When his childhood friend is murdered, 17-year-old clone Aoi spends his last year to live looking for the killer! As he searches for revenge, Aoi uses his ability to travel through the Jihai (wasteland), where supposedly nothing can survive, to act as a courier. After a routine delivery goes wrong, a pistol-packing padre named Tristram saves Aoi, but Tristram's buddy Dis accidentally runs him over!
Tristram and Dis take Aoi back to their home country - a place where clones are treated like people, not possessions - to heal his ankle. But Aoi quickly realizes something is amiss in this new land. What are Tristram and Dis hiding, and will they be allies in Aoi's cause... or a threat?
Story and art by Toshimi Nigoshi.