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Angel Sanctuary

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Japanese: 天使禁猟区
English: Angel Sanctuary
German: Angel Sanctuary
Spanish: Angel Sanctuary
French: Angel Sanctuary
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2000 to Aug 25, 2000
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: ReincarnationReincarnation
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.261 (scored by 2689426,894 users)
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Ranked: #79362
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Popularity: #3046
Members: 48,942
Favorites: 190


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Episodes: /3


Setsuna Mudo is a 16-year-old high school student just trying to get by without running afoul of his bullying seniors. It doesn't help that he's in love with his younger sister, Sara, who only sees him once a month. But there's more to his life than just keeping his head down.

Setsuna is ambushed by mysterious beings, angels, and demons, all professing to know his true destiny. The angels say he is the reincarnation of their leader Alexiel, while the demons claim he led them to war against God himself.

As Setsuna struggles with his identity in such strange times, the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell threatens to reignite. Will he be prepared when it does?


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Characters & Voice Actors


Chiba, Susumu


Orikasa, Ai

Katou, Yue

Ueda, Yuuji


Miki, Shinichiro


Shiozawa, Kaneto


Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Watanabe, Akio
Key Animation
Yuki, Kaori
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"Messiah" by Yula Yayoi (eps 1)

Ending Theme

"Knife of Romance" by Φ


Dec 8, 2022
A very critical work in my view, as it contradicts everything we are taught through the bible, where the "good guys" would be demons instead of angels. And all the teachings passed by the bible how not to relate to brothers, the work makes exactly that happen, because we are seeing it from the perspective of the fallen angels, where they are contrary to God, that is, it makes no sense for them to follow the teachings of their own, so that they can live as they want and love who they want. This becomes clear when people (who worship God) discover this character's incestuous ...
Sep 10, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Angel Sanctuary was a manga written by Yuki Kaori from 1994 to 2000. At the tail end of its run, in 2000, it got an OVA from Hal Film Maker. The same studio that brought us Princess Tutu and... Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan. The manga is dark and disturbing with a lot of screwed up events and circumstances. It's also really good, provided you don't mind media that takes liberties with Judeo-Christian mythos. So, does a three episode OVA manage to capture the spirit of the manga?


Our tale opens with our hero, Setsuna, fighting against a group of thugs. He's winning handily, until his sister, ...
Aug 9, 2016
I know I've overrated this anime, but for me Angel Sanctuary harbors memories I hold close to my heart.
This review was originally written in the diary of a young warrior who is no longer among us. Accused of committing high treason he was exiled from the country, but he was given a choice, either that or just watch Angel Sanctuary 100 times over and write a detailed essay on it. Unaware of the danger that lay before him he went with option B......The poor soul was found hanging in his lockup the following day.

Not to brag, but I am far superior to him for I ...

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