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DN Angel 1.jpg
Cover of the first tankōbon volume, released in Japan on November 13, 1997
Genre Fantasy, Romantic drama
Author Yukiru Sugisaki
Publisher Japan Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher Canada United Kingdom United States Tokyopop
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Monthly Asuka
Malaysia Arena Komik
Original run November 1997 – ongoing
Volumes 13 (List of volumes)
TV anime
Director Koji Yoshikawa, Nobuyoshi Habara
Studio Japan Dentsu, Xebec
Licensor United States ADV Films
Network Japan TV Tokyo
Original run April 3, 2003September 25, 2003
Episodes 26 (List of episodes)
D.N.Angel: Crimson Wings (〜紅の翼〜)
Publisher Takara
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Platform PlayStation 2
Released Japan September 25, 2003
D.N.Angel TV Animation Series
Author Yukiru Sugisaki
Publisher Japan Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Monthly Asuka
Original run August 1, 2003October 1, 2003
Volumes 5
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D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. It premiered in Japan in the shōjo manga magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue, returning in the April 2008 issue. The individual chapters have been collected and published in 13 tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga series is licensed for English language release in North America by Tokyopop, which has released 13 volumes of the series as of December 2009.

The manga was adapted into a 26 episode anime series by Dentsu and Xebec which aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3, 2003 until September 25, 2003. The anime was later adapted into second two volume manga series. The manga was also adapted into a PlayStation 2 video game, and a series of drama CDs.



Daisuke Niwa is a 14-year-old boy who has a special genetic ability: whenever he sees or thinks about his crush, Risa Harada, he turns into the infamous phantom thief Dark. Satoshi Hiwatari is a student at the same school as Daisuke and the Harada twins, as well as the Commander of the police force who is heading the investigation on Dark. Satoshi Hiwatari is also member of the Hikari family, a clan of artists which has opposed the Niwa family of thieves for centuries.


D.N.Angel follows the adventures of Daisuke Niwa and how he must cope with his alter-ego, Dark Mousy. Because of the nature of the ability, his two friends, the twin sisters Risa and Riku Harada become involved. Other central figures include Satoshi Hiwatari, a descendant of the Hikari family who created the artworks that Dark targets in his thefts and the adopted son of a high ranking police officer. Like Daisuke, Satoshi possesses his own alter-ego, Krad.

Daisuke's family act as supporting characters in the story and aid Daisuke as he copes with the instability of his transformations.



Written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki, D.N.Angel premiered in Japan in the November 1997 issue of Monthly Asuka where new chapters were serialized monthly until Sugisaki put the series on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue. The series eventually returned to serialization, starting in the April 2008 issue of Monthly Asuka, where it continues to run.[1] The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The first volume was released on November 13, 1997; as of October 2008, 13 volumes have been released.[2][3]

The series is licensed for an English-language release in North America by Tokyopop. The first volume of the series was released on April 6, 2004; as of August 2008, the 11 volumes published before the series hiatus have been released.[4] On November 8, 2005, Tokyopop released a box set containing the first two volumes of the series.[4]

In August 2003, while the primary series was on hiatus, a second manga series, D.N.Angel TV Animation Series began serialization in Monthly Asuka. Also written by Sugisaki, the short series was based on the anime adaptation, which had diverged from the storyline of the manga series. D.N.Angel TV Animation Series finished its serialization in the October 2003 issue. It was published in 5 tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten.[citation needed]


D.N.Angel was adapted into a 26 episode anime series by Dentsu which aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3, 2003 until September 25, 2003. The series was directed by Koji Yoshikawa and Nobuyoshi Habara.

The series is licensed for release in North America and the United Kingdom by ADV Films, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.[5][6]

Five pieces of theme music are used in the anime adaptation. The song "White Night -True Light-" (白夜 〜True Light〜 Byakuya -True Light-?), by Shunichi Miyamoto, is used for the opening for twenty four episodes. For the ending theme, "Gentle Afternoon" (やさしい午後 Yasashii Gogo?) is used for the first twelve episodes, and "The Day It Begins" (はじまりの日 Hajimari no Hi?) is used for episodes 13-23 and episode 25. Both songs are performed by Minawo. Episode 24 uses the song "Caged Bird", by Shunichi Miyamoto, for its ending, while the final episode of the series uses Miyamoto's song "Guidepost" (道標 Michishirube?).

Video game

A PlayStation 2 video game, D. N. Angel: Kurenai no Tsubasa (D·N·ANGEL〜紅の翼〜 Dī Enu Enjeru ~Kurenai no Tsubasa~?, lit. D.N. Angel: Crimson Wings), was developed by Takara. The game was released in Japan on September 25, 2003 to coincide with the conclusion of the anime adaptation, on which the game was based.

Drama CDs

A trilogy of drama CDs called D.N.Angel Wink was also released. They are based directly on the manga, with some minor differences.

There were also two drama CDs released after the anime, "Sweet" and "Cute". These CDs use the anime voice actors and are based on the anime with events taking place just before its ending. They also include parodies of scenes in the anime.

Radio program

A series of seven broadcasts aired Japan in 2005 called Decade on Net: Radio D.N.Angel. It was hosted by Miyu Irino and Akira Ishida, who voiced Daisuke Niwa and Satoshi Hiwatari, respectively.


  1. ^ "D.N.Angel Manga to Return to Asuka Mag in February". Anime News Network. 2008-01-25. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-01-25/d.n.angel-manga-to-return-in-asuka-mag-in-february. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "D·N·ANGEL 第1巻" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/comic/bk_detail.php?pcd=199999924701. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  3. ^ "D·N·ANGEL 第13巻" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/comic/bk_detail.php?pcd=200804000042. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Book Catalog: D.N.Angel Vol. 1 - Dazzle Vol. 2". Tokyopop. http://www.tokyopop.com/manga/book_catalog/browse?sort=title&&alphabet=D. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  5. ^ "D.N.Angel". ADV Films. http://www.advfilms.com/titles/dnangel/. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  6. ^ "D.N.Angel". Madman Entertainment. http://www.madman.com.au/actions/series.do?method=view&videogramId=2495. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 

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From Wikiquote

D•N•Angel is a manga and anime series by Yukiru Sugisaki.


Dark Mousy

  • You don't have to like someone forever just because you like them at first!

Emiko Niwa (丹羽笑子, Niwa Emiko)

  • If you love somebody, set them... traps.
  • That was so quick, you'd make a ninja go pale.
  • AAAAHHHH!!! I have to do something! Right now! Hang on, baby! Mommy's coming to save you!

Krad (クラッド, Kuraddo)

  • Humans are not endless.
  • Risa is a bitch.


  • His stupidity is up 50% from normal levels.


  • He told me...that which is incomplete seeks completion...yet...that which is incomplete is no better than that which is complete. Do you understand?

Saga Keiji

  • He looked great with you than any other photos we've taken of him..

Riku Harada (原田 梨紅, Harada Riku)

  • He wouldn't notice if I got a crew cut, shaved my head bald, or grew an afro!
  • Wha? Bu? Dar? What language is that?
  • they said that looking under the same sky is the one you love.

Risa Harada (原田梨紗, Harada Risa)

  • At least I'm the cute one!!

Satoshi Hiwatari (日渡怜, Hiwatari Satoshi)

  • How can you be thankful to the person who hurt you? How? How can you smile at the person who took away that which was most precious...?
  • Nice to meet you... or have we met already?
  • Daisuke......can I keep this coat?
  • On the other hand, because you are the way you are, Niwa... I can't bring myself to hate you. And to me, that is... The one thing in this world that truly ever gave me joy.

Kosuke Niwa (丹羽小助, Niwa Kosuke)

  • Is that face yours? Or is it someone else's?


During a rehersal of "Ice and Snow":

Satoshi (as Dark): Why do you always run away from me?!
Daisuke (as Freedert): Our backgrounds are so different... We-- this can't be happening!
Satoshi: *notices that Daisuke's dress has torn*
Satoshi (as Dark): Freedert!
Satoshi: *grabs Daisuke and pulls him towards him*
Daisuke: HEY! Sa- Sa-- Satoshi?
Satoshi (as Dark): I love you.
Keiji: Let's get down to business, Daisuke... undress.
Daisuke: What?! Are you kidding me?! No way! Forget it!
Keiji: I can't be sure with your school uniform on. Funabashi, if you please.
Funabashi: Excuse me.
Daisuke: Hey!! AAAAHH!! Stop it! Pervert!
Keiji: Be quiet and take it like a man!
Daisuke: What are you doing to me?! NOOO!!
Keiji: Relax! It only seems weird at first!!
Funabashi: Sir... may I ask why you're undressing...?
Keiji: I'm not! Uh... it's just loose....
Dark: Daisuke. Stop acting like an old married couple!! This wholesomeness is... unwholesome! How can you act so calm! If this is all that happens on your date, that's pathetic!
Daisuke: Yeah, whatever...
Dark: Why aren't you getting more excited?! Come on, I want you to change into me!
Daisuke: I don't want to change! Don't you get it?!
Dark: I see. You're... restraining yourself. In that case, let's just hold her hand.
Daisuke: Wha-?! Bu-!! Dar-!!
Riku: Because I said those stupid words.. Just.. Forget about it... I know that you like Risa.. I know..
Daisuke: I did at first, but.. But now.. The one I like is Ri.. Ku.♥

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