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Tenshi Kinryouku (Manga)

Tenshi Kinryouku

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English: Angel Sanctuary
Japanese: 天使禁猟区


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1995 to Feb 2001
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.081 (scored by 7711 users)
Ranked: #7852
Popularity: #184
Members: 15,792
Favorites: 1,504
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The angel Alexiel loved God, but she rebelled against Heaven when she saw how disgracefully the other angels were behaving. She was finally captured, and as punishment sent to Earth to live an endless series of tragic lives. She now inhabits the body of Setsuna Mudo, a troubled teen in love with his sister Sara. Setsuna's misery mirrors the chaos among the angels, and their combined passions threaten to destroy both Heaven and Earth.

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Adaptation: Tenshi Kinryouku


Mudo, Setsuna
Mudo, Sara

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Oct 1, 2010
In a world where most manga can be summed up in a sentence or two, Angel Sanctuary is a breath of fresh air. It is the only series that I can with confidence give perfect 10's across the board. As I am writing this, I find it much harder to be articulate than when I give a negative or mixed review, because when a story really blows you away, it's hard to express exactly why. If I had to sum up the theme of this series, it would be this; "What are the thresholds of love". This isn't due to the main romance in the read more
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Nov 1, 2009
If you like weird and dark stories that are convulted which make you question the difference between good and evil, coupled with great art, then this is a series for you.

The premise of this series is about a boy(Setsuna) who is a reincarnation of a rebel angel named Alexiel whose crimes against heaven have her reincarnated until the end of time. Each of her lives ends in tragedy until her brother Rosiel is awakened which also in turn drags Setsuna into the middle of things. Confused yet? Just wait, it gets more convulted with political intrigue in Heaven and what is happening in Hell.

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Mar 4, 2008
This manga is kind of confusing because the story line becomes is some what complex. The manga centers around your average highschooler Sentuna Mudo. But somethings different about him then his fellow classmates for one he is in love with his little sister Sara and he is houseing the soul od the fallen Organic Angel Alexiel, who is one of the highest beings in existence. From there his life thats a drmatic change and the story really takes off. from there you'll be brought into hell and heaven see all knids of different devils and angels. its a must read for anyone looking to have read more
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Jun 3, 2014

This casual review involve a lot of ranting and angsting; if you’re the type who’s kind of turned off by this behaviour, I entreat you that if you choose to read it, please try to humour the sarcasm and irony littered in this review and of course I will just try to accept it also if you’re mad at me for disliking the manga. Plus this is an older manga but I’ve been very bothered with it ever since I laid hands on it and this is the unfortunate result of agitation build-up.

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Both stories are about the reincarnation of troubled love and the questionable value of "holy" gifts, and both have some very nice art with similar ornateness.
The main characters really remind me of each other, and the overall atmosphere is really similar, at least in the first half. But AS is much longer.
Angel Sanctuary is action packed with a hint of romance, but if you like the story line with angels and would like to see more romance rather than more action, you will like Ayashi no Ceres. In Ayashi no Ceres they aren't technically angels, but they are considered angels. The story isn't as deep as Angel Sanctuary so it makes for a much lighter read if that's what would suit you best.
Crazy occult stuff with a similar tragic background.
angels, demons their worlds and hierarchies, "God" program...
if you liked The Other Side of the Mirror, you will love Angel Sanctuary. TOSOTM is a lot like Kaori Yuki's work. AS and TOSOTM share the dramatic story of pure love between a cheerful girl with dark past and her equally trouled, moody lover.
Chen Jo and Kaori Yuki have really similar drawing style.
The main difference is that Angel Sanctuary has a supernatural plot, while The Other Side of the Mirror is realistic. They're both dark and romantic!
Another difference is lenght - AS has 20 volumes, while TOSOTM has only 2.

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