Title: Towa Kamo shirenai
Author: AKAISHI Michiyo
Flower Comics, 1998
Yes, yes, you might guess by the cover what it was that attracted me to this series 🙂 Could it possibly be that bishounen with the long dark hair and the sword? Wow, you are good 😛 Actually, it was the cover of volume 4, with this bishounen in a forest scene, and a green background that first alerted me to the coolness of this series, but every cover for it so far has been awesome 🙂 Okay the covers are good, but what about the story!? I am still trying to figure the details out, but here is what I have so far- Kosumo is a 17 year old schoolgirl with a serious medical condition that lands her in the hospital in serious need of a blood(heart?) transfusion. But her type is AB negative, and the hospital doesnt think it can get any in time to save her life. So Kosumo is on the verge of death. Meanwhile, out in the city, the 99th Generation Miko, Hmiko-sama is travelling with her servant Hitsugi. There is a terrible accident during which Himiko tries to sake the life of a child. She saves the child, but ends up being hit by the car in its place. This sends Himiko to the hospital.
It is in the hospital where the fates of Himiko and Kosumo are crossed. Himiko is sure to die, but when the hospital discovers that she has the same blood type as Kosumo, they decide to use her as a donor for the operation. Himiko dies, but Kosumo is allowed to live, with Himiko’s heart and her blood running through her veins. But there is more. Himiko was a very powerful girl, and fate decided to transfer her power into Kosumo as well. So now Kosumo has powers beyond her imagaining. Hitsugi, the destined protector/servant to the 99th Generation Miko is shattered when his Himiko dies, but when he learns that himiko’s blood and heart was given to Kosumo, he vows to find her. Find her he does, and he immediately sets himself up as her personal protector, for he can feel the force of his Himiko within Kosumo.
Himiko wasn’t the 99th Miko for nothing. There are strange things going on involving this evil force that likes to use insects to take over people’s bodies. The bugs are very gross ^^;; Worms in food, coming out of people, etc. EEww. Because Kosumo now has the power of Himiko, all sorts of bad things are after her. I am not exactly sure of the what exactly this evil force IS, or why Himiko was the 99th Miko and what Kosumo’s duty now is, but Kosumo manages yo manifest some powers that surprises everyone, including Hitsugi. And of course this being shoujo manga, there is a strange sort of love triangle relationship for Hitsugi, who was devoted to Himiko, but is now sort of involved with Kosumo- but is it only because she has Himiko’s heart now? I only have volumes 1-2 of this series so far, and I know that there are at least 5 volumes that I really must get when I have money again 😀