Angel Diary: v. 1
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 180 pages|
|Other Information: ||B/w Illus.|
|Published In: ||Korea, Republic Of, 02 November 2005|
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The only Angel Princess of Heaven is betrothed to the Emperor of the Underworld. Unable to accept her future with the Demon King, she realizes that her only choice is to run away. Her plan is to join the human world disguised as a schoolboy! Now all of the Gods from Heaven and Hell are searching high and low on the earth trying to make sure that a wedding happens
About the Author
Yoon-Kyung Kim (born January 6th) and Eun-Sook Jung (born October 25th) form the Korean art duo known as Kara. Their first book, "Terra," won the first annual "Cake Comic Book Award" in Korea. The team debuted in a bi-weekly Korean manhwa magazine called "Bijou." Kara have enjoyed success with the English language releases of their other works, "Demon Diary "and" Angel Diary" (released by Yen Press). YunHee Lee is an author living and working in Korea who paired with the duo Kara for the bulk of the manhwa DEMON DIARY and worked as the sole author on ANGEL DIARY, its sequel.
For anyone wondering how Korean manhwa measures up next to the large selection of Japanese manga out there, Angel Diary leaves little reason to worry. The story of angel princesses, demon princes and mistaken identities hits every shojo/romance/fantasy expectation and hits them repeatedly. Stylistically it feels like overload. Almost every page has open and skewed layouts with plenty of room for big flashes of Heavenly light or masses of swirling hair. The twisting soap opera story line gets to be a handful soon enough, but the art always gets across the emotions and excitement that these characters have in abundance. The book is easy to admire on the surface, but because the writing takes a backseat to the manic visual pace, the reading experience can feel as tiresome as some of the chores these students, celestial beings or not, have to do. The fourth volume has a lot of situations going on, but never feels like it can stand as its own story. Perhaps that's because everything is being told at one very loud volume and there's no sense of a dramatic arc. Angel Diary has distilled a genre's look into something very refined, but has little else left. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Sigongsa Co, Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||21.08 x 14.88 x 1.75 centimetres (0.14 kg)|