Manga / Big Order

What would you wish for? When you had one wish granted, whatever it is? I want to become a singer, I want money. I want immortality, I'm sure they're plenty to choose from.

But mine is slightly different.

A new manga by the creator of Future Diary and Hanako and the Terror of Allegory. Hoshimiya Eiji is an introverted high school boy who believed that he wished to be able to take over the world. His wish also coincided with a series of large scale disasters that suddenly swept across the entire planet, resulting in the deaths of millions. At the same time, special people all over the world made wishes, and were granted powers based upon them called Orders, Eiji amongst them.

Eiji naturally comes to the conclusion that he is responsible for the destruction. He became afraid of his power and decided not to use it again, forgetting his wish. He manages to live a normal life despite the existence of Order Users becoming public knowledge, but that all changes the day that the girl he had a crush on, Rin, turns out to be an assassin and tries to murder him.

Rin and her allies are aware of how Eiji is responsible for the destruction from ten years ago, and are hellbent on killing him before he can conquer the world. Despite Eiji's blatant desire to avoid doing anything of the sort, he will soon find himself at the helm of a dangerous organization of Order Users.

This series contains examples of:

  • Ambiguously Evil: Hiiragi does seem to have some sort of plan, but it remains to be seen what it is or what his moral standing is.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Rin cuts off Eiji's hand - the one he had the Order symbol on - in chapter 14. However, thanks to Hiiragi using his Order he gets it back in the very next chapter.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Eiji is told by the Order Users that they want to take part in his plan to take over the world. When he asks what would happen if he declines, he's told he's on his own when the world fights back. He is then forced to take part in their plans.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Eiji's dad created Daisy by stealing and ruining a lot of research that could have benefited the world. He specifically planned for Eiji's desires to trigger her and destroy the world. Now he needs to capture Eiji in order to make sure he can finish the job. Eiji was the gun, Daisy was the bullet, and his dad was the one who pulled the trigger. The Daifuzu are fighting against him, because he's amassing followers in the UN.
  • Awesome McCool Name: Abram Louis Fran
  • Badass: Let's see, Eiji was willing to run through a building filled with armed soldiers to save his little sister. Yeah, he qualifies.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Eiji, to Sena. Though they're not related, as his father married her mother, she genuinely thought of him as an older brother. Consequently, he ends up doing everything in his power to make her happy, particularly as she's an Ill Girl.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Hiiragi shows up out of nowhere, joins Eiji and Iyo in a fight and saves them from Rin in chapter 15.
  • Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: The Order Users plan to rule the world, with Eiji as their puppet-king. They tell him that it wouldn't be so bad, because they're also helping to save his sister, who has a Soap Opera Disease that will kill her unless they can find an Order who can heal her.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Once Eiji shows up on the Order Users' radar, they immediately send Rin to infiltrate his school. Unfortunately she decided to kill him, rather than merely observe him, though fortunately for him his powers reawaken long enough to stop her.
  • Crapsack World: The world turned into one after Eiji accidentally destroys much of it with his wish.
  • Conspicuous CG: How the Orders are realized in the anime.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Rin.
  • Cute and Psycho: Rin, very much so.
    Rin (charging at Eiji with a sword): Die, Eiji
  • Damsel in Distress: Rin takes Sena hostage, and then stabs her in order to force Eiji to confront them. Later, Sena is locked in a time stasis to prevent her disease from advancing until the Order Users could find an Order who could heal Sena's illness.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Rin is killed several times, only to heal up and return to normal as if nothing happened. While her first death with Eiji is treated seriously, several of her deaths are later Played for Laughs, where she repeatedly gets killed by traps set up by her organization as she attempts to lead him out/trying to kill him by accident.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: The Japanese government is not afraid to execute the Ten's family members with the entire nation watching.
  • Expy:
    • Rin is obviously based off of Yuno. She would be a blatant Captain Ersatz were it not for a key difference in their characters: Yuno was in love with Yuki and wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, but Rin despises Eiji and will stop at nothing to murder him. But that may change depending on how her relationship with Eiji develops.
    • Taira looks like an older version of Muru Muru from Future Diary.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Daisy. They're shaped like stars. Also, one of the villains has Magical Eye that looks exactly like Daisy's.
  • Eyepatch of Power: One of the villains introduced in chapter 12 wears it to hide his Magical Eye.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The Prime Minister of Japan orders decapitation of several people, has it broadcast to the entire nation... and then politely apologizes to anyone who happened to have their meal while watching that.
  • First Episode Spoiler: Eiji's wish and Order aren't to destroy the world, but to conquer it.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Rin
  • From a Single Cell: Rin's Order.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Chapter 19 reveals that "Daisy" is in fact an acronym for "Desire Accessible Information SYstem".
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When Rin stabs Sena with her sword, the act isn't shown, but Sena's shirt starts turning red from her blood. She screams in pain, then passes out from the shock after the camera switches back to a wider angle of her and Rin as the elevator they're in closes.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Rin
  • Gonk: The Prime Minister of Japan.
  • Healing Factor: Rin's power, which allows her to recover from any injury she receives. She is also able to heal others with it as well.
  • Healing Hands: Rin is capable of extending her healing to others.
  • I Have Your Wife: The Prime Minister of Japan correctly deduces that Eiji is merely a puppet leader of the coup d'état actually organized by the Order users who are officially his subordinates. Thus, to force them to surrender, he reveals that he had their relatives arrested and orders his subordinates to start decapitating them.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Daisy, seemingly.
  • Idiot Hair: Daisy
  • Ill Girl: Sena is bedridden in the hospital, and Eiji later reveals to Rin that she has an incurable blood disease that would have killed her in six months. Unfortunately, the Order Users also catch wind of it, and use finding a cure for her as an excuse to force Eiji to work with them.
  • Impaled Palm: Eiji's hand is stabbed with Rin's katana. She blamed him for the death of her parents, and wanted him to suffer a little bit before she killed him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Rin is stabbed with her own katana after Eiji's powers reawaken. Unfortunately for him she has a Healing Factor, and is perfectly fine when he sees her again a few hours later.
    • Rin stabs Sena through her heart in order to force Eiji's hand.
  • Irony: The Story thrives on this.
    • The Nice Guy main character has the power to bend the world to his will (literally), and wants to save the world by taking it over.
    • He's then manipulated into being a puppet by a Nebulous Evil Organization, effectively taking away his choice in the matter.
    • Rin, the girl who dedicated her life to killing Eiji and avenging her parents, is hit with a Geas (for lack of a better term) that prevents her from killing him note  and permanently binds her to his will. Oh, and they're also engaged.
  • Loophole Abuse: Rin tries several indirect attempts at killing Eiji in chapter 3 due to his Order preventing her from doing so directly. They all fail though.
  • Miss Conception: Iyo believes that she would get pregnant if anyone touched rabbit ear-like things on her head. Ends up as Double Subversion of the trope: for a while it looked like she was actually right, but ultimately it turned out her belly was just displaying a prediction of her future pregnancy.
  • New Transfer Student: Rin transfers to Eiji's class, and even lives in the same apartment complex as him. However, this was all a ploy so that they could find him, and Rin attempts to kill him due to blaming him for the death of her parents.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: One of the Order users appears to have a timber with eyes and mouth painted on it for a head. Also, the Prime Minister.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Rin feels this way towards Eiji and her devotion towards that goal is strong enough for her to bust Eiji out of prison in chapter 3. It seemed that she's abandoned this mindset by chapter 6, where she leads the stone giant to Eiji's hideout to let it try to kill him, but then it comes back in chapter 8, where she decides to end her alliance with the master of the giant for that very reason.
  • Pals with Jesus: Eiji is this to Daisy, the seemingly omnipotent fey/alien/demigod/thing which was responsible for the Mass Super-Empowering Event of ten years ago.
  • People Puppets: Eiji's "conquest" Order amounts to this. It's not straight mind control, as Rin was obviously aware of her own actions.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Hiiragi has this expression at the end of chapter 9.
  • Puppet King: As revealed in chapter 4, several other Order users intend to make Eiji a figurehead and Take Over the World under his nominal leadership. He starts to try to take the initiative and get some actual power in the very next chapter though.
  • Reused Character Design: Quite a few character designs from the writer's previous work get reused here. Eiji's and Rin's designs are very visibly based on Yukiteru's and Yuno's, while Hiiragi looks like Akise with longer hair. The master of the stone giant introduced in chapter 7 looks a lot like a grown-up version of MurMur, though some of her facial expressions are more reminiscent of Minene.
  • Secret Test of Character: Eiji attempts to fight Abram in order to rescue Sena, who was still being held hostage. However, their fight is stopped midway through, and the Order User's top leaders then surround him. They then reveal that they were just testing him, and actually want to help him take over the world, and rule secretly from behind the scenes. They sweeten the deal by offering to find an Order who could heal Sena's Soap Opera Disease so that she wouldn't have to die.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Eiji mentions to Rin that Sena has an incurable blood disease that would've killed her in six months. He was hiding it from her and lying to her that she would get better someday so as not to cause her to fall into a Despair Event Horizon.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's either Abram or Abraham depending on the translator
  • Spiritual Successor: Mostly to Future Diary. Makes sense, since they're by the same author.
  • Super Empowering: Daisy's chief ability.
  • Superpower Lottery: Sort of. A person's Order is based on a wish they make, but how that wish gets interpreted will vary. At any rate, Eiji is probably the winner, since he can not only control people's bodies, but their Orders as well.
  • Take Over the World: Eiji's goal. He got the idea from a manga he was reading as a kid.
  • Teen Pregnancy: A particularly bizarre example. One of the Order users, Iyo, warned Eiji not to touch rabbit ear-like somethings on her head and explained that her father had told her that touching them would make her pregnant. Eiji was obviously skeptical, but nonetheless promised not to touch them. Later, during their escape from the stone giant, he accidentally grabbed her "ears"... and her belly immediatelly grew as if she was pregnant, and having a case of Express Delivery at that. Ultimately subverted, as it turned out to be a display of a prediction of Iyo's future and not an actual pregnancy.
  • They Died Because of You: Rin blames the death of her parents on Eiji's destruction of much of the world ten years prior.
  • Time Master: Abram's Order
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Averted for the moment as of chapter 2. Eiji considers using his powers in that way, but realizes that isn't the way he wants to conquer the world.
  • Villain Protagonist: What Eiji wants to be.
  • You Killed My Father: Rin's reason for wanting to kill Eiji.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Sena has only six months left to live.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: very noticeable with Rin having a grade A.