Monday, May 18, 2009
Monochrome Factor is a manga created by Kaili Sorano. In it, the balance between the normal and shadow worlds has become shaky and a boy named Akira Nikaido is enlisted to help restore the balance by a mysterious man named Shirogane.
This manga also got an anime version in 2008 and one interesting change is the hints of shounen-ai between Akira and Shirogane. Apparently, there are no such hints in the manga.
I have seen some of this show and I wasn't particularly impressed. Then, I saw artwork from the manga and liked it a lot. Even though there is both anime and manga artwork in this post, I think the manga artwork (especially the color stuff) is a lot better.
While the anime remains unlicensed, the manga is available in the U.S. from TOKYOPOP.