Yuji Iwahara made his debut as a manga artist in 1994. His series Chikyu Misaki and King of Thorn have been published in English as well, and the latter was adapted into an award-winning animated film. Iwahara also designed the characters for the Darker Than Black anime (the manga of which is published by Yen Press) and is currently working on a new Darker Than Black manga series in Japan.
AD 2072. With the invention of cross-dimensional electromagnetic inductors known as Coils, the world's energy crisis has long been solved. Kyouma Mabuchi is a "Collector," someone who makes his living by recovering illegal Coils for the powers that be. When on his latest gig he crosses paths with a mysterious girl named Mira, little does he know that their meeting will bring them both closer to the secrets behind "Dimension W," the fourth dimension--beyond X, Y, and Z--that powers the world...So begins this progressive sci-fi tale, where the future of science and humanity may very well hang in the balance!
Phantom Thief Loser, true to his words of warning, makes an explosive entrance at the art museum to steal the Angels of Black and White Wings statue! "Collector" Kyouma Mabuchi, now teamed up with the android Mira to recover illegal coils, faces off with the masked thief in the midst of the museum's heavy security. But it just so happens that Loser recognizes Kyouma--and what's more, he seems to know all about the Collector's dark past...What other secrets lie hidden in the statue he seeks? A progressive sci-fi tale woven together by the new "Dimension W" and coils!
Famous novelist Shijuurou Sakaki dies mysteriously at Hotel Yasogami, an isolated hotel in the middle of a lake. The cause of his death? Drowning--despite the author being safely inside his own room. To make matters more puzzling, the video logs of the housekeeper robot that was with Sakaki at the time of his death appear to be corrupted...Did the malfunctioning robot commit murder? Or was it the curse of the ghosts that haunt the depths of Lake Yasogami?! Kyouma and Mira, surrounded by suspicious fellow guests, must uncover the shocking story of a tragic accident from the past, which will bring them that much closer to the truth behind the Coils!
The ghosts of Yasogami Lake are none other than those who lived there twenty-one years ago, their beings saved inside Dimension W by a powerful "Numbers" Coil! A young Shijuurou Sakaki and the victims of a dam flooding have been interfering with the present from their small slice of eternity. Shijuurou's sister, Marisa Sakaki, holds the key to everything, but a group of criminal Collectors after her secrets throws Hotel Yasogami into chaos. Kyouma and Mira each make their own way to the truth. What dark tragedy has the Numbers Coil kept out of the light for twenty-one long years?
Two African princes arrive in Japan, and Collector Kyouma Mabuchi is caught in the middle! The handsome and charismatic Prince Salva is after the late Dr. Yurizaki's "final legacy," but what exactly does that mean? Meanwhile, Kyouma encounters the effeminate and demure Prince Lwai, who's actually more than what he seems. And amid all this excitement, a new secret emerges about Mira herself. What is the fate of the Kyouma, Mira, and the coils in this international incident? The progressive sci-fi tale about humanity and energy reaches new heights!