Welcome to Love's Lost Refrain, a small media depot of Angelique goodiness. And just what is the aforementioned, exactly? A masterpiece of a Bishounen Classification System that's not even close to being matched by Fushigi Yuugi; for one thing, Angelique is nowhere near as annoying as Miaka. Heh.
Anyway, this manga by Kairi Yura spins off the video game series by Koei, and involves two girls- Angelique and her rival Rosalia- each creating and sustaining her own seperate continent. Most successful chick gets to become the queen of the cosmos... or can choose to scamper off with her lovah; primary aid comes in the form of nine 'super-bishounen', each associated with a "Sacrea" (basically fire, water, light, etc.)...
No, it's not as insipid as it sounds.
Actually, it does get somewhat sugary, but a cool and not good for your teeth sugary. Besides, the series is very entertaining and pretty and the characters are all voiced by high profile seiyuu. I kid you not! Anyway, it's serialized in Asuka, so it shouldn't be that far a step away for the CLAMP crowd. Fwee.
CHARACTERSA series layered in chapters, the cast of mainish characters is constantly growing; for one, there's the arrival of the second Angelique (Collet) and her rival, Rachel Hart, as well as the introduction of "mentors". And then there's mister senior tempest psychopath, which all makes for a merrily complexed cosmos. However, the following just concentrates on the "origianal" cast of Guardians and girls (the one you'll meet in the manga and first installment of the video game).
SCANLATIONSTranslation is courtesy of the wonderful Marfisa, and I was the one beating scanner-san and slave editing. Copyright overall goes to Kairi Yura, Kadokawa Shoten and Koei. Please do not claim these as your own or distribute them. Anyway, this is the August 2001 installment of Asuka... and you know what to do, clickclick. (download complete zip file)
FOR ALL THE FISHAll the artwork and manga and whatnot scans, as well as the wallpapers, have been made/done by me; please do not take credit for the effort involved. Feel free to use them for personal and non-profit use, but should you want them for a gallery or a layout or whatnot, please email me for permission first. Hey, it's the least you can do.
LINKING HERE SITEThanks ever so much for all the fish. Text links and whatnot should point to www.venusgospel.net/love, and please save banners and buttons to your own server. Cheers.
ENGLISH LINKS OUTmarfisa's angelique --- everything- this is the best comprehensive site in English. Almost everything Angelique related, from game mechanics to shopping guide to manga translations to two bits of info and more.
tenshi no mirage --- they have the entire discography- someone give them a prize. (You'll understand why if you ever saw all the Angelique CDs released). Also a wonderful site to be introduced to the basics.
forgotten city of rahenna --- great listing and scans of her card and such collection, as well as cosplay and a swankish recount of Japanese events.
angelique holy palace --- another great gallery and basic information type site, with wonderful goodies scattered about. For grabs: the emulator and ROM necessary to play the first installment of the series.
the love-love archives --- most comprehensive english listing and information about dating sims for girls; includes the petition for a stateside Angelique (sign!).
angelique music fantasy --- music for download. Shoo. Go frolic.