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A {{seinen}} manga series by Satoshi Urushihara, published from 1995 to 1997. It had an English translation published from 1997 to 2000, by the now-defunct company CentralParkMedia. There is also a sequel, ''Ragnarock City'', published in 2001.

In the year 2022, human civilization was devastated by volcanic eruptions caused by an artificial intelligence called "Gaia" drilling into the Earth. The few survivors live in underground shelters. However, these shelters are threatened by the "GM", a swarm of robots (originally Gaia's repair subsystem) trying to either kill the humans or transform them into more GM. The story follows a group of people on their journey from their shelter to Gaia, where they intend to reprogram Gaia in order to stop the plague of GM and to prevent Gaia from destroying the Earth completely.

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!!''Chirality'' provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd
* AIIsACrapshoot
* ArtificialHuman -- Carol and Adam
* AuthorAppeal -- as with most of Urushihara's works, future fashion includes (at minimum) transparent tops for women.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise -- Almost: Shiori and Carol met for the first time as children, and Carol promised to [[DeclarationOfProtection protect]] Shiori then.
* EarthShatteringKaboom -- It's stated that Gaia would eventually cause this if left unrepaired.
* EvilCounterpart -- Adam (of Carol)
* {{Fanservice}}
* FunWithAcronyms -- "Carol" is an acronym for '''C'''hirality '''A'''rtificial '''R'''ecombine '''o'''f '''L'''ife
* ForeignLanguageTitle
* GenderBender -- As part of Carol's shapeshifting ability
* GirlsLove
* {{Handwave}} -- Many things that happen in the story (Carol's shapeshifting, the human-to-GM transformations, etc.) have implausible or absent explanations.
* HasTwoMommies -- Rachel as the daughter of Shiori and Carol in the sequel.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming -- It uses the word "case" in place of "chapter".
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies -- Carol tries this when Adam threatens her [[TrueCompanions travelling companions]]. She gives it up because Adam attacks them anyway.
* LatexSpaceSuit -- Not actually space suits, because they're not in space, but several characters (including the main two) wear form-fitting suits.
* {{Omake}} -- The two "[[SuperDeformed SD]] Case" segments
* ShapeShifting -- Carol's ability
* SkinshipGrope
* SpellMyNameWithAnS -- The about-the-author page in Central Park Media's edition refers to the sequel as '''''Laguna''' Rock City''.
** That seems a bit more like an example of BlindIdiotTranslation than SpellMyNameWithAnS
* SuperpowerMeltdown -- Carol loses control of her shapeshifting ability at one point.
* TransformationTrauma -- Humans infected with the GM parasite transforming into GM
* TheVirus -- The GM parasite

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