Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

Battle Doll Angelic Layer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー
English: Battle Doll Angelic Layer
German: Angelic Layer
French: Angelic Layer
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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: Dentsu, TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, 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 2857228,572 users)
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Ranked: #27302
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Popularity: #2701
Members: 57,222
Favorites: 291

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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


Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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
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 ...
Jan 4, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 11, 2009
CLAMP decides to take the standard shonen fighting tournament setup and retools it into a series for girls. Partly it does this by making the tournament a fighter between customizable dolls, and making most of the competitors young females.

Like most tournament shows, the themes of doing your best and friendship pervade the experience. A doll used in the Angelic Fights is usually treated by her (or rarely, his) owner (deus) as though it were a dear friend, with concerned cries going out when they are injured. Unlike most competition shows, however, Angelic Layer isn't treated as the be-all-end-all of life. Characters who take it ...

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