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Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

Alternative Titles

English: Battle Doll Angelic Layer
Japanese: 機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2001 to Sep 23, 2001
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.341 (scored by 18105 users)
Ranked: #20852
Popularity: #1027
Members: 33,760
Favorites: 199
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2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action comedy drama sci-fi

Synopsis

12-year-old Misaki Suzuhara has just gotten involved in Angelic Layer, a battling game using electronic dolls called angels. Even as a newbie, Misaki shows advanced skills as she meets new friends and enters Angelic Layer tournaments to fight the greatest Angelic Layer champions of the nation.

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Adaptation: Angelic Layer

Characters & Voice Actors

Hikaru
Hikaru
Main
 
Kizuki, Tamayo
Kizuki, Tamayo
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...
Kobayashi, Hatoko
Kobayashi, Hatoko
Main
Shiratori, Yuri
Japanese
Shiratori, Yuri
Paysinger, Sasha
English
Paysinger, Sasha
...
Kobayashi, Kotarou
Kobayashi, Kotarou
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Corn, Kevin
English
Corn, Kevin
...

Staff

Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kou, Yuu
Episode Director
Watanabe, Takashi
Episode Director



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Dec 13, 2008
Retro8bit
If I were to describe this anime in one sentence, it would be: "Pokemon with Battle Dolls!"

Story: 6/10
We follow little Mizaki, a little girl wanting to see her mother after years and years of being away from her. Upon arriving in the city where her aunt lives, she sees a jumbo vision screen that has two little battle dolls (known as Angles) fighting one on one. She is intrigued by them and decides to try it out for herself, unknown to Mizaki her mom is actually much closer than she thinks. This is the base of the storyline, along the way she meets new friends read more
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Jan 4, 2009
scienceboy
Title: Angelic Layer
Genre: Action, Comedy, Shojo-ish
Rating: 6/10

Plot Summary: Suzuhara Misaki moves to Tokyo city in order to attend school and for a hope that she will see her mother, who left 7 years previous to work in Tokyo. After exiting the station, she sees on a big screen two people fighting. However, these are not people - rather they are Angels, which are dolls controlled by a Deus. These dolls are custom made, and they fight in Angelic Layer, which is the name of the sport. She is told all this by the scientist Icchan, who walked up to her and started telling her this read more
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Feb 13, 2009
Solivonyx
Angelic Layer is an anime for a younger crowd, with enough in it to keep the little ones happy, but not enough to be satisfactory to those that have become adults.

Story 4/10

Aside from a brilliant setup, the plot of Angelic Layer is a failure. The concept is plausible, clever and very interesting in theory. The delivery however, left me extremely disappointed. The main emotion wrench in this anime is caused by such a stupid reason, I felt scorn and disbelief when i was supposed to be happy and cornily crying. I really don't mind corny moments that make sense, but to have a corny read more
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Apr 11, 2009
Dorcas_Aurelia
CLAMP decides to take the standard shonen fighting tournament setup and retools it into a series for girls. Partly it does this by making the tournament a fighter between customizable dolls, and making most of the competitors young females.

Like most tournament shows, the themes of doing your best and friendship pervade the experience. A doll used in the Angelic Fights is usually treated by her (or rarely, his) owner (deus) as though it were a dear friend, with concerned cries going out when they are injured. Unlike most competition shows, however, Angelic Layer isn't treated as the be-all-end-all of life. Characters who take it read more
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Recommendations

A toy has become one of the most popular competitions. Build your own customized miniature fighter and use it in duels on a special arena against various opponents. Some of them may become your friends, some may use quite underhanded methods to win. Catch up to your parent. And maybe you'll even find love along the way.
Both are Lovable stories that follow two girls as they get stronger.The main characters, Misaki (angelic layer) and Sakura ( cardcaptor sakura) are friendly and kind. They are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. As the story progresses, the two girls get better at what they do. Sakura at collecting clow cards and Misaki at playing angelic layer.The two main character's best friend, Tomoyo (cardacaptor sakura) and Hatoko ( angelic layer)are also similar in appearance and personality.
The art is similar. Both stories have to do with adventure and character develoment. They are fun to watch.
Both shows are about 15 cm (roughly) tall robots and some form of tournament battles. You get to customize and train your companion while fighting against various kinds of opponents in normal or tournament style battles. Both main characters start in a near similar fashion working their way to the top. I find this to be the most appropriate Anime to recommend when watching Moon Angel.

Main difference however is ammunition is live and Shinki's have full A.I when compared with "Angel" who need platforms to battle. Rest is similar.
In both series, the main characters not only want to become stronger through participating in more advanced tournaments, but they also have got emotional motives and struggles to communicate with their loving family. They need to become to top ones to solve their family issues.

What's more, the fighting stage in the tournaments in Angelic Layer are different and grand each time, which makes the fight become quite challenging, fresh and exciting, and those who participate must use their knowledge, skills, experiences and wisdom to win the game.
Main characters are about the same age, both have or get some emotional scarring they need to overcome, both are trying to become good at something new, in effect rising to their challenge. Neither anime neglects the cast of supporting characters, always a good thing.
-Both animes are about getting better at their games aiming to keep on winning and continue to move onto bigger tournaments
-Both have really potential leads

Opening Theme

"Be My Angel" by Enomoto Atsuko

Ending Theme

#1: "The Starry Sky" by HAL
#2: "Ame Agari" by Matsushita Moeco

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