Review: Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer


TokyoPop, 2002

7 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: Misaki goes to live with her aunt in Tokyo. On the way she sees an angel battle. Then she goes immediately to the store to buy her own angel and proceeds to train and compete.

Likes: So many of these characters are over the top. It amuses me. Ohjiro Mihara reminds me of Yuki Soma from Fruits Basket (Yuki’s more classy overall but they are both charming prince characters).

Dislikes: I don’t like the reasoning for why mother and daughter are separated at first.

Overall there were a few references to other CLAMP projects. Articles in the beginnings of the volumes referred to the Man of Many Faces and the CLAMP School Defenders. There is also an angel named Shirahime. Comparing it to other CLAMP series, it’s enjoyable but it isn’t one of my favorites.

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