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The Project was a military experiment designed to bring about psychic abilities in humans. Those subjects who successfully displayed psychic abilities were given numbers. At least forty-one subjects were known to have displayed such abilities.

History[]

The Project was initiated some time in the 1960s, collating, and analysing data[1]. By the 1970s, based on the findings of the project's studies, a group of people who displayed certain traits were brought together[1]. These first subjects used for experimentation, and developing training methods[1].

A controversial scholar, specialising in physiology of the central nervous system, later joined the project[1]. This scholar was seen as eccentric, and his research viewed with derision[1], but his research brought on dramatic results[2]. The subjects of this scholars experiments, numbers 20-30, were noted as having highly developed psychic abilities[3].

At some point during these experiments, the powers of Subject 28, Akira, grew out of control, leading to the destruction of Tokyo[4].

The Project was picked up again 5 years before the destruction of Neo-Tokyo in 2030[5], under the control of Colonel Shikishima, and headed by Doctor Onishi and seemingly ended with his death.

The Numbers[]

The Numbers were the test subjects of experiments designed to propagate psychic abilities in humans who were successful in developing psychic abilities.

List of Subjects[]

Number Name Notes
1-18 Unknown -
19 Lady Miyako

[6]

20-24 Unknown Number 23 is shown in the final volume as one of the test subjects left mentally disabled through developing the power.
25 Kiyoko
26 Takashi

[7]

27 Masaru

[8]

28 Akira

[9]

29-31 Unknown -
32 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
33 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
34 Unknown Died when Akira destroyed Neo-Tokyo.[10]
35 Unknown Died when Akira destroyed Neo-Tokyo.[10]
36 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
37 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
38 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
39 Unknown Died when Akira destroyed Neo-Tokyo.[10]
40 Unknown Died due to brain injuries during experimentation.[10]
41 Tetsuo Shima

[11]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Manga: Book 4, Page 182
  2. Manga: Book 4, Page 183
  3. Manga: Book 4, Page 184
  4. Manga: Book 4, Page 185
  5. Manga: Book 4, Page 187
  6. Manga: Book 2, Page 25
  7. Manga: Book 1, Page 25
  8. Manga: Book 1, Page 88
  9. Manga: Book 2, Page 123
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Manga: Book 5, Page 33
  11. Manga: Book 1, Page 182
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