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Charged with keeping the peace and investigating crime among the stars the Worlds Welfare Work Association WWWA prides itself on a reputation of safety and regard for life and property If only someone would tell that to Agents Kei and Yuri codename the Lovely Angels but better known as the Dirty Pair Part female James Bond and part walking disaster this duo gets the job done though there are no guarantees that a city or two won't get razed in the process In this adventure the Angels are called in to investigate the cataclysmic destruction of the Gravus Heavy Industry facility on the planet Dangool What they find there hurls the pair into a danger filled trek across the galaxy Created by popular science fiction author Haruka Takachiho in 1979 The Dirty Pair are among the most beloved characters in popular anime and science fiction circles

10 thoughts on “The Great Adventures of the Dirty Pair

  1. says:

    The “Dirty Pair” of the title are Kei and Yuri two young interplanetary agents in the distant future who investigate crimes for the World Welfare Works Association or WWWA They’re essentially female James Bond types who travel in their own space ship with their pet Mugi which is essentially an intelligent alien cat Their code name is “the lovely angels” but because they’re famous for leaving death and destruction in their wake they’ve come to be known as “the dirty pair”This volume contains the first two Dirty Pair novels What I most enjoyed is that Kei and Yuri are strong well defined characters Kei is hot tempered and impulsive while Yuri is thoughtful It’s fun to see their camaraderie and how the situations regularly blow up for them to cause damage worthy of a contemporary superhero film What I found a little annoying is that at times it feels like Kei and Yuri are Betty and Veronica from Archie comics each competing for the next cute boy even in the midst of worlds blowing up around themThe Dirty Pair novels are fun if you’re a fan of diverting science fiction stories with plenty of gun battles and explosions Just don’t go in expecting a lot of depth You can find strong women who will tell thoughtful stories in other places

  2. says:

    I was a huge fan of the anime growing up and when I saw this at a used bookstore I had to pick it up This had exactly what I was expecting and some things I didn't The book is a very fast paced zany sci fi action buddy comedy which is what I expected What I didn't realize is that the anime adaptions turned the violence down several notches I was a bit caught off guard by the amount of violent death in this That said it was still fun It's pulpy goodness The main characters Kei and Yuri bicker then make up while having adventures in a very broadly drawn space opera setting And while wearing silver hot pants and halter tops They just also kill a hundred or so people in surprisingly bloody well described ways The author put a lot of thought into all the things you could do with a remote controlled flying knife 16 year old me would have thought this was the best book ever Older me still enjoyed it

  3. says:

    Dirty Pair is my favorite anime series and I had no idea that it had been based on this book so I was excited to read it It's very similar to the resulting show Kei and Yuri are two beautiful and vain young ladies who are Trouble Consultants that end up causing almost as much trouble as that which they're solving They call themselves Lovely Angels their code name but everyone else calls them the Dirty Pair because of their habit of accidentally destroying lots of property This book is probably a bit over the top for some readers but it's fast paced fun There's not much depth to the story but you really don't need it to make too much sense the ride is the thing

  4. says:

    A fun light novel don't expect any earth shattering pros This story thrives on the strength of its two main female protagonist and the sandbox world that they get to inhabit and the fact that the characters and setting have survive the test of time is a testament to the groundwork that was laid out in this first light novel

  5. says:

    I happened upon the 1985 anime series 'Dirty Pair' recently and fell in love with agents Kei Yuri Mugi and their madcap worldsSo I set about online ordering the translation of the 1979 novel on which it was based as well as the 1987 series and movies Pretty much whatever I could get my hands onIt's very cool Recommended for boys primarily but could be enjoyed by most fans of sci fi and out there espionage The book was slightly serious and scads violent than the TV series For example Yuri makes ready and uncompromising use of 'The Bloody Card' a razor edged hovering metal weapon the size of a credit card that as the name suggests makes WITHDRAWLS of geysers of bloodDon't worry the agents of Lucifer are 100% guaranteed bad guys 3WA types like Kei Yuri are clearly in the rightMugi is a delight I want a hyper intelligent genetically engineered giant ridable cat for a friend One who can fly spaceships and control the electromagnetic field with his ears

  6. says:

    Kei and Yuri work for the World Wide Welfare Association a trouble consulting firm that helps local planetary governments throughout the known galaxy of 3000 worlds colonized by humans In this debut novel Mr Takachiho the Dirty Pair investigate two different crimesTold in first person from Kei's perspective this is a great collection of two novellas Expect over the top action humor sexy girls laser gun fights and Perfect book for anyone who loves anime pulp fiction andor Golden Age sci fi

  7. says:

    The book on which the Anime heroes are based off of Its not a bad SciFi storythough its told from the first person perspective of Kei Yuri is a secondary character that is communicated with in the story Therefore the inner thoughts solely belong to the character of Kei The action segments are somewhat stilted and cheaply thought out but considering that this was written with the aim of teaching young Japanese students how to read English novels its not a bad book

  8. says:

    Wow there is so much that the Dirty Pair anime left out from the novel like Mugi's true abilities and the fact that Kei and Yuri are espers Plus they really earn their Dirty Pair nickname in the book what with the massive casualty rate their missions usually end with Still was a fun pulpy sci fi read I just wish Dark Horse was still releasing this series in English apparently after the seuel to this one is when they stopped

  9. says:

    Seems to have lost a lot in translation Not nearly as appealing as the animated versions or Adam Warren's rendition Certainly not as intelligent as Warren's version either

  10. says:

    Probably the least interesting version of the Dirty Pair I have watchedread which is funny since this is the original but it's not bad for a pulpystupid sf novel