Angelic Layer (2001– )
"Kidou tenshi enjerikku reiyâ" (original title)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Comedy
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A young girl battles her way through the exciting games of Angelic Layer, where players fight with tiny robotic dolls to win the national championship.

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Series cast summary:
Mayumi Yanagisawa ...
 Girl A / ... (5 episodes, 2001)
Masayo Kurata ...
 Classmate / ... (4 episodes, 2001)
Atsuko Enomoto ...
 Misaki Suzuhara (3 episodes, 2001)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Hatoko Kobayashi (2 episodes, 2001)
Masaya Onosaka ...
 Ichirou Mihara (2 episodes, 2001)
 Misaki (2 episodes, 2001)
Kenta Katagiri ...
 Classmate (2 episodes, 2001)
Ai Maeda ...
 Kyoko's Follower (2 episodes, 2001)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Masaharu Ogata (2 episodes, 2001)


Twelve year old Misaki Suzuhara never thought of herself as a champion. She especially didn't think of herself as a fighter. That is, not until she came to Tokyo to live with her aunt Shouko and search for the mom she hasn't seen in years. As soon as she arrives, little Misaki sees a giant video screen showing a battle between two women: a larger one garbed in black, and a smaller one wearing white. Enthralled at their amazing fight, Misaki immediately falls in love with the game when the smaller woman wins. In this game, she sees, size doesn't matter. Curious to know more, Misaki has the good luck of running into an older man who goes by 'Icchan,' wiggles about like a serpent, is prone to sudden crazy behavior, and becomes her mentor in the game. The women, he reveals, are actually dolls called Angels, and they are controlled by players called Deuses in the game Angelic Layer. Anyone, even someone as young and as little as Misaki, can play. Hooked by his words of encouragement, ... Written by LainEverliving - Scribe of the Wired

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Shouko Asami: Why is your angel naked?
Misaki: I just got her yesterday and I haven't had time to get her any clothes yet
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an excellent anime for all ages
11 April 2003 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

Angelic Layer is a Japanese animation that is about dolls. Knowing this one would think that the anime is for kids and mainly girls at that. Well, did you know that the dolls are mechanical and can be controlled by a Dues in a battle game called Angelic Layer? The anime starts out as a young girl reaches a city by subway to go to highschool. She happens upon a huge outdoor TV and sees Angelic Layer. She's awed by how pretty and graceful it is and from then on is "hooked". She meets new people and makes new friends and so begins the story. This anime is very heartfelt, but also has a fair amount of action and a deep storyline.

This anime doesn't really relate to any I've seen. If you enjoyed watching Inu Yasha or perhaps Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar then you'd probably like Angelic Layer.

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