#5. The Headcrusher
tl by danluffey
#5. The Headcrusher
Character Data #2
No.  Shihodo Mamoru
Birthday: March 14 - 16 years old
Blood Type: A
Shihodo is really really easy to draw. I thought up his face, his name, and his personality in an instant. I've always liked the "genius with glasses" characters who appeared in anime ever since I was a kid, so I'm glad I get to draw one in my own manga finally. Shihodo is a real jerk, but he's funny too. That's what I'm aiming for. He's the punchline.
Shihodo Pharmaceuticals is the second biggest pharmaceutical company in the world!
His face is really round...
No.  Ando Takashi Renfrot
Birthday: January 12 - 27 years old
Blood Type: O
Ando is a half-Japanese, half-Italian police detective. Whenever he appears, FLY turns into a shonen manga. Sorry, please forgive me! He's strong, and likes to fight, but for some reason he always ends up getting stuck against a wall. Incidentally, he's the one who found Little Yumi when she was crying in chapter one.
He's a master at looking cool when he smokes.
No.  Misakura Kirina
Birthday: March 3 - 16 years old
Blood Type: AB
B - 80
W - 53
H - 83
Neck line - 15cm
Kirina is very slim!
Kirina has yet to appear. She's doing her best to get rehabilitated and keep up with her studies... but behind her looms a dark shadow... wait to find out what happens with her!
No.  Michael
At night, he's pretty much invincible.
"Michael" is what my assistant at the time nicknamed him while we were drawing him. I actually thought it was a pretty good name... now, he lives in Yumi's room. I plan to have him come back to life in the future, so get excited!
1: Oh, mom? It's me, Yumi.
2: Yeah! I'm at Omiya Park in Saitama right now. Yeah, I jumped again...
3: But I'm close by, so don't worry! It'll just be a short trip this time.
5: Yep, I think it'll take about an hour and a half along the Keihin Tohoku Line through Oimachi.
2: Yeah! I love rice omelettes!
3: Two eggs, right?
6: Whenever I jump somewhere,
8: I always have to find my own way back...
1: At first, I didn't even know which direction to move in...
3: 8 yrs
4: All I could worry about
5: was running into a wild dog, or scary people... I felt nothing but fear.
6: But after jumping over and over again,
7: I learned which paths were the right ones to take, and which ones to avoid.
8: 14 yrs
10: Soon, I could tell when rivers were nearby simply on instinct.
11: Perhaps all I'd been through
12: 16 yrs
13: helped to nurture my animal instincts.
14: Hmm, where's the station?
2: But that still doesn't explain...
3: Oh no...
4: why I always end up running into so much trouble!
5: Thank you for driving my daughter home from such a long distance.
1: I am so grateful for your help.
2: It was nothing.
3: You look very young... are you this girl's mother?
6: Ms. Yumi was a witness to a murder by a serial killer who uses a golf club, commonly known as the Headcrusher.
7: Therefore, just in case, we will assign her a police bodyguard tomorrow morning.
9: An office from the Tamagawa station should be arriving soon.
11: What do you mean by 'just in case?'
1: I'll be fine, mom!
2: They're going to send a policeman here, and even if the killer does appear,
3: I can just fly us away in a flash!
4: Oh, Yumi...
5: Now, if you'll please excuse us.
6: Oh... thank you very much.
7: And thank you for sending a bodyguard.
SFX: MUNCH MUNCH
9: Your rice omelettes always taste the best to me!
1: Hey, Yumi, about what happened...
2: Are you sure the killer didn't see your face?
4: Well yeah, I mean, all I saw was him running away.
5: He couldn't have seen my face!
6: Are you sure?
8: Oh... well, that's a relief...
9: That policeman said "just in case," so I was getting really worried...
10: Now I feel hungry all of a sudden!
11: Good! Eat up!
1: I wonder what kind of police officer will come?
2: I'm kind of curious...
4: If only your papa was here to protect us, we wouldn't have to worry about anything.
5: But he had no choice but to go overseas for his work, right?
6: I know his work's important to him...
7: I wonder if he'll be able to come home for New Year's this year?
8: Who knows. I hear he's pretty busy right now.
SIGN: Culture Academy
3: The Opium War happened in 1840!
5: What? The Shirasu-Daichi isn't a fish?
7: Who was the world's greatest Japanese philology scholar? Motoori Norinaga?
1: No, that's not it!
3: It's the peace treaty! Remember?!
4: The Tianjin Convention!
5: Oh noooo! I never HEARD that name before!
6: The Last Supper, a representative piece of Renaissance art...
9: Hey, Makorin...
SFX: World History?!
10: Goa in India!
11: What's going on with everyone?
SFX: WAAAAAAH! The Indus Valley civilization!
12: It was painted on the wall of the cafeteria at the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery...
13: I dunno.
14: Maybe there's a test today or something?
16: You two certainly look calm...
1: Oh, Shihodo...
2: Sounds like a war's happening in here.
3: But this strange disturbance isn't only happening at our academy.
4: Every single school in Setagaya ward has fallen into sheer chaos!
5: What do you mean?
6: Hahaha... you mean you don't even know? Simpletons...
7: Haven't you heard about the Head news on the net?
8: The head?
9: Are you talking about the headcrusher?
10: That serial killer...
1: The Headcrusher isn't your average serial killer...
2: He finds students walking alone, asks them questions, and if they answer one wrong, he bashes their brains in!
3: If they answer it right, he gives them a monetary prize. It's the ultimate carrot and stick method!
4: According to the news on the net, he picked Setagaya as his next murder stage...
5: And the genre this time is history and geography!
6: Who'll be his next target? It's completely randomized!
SFX: Ononori Kin! I'm going to fail!
SFX: Mesopotamian Civilization!
SFX: What is that?!
7: The Ruhr region!
8: The roof of the world!
9: This is what it means
10: to study as if your life depends on it!
1: Aren't you going to study too, Shihodo?
2: What a stupid question.
3: I've already input all the necessary information into my brain!
4: Oh no... I'm TERRIBLE at history!
5: I'll just have to try and memorize all the dates...
6: Uhh, umm...
7: Hey, Shihodo...
8: Can I speak to you alone for a minute?
SIGN: Lab #2
10: What?! You saw the Headcrusher kill one of his victims?!
1: Yeah... the other day, when I flew all of a sudden.
2: You mean...
3: he came to Setagaya to find you?!
5: I don't know about that, but...
6: H... hold on a second here! Why are you telling ME this?!
7: Isn't Makorin your best friend?!
8: Makorin doesn't know anything about my ability! I don't want to get her involved with this.
9: The same should go for me!!
10: But... you're the only one
11: who knows my secret, Shihodo...
1: It's true that I have great interest in your teleportation ability...
2: to someone like me, the chief of development at Shihodo Pharmaceuticals,
3: you're the guinea pig I've always wanted.
4: You'll also be a great reference to use in developing my esper serum...
5: But that doesn't mean it's OK to expose me to certain doom like this!!
6: What happened to the police officer? I thought you had a bodyguard!
7: That's thing...
8: He never called to tell us he was coming.
10: You have no right to force me to work for you without any compensation!
11: But... I just...
12: wanted someone to confide in...
13: I was scared, that's all...
5: klak klok
6: klak klok
SIGN: Lab #2
9: Here's what we'll do...
10: Let me research your body, and I'll help you out.
11: That's fair, isn't it?
13: No way!
1: What's this? School's hardly begun, and the kids are already engaging in illicit sexual relations?
2: I've been looking for you,
PAPER: Detective Ando, how are you doing? I've finally decided on a name for the doll: Michael! I've been putting together a lot of cute outfits for him. It's surprisingly fun!
3: Ishida Yumi.
4: Detective AndO!
6: A detective? With that hairstyle?
1: It was you?
2: You're the bodyguard they sent out?
3: Yeah! Sorry.
4: I overslept a bit...
5: I was transferred here from Kyoto yesterday,
6: and to my surprise, they assigned me to guard you as my first job! (I was really surprised!)
8: you know this guy?
9: Oh, yeah. He helped me out a while back!
10: The name's Ando Takashi Renfrot.
11: Nice to meet you, four-eyes.
12: He thinks he's so cool...
13: I'm Shihodo Mamoru...
1: Didn't you hear the class bell?
4: Th-the... head... crusher...
1: Where did Yumi go?
2: She may look innocent,
3: but she sure skips a lot...
4: Aahh... aahh...
1: Be careful.
4: the sulfuric acid in those beakers might burn your faces.
6: The rules are painfully simple.
7: If you answer my questions correctly, then you will escape with your lives.
9: if you answer them incorrectly...
1: DEATH WILL TAKE YOU!!
3: splish splish
5: Hiiiiieeee! Hiiiiieeee!
6: Shihodo, are you okay?
8: Help meeeee!
9: It's our second time meeting, isn't it?
10: To commemorate this occasion, I'll tell you a little story about myself.
1: Five years ago, I worked at a high school.
2: I was a counselor, yet all they really wanted me to do was try and salvage some of the students who were flunking out.
3: Do you know how many times I had to bow my head and grovel?
4: Each one was an insufferable little maggot, yet they were still students.
5: And so, as an educator, I put all the love and passion I had into trying to turn them around...
6: But honestly,
7: fsh fsh fsh
8: Maggots are maggots. Right up until they die.
1: One time, they all got together and lynched me,
2: dealing critical damage to my skull.
3: I was in a coma for two years...
5: Ando... please, save me...
6: Wake up! Please! Ando!!
7: tink tink tink
8: After that, I went through hellish rehabilitation,
9: training my body in every facet.
1: Then, I picked up my trusty five iron,
2: and finally exacted my revenge on the maggots.
3: That's when
4: they started calling me the Headcrusher.
6: But I'm not a serial killer. Oh, no. I'm an educator.
7: I give each maggot a fair chance.
9: Their survival merely depends on how well they can use their brains.
1: I will give you two questions, and ten seconds to answer each one.
2: What would you prefer? History or geography?
3: W-w-wait, hold on...
4: History or geography?
5: tap tap tap
6: G-g-g-g-geography! Geography, geography!
7: Y-you can do it,
1: Mt. Aso's caldera is one of the largest in the world...
2: which volcanic belt is it a part of?
3: Which volcanic belt?
6: I-I think...
7: What's wrong?
8: You're out of time.
10: Uhh, K-k-kirishima...
11: The Kirishima volcanic belt...
2: You possess excellent concentration.
3: Good job.
6: Now... it's your turn.
7: Would you prefer history?
11: His... tory...
1: In 1929, which American president proposed a New Deal
2: in order to revive the US economy during the recession?
3: I-I know this!
4: Franklin Roosevelt!
7: Now tell me what the New Deal proposed.
9: What the New Deal proposed?!
10: I don't remember!!
11: It's futile to look for something
12: that was never retained in your mind to begin with.
1: The answer is
2: a fresh start...
3: You have failed.
4: N... no...
6: Farewell, Ishida... don't haunt me!
8: That's far enough, Kuresawa.
1: You wish to test me?
2: Which is faster? My swinging arm...
3: or your trigger finger?
4: Just stop.
5: That girl down there is faster than both of us.
8: Enough babbling...
3: bubble bubble
8: Get it now, Kuresawa?
10: That girl is more than gifted.
1: Kill me...
2: When I was a student, Kuresawa,
3: I was one of those maggots you hate so much. I was totally out of control.
4: But you know what?
5: I was lucky enough to meet someone who changed my entire life.
6: And I think everyone is destined to experience something like that.
7: If people are born, then they can be reborn.
8: Now matter how much of a delinquent they are.
1: The maggots who ran into me and died...
2: were destined to.
3: blink blink
10: What the?
11: Wh-what are you doing, Yumi?!
12: What happened?
1: Ishida Yumi!
3: Come to the teachers' office
4: after class!
6: You need to be more careful! You know how hysteric Onizuka gets!
8: What happened here?!
9: Looks like you made it out
10: in one piece.
12: Detective Ando...
2: How did you know about my power?
3: When I was still a punk in high school,
4: your dad helped me out.
5: You flew for the first time when you were only five years old, Yumi.
6: And when I heard that Detective Ishida's daughter had gone missing, I rode my bike around all night looking for you.
8: When we met before...
9: Well, it has been ten years. A person can forget a lot in a decade!
10: I can't believe you!
12: Who's Mr. spiky head over there?
2: It really is a small world, huh?
3: I'll say.
4: Hey! Psst, Yumi!
5: Don't tell me that guy...
6: is your you-know-what?
8: Why would you think that?!
13: hasn't anyone come to save me?
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