 17, . April 18, . Taisuke is told that Megumi is with Katsumata and Mitama, the talking owl who transferred into the body of a young girl.
Meanwhile, the ship transferring Hirose is sunk by Han, another Comrade working for Katsumata; causing Hirose to sink under the ocean. Taisuke and friends are called by Yukie to fly overseas near the position where the ship sunk. Meanwhile, McPherson and his subordinates meet with a Comrade known as the Poet, who is possesses one of the four pieces of Akuro's Heart. The Poet explains that Taisuke is the key to awakening Hirose causing the military to search for him.
February 15, . May 2, . Han attempts to infiltrate the military by taking over D3, but is assassinated by McPherson after deducing her identity. Taisuke's group meanwhile attempts to retrieve Hirose but are impeded by the appearances of Katsumata's comrades, Michele and Ludger. Nami is defeated by Ludger who spares her when she calls out Taisuke's name as her reason for living.
Meanwhile, Taisuke is overwhelmed by Michele but is saved when the military intervenes. June 17, . May 16, . Yura arrives and attempts to destroy the military causing them to retreat. They give Taisuke an ultimatum demanding him to surrender himself. Taisuke and his friends realize that Aoi was kidnapped by the military and are calling Taisuke out for an exchange.
Meanwhile, Mitama takes Megumi with her to search for Hirose. Taisuke complies to the demand and meets McPherson on an oil platform located over Hirose's location; McPherson demands Taisuke to use his powers believing it will awaken Hirose.
At the same time Yukie with an army of brainwashed military soldiers invade the platform to combat McPherson's army. October 17, . May 30, . Yukie finds Aoi but realizes the Poet had brainwashed her. D4 and D2 are defeated by Nami and Yura respectively. Yukie eventually breaks Aoi out of the Poet's control but is then captured by the military. February 17, . June 13, . Yukie is able to free herself and her daughter by mind controlling a soldier into shooting her.
Hirose, having sensed Taisuke and Megumi's presence, awakens. He kills Yukie and takes her Akuro Heart piece before departing in silence. June 17,  . July 4, . The Tezuka Family grieve for the death of their mother and decide to exact revenge on Hirose. After risking his life to save D4's life, McPherson receives surgery to heal his face, and also fixes his nose problem he received from his abusive father.
As a result, he contemplates on his goals for the military. At night, Mitama kills the poet and takes his Akuro Heart piece. Michele and Ludger are ordered by Katsumata to take Hirose's Akuro Hearts but inadvertently fail to do so. Upon deducing Hirose is returning to Tokyo, Taisuke resides with Megumi and Mitama as they await for his arrival. October 16, . July 18, . Mitama gives Taisuke her Akuro's Heart piece for the upcoming battle.
Taisuke walks with Nami around Tokyo and before heading returning home, receives a kiss from her. Tokyo is then evacuated for the upcoming battle. February 17, . August 1, . Jun 30, PM by Snow Discuss 34 comments.
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