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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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


Score: 7.711 (scored by 5722957,229 users)
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Ranked: #11662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1508
Members: 146,918
Favorites: 3,328


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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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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


Hyoudou, Mako


Nezu, Jinpachi


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

"Prelude" by Yoshihiro Kanno


Nov 27, 2023
This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but it's definitely not for everyone.

Tenshi No Tamago is almost a purely visual movie. It has very few dialogue, and the few that it has is abstract and philosophical rather than being there to move the story forward. Speaking of the story, there's barely any : the two main (and only) characters meet at the very begining, they wander for a while until one of them eventually does the only thing that has a significant impact on the story, and the movie ends.

What's at the heart of the movie are it's ...
Nov 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This movie is definitely not for everyone. It's slow, abstract in plot and theme, and nothing really happens. However, I did enjoy it as a late-night watch. The landscapes are like moving paintings with the ambient sound and soft music providing the post-apocalyptic setting with a very melancholic tone. There is a lot of Christian symbolism laden throughout. And, the lingering shots allow one to appreciate the drawings of each frame. However, this movie is definitely not without fault.

The pacing is abysmally slow with nothing really happening save for some action in the city with fish and statues. The dialogue is strange at times and ...
Jun 14, 2023
This is going to be short. I'm gonna be unfront and tell y'all that this is probably the worst experience I had with any anime.

You can dump on shows like Mars of Destruction all you want but the very least I had fun making fun of it. There's bad, there's boring, there's atrocious, and there's Angel Egg. Yoshitaka Amano is a great artist given how I love the old school Final Fantasy artworks and seeing him work on this horrid mullet of a turd was painful. Apparently, the guy who made Ghost in the Shell movie worked on this as well. But why would ...

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