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)


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Ranked: #71192
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Popularity: #1317
Members: 14,977
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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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Jan 20, 2023
If you are expecting many plot twists and drama, you are wrong here.
It's a combination of shojo and shonen, the fighting and the relationship with the character is amazing for that what it is.
If you like reading angelic layer, and you want more than you should check choobit, it's from the same mangaka group and plays in the same universe.
Unlike choobits it's not filled with fan service, it's more child friendly and wholesome. Every Character is nice to each other and its more about the fun of playing angelic layer than other things.

It's also finished with in 2h+ of reading.
Mar 27, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Beware, the following review may contain /spoilers/.

As far as CLAMP’s manga go, Angelic Layer is pretty average. And that’s all there is to it. /Average/.

For our basic premise, we have Suzuhara Misaki, a young girl who has just moved to Tokyo to live with her aunt in order to go to middle school there. Upon arriving in Tokyo, she is swept up into the game called “Angelic Layer”, where you raise your own “Angel” from an egg and fight with other Angels. Along the way, Misaki makes a couple friends, a few enemies, some rivals, and learns new things about herself. She also discovers that ...
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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gohdan - Mar 18, 2016
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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