Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

Battle Doll Angelic Layer

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Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2001 to Sep 23, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:20 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 2560125,601 users)
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Ranked: #26092
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Popularity: #2422
Members: 53,110
Favorites: 259

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Minami, Masahiko
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Be My Angel" by Enomoto Atsuko

Ending Theme

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

Dec 13, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
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
Jan 12, 2021
ironsakura32 (All reviews)

A young girls moves to Tokyo to live with her aunt, and on the way gets involved in a new sport that is gripping the nation. This journey chronicles her journey through this new world that she has discovered. I personally enjoyed the story, especially the ending.


Animation is nice. To me the style fits what this anime is supposed to be.


The music is nice, I enjoy both the opening and closing themes. The Japanese voice acting is done very well. I have not heard the dub, so i can't say read more
Jan 4, 2009
vavoysh (All reviews)
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
Jan 30, 2019
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
I have a strong soft spot for kid tournament anime. Ever since I was a kid intrigued, watching kid tournament anime thanks to it's flashy fights base on set project as well seeing set strong fighter fight set strong fighter in a match.
Even though I enjoy watching Kodomo tournament anime, I don't find them to be all that great in actually. Yes, there were a few kid tournaments that were actually good such as Gundam Build Fighters, Cardfight Vanguard Season 1 and Future Card Buddyfight Season 1 many of the kids tournament anime seemed to be meh at best by comparison especially when theses that read more

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