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Manga / No Guns Life

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No Guns Life is a Cyberpunk manga written and illustrated by Tasuku Karasuma set some time in the future after a conflict called The Great War. It takes place in a nameless city controlled by a Mega-Corp called Beruhren. Tensions are evident between normal people and cyborgs called Extended.

The story follows one such Extended named Juzo Inui, who literally has a gun for a head, among other implants. Juzo works as "Resolver" for issues involving the Extended. One day, a Renegade Extended carrying an unconscious little boy stumbles into his office on the run from the Security Bureau, begging for help. Though reluctant to get involved with such a matter, Juzo agrees, only to learn that things are far more complicated than they seem.

An anime adaptation premiered as part of 2019's fall lineup and it's licensed by Funimation in English for North America, AnimeLab for Australia/New Zealand and Wakanim for the Scandanavian countries. Wakanim handles translation/distribution of the anime for French and Russian-speaking countries/territories.


This manga features the following tropes:

  • Action Girl: Mary proves to be quite capable in a fight.
  • Anti-Hero: Juzo is a mercenary who's Only in It for the Money, but nevertheless comes across as fairly principled and he protects other Extended knowing it's a thankless task.
  • Arm Cannon: Juzo's left arm can turn into a revolver.
  • Artificial Limbs: Plenty of folks have cybernetics, most prominently replacements for limbs - to the point that it easier to count characters without any extensions.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Juzo must protect the child, Tetsuro, from the Security Bureau.
  • Badass Longcoat: Juzo sports a pretty cool looking duster, as befitting a Cyberpunk protagonist.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Mary.
  • Batman Cold Open: Juzo chasing off Extended thugs who are bothering the local doctor.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Juzo's gun head has a trigger, which he can't pull on his own. At the end of the first volume, he tells Tetsuro to do so.
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  • Cyberpunk: Falls pretty squarely into this genre.
  • Cyborg: The Extended. Juuzo himself, in particular, seems to have a lot of enhancements compared to others.
  • Evil Redhead: Karen the fake Sister who works for Behruren.
  • Fantastic Racism: The plight of the Extended is that Behruren exploits this trope, portraying them as inhuman killing machines so that they don't attract public backlash for their mistreatment of them.
  • Fat Bastard: A Behruren agent who comes after Tetsuro seems to be very well fed, and is a complete Jerkass.
  • First-Episode Twist: Tetsuro has the power to hijack the brains of other Extended, and he was controlling the fugitive asking Juzo for help.
  • Luminescent Blush: Juzo gets this despite not actually having a face, when his client kisses him chastely. It's a bit of a Running Gag when women flirt with him.
  • Great Offscreen War: The Great War so far is only alluded to, not seen.
  • Mega-Corp: Behruren.
  • Rated M for Manly: A cyborg with a gun for a head is pretty darn manly.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Juzo. Presumably Extendeds don't have to worry about lung cancer.
  • Super-Deformed: The art style of Juzo's head becomes this way when feeling awkward.
  • Super Soldier: Implied with Juzo, considering the vast amount of combat cybernetic enhancements he has.
  • Taking the Bullet: The nameless Extended that helped Tetsuro escape and saved Juzo from Karen's bullet.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Juzo constantly worries about getting wet and rusting his head. That and he requires someone to fire the trigger on his head.

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