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
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 2931629,316 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2873
Members: 59,247
Favorites: 306

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Yuuji
Assistant Producer
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Script, 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
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 ...
Mar 1, 2023
CLAMP are amongst the most famous old-school mangaka artists in Japan. They have produced many known titles and have created many all time classic characters. Sadly, the thing that makes their stories so interesting is the same that eventually bogs them down. They rarely develop and if they do, it is usually rushed and in the final parts of the story. That is seen as a hook for most who keep watching in hopes of something good to happen, only to be eventually disappointed most of the times with stories which have catchy themes and potential for greatness but are otherwise ruined in the name ...

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