English Title: Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner
Japanese Title: クォンタムデビルサーガ アバタールチューナー — “Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner”
Author: Yu Godai
Illustrator: Hirotaka Maeda
Translator: Kevin Frane
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Original Run: 2011
English Run: 2014 – ongoing
Volumes: 5 (Completed)
English Publisher: Bento Books
Volumes Published in English: 2 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $25 — Paperback $15 — Kindle $10
Synopsis: In the post-apocalyptic Junkyard, warring tribes fight to unify the six territories, and thus gain access to Nirvana, the promised land. This is Avatar Tuner, Vol. I, a novel set in the landscape of the Shin Megami Tensei video games. After one battle Serph, the leader of the upstart Embryon tribe, rescues a mysterious girl and discovers he and his fellow fighters have gained the ability to transform into mystical, demon warriors. But these new abilities and the enigmatic Sera threaten to upend the balance of power in the Junkyard, and within the Embryon tribe itself. Avatar Tuner, Vol. I opens the Quantum Devil Saga, a series that takes place in the world of the Shin Megami Tensei games.
(Note from Wikipedia: “The novels are Yu’s take on her own story, originally used as the basis for the video game duology, redone without any of the unique restrictions that a story needs to be subjected to in order to make it a playable video game narrative.”)
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Suggestions for Further Reading
- Connections with Video Games: Devil May Cry, .hack//Another Birth, .hack//AI Buster, .hack//Cell, .hack//G.U.
- Similar Genre (post-apocalypse): Rahxephon, Trinity Blood, A Wind Named Amnesia / Invader Summer, Yashakiden: The Demon Princess
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