Tenshi Kinryouku
Angel Sanctuary
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Tenshi Kinryouku

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Japanese: 天使禁猟区
English: Angel Sanctuary
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 5, 1994 to Oct 20, 2000
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Reincarnation Reincarnation
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 98749,874 users)
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Ranked: #9712
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Popularity: #672
Members: 25,543
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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.


Tenshi Kinryouku was published in English as Angel Sanctuary by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from February 25, 2004 to June 12, 2007. A digital edition by the same publisher was released from March 12 to August 27, 2013.

It has also been published in German by Carlsen, French by Tonkam, Italian by Planet Manga, Portuguese by Panini Comics and in Spanish by Mangaline Sl Ediciones.

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Jan 2, 2023
The manga series Angel Sanctuary was written by Kaori Yuki and is based on her middle school fascination with how angels rebel against God, particularly how Lucifer rebelled against God. Setsuna Mudo is a problematic teenager who learns that he is the reincarnation of an angel who rebelled against heaven. He sets out to reunite with his sister who died during that period. Setsuna and his sister Sara are very much alike in that they are very messed up characters but faithful to the people they love. Setsuna and his friends are involved in gangs, drugs and fights. It takes place during the late 90s. ...
Jun 3, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Much as I wish to like this as I picked it up for the gorgeous cover and interesting title, it is not something I particularly enjoyed. Maybe someone who is into goth stuff (this is not a very gothic piece of work, but certainly contains enough tips to it that it may be enjoyed as such) or aesthetically pleasing works. I did enjoy it somewhat on a guilty pleasure sort of drivel, but unfortunately I'm going to be a bit of an ass critic so please be aware that I don't have many good things to say about this manga.

The key obstacle to my enjoyment ...
Sep 18, 2009
Arguably one of the most confusing mangas I have ever read, with so many twists and turns that one might think of this as a rollercoaster. This manga is not recommended for younger readers and those who follow religions as this manga is certainly blasphemy, with the whole notion of Incest, Gay angels, Angel Rape, heaven as a corrupt place and a "God" a maniac bent on the destruction of earth just because "it" wants to. Artwork is ok, but the artist's continually draws the characters too feminine, so much that it gets quite confusing as in who is who. Although, character depth is ...

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