A lonely yet caring 15-year-old Chiaki, the half-angel daughter of the Archangel Michael and a human woman, welcomes into her home a dejected devil Ororon who pledges to stay at her side forever.
Both of them have been ostracized from their respective celestial realms--Chiaki because her origins are impure and Ororon because he is the youngest son of the Lord Devil and therefore a threat to his older brothers for leadership of the underworld.
As various agents of heaven come by to destroy the angel Chiaki, she learns that having the incredibly powerful Ororon by her side is useful. And as assassin after assassin comes to eliminate Ororon, he learns that Chiaki can teach him a valuable lesson about the sanctity of life.
I thought it was about time I made a review of this manga in MY! opinion.
Story: Well I like the story but its pretty predictable in some aspects. 'Devil and angel relationship'. forbidden love. All that is seen so many times before but still I think it all plunged together with some great characters makes it all a little better than average in its genre. Also bechause it's not as predictable as I first thought. not just your average happy love story.. I wont say anymore.
Art: I Personally love the art but many people will probably think its a little 'ugly' as many refer to
call it over in my country. You can take a look at the cover.
I like it but the girls in the manga looks a little like boys in the face and if you do not look closely can some characters look like each other.
I think its a question of taste but I have rated it after my opinion.
Character: The characters are all somehow deep however some are more flat than others. That dont matter when the main characters are so well described through a lot of dialog and some thougts that are expressed through Chiaki's (Main) head.
Enjoyment: I liked it very much and even though the manga is not that famous are loved I still really like it and would like to recommend it as a wortwhile manga.
This is my first review I've ever written and published online.
First impression of looking at the front cover and reading the story summary made me curious about how it would work out, as a fantasy/drama.
A story about an angel falling in love with a devil isn't really new, but usually not this bad. To be honest, if it wasn't for the fact that I bought the books myself and I don't wish to waste paper, I would have burnt the books shortly after I read them.
Here are two reasons;
1. The fictional world is both flawed and limited, without saying who's able to do what. I'll
only say that, there is at least one character who can revive the dead, but is unable to heal injuries that he/she has sustained. As stated above there are devils and angels, the only difference here is the names, otherwise they are both equally evil.
2. The art is morbid at best, it's like a rushed production with the only goal to be mass produced. All characters looks practically the same, there are some minor differences like hair styles and the characters outer appearance, like length and clothes/accessories. Besides the issue with the characters there is practically nothing else that looks acceptable, the buildings are rushed, smaller objects like weapons are horribly out of proportions and so on.
To end I would like to say that there are hints of romance, but for obvious reasons that's overshadowed by the amount of blood, gore and violence in the story. The recommended age for this manga is 16, I would make a recommendation and change it to 18, just for the sole fact that the amount of violence and the way they're killed, is by far more violent then most action mangas.
Now this is just my opinion and I'm not stating it to make this manga lose popularity. Hopefully I didn't offend anyone too much, but if I did, I sincerely apologies for that.
I've read the manga so many times and I never gotten tired of it. To some people it look dark and depressing but its not your average crying-sad manga. The style of drawing is unique and different. Plus it not your usual happy ever after.When I finish the manga, I feel like there should be more to it. As if the author left us hanging for more. Yes, I was a bit taken back because it ended the way I thought differently. What pulled me was how their relationship make a impact on each of their life and the artwork. Frankly there's isn't
much about information on Chiaka's parents. Ororon is the king of hell, yet being pursued by a fraction of his own people who wants to overthrow him. His relationship is with his own family members and the people who served under him, well...it really keeps me entertain. Which is a good thing. To me this manga is much deeper, and there's more than meets the eye. Give it a tried and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
This manga went from the top of a hill and just came tumbling down by the end of volume 1. I admired the beginning of it, when Chiaki was still adorable. After her relationship with Ororon crashes, however, the manga took a 180 spin and turned for the worst. The mangaka somehow thought that killing everything the cast comes in contact with makes a good plot. While that works with some manga, it most certainly did not work for this one.
Overall, I was disgusted with how the manga ended. It was as if the mangaka just took the storyline and threw out the last
75% and decided "Hey, screw everyone! Let's kill them all off!" My advice to readers who would like to give this manga a try is to expect a series of skull-numbing disappointments near the end of volume 1 till the end of the series.