Angelic Layer
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Angelic Layer

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English: Angelic Layer
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 1998 to Sep 26, 2001
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 75777,577 users)
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Ranked: #69962
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Popularity: #1279
Members: 14,886
Favorites: 158


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MangaShounen AceCLAMP (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /28


In the future, the most popular game in the world is Angelic Layer. Contestants must raise and train their own 'Angels' (or fighting dolls) to compete in tournaments. Enter Misaki Suzuhara, sixth grade Angelic Layer prodigy. With her speed-type angel, Hikaru, many people think Misaki stands a chance at winning the championship. She'll have a lot of help along the way, but the road to victory will be not be an easy route, especially for someone as young as Misaki.

(Source: Tokyopop)


Angelic Layer was published in English by Tokyopop from June 25, 2002 to March 11, 2003 and by Dark Horse in two-part omnibus volumes on September 19, 2012 and March 27, 2013, respectively. It was also published in Spanish by Editorial Ivrea from May 2003 to January 2004.

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Aug 17, 2008
in-one-sentence :
lovely sci-fi manga with imaginative touch .

The Review

Story :
very simple one without any tense and holocaust ,a super safe G-Rated manga and it's a quality one . But , it's sci-fi and imaginative theme , such as creating toys named angelic layer is something unique and attractive for children , a fresh air after surrealistic toys with stupid imaginative and less-creativity such as Beyblade and Yu-Gi-Oh! .

Dialogues :
Very Cardcaptor Sakura . No special things , just simple , just very CLAMP but yet enjoyable.
Oct 1, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Angelic Layer

This manga is Clamp's attempt at a battle manga. It is set in the same universe as Chobits, and contains similar themes, such as the relationships between created beings/robots/toys and humans.
I read this after seeing an episode or two or the anime. It is a short enough series, at ...
Aug 16, 2009
I dare say that my view on this manga has been coloured by its anime counterpart, but I honestly am surprised that a show as good as that came from this manga. I didn't remember it being like this, only that I wasn't happy with the ending. Well, as it turns out the ending is not the only thing that I'm not happy about.

It must be said that I do like the idea behind this. It's a more creative look at fighting toys than others, and the overall plot is alright. But it moves at a breakneck pace. Training, first ...

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Poll: Angelic Layer Chapter 1 Discussion
gohdan - Mar 18, 2016
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Poll: Angelic Layer Chapter 2 Discussion
gohdan - Mar 19, 2016
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Mar 19, 2016 12:00 AM
Poll: Angelic Layer Chapter 27 Discussion
Kanorin - Mar 22, 2013
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Mar 22, 2013 10:58 AM
Different enough from anime to be worth reading?
jacobpaige - Apr 27, 2012
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Aug 24, 2012 7:11 PM