DNA² (DNA² Dokokade Nakushita Aitsuno Aitsu) is a science fiction manga series by Masakazu Katsura. Junta Momonari is a high school student with an unusual problem. Whenever he becomes sexually aroused by a woman, his "female allergy" kicks in, causing the poor boy to throw up. Needless to say, he is a complete failure with women, with no hope in sight. Then, one fateful day, Junta is confronted by an attractive girl in strange clothing who claims to be from the future.
The girl gives Junta her name as Karin Aoi, and tells him about how the world has become terribly overpopulated in her time, to the point where having more than one child is a crime punishable by death. At the root of the problem is a family of "Mega Playboys": people with sexual charisma and impulses that lead each of them to have 100 children that carry the Mega Playboy DNA, causing them and all their descendants to each have 100 children as well. All this started with a single Mega Playboy, whom Karin has travelled back into the past to deal with.
Karin reveals to Junta that she is a "DNA Operator". Her job is to make alterations in people's DNA that will change their nature for the greater good of society. She intends to shoot the original Mega Playboy with a DCM ("DNA Control Medicine") bullet that will alter his DNA in order to relieve him of his Mega Playboy qualities, thus preventing the overpopulation problem from ever happening. She can then return to the future to receive the reward that will allow her to finally get the "nice husband, cute pet, and sweet, sweet home" she yearns for. She confirms Junta's identity, then, to his shock, promptly shoots him.
It seems that Junta, the boy who couldn't look at a naked woman without throwing up, was destined to become the original Mega Playboy later in his life. Escaping back to her time machine, Karin arrives to a message from her boss in the future. Her hopes for a commendation on a job well done are dashed when her rather upset employer points out that the DCM bullet she was supposed to use on the Mega Playboy was left behind in the future. By shooting Junta with the wrong DCM bullet—one which Karin planned on using to create an ideal husband—rather than eliminating the Mega Playboy, Karin actually created him!
Now unable to return to the future until she sets things right, Karin decides to improvise by making Junta get together with the only girl who does not give him an allergic reaction: his childhood friend Ami Kurimoto (despite her not feeling any affection for him). But there is a slight problem: not even Karin herself is immune to the awesomeness that is the Mega Playboy.
This manga to say the least is extremely entertaining, it is also heavily influenced by Dragon Ball. This is evident of the fact Junta can turn into a Super Saiyan-like state, gaining golden hair and the ability to use special abilities. Many people consider this to be a plagiarism of Dragon Ball but it was actually suggested to Katsura by Toriyama himself. Katsura is also the author/artist of the awesome series Zetman.
Standing in the Battledome
This verse is as weak as shit, but that doesn't stop it from being a good manga. Constructively analysing the power scale though, this verse is around the same level as Battle Royale.
Supporters of the Series
- God Movement
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