Seinen Angel Heart by Hojo Tsukasa

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A fan of Tsukasa Hojo/City Hunter/Cat's Eye, anyone?



Synopsis: (from Baka-Updates Manga)
A young Taiwanese assassin codenamed "Glass Heart" committed suicide by jumping off a building, and her heart was pierced by metal fence. Miraculously, her life was saved by heart transplantation. During her recovery she began to experience strange dreams, which led her to Japan looking for the donor of her heart, who happens to be Kaori Makimura, former partner of City Hunter.

Story & Illustration by: Tsukasa Hojo
Serialized in: Weekly Comic Bunch
Japanese release: 26 volumes - ongoing

Edited Manga:
12 volumes (126 chapters) - ongoing by Evil_Genius

Downloads:
Torrents for volume 4-12 (ch. 126) from Evil_Genius' website
The prior three volumes from Lurk IRC

RAWs:
Volume 1-17, 19-21 [MediaFire]
Volume 18 [Mangaupload: thanks to jp@jcafe24]
Volume 22 [zShare: thanks to lexaf@jcafe24]
Volume 23 [Megaupload: thanks to kyuushi@jcafe24]
Volume 24 [Rapidshare mirror: thanks to silverado & Guill666]
Volume 25 & 26 [thanks to Guill666]

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What I like about this serie is basically it's one masterpiece of Hojo's manga. I enjoy his plain humor and the way he creates his female characters - they're bold, charming and secretive; besides Tsukasa Hojo's plots are simple but so entertaining; plus they tend to give good messages in the conclusion which I think they are what make his works being fantastically unique.

The story in the first three volumes of Angel Heart might be a bit intense, since Saeba Ryo's in the time of grief from losing his dear wife Kaori, and Glass Heart's still in her assassin role. It must be about volume 4 when Hojo returned to his usual action-comedy style that contains some slice of life. This manga is indeed the continuity of City Hunter, but you really don't need to read City Hunter before to enjoy it.


More info on other readers' opinions?

-> http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1839
 
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Re: Angel Heart [downloads & all-rounded discussion]

Thanks very much, silverado, but I tried both links and they didn't work. :'[

A lot of people insisted using the link though, so I think it's just RS and me.
 

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Re: Angel Heart [downloads & all-rounded discussion]

it worked for me, dunno about you.
 

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Re: Angel Heart [downloads & all-rounded discussion]

I enjoyed the first 3 volumes (X anime episodes in my case) more than the rest of the episodes. Ryo's an interesting character, Xiang Ying is a bit annoying at times.. I'd love it if Tsukasa Hojo ever makes a spin-off series on Glass Heart as part of Suzaku, with her troubled heart, a bit of psychology and nice operations it could turn out great.

There are some interesting stories in Glass Heart, but the episodic storyline doesn't make you want to read it all in one go.
 

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Re: Angel Heart [downloads & all-rounded discussion]

I enjoyed the first 3 volumes (X anime episodes in my case) more than the rest of the episodes.
Ah, so do I! :) I got to watch the episode that Fang Yui made appearance and lacked of interest to see more of them. Let alone the artwork in the anime is a lot worser than the original manga.

Ryo's an interesting character, Xiang Ying is a bit annoying at times..
Why so? :darn
Truly, she's cool and such a beauty. Though I enjoyed the time she spent with Shinhon (Xin Hong) more than when she's with Ryo.

I'd love it if Tsukasa Hojo ever makes a spin-off series on Glass Heart as part of Suzaku, with her troubled heart, a bit of psychology and nice operations it could turn out great.
Maybe you're right. But Hojo's not a mangaka who will create the kind of hard storyline, he had already gone out of his style in the prior three volumes with intense movings that had me surprised and wondered what kind of story Angel Heart would bring to. I can't say I'd love it more too if he came up with the story you suggested because it wouldn't make the serie a Hojo manga that always has the unique simpleness.

There are some interesting stories in Glass Heart, but the episodic storyline doesn't make you want to read it all in one go.
Yeah, I also agree with you, when a volume releases I can't finish through it in one read either.
 
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