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Japanese: アーシアン
English: Earthian
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 5, 1988 to Jul 15, 1994
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Wings
Authors: Kouga, Yun (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #58222
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Popularity: #8661
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It's present day, and Archangel Michael is fed up with the pathetic development of the human species. The angels, in their world high above ours, have been given the choice between destroying or preserving humanity. This will be decided by having "Plus Checkers" looking for good points and "Minus Checkers" looking for bad points, and whichever finds 10,000 points first decides the outcome. Chihaya and Kagetsuya are angels who have known each other since their days at military school in Eden, and having taken up opposing sides of this "good vs. bad points" checking system, are teamed together during their stay on Earth.

However, Chihaya is unusual even by angelic standards—he has black hair, eyes and wings. He's one-of-a-kind, unusually powerful in spite of his naive demeanor (much to Kagetsuya's dismay), but set apart from his angel kin...until the Black Cancer strikes the heavenly population, darkening the wings and hair of its victims before spiraling them down into painful death. Tension builds among the angels and between Chihaya and Kagetsuya in particular, and it looks as if the secrets to the salvation or destruction of both Earth and Eden may lie with Chihaya himself. (source: BLU Manga)


Earthian was published in English by Tokyopop's Blu Manga imprint from October 30, 2005 to August 8, 2006. This edition is composed only by 4 volumes, as well as the Japanese bunko edition, while the Japanese non-bunko edition has 5 volumes.




Dec 4, 2010
No review for this classic manga? What a travesty! I will attempt to rectify that here. Be warned, however, that this won't be a typical review discussing the art style and plot and so on. For one thing, when Earthian was originally published in Japan, it took a long time to come out: over 15 years from start to finish! Many aspects of the manga, including the art style and the author's willingness to tackle subtextual themes head-on, changed from beginning to end.

My feelings on the beginning of the manga are mixed. The first volume (collected in English) is very episodic, which is cool, ...
Apr 24, 2019
This might sound like such a simple story of angels and plus and minus checking, but the truth is there a an incredible depth to the story, to the narrative it tells.

Homosexual love is just one, extinction of animals, global warming, predujice, racism, they're all talked about, approached with such a sensitivity. Yun Kouga comes from a place that clearly says she is passionate about these themes, and how she delivers them poignantly.

This is both a dreamers tale and a rude awakening to those that look away from reality.

This is no common manga, and it is exactly for that reason that it stands out and ...
Mar 18, 2024
I re-read this amazing manga again and I had to write a review. Earthian is a boys love story about angels who have to observe earthians as minus and plus checkers, it might seem like a simple episodic story at first but it gets much deeper and more serious, this manga deals with many sensitive topics such as prejudice, incest, sins, androids and of course homosexual love and how its considered a forbidden act punishable by death I felt all these topics were done very well. there are two gay couples in this manga Chihaya and Kagetsuya, and Michael and Raphael in a way I ...

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