Author: Hiiragiboshi Takumi Illustration (Light Novel, Original character design): Asaba Yuu Illustration (Manga): Naruse Yoshiki
Absolute Duo (アブソリュート・デュオ Abusorūto Duo) is a Japanese light novel series by Takumi Hiiragiboshi with illustrations by Yū Asaba. Media Factory has published five volumes since 2012 under their MF Bunko J imprint.
A manga adaptation with art by Yoshiki Naruse started serialization in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive from April 27, 2013, and has been collected in a single tankōbon volume. A second spin-off manga adaptation has been announced and will also be serialized in Monthly Comic Alive.
An anime television series adaptation by 8-Bit was announced at Media Factory's 2014 Summer School Festival event.
"After losing a loved one, Tooru Kokonoe enrolls at Kouryou Academy so as to gain a <<Blaze>>, a weapon that is his soul manifestation, for the sake of revenge. He was expecting a weapon... What he got was a shield... How is he to seek revenge with something that isn't even a weapon?!"