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Synonyms: DN Angel, DNAngel
Japanese: D・N・ANGEL
English: D.N.Angel
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 9963799,637 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1297
Members: 185,896
Favorites: 1,281

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Episodes: /26


Daisuke Niwa is a clumsy, block-headed, and wimpy middle school student who has few redeeming qualities. On his 14th birthday, he finally decides to confess his love to his longtime crush Risa Harada, but is rejected.

In an unexpected turn of events, however, Daisuke finds himself transforming into Dark Mousy, the infamous phantom thief, whenever his mind is set on Risa. Though Daisuke is unaware of this strange heritage, his mother is certainly not: since before the boy was born, his mother had been planning for him to steal valuable works of art and let the name of the elusive art thief be known.

With doubt and confusion constantly clouding his mind, Daisuke finds himself struggling in his relationships with classmates and family. And it is not long before Daisuke realizes that he is not the only one with a fated family legacy—his greatest adversary could be the one classmate he is most unwilling to fight.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshikawa, Kouji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Byakuya ~ True Light" by Miyamoto Shunichi

Ending Theme

1: "Yasashii gogo" by Minawo (eps 1-12)
2: "Hajimari no hi" by Minawo (eps 13-23,25)
3: "Caged Bird" by Shunichi Miyamoto (eps 24)
4: "Michishirube" by Shunichi Miyamoto (eps 26)


Jul 8, 2008
It seems that most people who have read the manga are disappointed with the series, and that's completely understandable. I usually like to read a manga and then ignore the anime version of it, or possibly try the first few episodes. It's sad but true: the animes just don't quite live up to their manga counterparts.
That aside, I have never read the manga, so take into account that my review is written without knowledge of the story manga-style.

Fantastic! This anime is truly amazing! I want to start by telling you this:
The reason that this anime is so great is the innocence and purity of the ...
Mar 14, 2008
Mixed Feelings
I really don't understand the raving about this series. D.N.Angel has a typical anime plot, and executes it poorly.

The story starts out typically enough, based on the first two episodes it could have really been something good. Young boy who is a high school student by day, and a paranormal thief by night.

Its just that the storyline itself develops slowly and never really built up much interest. The actual stealing was a bit interesting, in the style of Lupin the Third, but in the end D.N.Angel just fails to deliver.

I'm not sure on the English dub, but I must say that the Japaneses voice acting ...
Mar 6, 2013
Way, way back in middle school, I read this manga. That was back when I snapped up every manga I could find, and adored phantom thieves (Kurama, and Tuxedo Kamen, and Saint Tail, oh my!). A friend gave me the box set of the anime for Christmas and I was so excited.

Until I watched it.

D.N.Angel can't decide if it wants to be an epic story of light vs. darkness or a show about a middle school love triangle. It starts out good enough with the phantom thief angle, but that turns into a completely different story about ancient magical rivals. Which would be fine except ...

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