High school student Shin Imai has an extraordinary ability: he is able to electrically charge metal materials. One day, he meets a mysterious winged girl named Air, and Shin’s ability becomes enhanced. The next day, Shin’s classmate, Sanari Kurosaki, tells him that there is another Air-like being named Blissful for Sanari. These beings are called Nephylyms. Sanari tells Shin that people like them who have Nephylyms such as Air and Blissful have fought to purify the crystals of negative consciousness called Noir. Now Shin’s fight against Noirs begins! (Source: M-U)
Story: I personally think that this series does a great job at blending drama and battle scenes together wonderfully. What I really like about the plot is how the characters are fighting against Noir, clusters of negative emotions from people, which ends up becoming a character development scene most of the time for the main characters (anyone who has read my Kamichama Karin Chu review will know that Karin made me sore, so I appreciate development). What I like even more is how the Noir can be encased in objects, so the characters don't always fight humans. Every battle I've seen in this series so far is meaningful, and I'm looking forward to see how this series ends.
Art: There's tone all over the place, but it gives all the pages such a nice shade. Rei draws very soft and luscious wings, so it's nice to see Air, Blissful, or Soleil on any page. What I think would be really good for this artwork is if it was a tad shinier during the happier moments, that way it'd look like those had more meaning. Also, I'd like it if Tsukasa's flames LOOKED like flames, it took me a while to realize that's what they were. It tends to look like a shaded towel's coming out of his glasses.
Character: Shun is supposed to be the typical teenager (minus the electricity power part), but I actually like him so much better than Takeya from DearS or that Keichi from Ah! My Goddess. The author gave him an adorable quality of being easily embarrassed, and how he doesn't like to get involved in anything (in these scenes this quality tends to be funny). I also enjoy Air's love of the shiny, and how she can be such a timid and sensitive girl, just like a toddler. Sanari throws me for a loop, since she's a normal ditsy school idol. The worst part about her is that (you can't avoid seeing it) her boobs GROW and then SHRINK. If you read two chapters, you'll see. Finally, Tsukasa is a fun guy to have in any chapter, since even though he's serious, his own battle scenes are hilarious. He uses his glasses as a weapon, so he can't see what he's hitting, therefore ensuing comic cheer. Overall, I love all the character in this series.
Enjoyment: With everything put into one, you can't deny this series's enjoyment. It's got a bit of everything for everyone. Romance between Shun and Sanari (though I support Shun and Air), Fantasy battle scenes of electricity and flames, drama about old friends long past, you name it (besides gore, there's blood, but not that much).
Overall: It's a shame I can't find this in stores anymore, it's not that old. I believe each chapter is only going to bring better and better developments, though the fact that it ends at book three worries me. I fear it might have a rushed and complicated ending. Hopefully, my fears will pass me by when I get to read it. read more