Genres: Action, Supernatural
When World War III comes around, Japan again suffers heavy losses. Tokyo, the epicenter of the strike on Japan, is left in ruins. 500 years later the remnant of this nuclear disaster lies like a black spot (and is so named) on the map. This provided the impetus for a new breed of human evolution; the wastelands bred forth a mutated human strain. The mutants possess power (one per person) which far exceeds the natural human limits. This caused them to be shunned by the general human populace as an unneeded creature in the now healing world. They are the Needless.
Humans struck out against those who were seen as the strongest of the Needless. Aruka and Cruz Schild were among the hundreds of rebels that launched an ambush on a convoy carrying the top four Needless, who are owned by the Simeon Corporation. They were the only two that survived, but are soon hunted down by anti-Needless machines called the Testaments. Aruka forces Cruz into the sewers and apparently dies holding off the Testament, effectively covering his escape.
In the sewers Cruz is again saved from the Testament by Adam Blade, a Needless with the power to clone his foes abilities. He destroys the Testament, but in doing so takes heavy damage. Cruz drags him back to the burnt out church that serves as the headquarters for his small group. Here he meets Eve Neuschwanstein, a doppelganger Needless, and Gido the scientist (who REALLY reminds me of Dr. Wiley).
The Simeon’s Needless move out to eradicate this group, as their crossing with the Testaments sent after Cruz has revealed their existence. The series leads action to action with a hard driving rock soundtrack and over the top physical comedy in between serious moments.
Overall Hook Rating: B