Ranked #1609
Tenshi no Tamago

Tenshi no Tamago

Alternative Titles

English: Angel's Egg
Japanese: 天使のたまご


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 1985
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.451 (scored by 7594 users)
Ranked: #16092
Popularity: #1382
Members: 17,729
Favorites: 230
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In a desolate and dark world full of shadows, lives one little girl who seems to do nothing but collect water in jars and protect a large egg she carries everywhere. A mysterious man enters her life... and they discuss the world around them.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Nezu, Jinpachi
Nezu, Jinpachi
Hyoudou, Mako
Hyoudou, Mako


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Screenplay
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Amano, Yoshitaka
Original Creator, Character Design
Nakura, Yasuhiro
Key Animation, Animation Director

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Jul 17, 2008
I heard that this anime was underrated, and then decided to check it out. After watching the film, I was doing two things. One, I was scratching my head, and two, I was trying to pry my jaw from the floor.

Wow, what a surreal, vivid, creepy, terrifying, amazing, astounding, memorable work of art.

The story here is quite simple, and is presented very slowly. The main character does not hesitate to observe and admire her surroundings. The pacing has been complained about before, and I halfway agree with these complaints. On one hand, the extra-slow paced lingering shots may bore you, and on the other hand, read more
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Mar 28, 2010
Preface: Angel's Egg is my favorite movie, animated or not, and I don’t expect everyone to like it as much as I do... this is just my opinion.
Also: Spoiler Warning.......

Mandatory ratings of "story" and "character" seem constricting, implying that anime must be a narrative art.. Animation especially seems to have the potential to release visuals from these constructs and to become a poetic association of images or a musical rhapsody of color and movement, which engage us on a subconscious aesthetic level.. Not to imply that Angel's Egg is a non-narrative work of art— it isn't— or that it has no characters— it does, read more
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Both are beautiful and thought-provoking movies with lots of symbolic imagery.
the characters, atmosphere and color palette are very simillar.

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Ending Theme

"Prelude" by Yoshihiro Kanno

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