Manga: Shanghai Youma Kikai
Jack and the rest of the Shanghai crew. (And Mr. Dandy.)Shanghai Youma Kikai
was a humourous, short-lived manga series (only four chapters long as-of-yet) published in 2000 by Hiromu Arakawa
. It's about a group of demon-hunters in in Shanghai, year 2050, struggling financially (only because they can't manage to do a job without destroying half the city.)
A young boy, supposedly a prodigy on the subject, begs to join the team. Initially, he is turned down. However, that doesn't stop him from tagging along. He soon learns exactly why they rejected him.
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