WAIT SO WAT IS ANGEL SANCTUARY
Only my favorite comic to ever exist.
It focuses on Setsuna Mudo, a teenager who learns that he is the reincarnation of an angel who rebelled against Heaven. After the death of his sister, he travels through Hell and Heaven to reunite with…
Indeed. And while you’re at it, read everything else Kaori Yuki ever wrote, because if you’re into weird shit and blasphemy she will be your new favorite.
CAIN SAGA/GODCHILD: Slasher murder mysteries are set to nursery rhymes, a noble collects poisons, dead people are reanimated, a crazy doctor wants to cut his brother’s eyeballs out, and an evil organization blows up a lot of buildings. It’s mad Victorian mayhem for the most part, but also full of gentle subtlety, particularly in the relationship between Riff and Cain. Rife with Kaori’s usual obsessions - incest, whips, butterflies, black magic, and a rather morbid interpretation of the Tarot.
NEJI (SCREW): Carbon freezing haunts a crygogenic governmental assassin whose girlfriend is separated into frozen organs, and later on he hooks up with a drug dealer who has a bomb in his eye socket and runs into a psychotic tycoon who builds robots named Norma Jean.
BOYS NEXT DOOR: A serial killer and a fourteen year old male prostitute fall in love. There’s lots of childhood angst involving clowns and gratuitous iguana symbolism. Don’t expect a happy ending.
KAINE: A rockstar’s twin brother is manipulated by a record company into “playing” rockstar after the brother’s death in a car crash. Featuring murder, multiple personalities, unrequited rockstar-love, and records that kill people.
FAIRY CUBE: A somewhat shorter, less disturbing, slightly lighter play on the themes from Angel Sanctuary - namely the soul/body switching and winged otherworldly beings exploding things, with requisite crossdressing, taboo sexual tension, and mysterious men in eyepatches.
GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA: In a post-apolcalyptic monarchical universe, a rogue orchestra rides around in a carriage and slays zombies by playing symphonies at them. No, really.
LUDWIG REVOLUTION: Warped fairy tales. The princely protagonist is into big boobs, necrophilia, and leopard print. Snow White seduces her father. Sleeping Beauty is an antisocial child of rape. And don’t even get me started on Little Red Riding Hood…