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A mysterious beautiful woman hosts a death match that results in either death or rebirth. Pitting an Expert who reaches the peak limit as a result from training against an Esper who awakens latent superpowers from within, the chosen players will bet on their lives with a fight to the death! There can be only one survivor...

Choujin Sensen ("The Throne of Supermen") is a seinen manga written by Hiromi Aoyama and illustrated by Kazutoshi Yamane, which was serialized in Champion RED from 2014 to 2016. It tells the tales of death and rebirth starring Espers (ordinary people with extraordinary powers) and Experts (highly skilled combatants of their professions).

The series in general:

  • Absurdly High-Stakes Game: The [Superhuman Game] grants the winner of the death match anything they so desired, provided if the winner does survive in the first place.
  • Anyone Can Die: This is a death match after all, and there can only be one survivor...
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Sasamura correctly deduces that Kaminashi will become solid at the moment of attack, so he countered Kaminashi by tripping his feet.
  • Badass Normal: The Experts are ordinary people who honed their skills to the highest peak that their human capabilities allow them. Baron Saijou being one as a sniper and Sasamura as a swordsman.
  • Badass Teacher: Onizuka Hiiragiís PE teacher is a Judo master who attempted to wrestle Hanzaki to the ground to rescue her
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: FEE has no visible genitalia despite being mostly naked.
  • Clean Cut: Sasamura's sword style is dedicated to the [Void] technique in order to cut his opponent down.
  • Code Name: Each player gets their own title placed next to their names (i.e. "Telekinetic" Tomobiki Rinji VS "Sniper" Baron Saijou).
  • Cold Sniper: Baron Saijou
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Experts are people with plenty of battle experience to fight on parr with their superpowered opponents.
  • Cool Guns: The sniper rifle in the first two chapters is so well-drawn you would think it was real.
  • Cool Sword: Sasamura wields his katana to hone his [Void] sword style.
  • Deal with the Devil: Players that made a contract to FEE are promised what they desired in their hearts in exchange of winning the death match.
  • Designated Girl Fight: The battle between Wire Girl VS Fire Girl definitely qualifies.
  • Diagonal Cut: Sasamura attempted to kill Kaminashi this way, only to fail due to the sword being phased through.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Kabe Seizou betting Japanís mining rights on a Martial Pacifist with a staunch Thou Shalt Not Kill vow which was the result of his guilt over his past actions
    Kabe: No No the winner is the High Priest!! He saved Blues Manís life by sacrificing his own.
  • Dirty Coward: The students that mercilessly bullied Hiirigi didnít hesitate to demand that she surrender herself when Hanzaki threatened to kill them
  • Draw Sword, Draw Blood: Sasamura makes it clear that he wields his blade for the sake of cutting down the criminal that murdered his wife and daughter.
  • Eye Scream: Readers should expect a few eyeballs being gouged out during a fight.
  • Fanservice: FEE being perpetually naked and being the series' mascot girl of chapter covers certain fits.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Kaminashi somehow got stabbed in the leg by Sasamura despite using intangibility to escape from his prison earlier.
  • Insufferable Genius: Every one of the Seven Warriors of MATE is this
  • Intangibility: Kaminashi Akira uses this power to escape from his death penalty in Tokyo's prison.
  • Intimate Healing: FEE suckled and licked Tomobiki's bleeding finger to draw away the pain.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: According to FEE, this is how Tomobiki justifies his action in not enrolling in college, finding a full-time job, or confessing to the girl he likes.
  • How We Got Here: Chapter 1 narrates Tomobiki's POV on how he got thrusted into the world of the [Superhuman Game].
  • Locked into Strangeness: Tomobiki's hair color changed after winning the death match and being washed ashore.
  • Mind over Matter: Tomobiki Rinji gains telekinesis as a result of participating in the [Superhuman Game]
  • Neck Snap: Tomobiki manages to kill Baron Saijou with his last ditch effort of telekinesis; he used his blown-off left hand to strangle Baron.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: This series have two characters based on real life political figures: Kabe Seizou (Abe Shinzo) and Hillary Easton (Hillary Clinton).
  • Personality Powers: The Espers are granted powers by FEE based on their deepest desire:
    • Tomobiki Rinji gains telekinesis as a result of wanting more control over things beyond his reach (his luck, career, and romance).
    • Kaminashi Akira gains intangibility from his wish to escape from his prison and become a free man.
    • Kimon Michiru is determined to become the world's number one magician despite her amateur skills, thus being granted the power the bend any metal that she touches.
    • Hitsugi Morio wishes to fix his blindness to continue his surgical dissections as a doctor, so he gains ultravision that essentially makes him a human MRI.
    • Kasai Yuri is angry at rapists that escaped prosecution for heir sex crimes and left the female victims traumatized, so her fiery rage has given her the power to torch the wrongdoers alive.
    • Robert Johnston aspires to perfect his blues guitar skills that can mesmerize his audience, so he receives the Devil Guitar that can deeply affect the moods of anybody listening to his timbre.
    • Hiiragi Koharu has her survival instincts kicked in when she got hit by a truck at a young age, thus obtaining a body that will allow her to recover from any physical injuries.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Kaminashi turned out to be quite the delusional lunatic who believes that he brings salvation to good-natured women by killing them, thus "saving" them in a world he perceives as corrupted and rotten. The fact that he still believes he's innocent is even more disturbing considering how he murdered 5 female victims (including a 3 year old girl) within half a year.
  • Rain of Blood: Tomobiki manages to weaponize his blood by shaping his blood drops into pin needles, thereby piercing through his opponent.
  • Red Baron: Baron Saijou holds the title as [The Executioner] for his high success rate in killing.
  • Refusal of the Call: With the exception of Ye Hao Yue, the rest of the winners of FEE's games decided that they won't partake in the new game.
  • Ret-Gone: This happens to Leo when Rinji uses the super Hyper Light speed rings tachyon waves at him
  • Reset Button Ending:This is what happens at the Final chapter when Rinji using Hyper Light speed rings. tachyon waves to erase Leo from existence to win the game which cause the world to revert back to how it was at the start of the series leaving every characters who died in the series to be resurrected,letting their hidden powers unreleased and the game to no longer appear but it caused the memories of everyone who participated in the game to be erased as if it never existed in the first place especially that Leo no longer existed in this new reality except Rinji who is the only one to remember.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Alice Trailor joined FEEís group in an effort to send FEE and MATE back to their native dimensions when Rinji was defeated by Leo she instantly asked him to join her theorizing that as an elite scientist she would be chosen to survive their Renaissance II Plan she was immediately decapitated by MATE.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Rinji is the only one who remembers the previous reality at the end of the final chapter.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Sasamura states that he will avenge his dead wife and daughter no matter what.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Even though Haruna is no more than Love Interest of Tomobiki, it was her that encouraged Tomobiki to search up the [Superhuman Game] online and participate the death match (although Tomobiki didn't exactly expect that his life is on the line).
  • Suicide Attack: Baron swallows a live grenade and forcibly holds Tomobiki in an attempt to take out his target.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: FEE taunts Tomobiki for his failed attempts at using telekinesis on a baseball.
    FEE: You refused to put in any effort because you hate it when things get too difficult, so you don't even bother trying... You decided that it's pointless to enroll into school or find employment right from the start. And you also complain about others for being so lucky despite that of your own luck and circumstances.
  • This Loser Is You: Tomobiki represents frustrated youths in all Japan, if not the whole world: He couldn't get into university, he's stuck with a dead end part-time job, he has an unrequited love interest, and he feels like just about anything pisses him off (including his nonchalant family).
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Espers used to be ordinary people until FEE granted them superpowers. It helps when they're fighting for their lives in a death match.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The students who ran away in fear from Hiirigi after she sacrificed herself to save them.