Item description for Amazing Agent Luna Vol 1 (Amazing Agent Luna) by Shiei Nunzio DeFilippis...
Amazing Agent Luna is the story of Luna, the perfect secret agent. A girl grown in a lab from the finest genetic material, she has been trained since her birth fifteen years ago to be the U.S. government's ultimate espionage weapon. But now she is given an assignment that will test her abilities to the utmost --- high school.
In order to uncover an evil plot, the government sends Luna to a prominent high school to pose as a student. Luna's training has left her completely unprepared to handle the stresses and strains of ordinary teenage relationships --- making friends, creating rivals, and having her first big crush on bad boy Jonah, the son of her arch-nemesis, Count Von Brucken! Making matters worse, Luna's "father" is the overly warm-and-fuzzy Dr. Andy and her "mother" is the always business-like, unemotional Control.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 2005
Publisher Seven Seas
ISBN 193316400X ISBN13 9781933164007
Reviews - What do customers think about Amazing Agent Luna Vol 1 (Amazing Agent Luna)?
One of the best Mangas I've read!! :) Apr 18, 2007
I love this manga it is so great. I think it is new and refreshing to acctually have a villian who is funny! IF you read the Manga closley you can tell that Luna works for America. I wonder what will happen next.
AMAZING AGENTS AND INNOCENT VILLAINS Jul 22, 2006
Count Heinrich Von Brucken is the leader of the rogue nation of Bruckenstein and he's not a very nice guy, even though we get no information on what evil he has committed to warrant the role of villain in this series. Nothing is told about how he treats his people or the bad things he's done to the world. We just have to go by the author's word that he's bad. Anyway, when 15-year-old genetically engineered super agent Luna breaks into his embassy she finds out about a secret plan called "Project Scion" which Brucken just happens to keep lying around on his desk for even his maids to see! The content of the files points to something shady going on at Nobel High School, where the sons and daughters of diplomats, scientists, and world leaders get an elite education. Luna is sent in undercover as a student, with her handler, "Control", and her shrink Dr. Collins posing as her parents. Having been raised in isolation and with no contact with anyone of her age group, she finds making friends and adjusting to school is harder than she thought. And what is going to happen when Baron Brucken's son, Jonah, enrolls at the school?
Amazing Agent Luna is the first manga I have read from the publisher Seven Seas, and boy, did it stink! It is a horrible mockery and pale imitation of Japanese manga. First, the art. Instead of using shading in her drawings, Shiei sticks almost exclusively to using pre-rendered dotted patterns which marks a lazy drawer in my mind. It became very annoying after a while because it showed the artist didn't want to take the time to give it a professional look. A lot of the female characters look EXACTLY alike except for headband. The character designs were just completely lacking and you got the feeling like you were looking at some of your dead relatives. There was just no soul underneath. The story too was awful. It was the worst blend of cliches I have ever experienced. Again, there is no evidence Brucken is evil. We are basically given no info as to who Luna and her handlers are working for. For that matter, we don't even know where this story is taking place. It seems like a Japanese type school, but again it seems a mock-up like the Truman Show. Maybe that's what this is all about. This manga doesn't even really exist and I could look behind the back cover and see wooden boards supporting it. Another mark against it was that it lacked humor. Maybe once every 50 pages or so, you would laugh, but it needed more. I have no idea how this book got published. Steer clear from this book, a "world manga" gone bad.
I love this! Apr 16, 2005
The big thing has to be the artwork. I actually got to talk to Shiei! According to her, she had to work really hard to draw it all on a deadline.
The storyline is so alluring, I even fell in love with Oliver!
As It Says.... AMAZING!! Apr 3, 2005
At first, even despite the beautiful artwork, I rolled my eyes. "Oh, great, another 'girly secret agent' manga." I thought. And, well, it kinda' is. But it's also more than that!
I found the characters cute and believable, the story one that you don't want to put down, and (as I mentioned before) the artwork gorgeous.
Yes, some of it is a tad silly and unrealistic--but what secret agent story usually isn't? Besides, all it's good qualities far outweigh the bad.
Sweet; a charming series, and a book you definatly want to add to your collection.