Angelic Layer

(Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer)


Distributor: ADV Films
[Angelic Layer]
In ANGELIC LAYER, young people use telepathy to control and battle customizable dolls called “Angels” in arenas called “Layers.” After witnessing such a battle between two Angels, a young girl becomes absorbed into the Angels’ competitive world, and sets out to become a top Angelic Layer combatant.
TV Series: 26 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 77
Number of Review Sites: 11
Above Average

Review Links

Vol. 1-2 - "Angelic Layer is a clever bit of rewriting. It takes old ideas and puts them to an original and entertaining use."
Anime Jump! (Jason Carter) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"[Angelic Layer] is an enjoyable but naggingly familiar series to follow. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy

Vol. 1 - "Longtime CLAMP fans already know they need to purchase this. Everyone else should proceed with caution. "
Anime News Network (Zac Bertschy) - B

Vol. 1 - "Angelic Layer is a fun show that plays a bit with normal conventions of a boys show but still stays within the overall guidelines of the genre." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD

Vol. 2 - Read the review
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 87%

"... it's just what Clamp fans are dying to see!"
Animetric (Fushigi Tenshi) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"Though I'll admit that Angelic Layer is a tad predictable and aimed at a fairly young audience, the show has a charming quality. It's hard not to like Misaki and root for her during her battles."
DVD Talk (John Sinnott) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 3 - "...a great series for anyone interested in fighting-doll stories..." (Sandra Dozier) - 90 (out of 100)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Sandra Dozier) - 92 (out of 100)
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Sandra Dozier) - 92 (out of 100)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Sandra Dozier) - 92 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

"It's about courage and love and all the other things that make films about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity so enjoyable to watch. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jason Bustard) - 5 stars (out of 5)

Ep. 1 - "All in all a good light start and a fun introduction to the characters and the series." (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe

"I can't help but smile thinking about ANGELIC LAYER. It's fun [and] good-hearted..."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-