DN*Angel 1

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DN*Angel (1/15) – on Hiatus
Sugisaki Yukiru
Tokyopop

Chapters 1-3

I have read the first 2 volumes of this series before. I remember I liked it but I couldn’t remember what made me dropped this series. Anyway, I was clearing up my manga collection yesterday when I came across 10 volumes of this series. I initially planned to sell this on Ebay but I thought that I’d give this series a chance. Since I haven’t read any manga series for more than a year.. Seriously? More than a year! Rant aside, yeah sometimes I take long breaks of manga & anime.

Daisuke Niwa was just an ordinary klutz teenager not until his 14th birthday came along. His family has been the “Phantom Thief” named Dark for generations. Dark is the infamous and mysterious Art thief. It turned out that its in Daisuke’s DNA to inherit this being. It hasn’t been explained much about Dark, all we know is that he appears on Niwa’s bloodline when they turn 14 or when they first fall in love.

This condition of turning into Dark happens everytime Daisuke sees Risa, the girl whom he confessed his feelings for but got rejected. But if Dark happens to see Riku, Risa’s twin sister he’d revert back to being Daisuke. In order for Daisuke to be normal and stop turning to Dark he needs to win his first love. I’m still not sold on this aspect of the story but this series is definitely off to a good start.

Volume 1 was just expositions.. Rivalry between Dark & Daisuke is undeniably coming sooner or later in the series.. Since Dark is in love with Riku and Daisuke is in love with Risa while Risa idolizes Dark and Riku might developed feelings towards Daisuke. You get the picture love-quad.

Oh yeah we don’t want to forget the fact that Dark is this “Phantom Thief” that has been stealing Art stuffs for ages. Of course he’s notorious around town and he’s been hunted by the police for along time. There is one character that seem to know much about Dark’s existance, Satoshi. He’s in Daisuke’s class but he’s one of those silent brainy type of character. It turned out that Satoshi’s family has been on Dark’s trail eversince and he wanted to capture Dark. It’s weird though, he’s just 14 years old and he’s a damn commander in chief of the armed forces that are after Dark. Well anyway its manga so lets just go with the flow…

I’ll keep reading on just to see where the relationship between the characters might led to. Hopefully there is a deep reason or explanation of how Dark came to be. I also am curious about Satoshi’s role in this series.. It’s an ok read, hoping this would turn out good.

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