Saturday, July 28, 2012

New Josei Title - Angel Heart

Peace Pet Rental's Lag is a robotic dog. He can be pretty slow at times and can't perform tasks aside from those written in his program, but despite all this, he's everyone's favorite dog. Soon, however, he is tackling people's problems in ways not included in his program, and it seems almost miraculous... Something mysterious has awakened within his heart even though he's supposed to be a machine with no emotions. What is Lag's true nature? For those lost in despair and sorrow and those with wounded hearts comes this healing tale of love, kindness, and sacrifice.

I am a big fan of the Ghost in the Shell theme and questioning our perceptions of what is real and living. While this can be a very serious topic, Angel Heart does touch on it in a sweet, fluffy, puppy way. I'm having a hard time describing what genre Angel Heart fits in, so it might be easier if I tell you what it's not. It's not a romance. It's not an all-out comedy though it has many light-hearted moments. I suppose it's something of a drama but not in the usual ways. Sci-fi? Only because Lag's a robot.

If you want something without the usual tropes, this is a good respite. No fevers, no getting drunk and passing out, no Valentine's Day, no jealous love interest from the past, no worrying about your first kiss, etc. When you pause to really think about the story in Angel Heart, you will realize that it goes much deeper than just a cute dog visiting hospital patients. I am very interested to see what other people think, so please contact me if you're interested in reviewing this title. You can leave a comment here or use the contact link at the bottom of the page.

This was a joint project translated by V.G. Jasper from Kaedama Translations. Lettering and editing by Mia.


Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.Calibrators :)

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