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Burst Angel: Season 1: Episode 23 -- While RAPT controls the entire city of Tokyo, as well as the news media, Maria awaits the final battle she was originally programmed for.


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In a chaotic future Tokyo, a young aspiring chef is employed by four beautiful mercenaries.
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Akeno Watanabe ... Jo (24 episodes, 2004)
Jamie Marchi ... Meg (23 episodes, 2004)

Monica Rial ... Jo (8 episodes, 2004)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Meg (8 episodes, 2004)
Rie Tanaka ... Sei (8 episodes, 2004)
Clarine Harp ... Sei (8 episodes, 2004)
Mikako Takahashi ... Amy (8 episodes, 2004)
Alison Viktorin ... Amy (8 episodes, 2004)
Greg Ayres ... Kyohei (8 episodes, 2004)
R. Bruce Elliott ... Narrator (8 episodes, 2004)

Series Directed by
Kôichi Ôhata (4 episodes, 2004)
Yasunori Urata (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Writing credits
David Haynes (17 episodes, 2004)
Fumihiko Shimo (2 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Daniel Cocanougher .... producer: FUNimation (24 episodes, 2004)
Justin Cook .... line producer: FUNimation (24 episodes, 2004)
Cindy Brennan Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (24 episodes, 2004)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (24 episodes, 2004)
Barry Watson .... producer: FUNimation (24 episodes, 2004)
Masashi Otokawa .... assistant line producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Original Music by
Masara Nishida (1 episode, 2004)
Series Production Design by
Seiji Uda (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Art Direction by
Toshikazu Ishiwata (1 episode, 2004)
Series Production Management
Koji Kajita .... production manager (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Art Department
Hiroshi Harada .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2004)
Kôichi Ôhata .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2004)
Series Sound Department
Christopher Bevins .... adr director (24 episodes, 2004)
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound manager (2 episodes, 2004)
Fumiaki Tanaka .... assistant recording engineer (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Visual Effects by
Chas Naylor .... visual effects artist (24 episodes, 2004)
Shin Inoie .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Animation Department
Koji Hamaoka .... color key (3 episodes, 2004)
Akira Ito .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Mio Jinbo .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Rika Kanno .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Shin Matsunaga .... inbetween artist / inbetween checker (3 episodes, 2004)
Satomi Matsuura .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Shinji Nagata .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Makoto Oda .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Yusuke Saito .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Tomoya Sato .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Kanta Suzuki .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Yoshiyuki Takayanagi .... inbetween artist / inbetween checker (3 episodes, 2004)
Yuka Takemori .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Kentaro Tokiwa .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Kento Wada .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Yasuko Chiba .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Fukazawa .... key animator / animation director (2 episodes, 2004)
Hironori Hisajima .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Ikuko Kitagawa .... painter (2 episodes, 2004)
Yûsuke Satô .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2004)
Tsutomu Takahashi .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2004)
Iwao Teraoka .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Editorial Department
Akinori Mishima .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Music Department
Keiichi Nozaki .... music producer (1 episode, 2004)
Series Other crew
Kaori Mita .... public relations (1 episode, 2004)
Akihito Suzuki .... public relations (1 episode, 2004)
Michiko Watanabe .... public relations (1 episode, 2004)

Andrew Rye .... adaptor: English (unknown episodes)
Eric Vale .... adaptor: English (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Bakuretsu tenshi" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:24 min (24 episodes)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
'BA' Is an Appropriate Abbreviation, 1 August 2011
Author: riley0411 from United States

I'm just going to get straight down to it here. I've seen reviews that rate it a one because of all the fan-service, I've seen tens for the same reason. I've seen people praise it and people loathe it, with very little middle ground. Allow me to be that middle ground.

It's a good show, I won't give away the overarching plot, but I found it interesting. It's a bit 'monster of the week', but it is able to link most of the stand-alone episodes into the main arc quite well. Most episodes are 2 parters, too, which give time to develop the minor arc's plot better. It also lends itself to building tension between the weekly releases.

The animation is good, the sound is phenomenal, given Gonzo's penchant for hit-and-miss audio, and the fights are amazing. The dialogue is interesting, I didn't zone out at any time like I do on some shows, and it's well paced and funny at the appropriate times. BA has found a balance between good action, good dialogue, and good characters.

But that's the thing. It's good. It's not 'great'. It's above average, in my opinion, and I find it wildly entertaining and it has re-watch value, but it's just not 'the greatest'. That being said, I think that it has something some other animes lack, character and heart. As another poster said, it's the refuse of anime all tied together, but it's got a certain something more. That is, in my opinion, what brings this show from 'above average' to 'my favorite anime, one of my favorite programs' and separates itself from the pack.

Granted, the fanservice can be a bit much. In my opinion that's something that held it back. Had there been less emphasis on cup size, I think many people could have taken it more seriously. They're between the ground of no fanservice and Highschool of the Dead fanservice, which is a limbo that turns off people on both ends.

Overall, a good show, and if fanservice doesn't bother you you'll love it. 8/10

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