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Angel Densetsu (Manga)

Angel Densetsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Legend of Angel
Japanese: エンジェル伝説


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1993 to Mar 2000
Authors: Yagi, Norihiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Monthly)


Score: 8.431 (scored by 8164 users)
Ranked: #2112
Popularity: #223
Members: 14,944
Favorites: 813
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Seiichirou Kitano is a naive and kind boy with the heart of an angel and the face of a devil. Upon entering his new school he is presumed to be a villainous heroin addict, and unwittingly becomes the leader of the schools thugs, all thanks to his frightening face.

His new "friends" have great expectations of him, seeing him as a frightful demon. Kitano himself on the other hand, loathes violence and is blissfully unaware of the situation he is in...


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Adaptation: Angel Densetsu


Kitano, Seiichirou
Shirataki, Ikuno
Takehisa, Yuji
Koiso, Ryoko
Kuroda, Seikichi

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Mar 23, 2011 7:40 PM
Wow. I've never written a review on MAL before but I had to start for this particular manga. Reading Angel Densetsu was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. Pure, comedic gold. I'm the type of person who loves comedy manga but had always generally stuck to the mainstream. THIS manga, however, needs more love and attention.

STORY: Episodic, but it works brilliantly for this manga. We see short, hilarious bits of Kitano's life as he meets (and battles) a list of oddball characters who each bring something important to Kitano's life, and vice versa. The story is entirely character driven, which was a read more
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Jul 21, 2008 6:25 AM
This manga was the first published work of Yagi Norihiro's who went on to write the "Claymore" series. His art improves drastically as the story progresses but the manga remains utterly enjoyable throughout.
The story revolves around Seiichiro, a kind hearted teenager whose face and behavior, unfortunately, inspire the uttermost fear. I won't go into detail about the story because it would spoil your fun but do expect to be surprised. The reactions of some characters during their first encouter with Seiichiro might make you think about how one sometimes (very unfairly) judges a book by its cover.
One simply cannot help laughing when reading this read more
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Dec 9, 2013 11:23 PM
I've read this manga for a total of 2 times. Honestly, the second time I read this manga, all it took was the 1st page to kept me reading on to the last page (84 chapters) within a day or two. This is really one of the most amazing works I have read, apart from being somewhat fictional and exaggerated (due to lack of explanation for some feats) at times.

This is quite an interesting manga because, as per what the mangaka wrote in the last few pages of his last chapter, do not look at the story as "Angel Densetsu", but instead look at it read more
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Dec 18, 2008 8:44 AM
To be honest, I had avoided this manga like the plague when I first laid eyes upon it about a year ago. The artwork, in my eyes, was so non-appealing, that I always figured that even if this story was funny and exciting, I would never be able to fully enjoy it because of the art. I noticed that the ratings on MAL for Angel Densetsu were relatively high (~8.30 at the time) so I figured that I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. So a few days ago, on a whim, I decided to read the first few chapters to read more
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