Distributor: Anime Works
© 1989 Yun Kouga/Shinshokan - Toshiba EMI
Two angels descend from the heavens, their purpose is to judge humanity – and each other. The first is Kagetsuya, an angel of vengeance with a heart of fire. His partner is Chihaya, an angel of compassion who has been cursed with black wings. Together they learn the meaning of Heaven’s Wrath, Hell’s madness and Humanity’s faith.
OAV Series: 4 episodes
Average Ratings: 39
Number of Review Sites: 9
Number of Review Links: 10
"...this is well done tragic shoujo anime, with complex characters and interesting stories."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3.5 (out of 5)
"The animation is capable and the writing is interesting albeit episodic and perhaps trying a touch too hard to go for the heart. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
Vol. 4 - "... it just isn't the kind of anime that truly achieves greatness."
Anime News Network (Christopher McDonald) - B+
"Unless you're a fan of the manga or just really love bad anime, avoid this show."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - D
"The characters are bland, the pacing is a drag, and the plot is a mess."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 1 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "...prettily animated but spottily plotted melange of weird religious pastiche and lackluster action, given weight by a pinch of comparative philosophy."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - B-
"In the end, I just found I didn’t care. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jeremy A Beard) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 1 - "For Earthian fans, it makes for a fun watch and interesting side story to the manga." (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe
"…despite some glaring problems, I found EARTHIAN to be a thoughtful, intelligent, tragic show that I enjoyed much more than I expected."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B