We have now come to the end of a wonderful series. Now, as the last chapter of Volume 15 has been released and our window into the lives of those funny people at Hekikuu High School comes to a close, what are your thoughts and feelings on this?
For me, I had a sneaking suspicion the series would end this way. The entire series has always been a series of small arcs, anyway, so the sense of the ending just being a place where the story arc ends and life still goes on is perfect for me. And it's not as if there wasn't a climax... seeing the entire Kitano family for the last three chapters, that first kiss, seeing Ikuko take an active role for a change, Takehisa recognising Kitano's true nature, having Ogisu realise his power and Ikuno her love interest... all of that made it a very satifying concluding volume. Plus the Final Holy War itself was pretty cool too.
And the author's notes at the end were really a nice bonus. When you think about it, the only two people whose natures haven't changed throughout the entire series have been the two protagonists. It was the dynamic between Kuroda and Kitano which really drives a lot of the comedy... especially when Takehisa and Ryoko are involved as well. Yagi Norihiro-sensei really created characters that are so wildly exaggerated that they're fun to watch and memorable. And the openness of the ending is perfectly suited for fanfiction writers or doujins to carry on, as well...
In short, Angel Densetsu is going into my must-keep folder. What about you?