Tenshi no Tamago


Angel's Egg

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 天使のたまご
English: Angel's Egg
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 1985
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: Anchor Bay Films
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 4842948,429 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1495
Members: 122,343
Favorites: 2,740

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Synopsis

The surrealist world of Tenshi no Tamago is desolate and devoid of the bustle of traditional everyday life. Instead, the world is filled with ominous phenomena, including floating orbs populated with statues of goddesses, gargantuan army tanks that seem to move unmanned, armies of fishermen who chase after the shadows of nonexistent fish, and caverns solely decorated with glass vessels of water.

In this run-down world, a young girl takes care of a large egg and scavenges for food and drink. She encounters a mysterious man with a cross over his shoulder, who soon becomes curious about who she is and what her egg contains. They decide to explore the lost and broken landscape together, questioning each other about the nature of faith, the purpose of the world, and the origins of their lives.

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Background

When it was brought to the US, 45 minutes of live action footage was added in an attempt to release it as a post-apocalyptic thriller called In The Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep.

Characters & Voice Actors

Girl

Main
Hyoudou, Mako
Japanese

Boy

Main
Nezu, Jinpachi
Japanese

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Anno, Hideaki
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Ending Theme

"Prelude" by Yoshihiro Kanno



Feb 17, 2015
Rqt (All reviews)
“When it comes down to it, I think the director doesn’t know everything about the movie. Everyone always thinks if you want to know something, talk to the director. I don’t think that’s true. I think the answer lies inside every single viewer.” - Mamoru Oshii

As cliche as it is, I’ll say it regardless: this movie is not for everyone. By the end you’ll most likely be calling your mother, asking her to hold you. Begging her to tell you everything’s going to be all right. Angel’s Egg is a 70 minute joyride through the enigmatic mind of Mamoru Oshii that has more Christian symbolism read more
Jul 17, 2008
RangFlash (All reviews)
I heard that this anime was underrated, and then decided to check it out. After watching the film, I was doing two things. One, I was scratching my head, and two, I was trying to pry my jaw from the floor.

Wow, what a surreal, vivid, creepy, terrifying, amazing, astounding, memorable work of art.

STORY
The story here is quite simple, and is presented very slowly. The main character does not hesitate to observe and admire her surroundings. The pacing has been complained about before, and I halfway agree with these complaints. On one hand, the extra-slow paced lingering shots may bore you, and on the other hand, read more
Mar 28, 2010
xxxxxxx (All reviews)
Preface: Angel's Egg is my favorite movie, animated or not, and I don’t expect everyone to like it as much as I do... this is just my opinion.
Also: Spoiler Warning.......

Mandatory ratings of "story" and "character" seem constricting, implying that anime must be a narrative art.. Animation especially seems to have the potential to release visuals from these constructs and to become a poetic association of images or a musical rhapsody of color and movement, which engage us on a subconscious aesthetic level.. Not to imply that Angel's Egg is a non-narrative work of art— it isn't— or that it has no characters— it does, read more
Mar 6, 2015
Zergneedsfood (All reviews)
Angel's Egg, or Tenshi no Tamago, sits at the forefront of a list of bizarre and eccentric anime that includes Cat Soup and Iblard Jikan, while its niche but most enthused audience promises that its complex allegory is as beautiful and philosophical as the most serious of art-house films. Directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh, Patlabor, Sky Crawlers), Angel's Egg is perhaps Oshii's most personal and best work. However, as interesting and surreal as it is, beneath its murky surface Angel's Egg suffers from classical problems in Oshii's stories. Past the compelling mystical, spiritual, and psychological nature of the work, there is read more

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