CLAMP, the all-female Japanese manga artists group, have created another beguiling visual tale. Its somewhat bewildered hero is Chikahito Takamoto, a young man visiting the ancient city of Kyoto for the first time. With guidebook, he's exploring its wondrous sites until, in an ancient Shinto shrine, he comes upon a previously unthinkable sight: Two handsome men and an attractive women are battling and vanquishing fearsome monsters! When the combat ends, the woman kisses him and then sends him away. Suddenly, an idyllic vacation has been transformed into some far more exciting. The first volume of what promises to be a captivating manga series. Editor's recommendation.