When I first heard of Raymond Kurzweil’s theory of transhumanism, I knew it was a concept I had to include in my work. Basically, it involves transferring an individual’s consciousness into a machine. While designing Cyber Shadow, I drew inspiration on that idea by having Cyber Shadow’s only organic component to be his brain, which would preserve his mind. In the upcoming third volume, three more characters will be based on transhumanism through a similar process that created Cyber Shadow. However, Cyber Shadow was only a cumbersome prototype, which means that these three characters will be much more advanced and sophisticated than Cyber Shadow ever was. In addition, the man who invented this experiment will be identified. I will not say who these characters will be or whose side they will be on, but what I can say is that one of them will have a very personal impact on one of the main characters.