Created by Aya Kanno
Published in the US by TokyoPop
Slugline: Another entry in my list of proof that Japanese creators don't know the difference between angels, fairies and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Sorry, it is my genetic Catholicism expressing itself, but the portrayal of angels and God here is just so, well, generic. They could have called them spirits, aliens or even Muggles and it wouldn't make a difference. I'm sorry, there would have been one difference -- they wouldn't have had all that cool wing imagery. I'm no dogmatic, but I do ask that if a creator uses an archetype, they do some basic research. If I did a story featuring Kabbalists, I would have done as much research on Jewish beliefs as I could.
But it's not like the creator spent a lot of time coming up with the story. It is a basic "got to save X number of people/souls/hamsters" storyline. Main character begins with an almost immediate change of heart, no real resistance, even though he proclaims his so-called resistance every change he gets. There is one good plot twist, the failure-in-success bit, which usually shows up later in these type of series, but it is still fairly standard.
Art is okay, but occasionally hard to follow. Not very much to be excited about either way. It's just an overwhelmingly average book, and not very well executed.