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Angelic Layer
エンジェリックレイヤー
(Enjerikku Reiyā)
Demographic Shōnen
Genre Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Manga: Angelic Layer
Author Clamp
Publisher Flag of Japan Kadokawa Shoten
Flag of the United States Tokyopop
Serialized in Monthly Shōnen Ace
Original run 1 July 19991 October 2001
Volumes 5 (completed)
TV anime: Battle Dolls Angelic Layer
Director Hiroshi Nishikiori
Studio BONES, Dentsu
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo
Original run April 1, 2001September 23, 2001 [1]
Episodes 26

Angelic Layer (エンジェリックレイヤー Enjerikku Reiyā?) is a manga series released by Clamp. The manga is published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten, and in English by Tokyopop.[2] Image File history File links Clockwise : Suzuka,Hatoko Kobayashi,Hikaru and Misaki Suzuhara from Angelic Layer. ... Bleach , a well-known example of Shōnen manga This article is about the shōnen style of anime and manga. ... Action movies usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Clamp (or CLAMP) is an all-female Japanese mangaka group. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Editorial Ivrea is an argentine manga and comics publisher that publishes in Argentina and Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Editora JBC(known as JB comunication, JBC) is a company that publishes the book related to Japan in Brazil. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pika Édition is a French publisher, specialized in manga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Carlsen Verlag is a subsidiary of the homonymous Danish publishing house which in turn belongs to the Swedish media company Bonnier. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Grupo Editorial Vid (also known as Vid or Mundo Vid) is a Mexican manga and comic publisher, each volume is sold for around 50-60 Pesos (Less than 5-6 Dollars). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Editorial Ivrea is an argentine manga and comics publisher that publishes in Argentina and Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Kreko Komik Remaja, usually referred to as Kreko, is a Malaysian manga magazine which publishes chapters on manga translated in Malay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... M&c Comics is one of the major manga suppliers in Indonesia. ... Shōnen Ace #08 (99) cover, featuring Angelic Layer by CLAMP, and Kenrou Densetsu by Oshii. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... TV redirects here. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Bones logo. ... Dentsu Building in Shiodome, Tokyo Dentsu Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... Studio 23 is the UHF television network is owned and operated by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. ... Hero TV logo HERO is the Official animé cable Channel of ABS-CBN formed by Creative Programs Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Natseven TV Sdn Bhd or better known as ntv7 is the first digital terrestrial television in Malaysia was launched nationwide on April 7, 1998. ... TV9 is a Telugu language television channel broadcast by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Clamp (or CLAMP) is an all-female Japanese mangaka group. ... Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ...


The manga was adapted into a 26-episode anime series titled Battle Doll Angelic Layer (機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー Kidō Tenshi Enjerikku Reiyā?, lit. Mobile Angel Angelic Layer) which aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 2001- September 23, 2001.[3] Seven volumes of videos were released by ADV Films on VHS and DVD in 2003. It was re-released in 2005 as a five volume box set.[4] “Animé” redirects here. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ...


Angelic Layer is related to Clamp's later work Chobits, and like it, deals with the relationship between humans, human-created devices, toys, and godlike power. Several characters also appear in Clamp's Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle including most of the main characters as well as the angel Blanche. Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (ツバサ-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-) is a manga made by CLAMP which is running in Shonen Magazine in Japan. ...

Contents

Plot summary

The primary protagonist of Angelic Layer is Misaki Suzuhara, a seventh grader who just moved in to Tokyo to live with her aunt, Shouko Asami. After arriving in the city, she watches the battle doll Athena on a big screen television outside of Tokyo Station and becomes interested in learning about the amazingly popular toy called Angelic Layer, a game in which players (called Deus) buy and custom-design dolls known as Angels. Angels can move by mental control when on a field called the "layer". Layers are very expensive, and most people pay to use them by the hour in establishments resembling cybercafes. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ... dEUS is an indie rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, currently consisting of Tom Barman (vocals and guitar), Klaas Janzoons (keyboards and violin), Stéphane Misseghers (drums), Alan Gevaert (bass) and Mauro Pawlowski (guitar and vocals). ... // A brain-computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain-machine interface, is a direct communication pathway between a human or animal brain (or brain cell culture) and an external device. ... An Internet cafe or cybercafe is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month, etc. ...


An eccentric man wearing a white lab coat and glasses, calling himself "Icchan" (いっちゃん), encourages Misaki to purchase and create her own angel. She names the angel Hikaru, after Hikaru Shidō from Clamp's Magic Knight Rayearth which she was reading on the train to Tokyo, because she wants the angel to be "a short girl, but strong and happy" like Hikaru and herself (Rayearth is a manga in Angelic Layer's world, and Misaki identifies herself with Hikaru). “MKR” redirects here. ... A story within a story is a literary device or conceit in which one story is told during the action of another story. ...


Even though she's clueless about the game, Misaki soon begins to compete in tournament, and is assisted and watched carefully by Icchan. Later Icchan's identity is revealed as Ichiro Mihara, the co-creator of Angelic Layer.


Misaki also begins studying in the Eriol Academy, an educational institution which includes grades from kindergarten through high school. There she becomes friends with Hatoko Kobayashi, a very intelligent kindergarten girl who is also a famous Deus and an expert about Angelic Layer. Her incredibly fast angel Suzuka is a favourite contender in tournaments. Misaki also befriends Hatoko's older brother Kōtarō Kobayashi and his friend Tamayo Kizaki, a girl fascinated by martial arts. Both turn out to be Misaki's classmates. This is a character guide to the manga and anime series Angelic Layer. ...


Misaki pursues her ultimate goal of finding her mother, whom she has not seen since pre-school. Eventually she learns that her mother assisted in the development of Angelic Layer in her quest to develop a perfect prosthesis for her multiple sclerosis, which has confined her to a wheelchair. Her mother is also the Deus of Athena, and the champion of Angelic Layer. A United States Army soldier plays table football with two prosthetic arms Jon Comer, professional skateboarder with a prosthetic leg. ...


The manga series is set a few years before Chobits, a Clamp work in the same universe as Angelic Layer. In the manga, Icchan plays an important role in Chobits' storyline, but this connection was reduced to a single scene in the anime. Icchan has a brief cameo but is not mentioned by name in the Chobits anime. Kaede's younger brother Minoru is also a Chobits character. Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ...


In the manga series, Misaki's mother does not have multiple sclerosis, nor is she depicted in a wheelchair. The ending to the manga also has different couplings.


Characters

This is a character guide to the manga and anime series Angelic Layer. ...

Production

Staff

  • Planning: Fukashi Azuma (TV Tokyo), Takeshi Yasuda (Kadokawa Shoten), Tetsuya Watanabe (Dentsu)
  • General producer: Takayuki Nagasawa (avex entertainment)
  • Original story: Clamp (Published in Kadokawa Shoten's "Shonen Ace")
  • Planning support: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi (Amber FilmWorks)
  • Series supervision: Shinichirō Inoue
  • Series composition: Ichirō Ōkouchi
  • Character design: Takahiro Komori
  • Mechanic design: Junya Ishigaki
  • Design support: Shigeru Morita (Studio Nue)
  • Art directors: Nobuto Sakamoto (Big Studio), Takashi Hiruma
  • Color design: Sayoko Yokoyama
  • Directors of photography: Atsushi Takeyama -> Haruhide Ishiguro -> Shūichi Heisei
  • Sound direction: Yōta Tsuruoka (Rakuonsha)
  • Recording: Satoshi Yano (Studio Gong)
  • Sound effects: Eiko Morikawa (Rakuonsha)
  • Recording studio: Studio Gong
  • Sound production: Rakuonsha
  • Sound production desk: Yoshimi Sugiyama (Rakuonsha)
  • Music: Kōhei Tanaka
  • Music producer: Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Music production: avex entertainment
  • Music production support: TV Tokyo Music
  • Producers: Shinsaku Hatta (TV Tokyo), Taihei Yamanishi (Dentsu), Masahiko Minami (BONES)
  • Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
  • Production: TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BONES


For music, voice actor and books information, see Angelic Layer media information. AVEX Records, also known as AVEX Trax, is the music department of the Japanese commercial giant Avex Group. ... Ichirō Ōkouchi , born on 28 March 1968 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture) is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist. ... Studio Nue is a Japanese design studio formed in 1972 (as Crystal Art Studio) by Naoyuki Kato, Kenichi Matsuzaki, Kazutaka Miyatake, and Haruka Takachiho. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Masahiko Minami ) is a Japanese anime producer and president of Bones, born in 1961 in Mie Prefecture. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Dentsu Building in Shiodome, Tokyo Dentsu Inc. ... Bones logo. ... This following is a list of media for the Clamp manga and anime series, Angelic Layer. ...


Reception

The anime won the Animation Kobe Award for TV Feature in 2001. The Animation Kobe ) is an event created by Kobe city in 1996, to promote anime and other visual media. ...


Other Clamp series

  • Hikaru is named after the main character in "Magic Knight Rayearth". She also looks somewhat like her. However, in the anime version, Misaki says that Hikaru is named after her favorite doll, which she left at her grandparents' home in Wakayama when she moved to Tokyo.[5]
  • Piffle Princess is the store where Misaki buys supplies for Hikaru. This store is also found in other Clamp creations such as Cardcaptor Sakura, "Legal Drug", xxxHolic, and Chobits.[6]
  • Just like how Sakura in CCS uses the word "hoe!", Misaki likes using "na!" or "eeks!"[7]
  • In the manga, if you look in the manga pre-story pages you can see faux newspaper articles that bring tidbits up from other series.
  • Ringo Seto's Angel Ranga looks very much like the characters of Magic Knight Rayearth, Princesses Tarta and Tatra. With the nearly same dress design and moves, Ranga and Tarta/Tatra were dance warriors
  • Hatoko looks rather similar to Tomoyo Daidouji, Sakura's friend in Cardcaptor Sakura.[8]
  • Mihara is a known last name to be used by two popular Clamp characters. Chiharu Mihara of Cardcaptor Sakura and Icchan Mihara. Chiharu's last name Mihara is used (or possibly is related to) by Icchan Mihara also suspected to be the late husband of Chitose Hibiya of Chobits. Chitose used the Mihara last name in another Clamp work Kobato.
  • In volume 7 of Chobits, on page 16, Kaede Saito's story of her death was told by her brother Minoru. We can see in the background Misaki, Sai, and Ohjiro standing by her bed in one panel and crying with her back turned when she died.
  • Also, Kaede seems to be similar in appearance to Fuu Hououji, a character from Magic Knight Rayearth, another Clamp work.
  • In volume 7 of Chobits, the legendary Angelic Layer dolls (Shirahime, Blanche, Wizard, Suzuka, and Hikaru) or what is a sillohuette of them is shown as Chitose tells Motosuwa the truth about her husband's earlier works Angelic Layer.
  • In volume 4 of Angelic Layer, Misaki sings cheerfully to herself as she is making breakfast, and the words are, "A field of peony pink..." She is singing the theme song to "Clamp School Detectives," Peony Pink.
  • In episode three, the song that Icchan is playing while Misaki is training is "Catch You, Catch Me", the first theme to another Clamp creation and popular TV Series, "Cardcaptor Sakura".[9]

“MKR” redirects here. ... Template:Wakayama infobox Wakayama (和歌山市; -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual... Legal Drug ) is a manga series by Clamp. ... Serialized in Weekly Young Magazine Original run February 24, 2003 – No. ... Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... Sakura Kinomoto in Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Kinomoto ) is a fictional character, the heroine of Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... “MKR” redirects here. ... Tomoyo Daidouji as she appears in Cardcaptor Sakura Tomoyo Daidouji ) is a fictional, major supporting character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual... Takashi Yamazaki and Chiharu Mihara Chiharu Mihara ) is a fictional character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... Kobato ) is Clamps latest manga series which premiered in Monthly Sunday Gene-X in January 2005. ... Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... Fuu Hououji (鳳凰寺 風 Hōōji FÅ«) is is a fictional character from the anime/manga series Magic Knight Rayearth (created by Clamp). ... “MKR” redirects here. ... Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... Serialized in Monthly Asuka Original run January 1992 – October 1993 Volumes 3 TV anime: Clamp School Director Osamu Nabeshima Studio Studio Pierrot Network Animax, TV Tokyo Animax Localia Canal Panda Original run 3 May 1997 – 25 October 1997 Episodes 26 Clamp School Detectives ) is a manga series by CLAMP, which... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual...

Clamp's crossovers

Besides Angelic Layer being the prequel to the Chobits manga, many of its characters and establishments are shown in other Clamp works

  • In volume 9 of Cardcaptor Sakura, Kero-chan is reading an Angelic Layer book, which appears to be one for a computer game (though some have thought he's reading the Angelic Layer manga).
  • Tamayo, Oujiro, Shouko Asami, and the Angelic Layer announcer appears in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle as well in Piffle Country while Kaede and Sai appeared in Rekord Country.
  • In the country of Infinity in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, there is a tournament similar in style to the battles of Angelic Layer where the Deus sits on an egg shaped chair and telekinetically controls the players (in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle they are called chess pieces instead of "Angels," however, and often normal people are the pieces.)
  • Hikaru is introduced in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Chapter 144 as an "automata" one of the Chess pieces Eagle (who is a crossover character form Magic Knight Rayearth) uses in an one on one battle with Sakura and the real Syaoran.

Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual... Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (ツバサ-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-) is a manga made by CLAMP which is running in Shonen Magazine in Japan. ...

References

  1. ^ Anime News Network - Angelic Layer (TV) (episode listing). Retrieved on 2006-10-24.
  2. ^ Angelic Layer Manga, Anime News Network
  3. ^ Angelic Layer Anime, Anime News Network
  4. ^ Angelic Layer Complete Collection, ADV Films
  5. ^ Battle 01 – How Do You Do? My Very Own Angel!, ADV Angelic Layer DVD Website
  6. ^ Battle 03 – Who Are You? Misaki’s Nervous Lesson, ADV Angelic Layer DVD Website
  7. ^ Battle 04 – The Day An Angel Flew Down, ADV Angelic Layer DVD Website
  8. ^ Battle 02 – Do Your Best, Hikaru! It’s Your First Fight!, ADV Angelic Layer DVD Website
  9. ^ Battle 03 – Who Are You? Misaki’s Nervous Lesson, ADV Angelic Layer DVD Website

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The main character of Angelic Layer is Misaki Suzuhara, a seventh grader who just moved in to Tokyo in order to live with her aunt, Shouko Asami.
Layers are very expensive, and most people pay to use them by the hour in establishments resembling cybercafes.
As a result, Sai states that her reason for playing Angelic Layer is "to become strong." Sai is from Kanagawa Prefecture and was the runner-up in the Kantō Regional games in the past year.
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Upon her arrival she witnesses an Angelic Layer fight on a screen, and is instantly captivated by a White Angel in that match.
Angelic Layer is a story of Misaki a young junior high schooler competing in her first Angelic Layer tournament.
Angelic Layer is the newest anime from CLAMP and what an anime it is! Misaki is a young junior high girl that goes to live with her aunt for a while.
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