As someone with a passing interest in Sci-Fiction literature/manga/T.V. it comes as a bit of a surprise that I ever picked up this novel but I am glad I did.
The Two Faces of Tomorrow is a manga adaptation of a classic Hard-Science Fiction book of the same name. ( "Hard"-Scifi referring to a genre that places emphasis on technical and scientific detail. ) Set well into the 21st century , the book follows a team of scientist testing out a new Artificial Intelligence positioned to take over most of mankind's computing needs, everything from weaponry to scientific research. Fans of stories like the Terminator &
Matrix will already know where this is going so I won't elaborate further other than the way this particular A.I becomes "aware" is significantly more believable since the progression of the plot is grounded in as much reality as possible.
Besides the pretty convincing story other things this one-off looks decent too. The art is great with a retro-futuristic aesthetic that includes competent but not sophisticated background detail and more western features for the characters.
Ultimately what convinced me to buy the book was its considerable depth. Its a thick volume with a *lot* of text, and unlike most other manga (adaptations or no) has a considerably fleshed out plot. Overall I would only recommend the book to fans of deeply involved Sci-Fiction or the seriously open minded.