I'm writing a story for a manga or anime and I'm not sure if this idea has already been used before or if its too cliche. Please tell me if this story is similar to another book or film. Please give me a specific title of a book or film this resembles and what part of it does it resemble. Im looking for a response such as: "This story sounds a little like Kino's Journey. I remember a part were she woke up in a destroyed city just like this" Please don't tell me this has been done before. I know that. I'm looking for a specific book or film so I can research it and find out how they pulled it off. Title: Radon Genre: Alternate Earth/Action/Fantasy Summary: A 17-year old boy wakes up in a rundown apartment. The room is a small box with wooden floorboards and a ceiling with holes that the light shines through. The only furniture is the bed with white covers that the boy is laying on and a nightstand next to it. The boy wakes up with a massive headache and an absence of any memories leading up to where he is or why he is here. The only memories he has are shown in flashbacks throughout the story of his childhood. He remembers living in the room all his life reading books. One day his father placed a band on the boy's head and told him that now he will be able to write his own stories. The boy fell asleep on the bed and escaped to an fake reality he can't remember. Now he has awoken but can't remember his name. On the band on his head is inscribed the word "Radon" which he takes as his name. (It's actually not his real name). When he attempts to get out of bed he falls and realizes he hasn't used his limbs for a very long time. In the apartment he finds a skeleton on a chair next to a desk. The desk has a gun that the skeleton clings to. (he later finds out this is his father who suicided). He later finds out he is in a deserted and decaying city surrounded by a vast desert. He sets off into the desert and the story is based off his journey to find out what happened. He finds out later that the city was one of the Noble cities named after one of the noble gases, "Radon". Through his travels he he journeys to the other Noble Cities and finds out that Radon was afflicted by a plague that spread through moisture. The other Noble cities gassed Argon with a gas that absorbed water and dehydrated the city and the surrounding area which is why the city is barren and surrounded by a desert. He also finds out that he and his father were the one in a million to have a mutation that led them to be water independent. The character Radon is unable to cry or sweat due to his condition but he was able to resist the cities dehydration. Radon also develops from a shy and weak character to a strong and leader-like one. He becomes a sharp-shooter and in smaller events fights off bandits and others.