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No. 6. Volume 9
Asano, Atsuko, 1954- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : Kodansha Comics, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
With Rat critically injured protecting him, Shion finally returns to No. 6. But what he finds there is not the tranquil utopia he left behind, but a city in the grip of panic and chaos. As the 'holy city' collapses in on itself, Shion and Rat put the future of humanity-- and their future together-- on the line in the shocking final volume!"--P. [4] of cover.
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

"English translation copyright ©2014 Atsuko Asano, Hinoki Kino."

First published in Japan in 2014 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Reads manga-style, right to left and back to front.

The shocking final volume of NO. 6.
Reading Level:
Rated T for ages 13+.
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For Shion, an elite student in technologically sophisticated city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. School, study and occasional visits with his friend and classmate Safu are the order of the day. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC - a fugitive living outside the computerised tapestry of city control - and helping him will throw Shion's life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.

Author Notes

Atsuko Asano, born in 1954 in Okayama Prefecture, is a Japanese writer who has penned the children's series Telepathy Shojo Ran, and the manga series The Manzai Comics. She began writing childrens novels while attending Aoyama Gakuin College, and majored in literature. Hotaru-kan Monogatari was her first novel. In 1997 she recieved the Noma Prize for Juvenile Literature in 1997 for her book series, Battery, which later went on to win the Shogakukan Children's Publication Culture award in 2005, and has been adapted into a film.