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Angel Densetsu  
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Description
The story is of Kitano Seiichirou, a very kind and pure-hearted young man, with a horrifying, monstrous face. People being what they are, they think he's a terrifying delinquent, and there are plenty of chance misunderstandings (coupled with Kitano's convenient inability to understand what's happening around him) that propel him into the position of "school guardian", a.k.a. head thug on campus.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Легенда об ангеле
エンジェル伝説
冷面天使
Legend of an Angel

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.84 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (2224d ago)
v.15 c.83 by Manga-Sketchbook (2231d ago)
v.15 c.82 by Manga-Sketchbook (2238d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Vol 1, Chap 6

User Reviews
Angel Densetsu by SiLNeT
Angel Densetsu by Master_M2K

Forum
5 topics, 75 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1860 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.86 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 8th 2014, 11:06am PST

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Year
1992

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Licensed (in English)
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #230 increased(+22)
Monthly Pos #205 decreased(-9)
3 Month Pos #189 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #179 increased(+2)

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On 1094 reading lists
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Romance? 246 days, 6 hours, 38 minutes ago
Favorite character 277 days, 14 hours, 7 minutes ago
who can possibly hate this manga? 380 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes ago
Angel Densetsu, have some hopes of an Anime? 531 days, 13 hours, 58 minutes ago
Who would you have chosen? 2027 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Don't judge based on Appearances   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 20th, 2014, 8:04pm
This manga essentially teaches that it is important to look past mere physical appearances and judge the person based on who he/she is within. And I love it.

Ironically, I myself fell under the blunder of judging a book by its cover, and I didn't read this until 2 years later!!! It is so funny---Like laugh loud funny ha ha ha. Ever since I first read it, I've reread it twice, and I still laugh at all the gags and stuff.

It's fun stuff.
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NOT THAT GREAT   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kri91
September 11th, 2013, 1:05pm
I would have liked it better had I been 11 years old
I honestly didn't find the story very interesting, but after looking at the reviews and a general rating of 9 or 10, I Thought I'd give it a shot. But it wuz very monotonous and got boring pretty fast.
Its not all bad though...

PRO:
U get used to the art unless ur picky, so it wasn't an issue 4 me
Also, Its wuz pretty funny in d beginning... everyone thinks he's super scary but really is a nice guy and the poor thing keeps getting caught up in random fights but wins!

CONS:
BUT THEN, The same thing keeps happening over and over again!
Tough Guy Comes--clueless protagonist randomly wins the fight without knowing that it wuz a fight--everyone thinks how scary he is and his reputation keeps increasing

THIS is literally what happens from ch-1 till ch-50...which is where I stopped reading...
[and let me tell u, I HATE leaving a MANGA halfway!]
I then skipped to d last chapter where, guess what?! The same thing wuz happening! @(>__<)@
It should have been shorter, like around 30-50 chapters

MY ADVICE, if ur gonna read this then go through it really fast or stop when u start getting bored...
unless u can handle d monotony I mean, then please do read d entire saga

BTW, I like mangas like:
ares, saver, subaru, The Breaker, skip beat, noblesse, gamaran etc...
so according to my tastes, this manga wuz hardly average
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Fantastic Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
August 30th, 2013, 5:50am
Easily one of the funniest and sweetest highschool manga I've read. As a fan of delinquent manga, it was especially enjoyable to read a 'reverse delinquent' manga, as it were, seeing as the entire premise is that the main character's natural appearance makes him look like the worst delinquent spawn of satan villain to exist on God's earth, while his true character is that of an angel - hence the title. It's quite similar to Waratte! Sotomura-san in this single sense, in that everything the protagonist does is misread and reinforces their delinquent image despite the intentions. Unlike Waratte! Sotomura-san, which is a 4-koma gag manga on this premise, Angel Densetsu is a full monthly-issue-chapter-size slice of life manga.

This manga has come under a little criticism for the quality of its art, and I can kinda see where they're coming from if they were only talking about the first chapter or the first volume. But the art markedly improves over the course of the manga, to the point that it is clearly recognizable as the same mangaka who created Claymore (for it is he) by the latter stages, I would argue even as early as vol. 5.

Beside that, most people can get over bad art for a good story (case in point - the people that read ONE's original webcomic of Onepunch-Man), and this is a pretty good story. The repetition of "different people see Kitano's face, overreact at his terrifying visage and do stupid things" could get old quickly for some people, but it's a joke that is spun differently with every new person so that it keeps fresh, and soon enough, an assembly of different characters each funny in their own way come together around him and comedy, friendship, characters and relationships develop as naturally as if it was always meant to be like that.

To quote/paraphrase the author - "I'd prefer if people didn't read this as a manga called Angel Densetsu that some guy drew, but as peering into the world of Hekikuu town, a sunny place with little rain, full of silly people who act out silly little events".

If that was his goal, he has succeeded beyond doubt. And drew a darn funny manga called Angel Densetsu in the process.

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As for the ending, it gave more closure than most manga manage to be honest, the obvious parallels between Kitano/Ryoko as a couple and the backstory of Kitano's parents serve as fairly blatant forshadowing for their fate at the very least. Then there's the chemistry between Ikuno and Takehisa, which has the potential to be something more than rivalry, and then Kuroda had that one moment of gallantry with "Ryoko's Friend A", Ikuko so... that could, potentially develop to a possibility of them getting closer in a non-descript manner...

In the end the main couple get together, while the others memebers' relationships are left to intrepertation, which is good enough for a comedy manga that doesn't actually focus on romance. Ties it up better than quite a few other manga I could name at least :p


... Last updated on August 30th, 2013, 6:08am
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Don't miss this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vg8open
August 19th, 2013, 6:59pm
Don't let the art fool you, this is one of the funniest manga I've ever read. The art style might turn you off, but once you get past that (and it doesn't take long) and delve into the story, you'll be glad you came upon this manga. The characters are likable, the story is funny, and the romance is subtle but good. I enjoyed this manga and I recommend everyone to read this.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2013, 7:00pm
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I should stop judging by cover art.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GreenToes
June 29th, 2013, 7:09pm
Really, I put this off for a total of 8 months because the cover art looked sketchy and bad. I regret all 8 months. If you're like me and you're doing the same thing, read this manga. It's great. smile
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finyiest manga i encounter !!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
May 24th, 2013, 4:02am
i didnt think i'll like this manga cause the art was'nt bad, but because the main characte was ugly ( only in the begining, after ch 1 i just could'nt stop reading it, and laught a all chapiter, all the charactere were interestîg, and i soo like kitano kun, and his friend takeshi or something like this

i definilty recomande it if yout searching for something funny, because there iśt actually any romance in it., dont care about it thought biggrin
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Good read   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by DrManga
May 7th, 2013, 6:03am
Kieeeeee!!

The art is abysmal at the start but it suits the manga better as it makes Kitano look more freakish. I wish the art stayed the same but it got "better" later on, but so did the relationships between the characters.

All the characters where loveable apart from Kuroda (former Guardian). It had a rare violent female (Ryoko) lead that I actually liked. Normally I end up hating violent females and passive guys but this is the only Manga I can think of were both the passive male & aggressive female leads are loveable and one ends up rooting for them. A rare gem.

It's a fun, light read with an enjoyable lovelable characters.

Gohhhhhh!!
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Really funny, and the art improves   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by train93
April 10th, 2013, 12:51pm
The art can put you off at the beginning, but it's so funny, to the point that I didn't mind it anymore after a few chapters, and I tend to avoid manga with bad art. However, it improves greatly as the manga goes on, until it becomes fairly decent, while the quality of the stories and of the laughs don't drop at all. The main character is really likeable and funny, not annoying at all, and the other characters are simply hilarious. One of the best comedy manga I've read, I gave it only 7 because of the art. Highly recommended.
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Kitano kuuun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bignana92
January 8th, 2013, 9:04am
The mangaka could have developed more on his 'athletic' abilities but then that probably would have taken it a different route. But i love kitano as he is...i almost wish there was more but the ending was quite comfortable and wasn't rushed like some can be. When i realized it was ending i got a little sad. I would like more *pout*
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Actually laughing out loud   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
December 21st, 2012, 11:06pm
First off, Kitano is so adorable. The poor guy. xD

It's really funny, with the bulk of the humor coming from Kitano being misunderstood. It can get repetitive but I thought the series pulled it off really well. It's a gag manga so if you want a story, this probably isn't for you.
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