* Grand Prize of 2017 Kyoto International Manga Awards (Taiwan Section)
* 2017 Golden Comic Award for Best Shonen Manga
The final installment in the latest series from artist Chang Sheng, winner of manga awards at home and abroad, tells the story of Lu, a high school student trapped in a computer game. She and her fellow players search for a way back to reality — much like a manga Inception.
Lu, a senior high school student, finds herself trapped in a computer game and joins forces with fellow players to search for a way back to reality.
Lu is a loyal fan of REAL, an online virtual reality game. Game lore tells of a “hidden level”, only accessible to those who finish all other levels and meet certain other conditions. Lu finally makes it to that hidden level – and finds herself in a world identical to her own. The sky is the same, the streets are the same, the scent of the air in the morning, the feel of the breeze on her skin… Even her mother, her teachers, her friends… are they real, or characters in the game?
Lu is unarmed and unable to quit the game. All she has is a message: “Survivor: Find your partner to reach the next level.” Can Lu defeat this new level? And what challenges await if she does?
The latest series from artist Chang Sheng, winner of manga awards at home and abroad, is an Inception-style story, set in a virtual world indistinguishable from our own. What is real and what isn’t? And if you can’t tell, what choices will you make?