lives in a small town and has two good friends. He has a dream to see
the world and live a life of adventure. His father was an explorer who
disappeared one day, but his journal was found and given to Kashika when
has was a small boy. Having read the journal many, many times over the
years, Kashika is determined to see the world . . . just like his
One day, when the Baum, a Transcontinental Airship, makes
an emergency landing in Kashika's town, he sneaks aboard just as the
ship is taking flight. Ending up in the cargo hold, Kashika finds a
small dog, and they instantly become fast friends. When Kashika hears a
gunshot, he realizes that something is amiss on the repaired airship.
The Man Chicken Family, a gang comprised of eleven members, has hijacked
the Baum. After stealing all their valuables and making everybody
jump into the ocean, they are surprised to find a boy and a dog in the
cargo hold. The members of the Man Chicken Family look all over the ship
for an important piece of cargo, but cannot find it.
After failing to
throw Kashika and the dog overboard, Kashika finds himself doing all of
the chores required of him by Tequila, the leader of the Man Chicken
Family. When the airship is shot down by the Nassau Imperial Army,
Kashika finds himself parachuting to the ground with his dog. They
stumble across a girl, Dorothy, and she names the dog Toto, after the
dog in The Wizard of Oz.
When they run across some members of the
military, Dorothy knocks the military men out and explains to Kashika that she is Captain of
the Tornado Senjutsu Team at St. Kansas Academy. They steal a military
motorcycle with the sidecar, and Dorothy wants to head to Emerald, the
richest city in the postwar world to see her mom and dad. Dorothy
explains about the global war 50 years ago and how the Nassau Imperial
Army rose to power in the aftermath.
After crashing the motorcycle, they
run across an old farmer who invites them to stay at his house for the
night. But is the farmer really who he appears to be? Will Kashika,
Dorothy and Toto be safe for the night?
The Wonderful Adventure: Volume 1
a manga book written and drawn by Yuko Osada. This book was translated and
adapted by Elina Ishikawa and lettered by Foltz Design. This book
contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1: A Boy and a Dog
Chapter 2: Kakashi and the Man Chicken
Chapter 3: Corn and the Tornado Girl
Chapter 4: Wonderful World, Ugly World
There are also some special extras in the following sections: 1)
Man Chicken Family, 2) Translation Notes, and 3) Preview of Volume 2,
although the preview appears in Japanese. The book
reads from right to left and back to front, just like a book from Japan.
This manga book is intended for readers ages 13 and up.