The year is 2017. Shun Hao Xuan, an Ordinary High-School Student
, goes about his peaceful life, observing that everyone, including him, is doing the same thing everyday, and those who change merely replace others. Although he wants a girlfriend, he perceives himself to be inferior and having no redeeming features. Therefore, he contents himself with his normal, repetitive life and comes to the conclusion that life has nothing to look forward to.
That is about to change when his building is overtaken by heavily armed terrorists. They quickly take out police units sent in to get them and demand an artifact/person called Child of Eden
. If the police take their time, they will kill a hostage every ten minutes. Hao Xuan turns out to be the first to be shot. Luckily for him, he is saved by a mysterious girl who wears a strange device that resembles a bee's posterior and allows flight, as well as an accessory that resembles a bee's attenna. She turns out to be a new human weapon called Vanguard
, which is made by putting nanomachines into a human, greatly enhancing his/her physical abilities and reflexes. The girl, Liu Li, quickly suppresses the terrorists and returns to her base.
That's not the end of the two protagonists' relationship. Liu Li turns out to be a Vanguard who's almost at her limit, and she has to take drugs everyday to keep herself alive. The cost of the drugs is too much hence, the military generals decide to "let her rest". Her instructor, Colonel Lee, objects to this, and begs them to let her to live a normal life for another year like promised by them before. The generals do not keep their word, since they see her as a mere machine which has outlived its purpose. They're willing to compromise however, by letting her live if Colonel Li assigns her a new mission. The promised normal life is not possible, but Liu Li does not want it anyway. She has never had any conception of a normal life, and her "raison d'etre" has always been to finish a mission. Yet, Colonel Lee still tries to give her a normal life, by assigning her to protect Shun Hao Xuan, who, like all Ordinary High-School Student
, turns out to be not as ordinary as he seems, as he appears to be the Child of Eden
. Liu Li is hence transferred into Hao Xuan's school and acts as a normal student, and so, the manhua's title is finally justified. Sadly for Liu Li however, her normal life turns out to be short-lived, as new enemies have appeared, and they also seem to believe that Hao Xuan is the Child of Eden they are looking for.
This manhua is written and drawn by Sun Heng, and completed at twenty-three volumes (with an ongoing Fan Translation
). An anime adaption is slated for Spring 2015.
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