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

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    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