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Tenshi no Tamago

Alternative Titles

English: Angel's Egg
Japanese: 天使のたまご


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


Score: 7.661 (scored by 25,566 users)
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Ranked: #12422
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Popularity: #1486
Members: 64,806
Favorites: 1,412


Both give off a similar feel-- eerie, otherworldly, surreal, and at least to me it makes me feel calm. Little dialogue and lots of symbolism 
report Recommended by sleepingpowder
The surreal and dark atmospheres are synonymous, as well as the fact that they both have very little dialog.  
report Recommended by GOKU_NO_SORROW
Both films are slow, sad, and surreal, with imagery painted in dark, soothing tones. 
report Recommended by hellequinne
Two surreal concepts, transport us into dark worlds that hide a relationship that develops over time. Everything started because an object that is appreciated by the protagonist (A drink in Cossete, An egg in Tenshi), which keeps within himself, his own hope to change what is their world. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both have beautiful art and at times a similar feel. They are both set in heavily developed, atmospheric worlds. 
report Recommended by TVC15
Very slow, dark, and heavily atmospheric anime with minimal dialogue. 
report Recommended by Iconoclast
Both are beautiful and thought-provoking movies with lots of symbolic imagery.  
report Recommended by white_alyss
the characters, atmosphere and color palette are very simillar. 
report Recommended by Lovi-chan
1001 Nights specializes in the surreal and will make you feel like you're tripping hard on acid during its short, but sweet 24 minute runtime. It featues three different animation styles: regular cell animation, sketch animation on paper, and these weird motion tween moments, and it all looks incredible. Tenshi no Tamago features a lot of dark, gothic architecture and symbolism. The movie has little to no dialogue and is very slow but still manages to draw you into its world with its amazing character design and beautiful background art. Oh, and the music is really freaking good. If you're an art maniac looking for something that's  read more 
report Recommended by karkki_
These two anime share a strikingly similar atmosphere. Surreal, dark, otherworldly sci-fi. The settings are post-apocalyptic, lonely wastelands where the characters wander with little to no dialogue. But when the characters do speak, it's most likely an esoteric line that ties into a deeper overarching theme. Casshern Sins features inserts of streamlined fight sequences throughout, but otherwise, both anime's pacing are a contemplative slow burn, accompanied by gorgeous music and artwork. 
report Recommended by lurkerjade
Both rely heavily on symbolism (especially religious) and require you pay close attention to fully grasp what is actually going on. The journey through a wasteland of sorts is present in each. The art style is also, at times, quite similar. 
report Recommended by virtualbub
Angel's egg and robot carnival's "presence" not only have the same art style and music, but take place in in a world of technology. Both have odd girls with the same wavy hair even though one is a robot. The over all feeling of angel's egg is so close to that of robot carnival that it would almost fit with the other shorts. (besides the fact they aren't on earth and no robots that I know of.) 
report Recommended by Kathisofy
Both have a dark atmosphere, animation at some points are similar but in most angel's egg is better. If you liked Vampire hunter D then you should like angel egg. if you liked angels egg you should at least give vampire hunter d a try. 
report Recommended by peroxid
Same starkness of scene and incredible music in both. If Inaka Isha were Noh, Angel's Egg would be Kabuki produced by Yoshitaka Amano.  
report Recommended by starshinesMonet
Both are surreal works with an emphasis on water-the unmoving ocean in one and steadily rising rain in the other. 
report Recommended by ejala
If you enjoy surreal world and thought-provoking yet somewhat confusing plotline of La Maison, then you'll find a lot more of that in Angel's Egg. You can not only give your brain a 90-minute workout, but you can look at some nice eye candy as well.  
report Recommended by Lucena
Both are filled with strongly symbolic and/or disturbing imagery. The difference is the art style. Utena is pure eye-candy, while Angel's Egg is like a mixture between the gothic and the surreal. 
report Recommended by Venusrozen
A young girl must travel through a darker, fantastical landscape with the help of a male deuteragonist. Their bond is the central relationship, and thus, it is important to their respective plots. ‘Spirited Away’ features a heartfelt message and an interesting 'mirror world' with numerous memorable characters whereas ‘Angel’s Egg’ is more bleak and bittersweet in its tone with minimal dialogue between its two main characters. 
report Recommended by RubyRouge
These anime feature a great attention to detail to capture their respective gothic aesthetics and religious allusions. ‘Vampire Hunter D’ focuses more on horror with its vampire conflict whereas ‘Angel’s Egg’ is more bleak and surreal. 
report Recommended by RubyRouge
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report Recommended by Nicholaevich
Existential themes set in an apocalyptic-like environment and atmosphere, as well in being a unique experience.  
report Recommended by Basticon
They are both great experimental, inspirational films with lots of artistic purposes. Tenshi no Tamago may take some visual inspiration from Belladonna of Sadness. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Mamoru Oshii Films Female protagonist (Main character) Philological subjects and tones " At the end the main character also "goes into" its reflection and becomes a new, more mature being."-some person on reddit. 
report Recommended by beanbabe
Both anime take place in a strange world (Now and Then, Here and There is presumably Earth near the death of the planet, Angel's Egg is...something else). Both revolve around a mysterious, mostly mute girl carrying an object that may or may not alter the fate of the world. Both also have a staff-carrying boy who tries to convince the mysterious girl to put the object to use. Also, in the few instances where you see technology, expect it to be some sort of military technology (like a tank). 
report Recommended by Basicpleb420
Both are coated with the Mamoru Oshii pace, brimming with symbolism and allusions. 
report Recommended by TeKSMeLater
They both look like a nightmare. The artistic style of both is similar, the tone is tetric, melancholic and of dark characteristics. Both are surprisingly pure and makes you think with the small details of the various symbols of the story. Both have a nostalgic atmosphere and full of emotional fragility. It should also be noted that they are relatively similar in their style when telling the story, they do not take you by the hand or pretend to help you understand the different ideas they have. After all, that is your task as an observer of the art that these works have. Do not  read more 
report Recommended by Akzhu7
-similar postapocaliptic ambient and atmosphere, angel's egg is more gothic though. -steampunkish/dieselpunkish machienery -both have outstanding landscape designes and animation 
report Recommended by grsh
Both are great example of surrealistic anime. Truly an art-house in anime world. Tenshi no Tamago is much more darker though.  
report Recommended by Gokudo-kun
Bizarre dystopian sci-fi. Both contain minimal dialogue, featuring art by huge names in the anime industry. Angel's Egg is arguably bleaker than Neo-Tokyo, however, both are quite the trip.  
report Recommended by madfrieza
The feel for the film, the music and even moments of the story itself feel similar to one another. They each deal with solitude and loss and finding something you have hope in.  
report Recommended by starshinesMonet
Angel's Egg is a lot more "deep" than Tortov Roddle, but both of them transport the viewer to a fantastic and surreal world. If you enjoyed the sights and sounds of Tortov Roddle, then you will love Angel's Egg for its artwork alone. 
report Recommended by Slacks
They both have surreal and deep, spiritual elements. Angel's Egg is very dark, while RahXephon is lighter. Both involve characters discovering themselves and the world around them. 
report Recommended by shadow-ookami
Both have characters that ask over and over who are you/who am I? Both have beautiful art with plots that leave the watcher feeling disquieted at their conclusions. 
report Recommended by buunny
Utena is a shoujo, whilst Angel's Egg is a gothic trip. Both are heavily symbolic and beautifully animated fantasy anime. Anyone who likes going on a brain-cell required ride down psychology-dementia lane will love these two. Dios from Utena reminds me a lot of the Man from Angel's Egg, they are both very mysterious and I am not sure if I love or hate them. 
report Recommended by I-AM-DEAD
Overarching gothic style with a dark palette. Drops you in the middle of an ongoing story with a surreal bent. Moody and contemplative. 
report Recommended by epiphone62
Chicks and eggs. Before I see myself out, some similarities (+) and differences (-): + Is it a literal egg or a metaphorical egg? Does is matter which is it? + Egg symbolism. + Quiet female protagonist. - Angel's Egg takes itself a lot more serious and is more of an art piece, whereas Kokosake has a traditional narrative structure and tells a simple story. - COMPLETELY different atmosphere. Polar opposites. - Very different settings. They're nothing alike, but maybe you just want to watch anime featuring eggs for some reason. I'm here to help. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Eggs. Eggs, heavy-handed symbolism/philosophising, dark atmosphere, and I guess depending on how in interpret it (in Angel's Egg) both deal with rape and the loss of innocence. There aren't exactly that many anime films/series that key in on the theme of eggs and their uses as an allegorical device as strongly as these two. So if you've watched either and though 'yes, the take-away message here is eggs and moody lighting, i want more of that', then the other is 100% for you. Mardock Scramble (hohoho) is a lot grittier despite the eggcellent selection of truly awful puns, it's quite gorey and brutal. Angel's Egg is just as  read more 
report Recommended by Lemon
both have very minimal casts, no real stories behind them and instead focus more on art work and world building of post-apocalyptic fantasy worlds. 
report Recommended by nordicyandere