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Jumbor Barutronica (重機人間ユンボル, Jūki Ningen Yunboru?) is a mecha manga series created by Hiroyuki Takei, the author of Shaman King, and written by Mikami Hiromasa (加藤大悟?). It was serialized by Shueisha in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between issues 3 and 14 of 2007, and collected in a single bound volume (tankōbon). After the cancellation of the series, two short stories were published inside Ultra Jump in 2009 and 2010. These stories were written by Mikami Hiromasa and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. Following the success of the short stories, Hiroyuki Takei and Mikami Hiromasa decided to create a remake of the series, titled Jumbor. The new manga is being serialized in Ultra Jump since August 2010.
It was 3002, and the human civilization had crumbled and rebuilt itself again and again over the thousand years, despite the destruction and challenge brought by the harsh nature.
In this era of constant war against nature and havoc, construction teams were the star of economy system, the conquering force as well as a weapon themselves, because heavy robots were used in construction works to speed up efficiency.
Jumbor was the leader of a famous construction team of a little country with a cute princess. One day, as their group was about to start a reconstruction work of a tunnel which was destroyed by an earthquake, a much more powerful construction team arrived and claimed the land in no time, killing Jumbor who tried to protect his teammates against the cruel opponents...
Jumbor woke up in 3007, finding himself revived in his own clone body (memory transplanted) which has a physical age of 5 years old, and in addition to that, his body was partly mechanized. His robot arms are linked up to and directly controlled by his brain's signals. He was told that the country had gone and the princess and the king disappeared, and he discovered that his mechanized body is very powerful. He was also told he was 'last of the series'.