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Normal City  
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Description
Normal City is set in the far future where mankind exists on other planets. The existence of ESPs is accepted- but only as a "tool" for the army.

The main character's name, "Kitty 101", was given to her by a scientist named Troll. Kitty 101 was biologically created by combining several strings of DNA with man-made DNA. She was also given an XY chromosome which turns her into a male on a regular basis.

When she was a baby, Kitty 101 was stolen by one of Troll's scientists, Jason Haven, who wanted to save her from the experiments. He named her Mars Haven and brought her up as his own daughter because she reminded him of his lost daughter.

Time passes, and Troll proceeds with his experiments on the ESPs under his disposal.

Type
Manhwa

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Associated Names
노말시티

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.3 by JanimeS (2807d ago)
v.15 c.1-2 by JanimeS (2807d ago)
v.14 c.5 by JanimeS (2807d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (101 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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December 1st 2012, 1:29pm PST

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Year
1993

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I Like it!   
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by kri91
December 7th, 2012, 12:44am
my only comment since there are already so many is that U Should read it..
Try 1 vol n you'l be hooked smile
I dont mind the art either....


Negative Point: Its a few volumes too long!
Towards the last 4 volumes I got bored... And I do wish for a better ending...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
In the end Mars looks old and dies n there's another Mars!
I mean seriously, what is Isha supposed to do with a mini Mars? Unfortunately that doesnt give me any hope for their future...


... Last updated on December 7th, 2012, 12:46am
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Wonderful   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
November 25th, 2011, 11:29am
All I can say is that this series was so thorough and deep as far as character and personality go. Though I do admit there were times it got a little boring and confusing, and it was VERY long for a story but if you can get through all of it I'm sure you'll love it. It's hard to explain just how in depth this story was. The main theme I would say was simply chaos of the mind and the destructive emotions that all people possess. T'was a great concept of human nature. The ending was really good (though a bit sad). Romance was also good though it was a little slow and not that apparent until much later if that's what you're looking for.

Only annoying thing I would say is that some of the character's look really similar - in the beginning I got really confused between some of them because a lot of them have long hair. It get's easier to point them out later though.

And I really didn't think the art was bad. It was a little dated for sure (1993) but I still liked it fine.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2011, 11:37am
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Bittersweet   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by k_rocks2
November 24th, 2011, 1:58pm
If you can overlook the art, you will enjoy this series immensely.
Set in some distance future, a group of friends who dwelled on Mars, are chosen to live on Earth in Normal City. The group of friends consist of the loud and crass Sion Revy, boy-crazy Jean-Tania Campbell, the quiet and reserved, but emotionally intense Mars Heaven. They are chosen due to their special power: ESP, extra sensory perception. They live together with a new housemate named Isha Green, who, like them, is an ESPer, but different than them because he follows the rules set by the aministrator of this project. Isha, an aspiring singer, resembles the man in Marsí dreams
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
(literally, because Mars can go into peopleís dream).
The three friends begin their new lives in a strange new city and even try to go to school like other teenagers. But what set them apart also endanger their lives, especially to Mars, who, underneath the calmness, is filled with passion and intensity.

Like most viewers have mentioned, the art is strange and old, some people might even say bad, but the plot and character development make up for the awkward art. The pacing of the storyline keeps me on my feet and is never boring. The first volumes introduce the characters and the premise of ESP, which gives them abilities such as teleportation, telekinetic, psychic connection, fighting and blowing things up with their minds, and the ability to dwell into peopleís dreams. The later volumes focus on the plot and character development, as well as revealing the antagonist, who is a truly creepy man.

Mars Heaven is a great character, much like Clare from Claymore (I canít help but notice the similarities in their personalities). Mars is strong but can be unstable, especially when she finds out who, or what, she is. Her power is so strong
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that it eventually becomes her downfall, because she uses it to a point of self-destruction,
which also makes her a tragic character.

The supporting characters such as Marsí best friends, Sion and Jean, are impressively developed. Their personalities are strong and their interactions with each other are believable. Isha is a bit of a bland character (compare to Venus), but who, along with Sion, acts as a comic relief (only every once in a while, since this manhwa is a far cry from comedy). The addition of Venus (great play on names, by the way: a feminine name for a boy, and Mars, a girl with a masculine name, the name of Greek god of war and the name of her former planet) is surprisingly enjoyable. While he admits some connections, and feelings, to Mars, he remains a spectator up until halfway of the series, then he becomes more involved with Mars. In a way, I was rooting for
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Venus and Mars, more than Isha and Mars.


The art of this manhwa might puts some people off from reading this series, but the storyline is, most assuredly, excellence. Overall, I would highly recommend this series to anyone who like some action, drama, tragedy, ESP and sci fi stuff, with unforgettable characters and storyline. This is one of the series I would happily reread again and again.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2012, 3:26pm
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beautiful masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
July 7th, 2011, 12:16pm
so this is my first time leaving a positive review on this site...i usually leave a comment only if the series irritated me immensely...but this was just too beautiful to ignore,a masterpiece,i just couldnt leave the comment box empty,thats how good it was...
the story touches home,you will be left overwhelmed by the intense emotions of the characters,they were all characterized perfectly...the romance had the right pace,the ending was bittersweet and the story had a very deep impact on me
the characters were too human you couldnt help but love them,i couldnt even hate dr.troll....
i recommend this to anyone who wants to read something unforgettable
oh and if you're familiar with please save my earth and liked it,you should definitely read this,i am a big fan of psme but i have to admit psme doesnt even come close to how perfect this story is

... Last updated on July 7th, 2011, 8:38pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
July 21st, 2010, 11:27pm
I really liked this. Even though its basic elements are nothing original, I don't think I've read anything like it.

The pacing is very slow, and I see some people found it boring, but I didn't. The only time that was a problem for me was at the beginning before things got moving. Once I started liking the characters, the slow pacing was a bonus.

The other thing - the art. It's very, very 90s. Again, that's not a bad thing, but it's hard to get used to and kind of unnerving.

The only thing that's unambiguously bad is the scanlation. It's nowhere near as bad as some other things done by the same group, but ... yeah. A little bit of editing and quality checking would go a long way. Fortunately, the English isn't too butchered - a bit stilted sometimes, but it's not unreadable. Given that it doesn't look like it'd be popular enough for another group to do it, I guess it's better than nothing.

All that writing and I haven't really said anything about the content. Let's see...
... nah - I dunno. It's a story about a lot of different things, and it treats those things maturely. There aren't any quick fixes for the characters - things happen and they stay happened, and they have an effect on society.

I'm mostly a seinenfag, and appreciate the unstable-girls-with-hyperpowers thing. Alongside that there's a lot of romance/bromance. It's not really an action series - there's plenty of violence, city destruction, and general carnage, but it approaches all that in the same quiet sort of way that everything else happens.

Anyway, I highly recommend it.
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worth reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nephilim
January 8th, 2010, 9:26am
Art: 6 - well it's 1993 after all.
Story: 8,5 - though there are a lot of boring parts, yet plot twists keep you hooked up, psychology is ok, author captured well instability of teenagers. Scientific part didn't seem very conviencing, but was acceptable.

I think this manhwa is underrated... Recommended to those who love angst and tragedies with the faint light of hope ahead...

... Last updated on January 8th, 2010, 9:29am
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A nice surprise   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kojiro_S
October 2nd, 2009, 8:33pm
The artwork really threw me off at first, but as the story progressed I got so glued to it that ended reading the whole thing in one (looong) sitting.

I've gotta say, that ending was a tearjerker.
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heyyo   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sallylafew_14390
February 18th, 2007, 6:58am
cool one for those who love a sci-fi manga..for me its pretty good..but there is some parts that makes me bored..^_^
+but there's no right for me to badmouthing people's art..art is beautiful..even i can't draw a manga ^o^..
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