Blu presents Earthian's "Secret Garden" collection! Filled with heartbreaking tales of the forbidden relationship between Lord Michael and Raphael, this volume also includes a never-before-seen bonus story specifically created for this special deluxe edition. And as a fitting epilogue to the unforgettable manga series, catch a glimpse of the future of all your favorite EarBlu presents Earthian's "Secret Garden" collection! Filled with heartbreaking tales of the forbidden relationship between Lord Michael and Raphael, this volume also includes a never-before-seen bonus story specifically created for this special deluxe edition. And as a fitting epilogue to the unforgettable manga series, catch a glimpse of the future of all your favorite Earthian characters! Includes special notes by Kouga-sensei!...
|Title||:||Earthian, Volume 4|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Earthian, Volume 4 Reviews
Re-read January 2017Re-read May 2016 (23rd-24th)
Amazing series. Beautiful art, interesting characters and plot. I love it very much!(Much better and very different of anime adaptation.)I am only sorry, that it is too short for me: there are two main couples, Kagetsuya/Chihaya, who has happy ending (plus some brief views into their happy future) and Raphael/Michael, or story of Raphael (which is gay and loves his friend Michael who seems not share the same feelings for him and who loved his own sister Lucifel). And about Raphael there is no ending, his story stops in very dramatic and sad moment and what is later? I don´t know and I am angry because it. I want know more about his story! (I love Rapahel and I feel sorry for him, I wish very much happy ending for him - but bad ending would be better that none ending at all).I pry for continuation! (With Raphael...) Or at least for new anime adaptation with collaboration of Yun Kouga, with respect for plot of manga, and maybe with some continuation of fate of poor Raphael... For these, who know anime: lord Michael, who is adoptive father of Chihaya, is biological father of Chihaya´s lover Kagetsuya (K. was born from his incest relationship with his twin sister Lucifel, who has black cancer and commit suicide after gave her child to foster parents -and after she said to Raphael, whom he hated before it, that he must win Michael´s love after her death, maybe by force, and that he must stay forever by Michael´s side. But Raphael cannot use force toward his beloved friend and because it there is no progress in their relationship, only Raphael´s deeper and deeper despair). Chihaya and Kagetsuya don´t know about it, but Michael and Raphael know it. Both incest and homosexuality was in Eden punished by death sentence... Law can be changed. :o)But if would be gay love in Eden free, could have Raphael chance for Michael´s love, or Mike is heterosexual/asexual? Raphael is very beautiful and he has great charisma, many younger (and older, too :o)) angels worhip him, and some of them certainly love him. Can he love anyone of them (anyone else than Michael)? I wish I know!I pry for Raphael´s happiness...
Did I mention I love Earthian? As I mentioned in my comment on the 3rd volume, the manga is a complete 180 of the anime. I was glad we got to find what happened to some of our favorite characters, because the ending of the third one, while happy as far as Kagetsuya and Chihaya's relationship goes, felt a little rushed. We find out that Miyuki and Taki did not die, though Taki is in a coma, and we learn the fate of Elvira as well. I thought the scene (which is in color) between Kagetsuya and Chihaya where they count down the time to the new year was really lighthearted, and it was amusing to see Kagetsuya wearing glasses. Chihaya's facial expressions throughout the whole series were the best.What I would have liked to have seen more of in this volume was not just what happened with Michael and Raphael in the past, but in the future, after the events in the 3rd book. Since they have feelings for each other, I would have liked to have seen Kouga play with it more in this book, but oh well. Anyway, if anyone is a reader of shonen-ai/yaoi, I totally recommend Earthian. And if you are just starting your yaoi collection, get Earthian. The sex scenes are not that explicit, and the story is in-depth and touching. So please, read Earthian! It needs to grow in popularity.
i liked this more than the main story (i hate to admit it, but twincest). mostly i find earthian interesting for the light it sheds on loveless. the characters are all a bit too - earnest? or not perverse enough? which is odd considering, for example, elvira's story. kouga's early art is too ethereal for my taste (in loveless her assured sense of line comes togther with a much better use of mass and blocking) and i have trouble telling the characters apart. (raphael is the one with the straight hair.) but the production is beautiful and the colour story blu has included is gorgeous.
Frankly the only volume worth reading in the whole Earthian pile is the 4th. The main story is filled with cliches and is entirely predicable. The bonus story Secret Garden from this volume is a refreshing and thoughtful, possibly because it is a later addition to the series and Kouga Yun manages to refine her craft a bit by the time she writes it. If you bother reading Earthian at all, go ahead and just skip to the 4th volume, it's the only one you'll need.
I feel a little unsatisfied, like the book just suddenly ended without really revealing what comes next (for some of the characters, are they dead? What's going on?) But at the same time, that's something I really liked about it. Depending on who your favourite characters are, the ending could be great or bittersweet.