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NEW MANGA!! Amazing Agent Luna

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Story by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir & Art by Shiei
Support home-grown manga: Amazing Agent Luna
Rating: Fun.
Read: Tonight!

NOTE: Amazing Agent Luna is manga- a graphic novel, rather than prose.

This has all the makings of a really enjoyeable shoujo series. The characters are well-defined, the art is fantastic, and the story is certainly different. Because Luna is a secret agent for the United States government! See? US-created manga is fun.


Luna has been raised from the egg (she was a test-tube baby) by the US government to be a top secret weapon. Alas, she is now 15 years old and the terrible teens have been lurking under her inexperienced surface. Her division's main concern is the suspicious activity of Count Von Brucken. In the first chapter, Luna sneaks into his embassy and uncovers files that all pertain to Nobel High School.

Naturally, they send her in undercover, with her Control Agent and psych as her 'parents.'

Luna is completely naive and completely sweet and well-meaning. I don't think she has a mean bone in her body. She's completely overwhelmed in the new social environment, which is just how you remember high school- if your high school had been cross-bred with a Japanese high school. That means the classrooms look like they're from overseas, but the kids get away with murder. 😉 Skateboarding and midriffs.

It's pretty much what you would expect from there, only not nearly as clumsy as some previous attempts at similar storylines have gone. Luna has to balance work and play (in the name of 'blending in'), without getting exposed. She's already formed attachments to her fellow students and would obviously be sad to leave, while on the other hand she's hating certain aspects and wants out.

Her partners in agentry (and pretend parents) are Control Agent Jennifer, a tightassed bombshell who thinks she knows everything, and Dr. Andy, a really nice guy who couldn't possibly have volunteered for this job. The two argue constantly over methodology- Control treats Luna like a robot while Andy insists on speaking to her as a human being. Control leaps right to the super agent ultra-tech strategies but Andy is more down to earth. Andy is vereh sexeh, and I'm sure plenty of people will like Control's giant tits and bustier. XP

At school, Luna has found friends in Oliver, a skateboarding misfit with a crush on her, and Francesca, one of the popular crowd who has turned away from her snotty mistress, Elizabeth. Luna, Oliver, and Francesca make a sweet trio. Oliver is a character too rarely seen in manga- he opens his mouth when he has an opinion, and there's something fiesty in him. My bets are on him.

And let us not forget the bishounen. Well, he's not typical bish, but he's meant to be. Jonah, who Luna literally runs into in the first chapter. If he doing something suspicious in league with Von Brucken? What'm I saying? GO READ IT ONLINE!!!! GoManga Viewer!

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Written by Shen

March 28, 2005 at 11:26 pm

23 Responses

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  1. where can i watch it?? or read it on the internet..FOR FREE????

    anna

    March 26, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    • can’t…>_>
      Just like the manga HOLLOW FIELDS

      patricia

      July 18, 2011 at 5:28 am

  2. I love this Manga! …I own the first, but can’t find the second ANYWERE. (evil)

    Cee

    May 13, 2007 at 12:22 am

    • I HAVE THE SECOND!!!!! yay me! my grandparents got it at barnes and noble after i got the first at a book fair in my school.

      opal

      June 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm

  3. I love this manga so much! I read the first volume, and I was hooked… can’t wait to get the second one ;D

    Elyse

    May 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

  4. Just finished reading the omnibus (volumes 1-3 together) and I HAVE to get volume 4 as soon as possible. Like, now. seriously, I love it! 😀

    Mew Cinnamon

    June 23, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    • i read it to1

      young reezy

      November 2, 2009 at 5:47 pm

      • i need volume 4!

        young reezy

        November 2, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    • I can’t find Volume 3 anywhere. GAAAH!!!!!!!!

      Heather

      September 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

  5. I bought a book of it from volume 1-3 from barnes and nobels and it’s AWSOME!!!!!!!!

    luna lover 1

    March 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  6. got 1-3 from b&n. very good. can’t wait for the next installment. too bad it ended at a cliffhanger, tho.

    Umbreon

    June 5, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  7. I love the first book. The problem is i can’t find were i can read the second one. i don’t wanna buy it, but might have to. So plz help me save my allowance.

    1 week = $6

    Yuki

    January 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

  8. i wonder when volume 6 will come out i just can’t wait for it i am getting the two omnibus books from waldenbooks(branch of b&n) peace home dogs

    peace2theworld

    January 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm

  9. Hey I found this blog on

    Naruto Shippuden

    January 8, 2010 at 1:36 am

  10. I got the 1st Omnibus book a year or two ago, I’ve nearly got it memorized… Not kidding. I know there’s some quotes that I definitely won’t forget soon. ^^ Example: “I am not… freaking… OOOOOUT!!! Oliver fawl down, go boom…”

    Eva

    January 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

  11. Well written post, looks brilliant on my iPhone as well.

    Meri Doxie

    January 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  12. this website S-T-I-N-K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yuna

    April 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

  13. somebody really needs to scan this so i can read it! XP

    lunarclipse06

    July 4, 2010 at 3:23 am

  14. I luv luna i read 1-3 looking 4 the 4th HELPP!!!!!!!!!!

    luna lover 2

    August 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm

  15. i need the 6th and
    7th

    athena powell

    March 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

  16. you can order the books online from barnes and noble

    xvisilver

    October 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  17. Thanks a ton for taking some time to create “NEW
    MANGA!! Amazing Agent Luna Reading Backwards”. Thanks a
    ton for a second time ,Morgan

    Dorthea

    February 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm


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