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Na mo Naki Tori no Tobu Yoake  
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From Storm in Heaven:

Karasu is an angel of the class Powers; Shirasagi is a demon, a Marquis. One day Karasu is assigned to convince Shirasagi to return to Hell. However, Shirasagi doesn't act like a demon at all -- not only is he a priest, but he's forsworn the use of his demonic powers, and wishes nothing more than to live his life as a human. But the Archduke of Hell also has his eyes set on Shirasagi, and Karasu's own deviant behavior soon throws him out of God's favor. Will the pair be able to overcome the restrictions and laws of being an angel and a demon and live their lives freely?


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Innocent Bird
The Dawn the Nameless Bird will Fly

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.13 by Storm in Heaven (3498d ago)
v.3 c.12 by Storm in Heaven (3567d ago)
v.3 c.11 by Storm in Heaven (3631d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (327 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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June 14th 2015, 9:00am PST



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Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Blu (3 Volumes - Complete)

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Makes me want to re-read Angel Sanctuary   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Lillian
September 27th, 2015, 12:42pm
Decent story, just too short for its content. Could have made into a longer story. There was enough interesting background and extra characters. But since it only concentrated on the two main protagonists the surroundings were unfortunately only slightly touched. But even for the main chars I'd like to know more of their background. Would be great as extra stories but there was only an unrelated extra story.
That's also the reason for my downgrading. Id like it run longer and more fleshed out. I'm a sucker for such heaven and hell stories anyway in that heaven is quite rotten too. Angel Sanctuary (Tenshi Kinryouku) is my favorite there and with 20 vols a long and great journey.

The art is okay. I would like better action panels. Were too little detailed/worked out for my taste.
Karasu - the angel - looked cool with his goatee. Shirasagi - the priest, and demon - has the average look... like a boy from the neighborhood. His character was also too weak/shallow/flat for me. Karasu was more interesting.

However, it was a good read on my way to and from work.

Up till the middle of vol 3 it's also only shounen-ai.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by negai-chan
December 6th, 2012, 7:59pm
The story was awesome..but I wish it were a yaoi manga instead of shounen-ai..I am sure the love making scene at the end would be the cause of nose bleeds with their wings wide open in contrast colors-black&white..angel&devil..sins&goods..would be a tempting explanation of the nature of love..
even so,I have bow Kisaragi-san..thanks for the great work...
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by unknownbliss07
September 9th, 2012, 7:37am
This is one of the two works(one is Brothers x Brothers) of Kirasagi-sensei that I've came to like the most. Aside from the artwork being so beautiful, the plot was also fantastic. But I was hoping of more iBeezlebub-Sariel's story.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
June 25th, 2012, 7:03am
This is not your typical yaoi read. It might disturb some religious traits and rules but its fictional, what are you going to do about it right? Anyway, the love between these two characters was weird cuz I dont understand how it started..? But it gradually increased and became a really nice couple! Ending was EPIC btw! Give it a shot, it's a really nice read and as I said, fulfilling! Great art, great plot, great ending, what else could be more satisfying? Oh and did I mention good-looking guys with a pair of HEAVENLY wings?

... Last updated on June 25th, 2012, 7:52am
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Very original and very good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
March 3rd, 2012, 10:56pm
It's one of most original yaoi I've read. Of course, the religious theme has a big part in it. I consider myself agnostic, and I enjoyed the questions this story brings up.

I have to say that's what I enjoyed the most in this story, like how one can be blessed when loved, or that it never leads nowhere to follow blindly any rules, and that you're creating the world you live in by your beliefs. These questions are very well introduced and treated, the trials the characters are facing really brings you to question yourself. It's rare to see such a philosophical quality in a manga.

But besides that, the themes it gets onto are so deep and complex, that it would have needed some more chapters (or volume) to feel like everything's been treated, at least for the story to feel thoroughly explained. And the end, despite being really good, felt just a bit rushed to my taste.

Even if I finally believed in their love, it didn't seem real at the beginning as there's not really any reason for them to sacrifive for each other, I didn't understand why they were suddenly so attached to each other. Though the only one sex scene comes at the perfect time in the story, as it's a very important moment, I'd have liked it to be a bit longer and detailed. But the characters, and not only the protagonists, are well developped, and I easily get attached to each of them.

Well, it's very good story if you don't mind religious theme which questions the very existence of God. I actually liked the evolution of the characters and the questions they're facing more than the love story in itself. And of course, I loved the art which is simply gorgeous.

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2012, 11:01pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sawakiii
June 20th, 2011, 9:37am
This Shounen Ai was just to beautiful i never ever cried so much at a shounen ai like at this one!!
Really liked it i recomend it really very much and the ending really is getting me teared up!!

10/10 great work
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Boring, sappy, annoying   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by calstine
June 1st, 2011, 3:38am
Those were my only thoughts upon finishing Na mo Naki Tori no Tobu Yoake. Of course I was expecting an interesting, twisted, darkly tragic plot! Doesn't the description make it sound like it has one? But did I find any of those elements here? Nope. Not a one. Sad, but true.
I'm not kidding when I say there are slice-of-life BL with better plots than this!

I'm not Christian or Catholic, nor do I believe in the existence of god, angels, devils and the like, so the religious theme didn't offend me in the slightest. In fact, the twists on various Christian beliefs was the only reason I bothered reading this manga to the end. Perhaps not surprisingly, none of those issues were actually addressed in a satisfactory way. The mangaka did have some good ideas -- but neither the characters, nor the three worlds they were trapped between, went beyond anything other than mere props to lead to the ultimate conclusion; the angel falls in love with the demon and they live happily ever after *Sigh of exasperation*

And Shirasagi is supposed to be a demon, but I'm sure no one can disagree with me when I say even a human would've fought a 100 times more skilfully in such a situation. He just sits around waiting for Karasu to scoop him up into his arms and carry him off to safety roll It'd be okay if this happened once or twice...but every single time they're attacked!?

[ Yes, yes - I am aware that the "girly uke" stereotype is a feature common to most BL (which often makes me wonder "Why the heck doesn't this woman write shoujo smut instead?") but for some reason, I found it particularly annoying in this manga ]

The Beelzebub x Sariel side couple was infinitely more interesting than the main one, but their relationship got roughly two pages of focus before they
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killed each other.

The art is fine, but nothing shockingly pretty. In all honesty I can say that the quality of the art (or its "bishie factor") has never been a good enough reason for me to rate a manga highly - and the same is true in this case.

If you're in the mood for a nice fantasy shounen-ai, I'd recommend Koori no Mamono no Monogatari. Typical and simply-plotted though it may be, Sugiura Shiho knows what she can do and does it quite well. But I'm afraid I can't say the same for Kisaragi Hirotaka.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2011, 5:23pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by evil katz
May 30th, 2011, 5:34am
All manga contain religion always make me confused and I have read them seriously.
I love the mangagaka'art, the way she draw wings is beautiful
This manga make me to look back on Vassalord-Nanae Chrono(1 of my most fav BL manga), which has a lots things like this.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by uraboku23
April 23rd, 2011, 11:20am
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I can't speak for all, since I'm not religious. However, I can say that I literally wept through the last three chapters of the third volume. The tales of three unique pairs of lovers are weaved together so creatively:

We start with our mean protagonists. one would forsake god to be with his love. the other would give up his own life and to let his love be happy. but each has to sacrifice something to achieve their wishes.

Then there's the archbishop and the chief... their forbidden love was only recognized moments before their deaths, and yet they were satisfied to die in each other's arms, for the those last moments were worth it.

the whole story behind Judas & Jesus could be further explored though. Judas was in love with his lord... so in love that he sacrificed Jesus so God can forgive his sins. However, he realized, only after he has give Jesus up, that he would rather have lived in sin and with his love than without. So he tries to take his own life... and yet universe plays a trick on him.

There are times where i just went, "Oh... my... GOD.... !"... I can't even explain it due to lack of words. I'm just speechless in awe.
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it's ok   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by gasuki
March 15th, 2011, 12:44am
i rate this manga a 7.6
for i think that the story could've been better... and i have to say that i love the supporting characters more than the two main ones.... i really want the manga to go more into sariel's and beelzebub's relationship.... and i'm also curious about koumori's and god's ralationship!?!?!?!?! ^^
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