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Awesome Picture of Dark and/or Daisuke with 'Episodes' in the pic

Episodes[1]

Awesome Picture of the twins with 'Music' in the pic

Music[2]

Awesome Picture of Krad with 'Manga' in the pic

Manga[3]

MangaEdit

Written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki, D.N.Angel premiered in Japan in the November 1997 issue of the Kadokawa Shoten magazine Monthly Asuka. New chapters were serialized monthly until Sugisaki put the series on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue. The series eventually returned to serialization, starting in the April 2008 issue of Monthly Asuka, where it continues to run. The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The first volume was released on November 13, 1997; as of September 2010, 15 volumes have been released.

Tokyopop licensed the series for an English-language release in North America and the United Kingdom, with the first volume of the series released there on April 6, 2004. On November 8, 2005, Tokyopop released a box set containing the first two volumes of the series. A total of 13 volumes have been translated and released as of December 8, 2009. However, Tokyopop announced that its North American division would closing on May 31, 2011, leaving the fate of the manga's localization in question.

In August 2003, while the primary series was on hiatus, a second manga series, D.N.Angel TV Animation Series began serialization in Monthly Asuka. Also written by Sugisaki, the short series was based on the anime adaptation, which had diverged from the storyline of the manga series. D.N.Angel TV Animation Series finished its serialization in the October 2003 issue. It was published in two tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten.

AnimeEdit

D.N.Angel was adapted into a 26-episode anime series produced by Dentsu and Xebec which aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3 to September 25, 2003. The series was directed by Koji Yoshikawa and Nobuyoshi Habara.

The series was originally licensed for release in North America and the United Kingdom by ADV Films. While in the UK the series is no longer licensed, in North America Discotek Media have announced the rescue-licensing of the series. The series is licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

MusicEdit

Five pieces of theme music are used in the anime adaptation. The song "White Night -True Light-" (白夜 〜True Light〜 Byakuya -True Light-), by Shunichi Miyamoto, is used for the opening for twenty four episodes. For the ending theme, "Gentle Afternoon" (やさしい午後 Yasashii Gogo) is used for the first twelve episodes, and "The Day It Begins" (はじまりの日 Hajimari no Hi) is used for episodes 13-23 and episode 25. Both songs are performed by Minawo. Episode 24 uses the song "Caged Bird", by Shunichi Miyamoto, for its ending, while the final episode of the series uses Miyamoto's song "Guidepost" (道標 Michishirube).

Video GamesEdit

A PlayStation 2 video game, D.N.Angel: Kurenai no Tsubasa (D·N·ANGEL〜紅の翼〜 Deī.Enu.Enjeru ~Kurenai no Tsubasa~, lit. "D.N.Angel: Crimson Wings"), was published by Takara. The game was released in Japan on September 25, 2003 to coincide with the conclusion of the anime adaptation. However, the game storyline is closer to the manga, and even mentions past events from the manga that would make it inconsistent with the anime.

Drama CDEdit

A trilogy of drama CDs called D.N.Angel Wink was released in 1999 between March and December. Some of the scenes follow the manga word-for-word, while others have either minor differences or do not appear in the manga at all. The first CD is called "Target: Sleeping Beauty" and was released on March 5, 1999. The second is "2nd Target: Love Sick" and was released on November 17, 1999. The third is "3rd Target: Love Pleasure" and was released on December 15, 1999. There is another CD, "A Legend of a Vampire" that uses the same voice cast as the Wink dramas, though it doesn't relate to the manga. This CD was released in 2001. The plot centers around Daisuke's alter ego, Dark, being a vampire. Krad, who wasn't in the Wink dramas, also made an appearance in this CD.

There were also two drama CDs released after the anime titled "Sweet" and "Cute". These CDs use the anime voice actors and are based on the anime with events taking place just before its ending. They also include parodies of scenes in the anime.

NovelsEdit

Three novels were released in Japan between September 2000 and September 2001. The titles are Ningyo no Namida (人魚の涙, lit. "Mermaid's Tears"), Yuki no Jyoou (雪の女王, lit. "Snow Queen"), and Garasu no Kutsuri (硝子の靴, lit. "Glass Shoes"). Although there was an ad for them left in Tokyopop's translation of the fourth manga volume, they have not been licensed, so little is known about them.

Radio ProgramEdit

A series of seven broadcasts aired Japan in 2005 called Decade on Net: Radio D.N.Angel. It was hosted by Miyu Irino and Akira Ishida, who voiced Daisuke Niwa and Satoshi Hiwatari, respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "D.N.Angel". Discotek Media. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
  2. ^ "D.N.Angel Manga to Return to Asuka Mag in February". Anime News Network. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  3. ^ "D·N·ANGEL 第1巻" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  4. ^ "D·N·ANGEL 第15巻" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  5. ^ "Manga + Comics". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
  6. ^ "Tokyopop to Close North American Publishing Division (Update 3)". Anime News Network. April 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  7. ^ "D.N.Angel". ADV Films. Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  8. ^ "D.N.Angel". Discotek Media. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
  9. ^ "D.N.Angel". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-12-21.

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