Fourteen is a scif-fi horror manga series by Kazuo Umezu. The manga takes place in a dystopic future, where a lump of chicken flesh from a chicken meat-growing factory transforms into a supermutant chicken man named "Chicken George". He goes on a mission to take revenge on humanity for ruining the planet.
Think of it as being a bit like what you'd get if David Lynch decided to do a manga.
Not to be confused with 14 by Peter Clines.
Fourteen provides examples of:
- Anti-Villain: Chicken George, who desires to destroy humanity and the world as vengeance for the destruction of the environment and save the animals by building a rocket-ship.
- Batman Gambit: The government plans to use Chicken Georges sympathy for animals to force him to develop the immortality serum.
- Cloning Blues: Mickey, while a prisoner of Chicken George, is cloned several times. Except the one we become familiar with is one of those clones, and the original Mickey is dead.
- Contrived Coincidence: Kiyora needs to become the son of the President of the United States? Well, as it turns out, President Youngs son, America is dead, and Kiyora is the perfect candidate to have his cells rearranged into the form of America and be fused with his remains.
- Decompressed Comic: Oh yes. Things that usually would have taken one panel to show are frequently stretched out over four or more, sometimes an entire page.
- Disease Bleach: Chicken George suffers the chicken version of this, with his cockscomb turning white after he discovers a horrible secret about humanity. It goes back to its normal coloration within days, though.
- Doorstopper: The series is over 4,000 pages long.
- Evil Is Visceral: Grand Master Rose becomes an abomination of flesh while Chicken George is working on the immortality serum.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Yokko considers abortion, but quickly changes her mind.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Chicken George's morality is all over the place through the course of the manga.
- No New Fashions in the Future: People's everyday clothing looks just like it did when the comic was made.
- Our Presidents Are Different: President Young is the President Personable type, as he is a kind man who always thinks of his people.
- Surreal Horror: Like you wouldn't believe. The combination of the seemingly random, nonsensical plot with the highly realistic artwork and truckloads of Body Horror gives it the feeling less of a science fiction story and more of a half-remembered nightmare.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: Chicken Lucy often tells people what she's feeling. You'd expect this to be a justified example, what with chickens not having many facial expressions and all, but often she doesn't say it with the spirit you'd expect.
- That Was Not a Dream: Yokko initially thinks the child choosing is a dream, until she realizes Kiyora is really gone.
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Its not Lucy, its Chicken Lucy.
- Villain Protagonist: Chicken George would be this, being a Mad Scientist chicken who plans to exterminate humanity, but his morality changes throughout the series constantly, sometimes being a Nominal Hero or Pragmatic Hero.
- Zeerust: Despite taking place in the 2100s, some of the technology is the same as in the 1980s.