by Ueda Hajime
Published in the U.S. by Del Rey Manga
Review of v.1
Since this was written by the creator of FLCL, I should've figured the second volume would resolve exactly nothing.
Amusingly, these two volumes comprise the entire story. I think the translator's note at the end says it best, and I quote, "So what happened? I wish I could tell you."
Thanks for killing tons of trees so we can all be confused together.