Cover art: Ranmaru standing in Osiris House winter robes, heavy dark furred green and black robes, standing in a black room filled with broken red wands while staring at a cracked window blankly with Ruriko's featureless face smiling at him from inside it.
Grimoire 1: The Still Life
Chapter cover art: A cat demon girl, dead by a trash can with a cross in her neck.
Floating ribbon scroll like caption: The City Of Tokyo Noir.
ALL TEXT GOES RIGHT TO LEFT. Panels two whole pages: The city of Tokyo Noir, 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: Hi there, my name is Kuho Ranmaru.
Caption: In this world there are three different societies.
Caption: Demons, known among themselves and we wizards as Gallas.
Panels: Zoom in on two cat girls walking nervously as three teens stare at them creepily.
Caption: Wizards and Witches, like me and my sister, are separated into various power levels, wizard and witch being the lowest rank. The strongest of us however…
Panels: Focus on those two human teenage boys. Unnerving smiles.
Caption: are called Góēs, Wizards who evolved into the Ultimate Form, Sorcerers, of different subclasses, graduated from schooling.
Panels: His uncle, Diavolo, standing on a roof, in a hooded cloak, staring at him and his sister from a distance with a black cat wrapped around his neck hidden inside the hood.
Caption: We all live alongside humans or Children Of Adam.
Panels: The three boys have the terrified cat girls cornered, focus on the three boys.
Caption: All of us, are in a tense co-existence, in Tokyo Noir and the world.
Caption: Especially since the Fifth World War just ended.
Panels: The fan boys and girls are getting closer to them, snapping photos and trying to get autographs.
Caption: On to less serious topics.
Caption: The girl obsessed with her fanboys and girls is my older Superior Omega sister, Ruriko.
Panels: Ruriko drags her finger under the chin of an alpha fangirl who faints against her friends.
Caption: I myself am just an Alpha, not like the near super powered Superiors and Trues both Alpha and Omega.
Random Alpha: Ruriko-chan can I get your number?
Random Omega: Nice skin! What product do you use?
Random True Alpha: Ruriko-chan you so fine! Lemme bite at ya neck a lil!
Caption: Superior Alphas are just a myth though.
Panels: Shadowy lanky wizard and demon men are super imposed behind the gathered crowd.
Ruriko: (smirking, winking at the crowd) You can all look but you can't touch~!
Caption: But my sister seems to think she can attract one. She likes attention.
Panels: The fans get more enthusiastic and Ruriko goes from fan to fan, charming them with small talk.
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! I've put money in your account!
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 the Adam World side of Neo Japan.
Panels: The crowd goes wild, shouts of,
Random girl: 'it's the Emperor!'
Random girl B: I wonder if he's going to have a televised meeting with the Myr'rysia Emperor?'
Random girl J: 'I heard he got the job because the Myr Emperor needed a body double'
Random boy S: 'Stupid, Wonderunderground Land and Adam Land are separate worlds!'
Random boy T: Suzume is right, shut up Juri!'
Random girl J: Fuck you Tano!
Panels: As a fight broke out between the crowd, Ranmaru and Ruriko quickly walked away from the bickering teens.
Caption: My life isn't as normal as I would like it to be. A prime example being…
Caption: The Emperor of our people, wizards, witches collectively as a species called Myr'rysia or Myr, allows my father to rule this country to help hide the entrance to our realm, Wonderunderground Land.
Panels: An overview map of the world, silhouettes of different rulers of each country inside tiny bubbles poking into each country.
Caption: Every country is ruled by a Myr'rysia royal family that Emperor Lailat deems fit to protect the entrances to WUL. The introduction of pure monarch governments in the first World War made this easy.
Panels: He's walking with Ruriko down the street further away. Her face cracks and falls off in a dramatic scene, Ranmaru freaking the fuck out.
Panels: His father continues to ramble on and the people in the crowd are whispering to each other. Ranmaru tried to calm himself down.
Emperor Kai; Hurry up Ranmaru or I'm sending the Royal Knights to escort you to school!
Panels; He sighed and his shoulders slumped, head lowered a sweat drop sliding down the side of his face. Annoyance marks on his face. Everyone on the street was watching him. Staring at him. He started to get nervous, on the inside he was feeling jittery, jumpy, represented by a chibi version of himself in his mind behind his head freaking out, in even more raging anger.
Caption: It's up to me and my family to guard the passage to WUL in Neo Japan, even if I'm constantly getting the short end of the stick in life.
Panels: He stares at the crowd before he turned to look at his sister but Ruriko was already gone. Lines in the shape of a person next to him with the word GONE in Japanese hiragana inside it as he looks with a surprised sweatdrop.
Caption: But I'm going to be Neo Japan's top detective one day, maybe even a detectivestigator, or a problem sleuth, so it's fine.
Caption: I want to help solve the crimes that Children Of Adam won't touch. The deaths of Gallas and Myr'rysia like myself.
Panels: He walked away from the staring crowd, headed back to his family's apartment complex. Passing by a businessdemon who was on the phone while looking at his watch. The demon then spread red bat wings and leaped into the air, flying away.
Caption: I know a lot about Gallas, I visit my uncle a lot, live with him sometimes.
Panels: That same set of young cat girls in the red and blue female demon uniform of Grimdark were walking past watching this.
Captions: He taught my siblings and I many things. He and my older cousin Solomon.
Panels: Dark silhouette of several demon princes standing around Solomon as they all strike Jojo style poses.
Caption: Uncle says Gallas can only go out in the daylight if they have a special serum.
Panels: A large horned grinning skull topped syringe with the needle shaped like a tendril coming out of the skulls mouth. The liquid in the syringe sparkled like stardust, a black outline of a long haired horned demon injects it into a joint and smokes it, blowing purple smoke rings.
Caption: This serum, known to Gallas as, Candy, is extremely expensive and highly addictive. There's a knockoff version known as Slime.
Panels: Dark silhouettes of demons baking jiggling pink slime pies in tin pie crusts over fires, grinning wildly.
Pt 1 end