Angel Densetsu

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Angel Legend
Japanese: エンジェル伝説


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 13, 1996
Producers: Toei Video
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 2254422,544 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3554
Members: 41,055
Favorites: 198

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Synopsis

When Seikichi Kuroda—self-proclaimed "guardian" and head thug of Hekikuu High School—hears rumors of a first-year transfer student named Seiichirou Kitano terrorizing his entire class, Seikichi tries to intimidate him through authority. However, things go awry when he witnesses something horrifying—Seiichirou has a face so dreadful and haunting that even Seikichi hurries away in fear.

But despite his menacing appearance, Seiichirou has a heart of gold. Inhibited by his poor communication skills and fear-inducing looks, he has never managed to convey his true self to his terrified peers, resulting in his lifelong ostracization. Now the new guardian, Seiichirou discovers that sometimes friends can be found in the most unlikely places and through the most unusual circumstances.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kaizawa, Yukio
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yagi, Norihiro
Original Creator
Itou, Naoyuki
Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design


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"転がる石のように" by Jun Sky Walker
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Ending Theme

"忘れないで" by Jun Sky Walker




Reviews

Dec 8, 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed this 2 part show. Yes it's short and yes there isn't much to the show but despite this, its still really enjoyable. There isn't too much to say about the show if i'm going to be honest but i'll give it a go.

Animation wise it really rather strong. Despite not much happening, the animation assists the comedy well. I would go as far to say that without the strength in animation, it wouldn't be anywhere near as funny. The character design is pretty standard for the time and there aren't many characters to focus on. Then ...
Jul 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Now I can clearly see the character design reference for Komi Can't Communicate (Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu). The slapstick comedy gag is the same- an unlikely main character with a deceptive face that shrouds their true golden personality and good intentions. They go about their highschool days misunderstood primarily due to their appearance. It becomes an appreciable comedy with the main character's inner monologue as narration which helps the audience understand his predicament- of which the effect is stronger than in the manga. He gets into ridiculous situations where he is deeply misunderstood and where the audience is left most often perturbed or sympathetic. The ...
Jul 5, 2022
Recommendation: Skip it.

Angel Densetsu is an exercise in how long you can run the exact same joke into the ground before it becomes tiresome. As it turns out, 2 episodes seems to be the far upper limit.

That's not to say Angel Densetsu has no redeeming qualities. The comedy isn't awful and it looks nice, with pretty strong animation and character design for its era. But mostly, you are treated to one joke over and over again, that the protagonist has a scary face and all the tough guys are afraid of him even though he's actually very nice. Occasionally they find a fresh way to ...

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