I have read a lot of manga. For years, it has been my go to reads when I didn’t want to get too heavy in a new novel. After some time, manga didn’t just stay as my in between reads bu now it is a requirement in my book list.
Although I did not post all my memorable manga, these hold a special place in my heart. Their originality in plot and illustration and the emotion each brings out. I love them. And if you get the chance to read them, I hope you love them too!
This manga is from the creator of “Dance in the Vampire Bund” which was an amazing series that I recommend to anyone who loves manga, action, romance and of course vampires. You can find it here on goodreads.
Before the review or even reading this series there is a key fact that people should know. Para Bellum means (along the lines of) If you want peace, prepare for war. Beautiful quote. Anyways . . .
This manga, Angel Para Bellum, is about a little boy named Mitsuru who looks like a little girl. Mitsuru is the key to preventing an all out war between heaven and hell and because of that demons are after him and he has two angels as his personal bodyguards.
The artwork for this manga was great; bright and detailed. There is really not much to question regarding the artwork. The story line however, was a bit weak. I was interested enough to keep reading and even read the second volume but the action almost immediately starts, which normally I don’t have a problem with, but it really doesn’t leave much to the imagination. It’s a hard balance that not many authors can pull off.
This is not to say that the story didn’t pick up in the second volume. It did but I’m expecting better the third volume because there is a lot of predictability.
Overall this volume gets a 7 out of 10. I am expecting great things to happen by the third volume. If you can’t wait that long then this series isn’t for you.
Tania Lasenburg is a communications major with dreams of owning /working for a publishing company as a high end corporate. In her spare time, she is working to make Motif Ink a house hold name. Follow her on twitter @mrztanyapickles
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