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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.

Type
Manga

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

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.84 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (2877d ago)
v.15 c.83 by Manga-Sketchbook (2885d ago)
v.15 c.82 by Manga-Sketchbook (2892d 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 (2079 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.86 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 28th 2015, 10:16am PST


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Year
1992

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Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #376 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #335 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #283 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #308 increased(+11)

List Stats
On 1185 reading lists
On 1262 wish lists
On 4517 completed lists
On 183 unfinished lists
On 480 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Romance? 899 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes ago
Favorite character 931 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes ago
who can possibly hate this manga? 1034 days, 14 hours, 27 minutes ago
Angel Densetsu, have some hopes of an Anime? 1185 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes ago
Who would you have chosen? 2681 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes ago

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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: 8.5 / 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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If I remember correctly...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
October 8th, 2012, 3:10am
This is one of the funniest series i have ever read. I was pretty young, I think i read most of it back in 05'-ish than finished it off in 08/09. Sometimes i'm hesitant to recommend stuff i read over 7 years ago now, but in this case there's no such hesitation.

It's amazing that the same guy created Claymore o.0
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My first manga regarding deliquents   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cutiewootie
September 8th, 2012, 4:20pm
I actually first heard about this manga through its OVA. After I read what the synopsis was about, I decided to give it a read. Let me tell you, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE STORY. It was really sweet and heart-warming. If there are people reading through the comments, I seriously recommend you read this manga. You won't regret it.
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