Mao Vol. 1 (manga)
Exorcise your destiny in an era-spanning supernatural adventure from manga legend Rumiko Takahashi!When Nanoka travels back in time to a supernatural early 20th century, she gets recruited by aloof exorcist Mao. What is the thread of fate that connects them? Together, they seek answers...and kick some demon butt along the way!Nanoka passes through a portal into the Taisho era, where exorcist Mao reluctantly rescues her from the jaws of a grotesque yokai. When Nanoka gets back to the present, she discovers she has some new, incredible abilities.
She returns to the past looking for answers, only to get caught up in Mao's investigation of a series of gruesome murders. As her questions about herself multiply, Nanoka learns that Mao is cursed by a cat demon named Byoki-and so is his sword. If anyone but Mao attempts to wield it, they are doomed.
But when Mao's life is in jeopardy, Nanoka picks up his blade and swings!