The city of Grimoire Tokyo, in Neo Japan, tall vine covered buildings loom over the streets, several people are walking along the streets. A young boy in a brown face mask is walking alongside his older sister. She was wearing the beige and purple female human uniform of Grimdark High School, he was dressed in the high collar black school uniform for male humans.A few girls are waving frantically at Ranmaru while several teen boys are snapping photos of Ruriko. She smiles and poses for a moment before being dragged away by Ranmaru.
Ranmaru: Come on Ruriko! Quit playing around we'll be late
Ruriko sighed and let him drag her behind him.
Caption: My name is Tenmou Ranmaru, the girl obsessed with her fanboys is my older sister, Ruriko. If you couldn't tell...
Panel: The building ahead of them was then lit up by a huge holographic monitor powered by demonic magic, after a dramatic intro filled with cute kittens and the royal crest of Neo Japan that screamed in huge letters THE EMPEROR IS HERE!! Their father Emperor Kai, appeared on the screen, his wavy brown hair sway as he adjusted his square glasses and adjusted his royal grey suit.
Emperor Kai: Hiii son! Don't forget to go back home and get your bento! Ruriko! Go get some lunch from Biblical Burger!
Panel: Their father waved enthusiastically and to Ranmaru's embarrassment, he kept talking.
Emperor Kai: My cute adorable son! Ranmaru!! I'm watching you! Get home!
Caption: My father is the emperor of Neo Japan... and my life isn't as normal as I would like it to be.
Panel: Ranmaru sighed and his shoulders slumped, head lowered a sweat drop sliding down the side of his face. Everyone on the street was watching him. He turned to look but Ruriko was already gone. He walked back to his family's apartment complex, passing by a businessman who was on the phone while looking at his watch. He then spread red bat wings and leaped into the air, flying away. A set of young cat girls in the red and blue female demon uniform of Grimdark were walking past watching this.
Caption: Demons and humans are in a tense co-existence, in Grimoire Tokyo and the world.
Panel: A few human teenage boys walked over to the cat girls, smiling creepily at them. They then dragged them into an alley. A police officer walked past, looked at them, and kept walking.
Caption 1: Humans aren't allowed to interact with demons. Caption 2: Outside of using the demon for slave labor. Caption 3: Anything else, nobody cares.
Panel: Ranmaru frowns behind the mask as he walks past that same alley, the cat girls dead, slumped against each other with crosses sticking out of holes in their chests.
Caption- Nobody cares at all...
Panel: Ranmaru heads inside the apartment complex. Greeting the receptionist.
Ranmaru: “Hi Kanako-San!”
Panel: Kanako, dressed in a ruffled blouse and pencil skirt, hair in a bob style, waves at Ranmaru.
Kanako: Hi Ranmaru!
Panel: Ranmaru walks up the stairs and unlocks the door.
Panel: he walks into his dark ass apartment.
Caption: My parents are hardly ever home
Panel: He opens the refrigerator and pulls the bento box out
Caption: They spend all their time working and never have any time for me or my sister.
Panel: He closes the fridge and exits the apartment.
Panel: He waves at the receptionist again before heading back out on the street.
Caption: The school I attend is called Our Grim Dark Lady Rose Of Judgement Primary or Rose Judgement and Grim Dark as the students like to call it.
Panel: Ranmaru walks past the ornate front gate of Rose Judgement, students are wandering the campus.
Panel: Ruriko waves frantically at Ranmaru as she stands next to Narayana, a Tri’veen who looks similar to Jinzo but with smaller horns. However he is in his human form so no one knows this, short red hair and a bored expression on his face.
Ranmaru: New kid? Hey Ruriko!
Ruriko: Hii otoutou-chan! I made a new friend! This is Hazakaza Narayana!
Panel: she enthusiastically gestures to a stoic Narayana.
Panel: Narayana walks into the school, followed by Ranmaru and Ruriko.
Ranmaru’s thoughts: Why is she hanging around such a weird guy?!
Caption: I can’t understand why my sister is so happy, today isn’t even that exciting of a day
Panel: Miwa, black hair to his chin wearing a pair of glasses and the boys school uniform walks over with the pink haired Ashuri also in the boys school uniform with a bandage on his left cheek.
Miwa: Tenmou meet Ashuri and myself after school ok?
Ranmaru: ok Yuzukuri! Hey Ashuri
Ashuri: Hey Ranmaru, I need a Key and Miwa here is eager to get some of your bento for lunch.
Panel: Ranmaru laughs as he and his friends walk down the hallway, once in school Ranmaru has to pull his mask off, he shoves it in his uniform pants pocket.
Ranmaru: You mean you’re eager to get some of my bento for lunch
Panel: Still smiling Ranmaru pulls a red case out of his back pocket, it’s long like a necklace jewelry box, the bunny pentagram seal of the emperor of Japan on the lid. He opens it to reveal several long red threads.
Ashuri: awesome dude thanks!
Panel: Ashuri takes the thread from the box and stuffs it into his back pocket, he grins at Ranmaru and tugs Miwa away from him and Ruriko.
Ashuri: See you after school Tenmou! Meet us by the front gate!
Panel: They all wave at each other as they depart company,
Caption: The thread I just gave Ashuri is called a key
Panel: the black silhouette of a massive tree with red threads swaying in the wind from it appears behind Ranmaru in this panel as he is thinking about it.
Caption: Every Royal human family has a limited number of cases of these keys, they are tied to a Door, which are huge trees with faces on them, these Doors open the way to the demon world in Hell.
Caption: But wait, why is Ashuri trying to go to Hell?
Panel: several of Ranmaru’s other friends, three boys and two girls come over to greet him.
Boy 1: Hey Ranmaru you wanna go to Poodle Skirt Cafè with me and the guys?
Boy 2: Yea we can see what all the fuss is about with how the girls go there everyday!
Girl 1: Shut up you guys! But yea Ranmaru it should be fun!
Ranmaru: Uh, sounds awesome I will have to catch up with you guys later though, hanging out with Ashuri and Yuzukuri after school.
Panel: Ranmaru scratches the back of his head with a nervous smile.
Caption: I have social anxiety sometimes but my friends are great people
Girl 2: Oh come on Ranmaru you always hang out with Nairaka and Yuzukuri
Boy 3: Chill guys, if he is busy we can catch him later, let’s go to class already, bye Ranmaru
Boy 1: Yea! Bye Ranmaru!
Boy 2: See ya buddy
Panel: Boy 2 ruffles Ranmaru’s hair much to his embarrassment.
Girl 1: See you later Ranmaru
Girl 2: See ya!
Ranmaru: ok, bye guys!
Panel: He waves at them as they walk away, adjusting his school bag at his side.
Panel: He walks to class with Ruriko, sighing as they go along.
Caption: in case you were wondering, I’m fifteen and my sister is nineteen, she failed too many times and Grim Dark won’t let her graduate until she passes all her classes.
Ruriko: Isn’t this great otoutou-chan? We get to go to school together!
Ranmaru: I guess so
Panel: Ranmaru is still visibly shaken by his sister’s mood swings.
Caption: I get worn out sometimes, Ruriko is really nice to everyone, in public anyway.
Panel: one scene of Ruriko smiling and holding Ranmaru’s hand as their father looks at them gushing about if they want pancakes from the tv screen his face is projected on and the other scene of Ruriko strangling Ranmaru while they are alone at home is super imposed over Ranmaru as he thinks about it.
Caption: but in private she’s a monster, she’s always acting sweet to me with our parents, or out around others where they can see. But she beats me when we are alone and I get so tired of it, and her.
Panel: Ruriko drags him into their home room class and he sits down next to her, noticing Narayana in his human form. Ranmaru sighs again as he watches Ruriko talk animatedly at Narayana about something. Narayana glares at Ranmaru viciously and Ranmaru looks away.
Caption: I have to put up with it though, she’s still my sister.
End Chapter One.
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