The Isolator, Vol. 1 (light novel)
By Reki KawaharaSci-fi action, angst, and super-powered teenagers abound in this new series from Reki Kawahara, the acclaimed author of Sword Art Online and Accel World!Ever since a terrible childhood tragedy, Minoru Utsugi has wished for one thing: solitude. Years later, a bizarre encounter leaves a mysterious artifact in Minoru's body that grants his wish--but that's far from the end of his troubles. Others have been visited and given powers like Minoru's, but their twisted desires are not so benign. When a murderous force threatens the people Minoru holds dear, will his newfound abilities be enough to stand in its way? And can there be a future for someone who craves eternal solitude above all else? The story of the Isolator begins here!
The Isolator, Vol. 2
By Reki KawaharaAn alien parasite living inside of Minoru Utsugi gives him the power of Isolation--an unbreakable shield that surrounds his body. With this power, he's managed to defeat an evil Ruby Eye. Having done so, he's invited by the Accelerator--a girl named Yumiko--to join a mysterious organization whose goal is to defend humanity from the threat of the Ruby Eyes. Minoru agrees to join, with one condition: Once he has fulfilled his duty, the syndicate will erase all memory of his existence from the world--for Minoru seeks a world without any knowledge of him, a world of total and perfect isolation.
The Isolator, Vol. 3
By Reki Kawahara
Having successfully helped destroy two of the evil Ruby Eyes, Minoru, the Isolator, is recruited by the Syndicate, a secret organization dedicated to their eradication. He teams up with Suu Komura, the Refractor, a young girl said to be the Syndicate's most powerful member, to attack a secret stronghold of the Ruby Eyes. Their target is the most fearsome opponent they've ever faced: the Liquidizer, but their enemy is not what they expected...