Yuri Manga: Burst Angel, Volume 3 (English)

June 19th, 2009

Answer: Love

Question: What is the one thing that defines something as being not a “monster?”

In Volume 3 of Burst Angel, the revelation that Jo was actually created to be a monster comes too late for us to ever be able to believe it, because we’ve already seen the look in her eyes when she looks at Meg.

And so has Meg.

So, no matter what people say about Jo – no matter what Meg hears about her inhumanity, she knows damn well that Jo is really a human and really, truly, someone that she’d go to the wire for. It doesn’t matter that Sei offers her scads of cash to stay away, that a crazy-ass killer named Rumpelstiltskin insists she was a cold-blooded killing machine or even an evil corporation that reveals Jo was created as a Genocide Angel, can keep her away from Jo’s side.

And that, my friends, is all we ever wanted to see out of this series. Jo and Meg together. And it is why the manga is orders better than the anime.

Thankfully, the reproduction was up to snuff this time. At last, a volume worthy of Burst Angel. I can’t speak for you, but the image of Meg and Jo walking away from the hospital together arm in arm, Meg asking if they’ll be together forever from now on, and both of them smiling at one another was *exactly* the ending I wanted from this series.

Meg and Jo are together.

QED.

Ratings:

Art – 7
Story – 8
Characters – 7
Yuri – 6
Service – 5

Overall – 8

Once more I tip my hat in thanks to Okazu Superhero Eric P. for being the sponsor of today’s and all our Burst Angel reviews. I think this is the final chapter Eric, we’re going to need a new series to obsess about. ^_^

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