During a bloody war, a child is born at the cost of his mother's life. From this baby comes forth a huge and powerful dragon born of shadow that lays waste to the landscape. A quick-thinking knight locks the baby in a cage of darkness, where he grows to be a young man, knowing only the kindness of his young female tutor. Until the day the Shadows attack...
-- VIZ Media
-- VIZ Media
Ral's journey has taken him and his friends to an enormous walled city. Inside, the inhabitants are jittery, as the womenfolk have been mysteriously disappearing. While the residents prepare weapons to prevent the Shadows from invading, Ral is stunned to see his tutor, Miss Mio, walking towards an unknown destination in a daze. When he tries to intervene, the city's soldiers attack! Have the Shadows already found a way into the city?! -- VIZ Media
Hot on the heels of Ganette, a fellow Fusion Type on the same warpath to Opsquria's castle, Ral's ego leads him to make reckless mistakes. Alienated from his companions and racing ahead on his own, he heads straight into the enemy's sticky trap. Without the guidance of his tutor Mio, can he overcome his pride before it costs him everything--even his own life?! -- VIZ Media
The final battle for the fate of humanity rests with Ral and his Shadow, Grad. But he must first get past the immortal Red Phoenix, a Shadow with no known weakness, and the fearless Black Rhinoceros before he can take on the Queen of Darkness. With her Clear Human Shadow, Opsquria can kill with just one look! But will Ral have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to defeat her?! -- VIZ Media