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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
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:20 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 23,225 users)
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Ranked: #25352
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Popularity: #1916
Members: 47,172
Favorites: 273

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. 
report Recommended by luinthoron
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. 
report Recommended by EuroSubstance
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. 
report Recommended by animan7
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.  
report Recommended by Sanfron
-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 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
The plots of both these anime originate from the same manga-ka, and deal with the relationships that can develope between humans and machines. They are both very sweet and very emotional with a little bit of humour thrown in. Chobits is a bit more mature, however, and has a darker tone to the plot at times. 
report Recommended by ryoura
Girls fighting in virtual battles - using dolls in one, fighting themselves in the other - with the series focusing on the growth of one talent and their evolution through the matches, recovering from loss, and reaching new heights for both herself and the game in the end. 
report Recommended by luinthoron
Angelic Layer is very inspirational and motivating, like Kaleido Star. Kaleido Star and Angelic Layer are about trying hard, believing in yourself, doing and being the best. 
report Recommended by Whims
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. 
report Recommended by rkrempel
Angelic Layer and Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai (Unbreakable Machine Doll) share the similarity of involving battles using technological advancements. The main characters from both series have a partner whom they train to fight. Both series take place in a school environment where there's a competitive atmosphere. The competitions bring forth both friends and rivals for the main characters. There is also comedy, and the series' mechanics regarding the specifics of their technology are explained. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both series features the usage of technology involving miniature toys who excels in combat. Both series has a main protagonist who has authority of these toys and has an interesting relationship with them. Both series has comedy, drama, and action that is defined as entertaining to watch. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both series incorporates science fiction themes that involves a mechanical unit. The main characters from both series hopes to perfect that unit and show it to the world. Both series adapts a lighthearted theme that has drama and comedy. Both series also takes place at a school life setting where the main protagonist makes new friends and faces new obstacles throughout each episode. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Battles using avatars/ alter egos being controlled by young girls/children in a tournament style competition. The protagonists are both young girls who are missing their parents and enter into the game as complete novices, but seem to hold great potential to be champions. 
report Recommended by retii
though lostorage has more of a card system, angelic layer is very similar in avatar battle system and also focuses on the battlers' personal struggles. 
report Recommended by UmiHoshi
The theme of science fiction are apparent in both series. But additionally, there is light comedy, drama, and later slight romance as the episodes progresses. And of course, the bonding with machines and building a relationship with them are also present in both anime(s).  
report Recommended by Stark700
I think they have a similiar feeling to them. They're both lighthearted animes about young girls competing in sports. The main characters are similiar as well :) 
report Recommended by Aurakin
Both shows are about tournaments involving mental control of physical objects. Angelic Layer battles use dolls and Beyblade battles use a spinning top. Both shows involve elaborate battle stages. 
report Recommended by wiseleo
Tiny fighting robots. 
report Recommended by AnimeEnTranced
Little robots with personalities battling each other in special battlefields (holographic in Angelic Layer, virtual in Frame Arms Girls). When I first found out about F.AG. I thought it could be an updated version of Angelic Layer -with better special effects for battles- but unfortunately F.A.G. lacks a plot. The plot in A. L. was great and still has a special place in my heart after so many years. 
report Recommended by andresr
Both series focus on a small group of characters, primarily young girls, fighting alongside and against each other in organized tournaments that are popular spectator sports. The battles in Angelic Layer are fought with electronic dolls that the competitors customize themselves and control with their thoughts, while the competitors in Nanoha Vivid are engaging in actual physical and magical combat, but both series share common themes like characters wanting to grow and become stronger, bonding with their opponents through the shared experience of competition, age and size being no barriers to success, and learning to trust themselves and their own capabilities in order to succeed. 
report Recommended by WingKing
Both have battle droid. Customize them. They fight against each other.  
report Recommended by Vackin
Both anime uses dolls; they dress them up and fight each other with them. 
report Recommended by hellion13
In both series, there's the theme of fighting involving doll. The dolls themselves have combat abilities and also seems to be owned by a master that are gifted with special features. The main male protagonist are a master of the main doll. There is a sense of supernatural taste that surrounds the origins of both series. Additionally, the OST for both series are noticeable in a thrilling/action packed way.  
report Recommended by Stark700
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
There are some more similar things about AL and C!!V, besides they are both about proxy battling. 1) you have a unit that represents your self (in C!!V it's a main card -- Vanguard), not just fights on your side 2) u need to use your imagination and vizualize! (but i wonder why you can't just fight :P) 3) we have a rookie as a protagonist who improves very briefly 4) short introduction and very soon the tournament: local, regional and then nationals. 
report Recommended by SuperSamos
After watching these two, I had to laugh. They are both about "living dolls" that battle. Even though the dolls look a bit diffrent, it's the same idea really. 
report Recommended by Kathisofy
Both are cute, relatively simplistic series that manage to surprise you with solid character development and a charming mix of humor, drama, and romance. Being CLAMP works, they share many stylistic similarities as well. Also, also, you get to see the super-awesome Piffle Princess store in both shows~! It apparently sells everything you'd ever want to buy. 
report Recommended by -PixieDust-
Both of these feature young ones trying to become the best trainer they can be. Only main differences are that in Pokemon, the main character is a boy, but in Angelic Layer, the main character is a girl. Also, in Pokemon, they fight with little monsters, but in Angelic Layer, they fight with customizable action figure/doll gladiators. Angelic Layer is far shorter than Pokemon, though. 
report Recommended by mysngoeshere56
If you liked one, you might like the other... They're both kid-friendly animes about kids in a new, competitive environment, learning and growing, while searching for their long lost parent through a game (knowingly or unknowingly). 
report Recommended by lowell
they both about playing game and the main characters are good at it and want to become champaions. well if u like angelic layer u should definately like dragon drive they bothe really good  
report Recommended by keji
Both have a strong female lead with small characters and both are considered a shoujo. Also each have some action, you should try it out! 
report Recommended by kiona76
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
report Recommended by animehawk8504
they both have a pet or angel.. they customize them.. and they both fighting in net.. 
report Recommended by hellion13