Kazan is a seven part manga mini-series by Gaku Miyao, character designer of Devil Hunter Yohko.Set in a desert kingdom, Kazan is the story of the sole survivor of a clan of nomads who seeks revenge on a water demon who killed his people and stole his childhood friend. Oddly, while he survived he hasn't physically changed since the encounter and is still physically six years old, which is an odd contrast to his personality. He meets up with Fawna, a strange girl who can create water from her hands and agrees to escort her on a journey. The rest of the story is a bit murky, but suffice it to say, not everything is as it appears.
Provides examples of:
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Kazan's knife gets upgraded into this part way though the series.
- Annoying Arrows: at one point Kazan is shot in the back with a barbed arrow. His solution? he jumps and lands on his back, forcing the arrow through his chest where he grabs it and yanks it out
- Berserk Button: Kazan has two.
- Don't call him a child, the whole not aging thing is a sore point with him.
- Do not be a slave trader or threaten to sell someone into slavery. After his father selling him for a cup of water lead to his clans death and Elsie was kidnapped he doesn't take kindly to the idea.
- Beware the Nice Ones: It is not a good idea to get Fawna pissed off.
- Chain Pain: Kazan uses a knife attached to a chain in battle.
- Cool Old Lady: Arbey
- Desert Punk: At least where the characters live is one large desert.
- The Homeward Journey: Arbey travels with the group to go to her old home Goldene.
- Horse of a Different Color: Everyone rides large flightless birds
- Involuntary Group Split: Well huge ass ball of water falls party splits.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kazan has become very jaded in the ten years since his village was destroyed and his childhood friend kidnapped. Once you get past that he's still rough, but he does Pet the Dog a few times and care and protect his companions.
- Knife Nut: Kazan
- Last of His Kind: Kazan is the only surviving member of the Red Sand Clan.
- The Lost Lenore: Kazan's quest is to save Elsie who was kidnapped ten years prior to the stories start.
- Making a Splash: Fawna and other Water People.
- Man-Eating Plant: The gang encounters one once along with some other people and it ends with Infant Immortality averted.
- Nice Hat: The title character
- Older Than He Looks: Although he has the body of a child, Kazan is 16 years old
- Simple Staff: Fawna uses a staff when she doesn't use her water powers.
- Survivor Guilt: Just guess.
- Variable-Length Chain: Kazan's knife chain.