Manga: Fatalizer

A manga by Kobayashi Ritz before they drew the mind-bogglingly popular Saki.

In this world, there are people with super powers. They fight each other.

Meanwhile in Japan, a girl named Shiguri 'Sigrid' Aoyama meets a girl named Min Yuri. Sigrid befriends Yuri. Scary people appear and kidnap Yuri. Sigrid vow to save Yuri from those people. Sigrid somehow gains power that put her on the same fighting level as those people. With her new super-powered friends, she storms the hideout of the kidnappers. Turns out that Yuri doesn't even need saving, because she's the most powerful of the supers, and her supposed kidnappers want her to return to the fighting world. Things get complicated.

Fatalizer provides the following tropes

  • Badass Grandpa: Francis Meltzer, aka 'Dr. Amphibian' (from United States).
  • BFS: Shaka. It's actually rather lean, but it's almost as long as he's tall.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Yuri finally leaves her past behind, but Shiguri can't be with her because she takes over Yuri's duty.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Shiguri is 'quarter Norse'. Nodoka, Shiguri's older sister, is 100% from Norway. The number doesn't quite add up.
  • But Now I Must Go: After Aimee is defeated, Angelette appears and demands that Yuri be returned to the Uverworld, because it really needs her. Shiguri objects to Yuri returning to her dreary world, and ask to take over her place. Angelette agrees, and thus Shiguri become an Uverworld official whose duty brings her to many different places. But that's okay, because despite everything, she will remain the Shiguri that Yuri knows.
  • Combat Tentacles: Aimee's. She's part-plant, or something.
  • Conflict Killer: Aimee. The plan to get away with Yuri has to be postponed, because she's going to kill everyone in the premise and has matching strength to do it.
  • Cute and Psycho: Aimee.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Yuri is actually one of the most powerful fighter in the world. She defeated ridiculous number of fighters in the past, got fed up, and left the scene.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Aimee.
  • Evil Foreigner: Lampshaded, but the reality is not so simple.
  • Expy: Many of the character tropes (or just the characters themselves) are Recycled IN MAHJONG.
    • Shiguri Aoyama —> Nodoka Haramura. There is also a character actually named Nodoka in this manga.
    • Min Yuri —> Saki Miyanaga.
    • Wilma Horniman —> Split between Megan Davin and Tsujigaito Satoha.
    • Aimee Petrescu —> Hajime Kunihiro. Hajime is basically an over-the-top version of Aimee, as far as fashion statement is concerned. Aimee's cheerful personality is transferred to Yuuki Kataoka.
    • Nellie —> Nelly Virsaladze.
    • Aimee's cat form —> Yuuki's longcat-thing.
  • Girl Meets Girl: The gist of the story, really.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Inverted with Heiner. When he dons the glasses, he enters Super Mode.
  • Gonk: Yuri's kidnappers.
  • Guile Hero: Shiguri.
  • Healing Factor: Shaka's super power. He needs it.
  • Human Alien: Aimee is from 'Antigalaxy', and then somehow she gets Romanian citizenship. Min Yuri's origin is unknown, but she then become a Chinese and later a Korean.
  • I Am Your Opponent: Shiguri interpose herself when Aimee tries to attack Catherine and Francis (after she defeats Heiner and Shaka).
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Shaka. Good thing he can heal.
  • Kick Chick: Shiguri's fighting style. No laser lance, sorry.
  • Mask of Power: Shaka. Apparently he found it in Africa.
  • Red Baron: Every fighter has a title. Sigrid is Speeder, Yuri is Image Dancer, Catherine is Handshaker, Francis is Dr. Amphibian, Heiner is Drei Brillen, Shaka is Immortality Shaka, Aimee is Freestyler and Carpathian Devil, Nodoka is Time Wanderer, and Nellie is Fatalizer.
  • Super Speed: Heiner, when he puts on his glasses. But somehow Shiguri is able to air-block him when he tries to air-juggle her!
  • Storming the Castle: Shiguri and Megan would like to do this, if only they can find the kidnappers' hideout. And then they stumble upon it anyway.
  • Taken for Granite: Aimee traps the ever-regenerating Shaka into an instant-diamond, which she creates by applying enough pressure to the ground... somehow.
  • This Was His True Form: When Aimee has received enough beatdown, she reverts back into a longcat.
  • Title Drop: One that crosses over egregious and straight into atrocious. Fatalizer is the title of Nellie, Nodoka Aoyama's time-travelling partner. Who is Nodoka? Shiguri's big sister. Neither of them appear during the story. What.
  • What Measure Is a Human?: Having a Heart is important for Francis. His motley crew eventually tell him that he's human enough that it doesn't matter.
  • World of Badass: If you're a named character in this manga, then you know how to fight.