Ranked #3548

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Alternative Titles

English: Blue Drop
Synonyms: Blue Drop: Tenshitachi no Gikyoku
Japanese: BLUE DROP ~天使達の戯曲~


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2007 to Dec 26, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.911 (scored by 7,787 users)
Ranked: #35482
Popularity: #1863
Members: 18,190
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Five years ago, something horrifying happened on Kamioki Island. Something so nightmarish that it stripped all memory from Mari Wakatake's mind even as it left every other human on the island dead in its wake! Now enrolled against her will at an isolated girl's academy, Mari is unaware that hidden eyes are watching her, waiting for her memory to return.

Buried in her psyche is the most terrifying secret of all: while Mari was the only human who lived, she may not have been the only survivor! As something in a female skin invades Kaihou Academy, Mari's only hope may lie in a strange girl to whom she is inexplicably drawn yet cannot trust.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Senkouji, Hagino
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
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Wakatake, Mari
Wakatake, Mari
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Kawashima, Akane
Kawashima, Akane
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Gotou, Yuuko
Gotou, Yuuko


Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Ookura, Masahiko
Ookura, Masahiko
Director, Script
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Bickham, Clint
Bickham, Clint

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Hydrangea
Oct 3, 2007
2 Lavandula
Oct 10, 2007
3 Datura
Oct 17, 2007
4 Dahlia Pinnata
Oct 24, 2007
5 Garden Verbena
Oct 31, 2007

Opening Theme

"BLUE" by Suara

Ending Theme

"Tsubomi -blue dreams (蕾-blue dreams-)" by Suara

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Aug 20, 2008
The following review would never be written if it weren't for the ending...it was very touching...it brought the show to a whole different level...anyway...

Blue Drop (BD) is a combination of slice of life school drama and sci-fi water action anime. In a nutshell, BD is not meant for those who only seeks action (slice of life HINT HINT). I would say about 70% of the show is slice of life-ish and 30% action.

The story itself is pretty easy to follow. Nothing too complicated, though I didn't expect the ending to be like that... It was a bit lacking at the end though due to read more
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Jun 6, 2008
Blue drop is hard to put into words. One moment you think you're watching a slice of life school drama, the next moment you feel like watching some sci-fi space/water action show. When these two things intermingle badly it feels like you're trying to watch two different shows at once.

Story (Decent)
Having said that though, you will notice it will lean towards one or the other toward the end. It's basically a story about a sole survivor of a tradgic incident who has no recollection of her past or the incident. When she joins an all girls school, she happens to discover things about her read more
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Dec 30, 2007
Blue Drop ~Tenshi-tachi no Gikoyku~ (The Angels Play) is the adaption to the manga Blue Drop (which I haven't read). One of my friends sent me a link to it, and I decided to check it out which I'm grateful for.

The greatest assets in this anime is the art. The art is superbly smooth and well done, details couldn't have been more and everything just looks so realistic. Already from the beginning you can see it, the beauty in the art. It is sparkling and dazzling and leaves a taste of wanting more.

The storyline can be a bit hard to understand first, it's more read more
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Mar 30, 2009
This animé actually has few true "plot twists" that would surprise anyone who has seen more than a few animés. But mysteries aren't everything in storytelling, what distinguishes a good story is when you know what is coming but you're still biting your nails and hoping that it does, or doesn't, happen. And this is what this animé managed to do, at least to me.

There are two parts to this animé as has been said, the high school/romance part and the sci-fi part. For those hoping for quick-ass action, avoid this title, battles are few and generally quickly over with, they often serve to increase read more
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Figure 17 and Blue Drop have the same basic setting in which a young and lonely female protagonist forms a strong bond with a non human girl. Both have a strong sci-fi element without discounting slice of life moments that introduce character developments as the story progresses. Blue Drop has yuri undertones that are absent in Figure 17 but they both offer a balanced take on daily life drama spiced with aliens and adventure.
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The main character of Noir is an amnesiac, somewhat similar to Mari-san from Blue Drop. Both the leading heroines have a slight yuri interest in one another.
Blue Drop has scifi as a second genre, Noir is a girls-with-guns,adventure type of genre but they both share a mystery/suspenseful subgenre/ending.
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