Tenshi Kinryouku

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: 6.281 (scored by 2617926,179 users)
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Ranked: #76522
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Popularity: #2761
Members: 46,570
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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

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Messiah" by Yula Yayoi (eps 1)

Ending Theme

"Knife of Romance" by Φ

Oct 25, 2008
iamjoe (All reviews)
Great, another incestuous gay demon supernatural bishounen bishoujo anime. I find myself being redundant if I say 'another stupid anime made from a sub-par manga'.

First off, the story is awful and had some of the worst plot I ever saw. It basically follows one guy perving on his younger sister and then angels trying to destroy the earth since the demons are ironically the good guys.

It pretty much goes like this:

Boy: I wanna bone my sister!!

Sister: I'm pointless!

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Jul 26, 2008
TrenchKamen (All reviews)
I take this opportunity to advocate that you go read the manga before you try this OVA. The manga is light years beyond this drek in terms of... well, pretty much everything.

Needless to say this OVA does NOT do the manga any justice. Some of the animation sequences are pretty, but beyond that, this just sucks. The characters come off flat and obnoxious, and the story seems pointless and haphazard--there is no tension, and it feels like there are no stakes. This does not feel like a semi-Apocalyptic war between the forces of Heaven and Hell. It feels like... well... like every other bad pseudo-Biblical read more
Jul 30, 2007
mistress_reebi (All reviews)
Angels are God's messengers that protect humans from danger because they are the good guys. Wrong! Unlike most stories, the bad guys (the daemons) are the good guys in Angel Sanctuary. Some viewers may find this OVA offensive and sacriligious; however, it isn't an insult on Christianity. It's a fictional story reversing the roles for once and isn't meant to be persecuting Christianity; just showing the other side of the coin. There are far more films and television shows using crude humour towards Christianity in North America, which are a million times more offensive than Angel Sanctuary. Putting that aside, the mood for Angel Sanctuary read more
Sep 16, 2010
Nanalilly (All reviews)
When I was a kid and starting to develop an interest in anime and manga, I came across a DVD of Angel Sanctuary at our local Blockbuster. Having never been exposed to much besides a few dime store ADV video tapes, I was thrilled. I took it home and decided that it was probably the coolest thing I had ever watched.

Unfortunately, from an objective point of view, I couldn't have been more wrong. It was childish idealism at the time. Angel Sanctuary the OAV is impossibly hard to review because it is based on what is in my opinion, one of the greatest and read more

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