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Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer  
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From Tokyopop:
In the future, the most popular game in the world is Angelic Layer. Contestants must raise and train their own 'Angels' (or fighting dolls) to compete in tournaments. Enter Misaki Suzuhara, sixth grade Angelic Layer prodigy. With her speed-type angel, Hikaru, many people think Misaki stands a chance at winning the championship. She'll have a lot of help along the way, but the road to victory will be not be an easy route, especially for someone as young as Misaki.


Related Series
Chobits (Sequel)
Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
機動天使 エンジェリックレイヤー
엔젤릭 레이어
Angelic Layer
Mobile Angel Angelic Layer

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.Alpha by Manga Daisuki over 12 years ago
v.5 c.26 by Manga Daisuki over 12 years ago
v.5 c.25 by Manga Daisuki over 12 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at volume 1
Ends at volume 5

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (331 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 10th 2015, 1:01pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #676 increased(+148)
Monthly Pos #1364 increased(+455)
3 Month Pos #2554 increased(+1088)
6 Month Pos #4772 increased(+532)
Year Pos #5647 increased(+1585)

List Stats
On 144 reading lists
On 238 wish lists
On 1117 completed lists
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yumemiru
May 13th, 2008, 8:45pm
I DISAGREE. Definitely disagree. This manga was very interesting and the storyline was very inticing. Sure, it's not too deep and most of the twists can be predicted even before they happen, but it's still good.
This manga obviously isn't very thought-provoking, but it's nice and good fluff. I mean, everyone needs their breaks, and this manga would be it. It's done in the tradition of popular mangas like...Cardcaptors and other excelling female protagonists.

The art's same as other CLAMP mangas(Tsubasa ring a bell?), so I really doubt it looks that kiddy.

But I s'pose it's not for everyone, and you're entitled to your own opinion.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Okumatte
June 8th, 2011, 10:51am
It was an okay series. It had a cute bit of fluff and a couple (mostly expected) twists. The only thing I think is weird is that the main character wins almost all her battles. I understand she's a prodigy, but her winning streak is well... too high for a beginner (in my opinion).
Overall, though, it was pretty good, but not for when you want to have an extremely deep story. It's light, cute, and fun
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by 0oKat~0
December 12th, 2010, 2:39am
Truthfully, there really wasn't much depth in the entire series. Like Tsubasa and Chobits, this manga is also drawn by CLAMP, but the premise for this manga is a lot more kiddy-ish compared to the previous two. So don't expect deep, thought-provoking events to happen, because it doesn't.

But where this manga lacks in depth, the uniqueness of the storyline is what drew me in. I totally fell in love with the game that the entire plot basically revolves around~ =D The light fluff and puppy love is just too cute! For those in the mood for such things, I would recommend this. The anime is a lot better than the manga though.
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Not that deep   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Fareki
July 17th, 2009, 7:51pm
This manga doesn't really have any deep meaning to it. It's like the others say: It's good clean fluff. It's cute and all, but when I read it, I was sort of in the mood for some really deep psychological stuff...or with shocking twists, like Tsubasa. I guess it depends on whether or not a person is in the mood for this stuff, or whether they like it or not.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
December 7th, 2010, 11:46pm
I was disappointed in the manga. It wasn't depth - there was simply no development at all.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Hikaru wins every battle but her first. it's awfully unrealistic and most disappointing.

I'm led to believe that the anime is a great deal better, though.

... Last updated on December 7th, 2010, 11:47pm
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This is pretty cute   
Rating: N/A
by squares
October 11th, 2008, 12:19am
A major thing for me in manga is the art. CLAMP is one of the authors/artists which I look at especially for this.
After looking at stuff like X and RG Veda, this is really a far, far step forward. It looks polished, and I suppose the themes are different, but dude, even Rayearth was looking better than the last two.
Anyhow, this series was adorable. The theme and art both were just too cute!
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