It's 2027. Born in 2007, the main character K has no girlfriend and is part of a cultural minority with few friends. In a paperless age with no books, magazines and newspapers, K collects the old media of the 20th century. His little dream is to "make a book" with his friend 21LO! But it goes against the law to make books in the age when the distribution or even printing is impossible and severely restricted without an official government emblem...
My feeling right now could be compared to "Universal Love, and its Chance" by the Zakuien avant garde painter Rupert Pola. Hanged up on the wall of the chairman's room in All Asia Critique Association, the famous painting was painted with the artist's blood, which has an impact on its fierce stroke of life. Sorry it sounds academic......
Now, time has come. It's time to make a conclusion.
After taking action, it caused unseen present moment.
It's 2027. Here I am, who I have never thought of just a few weeks ago. Looking around me, I found out so much has changed. Here I am who is trying to call Time Company to be free from the part-time job. I feel depressed.
Ring ring...... Ring ring......
Southern island, coral reef.
No need to sort anymore.
I won't dream of the part-time job soon.
It's 2027. The figure drawn in the painting with blood will sing a song.
"I'm freed from the work. Today is the day"
I was taking it for granted that I'll get them mad, but my boss was gentler than I expected saying,
"Wow, I know Mr. Hohman told me. Thanks for your work. Your stuffs left at the office will be delivered to you as soon as possible"
Text and images: Kurando Furuya, Hitoshi Odajima, Tomoki Kurokawa
Translation: Mariko Takei