Thank-you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself Why isn't anything being done to stop this systematic decline?
Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning today, we will randomly select a different citizen who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is and how important it is to be a productive, active member of society.
Thank-you for your continued attention and your cooperation and participation...
Motoro Mase was born in Aichi in Japan in 1969 and is also the artist of Kyoichi and, with Keigo Higashino, HEDS, which, like Ikigami, was serialized in Young Sunday. In 1998, Mase's AREA was nominated for Shogakukan's 43rd grand prize for a comic by a new artist.