Until tomorrow, that is.
Tomorrow, the Bulking Bronco graduates from middle school, bringing an end to his reign. Too poor to continue into high school or to train at one of the many martial arts gyms in the city, his only future is menial labor and the struggle to survive alone. The dream of one day winning the world famous Gekitotsu Competition sets with the sun on his last day of school.
However, that day is not yet here, and the Bronco has an unexpected guest, the beautiful Fusovian girl, Ira Irie. No longer content with stalking, she confronts him with the hot-blooded passion of a street fighter. A single finger dares to call him out in what might be the hardest battle yet for the Strongest Man on the Streets of Settsu.
“I challenge the Bulking Bronco of Kitayama Middle School to a duel!”
And multi-million dollar combat systems aren’t supposed to malfunction.
Except when they do.
If it’s already smart enough to pilot itself if its operator is incapacitated, when does it become more than a set of expert systems married to servos and weapons, encased in powerful armor?
What happens when a machine develops a soul?