Red Angel Vol. #02 -


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  • Art Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Text/Translation Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 16 and Up
  • Released By: Digital Manga Publishing
  • MSRP: 12.95
  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 978-1569708316
  • Size: A5
  • Orientation: Right to Left

Red Angel Vol. #02

By Danielle Van Gorder     March 11, 2009
Release Date: October 07, 2008

Red Angel Vol. #02
© Digital Manga Publishing

As Kinsei's plots to awaken Mika's memories continue to unfold, Eru's struggles to protect her innocence grow even more difficult.

Creative Staff
Writer/Artist: Makoto Tateno
Translation: Duane Johnson
Adaptation: Duane Johnson

What They Say
Mika and Koryu are two beautiful siblings who possess red wings. They are special vampires who can live even under the sun's rays or in the presence of a cross. Koryu remains mute to Mika, who nurses misgivings about wandering so far from their comrades. But because of their estrangement from Kinsei, who possesses wings of the same color, the sealed door to their past is about to be opened!

The Review!
For some reason, multiple humans have been approaching Mika and offering themselves up as her prey.  The only connection between them is a mysterious silver dragon ring, purchased at a shop called Betat Etam.  Mika goes to investigate against Eru's advice, but what she finds is not what she expected.  Rather than Kinsei, the shop is run by a man she's never seen before, who gifts her with a necklace shaped like a winged sword.  Outside of the shop, she's once again approached by her willing but unwanted prey, which is when Kinsei makes his move.  He wants nothing more than for Mika to regain her memory, but Eru steps in to protect her.  With Kinsei's true motives now clear, it's apparent that the stakes are much higher than they first seemed.

Kinsei is not one to stop with his goal so nearly in reach, and his constantly changing tactics prove to be challenging for Mika.  He first uses a fallen angel who fell in love with a human as his tool, then a strange man with power over the undead to create havoc, all in an attempt to awaken Mika's memories. 

His ultimate goal still a mystery, even success doesn't seem to be enough for Kinsei, who resorts to increasingly violent tactics to wipe away the humans he hates so much.  His connection to Michael is a palpable thing in this volume, and the increased focus on the angelic forces rather than the vampire connection made this volume an improvement over the last one.  While it lacked depth, it was still a fun diversion that Tateno fans should really enjoy.


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