“Above the Earth, there is a continuous battle between angels and devils. One devil in particular, Sword, has it in for a certain angel, Ios. In their 101st fight together, both are severely wounded. Not only that, but their clashing power causes the two to fall to earth. By chance, Sword finds a beaten, unconscious teenage boy nearby, and he is able to take over the human’s body to save his own life.
Some time later, Sword awakens in the hospital, briefly confused about his whereabouts. The father of the body he possessed enters the room, extremely happy to see his boy Souma alive. Then the older twin brother shows up. Immediately, Sword recognizes his enemy’s energy. Also nearly dead, Ios had joined with Kanna’s body. Sword goes to attack Ios, but quickly realizes that the body is far weaker than his demon form, especially from being recently beaten to hell.
Since the brothers had been found heavily thrashed, their memory loss isn’t that surprising. Their large change in behaviors is also explained by amnesia. As it turns out, Sword entered the body of the cliché nerd who can’t run fifty meters without falling. Ios’s new body is a terror, feared by all and constantly suspended from school. While the angel and devil have primary control over the bodies of the twins, reflex actions and memories of the other souls (still alive within the bodies) do appear. More importantly, the human bodies cannot handle the powers that Sword and Ios had used with ease. This a problem especially for Sword who is both over eager to use his powers and targeted by devils and angels.
Taken from doushi-sumeragi.net” - Mangafox.com
The summary above does a good job explaining the beginning, but the manga has far more to offer. What is offered is originality. Without giving too much away I will give you a taste of what else this manga offers. As you have read, the angel Ios, who is “good”, shares a body with a human who is “bad” just as well. Sword, the demon, who is “bad”, shares the body of a human who is “good”. Now, having the main characters being possessed has been done before. But what hasn’t is the way the four people, the two humans, the angel, and the demon are all main characters, and all get stronger and act with one another. Each of the two bodies have a “good” and a “bad” soul inhabiting it, yet instead of conflicting with each other, they start to complement each other and develop powers that counterbalance the other.
Lastly the two beings, a body with it’s respective souls, also grow and counterbalance each other. What results is a simple, easy to understand, yet creative web of relations and powers that rely on one of the other. But the creativity is shown in more than just the characters; the plot is also a good example. The plot starts off with just two people fighting each other, then everything gradually increases in scope until we are talking about fighting all of heaven and hell, and battling it off with G-d and Lucifer. But the best part is the progression in the plot is smooth and natural. But nothing is perfect. After re-reading the first few chapters I realized that it takes a bit for the story to pick up. But if you are willing the brave a few mediocre chapters until the story picks up, which is worth it I’m telling you, then this manga is a great read.
GO Rating: 4.5/5