After reading Angel Sanctuary, I fell in love with it. Kaori Yuki’s Angel Sanctuary excels in its character design, plot, and premise. The art looks nice and the characters are all likeable. In fact, the main character is one of the few male leads in all anime/ manga that I actually like a whole lot.
The most interesting aspect of Angel Sanctuary though has to be its premise and storyline. A story involving fallen angels, devils, God, and forbidden love, what could be more enticing? There are definitely some facades of this story that some may find controversial. The male lead and his sister love each other more than normal sibling love. Yes, incest is very very wrong… but in Angel Sanctuary, this aspect has actually become one of its main appeals. The story can be quite touching at times; I think I might have shed a tear while reading this… just kidding (not really?)
Further, Kaori Yuki is an absolutely amazing artist. Her style is just so elaborate ad elegant, and all her characters so pretty, the women, men, and the beautiful androgyny. That, together with a strong steampunk and Victorian influence, makes her the queen of gothic manga.
A beautiful fall from grace story, Angel Sanctuary is quickly becoming my favorite manga.
O yea, did I mention that I find the art extremely beautiful? Since I really like Kaori Yuki’s art, I am going to post a bunch of scans from the manga and the two associated artbooks, Angel Cage and Lost Angel.
This is a revised version of a post (Jan. 2007) from my old abandoned blog. I’m trying to bring all my posts to a single place.
By the way, Angel Sanctuary still remains my favorite manga.
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