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Angel Sanctuary 

Tenshi kinryoku (original title)
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Alexiel was a beautiful angel who defined God and was reincarnated in the body of 16- year old Setsuna Mudo who happens to have incest feeling for his sister Sara. Together, they get caught up in a fight between Heaven and Hell.
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Series cast summary:
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ...  Arachine 3 episodes, 2000
Scott Cargle ...  Setsuna Mudo 3 episodes, 2000
Susumu Chiba ...  Rosiel 3 episodes, 2000
Crispin Freeman ...  Rosiel 3 episodes, 2000
Jeff Gimble Jeff Gimble ...  Katan 3 episodes, 2000
Wayne Grayson ...  Kira 3 episodes, 2000
Edward Hajj Edward Hajj ...  Seraphita 3 episodes, 2000
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Sara Mudo 3 episodes, 2000
Takehito Koyasu ...  Kira 3 episodes, 2000
P.M. Lewis P.M. Lewis ...  Arachine 3 episodes, 2000
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Katan 3 episodes, 2000
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Kurai 3 episodes, 2000
Ryûsei Nakao ...  Seraphita 3 episodes, 2000
Kenji Nojima Kenji Nojima ...  Setsuna Mudo 3 episodes, 2000
Ai Orikasa ...  Alexiel 3 episodes, 2000
David Logan Rankin David Logan Rankin ...  Kato 3 episodes, 2000
Tara Sands ...  Sara Mudo 3 episodes, 2000
Suzanne Savoy ...  Alexiel 3 episodes, 2000
Eric Schussler Eric Schussler ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2000
Shelly Shelly ...  Mother Mudo 3 episodes, 2000
Yukari Tamura Yukari Tamura ...  Additional voices / ... 3 episodes, 2000
Veronica Taylor ...  Kurai 3 episodes, 2000
Yûji Ueda ...  Kato 3 episodes, 2000
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Alexiel was a beautiful angel who defined God and was reincarnated in the body of 16- year old Setsuna Mudo who happens to have incest feeling for his sister Sara. Together, they get caught up in a fight between Heaven and Hell.

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Can love survive the wrath of heaven? (USA/Canada DVD) See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

10 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Sanctuary See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the manga by Karou Yuki. See more »

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Setsuna Mudo: I've had an earnest desire to make love to my real sister! I am weird! I am abnormal! I am condemned by my Mother! By all of them! The whole world is telling me, "Setsuna Mudo is a nutcase! He's on a fast track to Hell!"
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Featured in Anime Abandon: Angel Sanctuary (2016) See more »

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Messiah
Performed by 'Nanase Hikaru'
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An excellent anime movie with some challenging themes.
4 October 2003 | by blackriverfallsSee all my reviews

After I saw this film I tried to start a discussion of it on a manga board, only to find myself being branded as a 'sicko'. One of the central themes to Angel Sanctuary is the love affair between the hero and his sister, a theme that many are given to dismiss out of hand as perverted without actually having seen the film. It is therefore perhaps ironic that the exploration of a consensual incestous relationship is one of Angel Sanctuary's greatest strengths. The whole thing is handled with sensitivity, and one truly feels for the heros torment when he declares "I am weird, I am abnormal, I am condemned by my mother, by all of them". There is no graphic sex, and the couple's one carnel indulgence is implied rather than actually shown.

As to the rest of the story, Angel Sanctuary has a cast of colourful characters, including the heros deranged angel brother and a pair of cross-dressing demons,all fighting to either eliminate him or recruit him to assist in their war against heaven. Some may find the idea of god being the enemy offensive, though I personally do not.

I would go as far as to describe Angel Sanctuary as one of the best anime that I have ever seen.


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