Angel Buddy


Angel Buddy
Angel Buddy


Angel Buddy


“Sooho could seem a little odd to other people. But Sooho believes that “life” is considerably greater than what the typical individual could possibly understand. And for the reason why Sooho sees spirits. He first believed that his “abilities” were restricted to sometimes seeing the typical ghost, but one day he sees an actual angel hovering in midair and gazing at him. Then, without warning, he unintentionally breaks the angel’s wing. In his brief existence, Sooho has encountered many ghosts, but he has never had to look after an angel or a spirit nearly as attractive as Taker.”


The finished supernatural BL manhwa, Angel Buddy, was written by MasterGin and illustrated by Chungnyun. Lezhin is where you may read it, however just the first episode is available for free reading. Furthermore, take notice that the author is acknowledged with all photographs in this review.


I was aware coming in that I would at least somewhat enjoy this since a “guy who can see ghosts” with an angelic love interest is a winning combination. In the end, I did find reading this to be very enjoyable.


Let’s go into the specifics now.

ART


Really, all I can say about the art is that it fulfilled its objective and worked for me. Nonetheless, I must admit that a few of the panels were really lovely. Just gorgeous is the one below, where a glass pane divides Suho and Taker.

PLOT


The novel starts out with an almost sexual interaction between the main protagonists before flashbacking to their first meeting. The way they met—in which Suho breaks his wing inadvertently while attempting to retrieve Taker’s wallet in bird form—wasn’t my favorite part of the setup either.


This narrative leans more toward comedy and lightheartedness, but toward the conclusion it picks up a lot of intensity (to the point that trigger warnings would be necessary). I like how the plot thickened and became more intricate as the narrative progressed and more details about the people became apparent, although it was somewhat abrupt. Additionally, I believe that the abrupt adjustment even raised my rating. It was pleasant to feel a little dizzy after finishing the novel.


However, I found myself in a strange emotional state when reading this since my feelings concerning the concept of mortality were conflicted. As this does deal with ghosts and angels, I won’t give anything away, but I have to give half of the credit to the characters who have literally spent years fending off death. The other half believes that passing away is a normal part of life and that it happens when it’s meant to.


There were times when I and a lot of other individuals did halt. Consider the several instances of foot licking, which were only unpleasant because Suho had unclean feet—not because I’m passing judgment on anyone who has a foot fetish. Since you, the reader, are ignorant of the passing of time, I too experienced a few minor problems with it. It’s a little difficult to understand how long Suho and Taker have been together, which is important to me in a romantic relationship.


I also have questions concerning this world’s magic system, if that’s the correct term. If you eat souls, you become stronger the more you harvest. You might ultimately rise to the level of demi-god and godhood. I wonder what type of religion this took after if there were angels but no actual God as there was no mention of God at all in this.



CHARACTERS


The only other major character in the story was Dojin, who I liked (for the most part, as he does some questionable stuff) and thought was an interesting character, but whose story went in the complete opposite direction I was expecting confused me. While Suho was a little too naive and blind to a lot of warning signs, I still thought that almost every character in the novel was endearing overall. Thankfully, Suho and Taker’s relationship was healthy and consensual.


Numerous angels made sporadic appearances and contributed additional comic components to the narrative, although they were largely insignificant otherwise. Aside from them, a few other creatures—like Pea, the cutest guy ever—had a more significant part in the narrative.


CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Though not as much as I had hoped, this was still an entertaining read. As previously said, I would read a story about a character who can see ghosts. I apologize for disappointing those who were looking for some spicily described moments in this article; there wasn’t much action on the page. Check this out if you’re looking for a charming romance between an angel and a ghost whisperer (but be sure to read the trigger warnings first).


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