Japanese: ネオアンジェリーク Abyss
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Jun 30, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - ChildrenL represents licensing company
Score: 7.111 (scored by 6087 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagsfantasy romance shoujo
Jul 9, 2008
Story: Simple. Select people have the power to fight off the monsters produced by an omnipotent evil being, who just is. In comes the heroine who has the power to completely vanquish said evil. Oooh. Never saw that coming. Adventuring, etc. Nothing special.
Art: The animation is fairly good through most of the series. I liked the character designs for most of the characters, and they were unique enough that you wouldn't confuse one for the other. The "action sequences" weren't anything special.
Sound: Aside from the OP and ED, the music was boring and annoying at times. The OP is adorably cheesy and catchy, and the ED is just adorably cheesy, but I liked them both. The VAs for this series were one of the main reasons I decided to watch this, and they lived up to my expectations. The casting was good for all the characters, and the acting was decent.
Character: Angelique drove me insane from the moment she appeared on screen, to the last few seconds before the ED in episode 13. While I know good heroines aren't terribly common for this sort of show, Angelique is exceptionally annoying until roughly halfway, where more development and personality is brought in for all the character. The four "knights" Angelique gathers around her took a long time to grow on me, and by the end of the series, I still found the side characters to be overall more interesting and fun to watch. The main cast does seem to have history beyond what this first season was able to dig into, though, they just weren't all my cup of tea.
Enjoyment: My obsession with Erenfried's VA was one of the few things that kept me watching through the first part of the series, but by the last 6 episodes, I was more or less hooked. I liked the series more as things grew darker, rather than the shiny happy people episodes in the beginning. I was a bit disappointed in how the series ended, as the last few episodes basically forgot about some of the cast.
Overall? I'll give it a 6. Decent, light, easy to multi-task to anime. Abyss left me with a cliffhanger, and I liked this season enough to try the second, but if the pace slows up again I'll probably drop it. read more
Jul 6, 2008
Hmm... Overall, it was quite a trivial anime; Good for passing time, but not much more than that. Reverse harem is one of my favorite genres (e.g. Ouran HSHC, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge) and I started the series because of that. However, the romance in this was quite shallow. The entire anime was much too sugary. If you are looking for anime with a good plot and romance, I do NOT recommend this. If you are looking for an overly-cute anime with many yummy bishies or to pass time, you might want to give this a try. Personally, I wasn't pleased with the anime. read more
Jul 14, 2009
I have to say the story and enjoyment was worse than anything. The only reason I watched it until the end was to see if the main female protaganist was going to actually find love between one of her companions and that also let me down. The action wasn't all that great either. The fights was a little boring. The enemies all looked like jelly monsters and the powers the main characters had were too lame. To sum the story up, it was a let down.
Art and sound was OK.
As far as characters, I wanted to say I had at least one favorite but the only one I could think of was the cat. The characters really didn't develop enough for me to get to like them.
Overall this series gets a 5/10 because it is one of my favorite genres but too bad it didn't meet my expectations.
Apr 3, 2010
Mar 1, 2012
Here we go...
Personally, I'm a big fantasy fan, so I was really excited to try Neo Angelique Abyss, and I don't feel let down at all. Of course, the whole "demonic monsters" thing isn't new, but I found their approach to it rather unique, because of the multiple new aspects that I noticed while watching. The character development in the show (as far as background story goes) is very good. All of the main characters get some sort of look back into their past, and some of them get a detailed explanation. The progression of the story is something I find intersting because it sometimes doesn't seem to be moving, but in the end you realize that it's all connected, so that seems like a success to me. Many people find the story predictable, and I have to agree. Neo Angelique is indeed predictable, but not the whole time. There are, as in most shows, moments where you go "Duh! I saw that coming!" but also times when you can't help but be surprised. All in all, I liked the story of NAA.
Ok, so I'm definitely no expert when it comes to this area, but I liked the art. It's not really a unique art style if you ask me, but there are many things that I think are quite unique to this show, like the Thanatos and the detailed scenery. Like I said, I'm certainly not an expert, but I think the art in NAA deserves the score I gave.
Again, no expert, but I gave this score because I find any of the sound aspects unique at all. Nothing was really undesirable or anything, but I just didn't think there was really anything special about it.
I love the character aspects of NAA! I love all the characters themselves (not just for the bishounen aspect, mind you...), and I love some of the unique stories that come with them. As I said before, the character development for some of the characters is just great, and all of the characters have something that makes them different from all the rest, be it backstories, style, or just flat-out personality. Not to mention, the way all the characters interact with one another truly shows their differences as well as similarites. Honestly, I really did love the characters and like aspects of this show.
I really loved watching this anime! It was fun, light-hearted, and at the same time, rather deep and emotional. No, the romantic side didn't progress as much as the fangirl side of me wanted it to, but that honestly didn't take away from my enjoyment at all. I, of course, have my own specific tastes that differ from many, but NAA fit my tastes better than I actually thought it would. So, I'll say it again, I loved this anime!
I think NAA deserves this score because, despite some of the things that I saw as flaws, I still couldn't stop watching. I may see it differently from someone else, but I think that this is a good show. No, probably not one of the ones to go down in history as a top anime or anything, but still, it's a good watch that I would recommend to anyone. :)
Thank you for reading (AKA suffering through...) my first (rather long...) review! I hope it helps point you to a really great show! :) read more
Jul 6, 2011
Where do i even begin. Story? Fine. Plain and simple. World of unknown origin is under constant assault by monsters. Only a select handful of people in the wide world can fight these things. Some cookie cutter ditz is sought out by four of the most standard "heroes" I have ever seen to be there healer thing and she turns out to be some queen. All the while, they are trying to stop so association from building some kind of machine that destroys the monsters, but also destroys the cities. The plot had very little twists, and any it did have were 100% predictable. I literally saw everything coming.
Characters. Oh boy. Angelique made me want to throw my fist through a very sturdy brick wall. I don't think they could have put a more average girl as a plot center. She dressed like a Lolita, acted all...whats that word everyone uses? Tsundere? Well she liked to play hard to get, but want EVERY MAN. Rayne. He didn't even play the bad boy role correctly for heaven sake! He was rather generic until he suddenly realized he liked Angelique and then it was all jealousy from there. I don't know what JD is unless he's supposed to be some sort of Vash clone. Thats what he felt like to me anyway. Oh yah, and he's a robot, did I mention that? More personality then the former, but still lacking. Hyuuga was fairly average, but is the only one not trying to get into Angelique's pants, er rather, under her skirt. He is the devoted servant type. Again, typical. Nyx was probably the main with the most character and somewhat of a mystery. Although hes the Rich Heart Throb with the Mysterious Past type, he was the only one I hadn't quite grasped. But all and all, awful.
The art was probably the only redeeming quality in the show. The style was rather average but the coloration and animation were very well done. Its a shame it was wasted on this story.
Overall, I would not AT ALL recommend this anime. EVER. read more
Apr 11, 2011
Every shoujo anime cliche in the history of anime happens in the first 5 minutes.
This is show is so trite and unoriginal it manages to cross the line into unintentional hilarity. If you were one of those girls who spent a lot of time back in middle school sitting around watching sailor moon and magic knight rayearth with your little friends eating pizza and talking about how to beat bosses in final fantasy 7, then you should seriously consider watching at least one episode of this anime, because you will seriously LOL.
But, there's no reason to ever watch more than one episode. read more
Jun 24, 2008
Sep 12, 2008
Jul 1, 2011
Now, the story itself is nothing too spectacular. It's a reverse harem, where a pretty girl is surrounded with (and lives with) quite a few handsome men. They have a task that they complete at the very end of the show, with some struggles here and there before they reach the end of the tunnel. The guys end up protecting the girl since she's pretty weak, and there's some action. Everything is basically pretty predictable. Nothing that great. At least there wasn't anything that made me cringe or too weird, so I ended up giving this part a 5.
Well let's see. The art wasn't bad. I mean, its characters are drawn very similar to other characters from other shows, like OHSHC, Vampire Knight, etc. The artwork in general was pretty consistent throughout, and you could tell the characters apart so that was a plus.
The sound was alright. Pretty average I must say. The OP and ED weren't super catchy or anything, so I ended up skipping through them every time I watched an episode. The music throughout the anime was okay too, I guess.
The characters in this show weren't that intriguing, and the main character of the show, Angelique, really annoyed me. She's another one of those gentle, calm, soft-spoken heroines, and just a weak character. As in, even though she has this incredible power which makes her very "valuable", she always needs somebody there to care and watch over her. I guess a little later on, she gets better and some character development takes place, but generally, she was someone that got on my nerves. The other characters had their different personalities too, but they were just alright in my opinion.
Average. I was tempted to stop watching this series halfway through, but managed to convince myself to finish it up. It wasn't unbearable, just not that enjoyable.
Overall, just average. Like all the parts listed and explained above. Bottom line, if you're looking for something to watch just for fun, then watch this, but don't expect too much from this series. read more