The BEST Episodes of Angelic Layer

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2019

Network: TV Tokyo

Misaki Suzuhara is a sixth grader who has just moved to Tokyo to live with her aunt. She stumbles across a merchandising phenomenon known as Angelic Layer in which a person can purchase a doll and custom design it. Once their doll is finished, they can link to it through new technology and have it move however they want, as long as its within the confines of a field known as a "layer." In these fields there are battles to see who is the best at Angelic Layer that occur at tourist traps or at special tournaments; Misaki meets a strange man known only as Icchan who gets her involved in the games. The man for some reason believes that she has high potential to become one of the greatest players of all time...

The Mean Sisters! And the Targeted Hikaru

#1 - The Mean Sisters! And the Targeted Hikaru

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Fujisaki Sisters are pretty popular in the Layer, but they have a personal grudge against Hatoko and Suzuka, each vowing not to lose at any cost until they face her again in the Layer. Nervous about Hikaru's progression, Arisu plants a device on Hikaru that cuts her off from Misaki now and again, causing her to freeze up and falter on the Layer.

star 8.80
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Angels Wings! Pull Me and Hikaru Together

#2 - Angels Wings! Pull Me and Hikaru Together

Season 1 - Episode 26

Misaki and Hikaru are in the finals, and she is ready for biggest match ever as she faces three-time champion Athena, who is commanded by none other than her mother! Athena is the angel that Misaki modeled her own angel after, and with them having met each other for the first time in seven years, it is time for mother and daughter to communicate in the Layer. While only one angel will emerge as the champion, the battle is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Day the Angel Flew Down

#3 - The Day the Angel Flew Down

Season 1 - Episode 4

After choosing her entry line Misaki and her friends attend the regional Championships. As she waits for her first battle Misaki watches Suzuka, Hitoko's Angel, fight her opponent, Nightingale, who she defeats with a single hit. Misaki's match doesn't go as well, her opponent's angel, Katrina', uses ice skates to gain speed and deliver a powerful, and nearly flawless, spin kick gains an early advantage.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Match! Hikaru and Mao's Real Fight

#4 - The Match! Hikaru and Mao's Real Fight

Season 1 - Episode 11

As she aids Hikaru in fighting off the effects of Arisu's cheat device, Misaki shows Madoka and Mao that Angelic Layer isn't about competing or holding grudges, but about having fun, plain and simple. Oujiro comes to the rescue on the side and Hikaru wins, securing a slot in the Semis...but fellow Deus and finalist Sai Jounouchi claims to have figured out Hikaru's weakness.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Misaki and Kotaru - The Two's Exciting Date

#5 - Misaki and Kotaru - The Two's Exciting Date

Season 1 - Episode 12

In order to help Misaki prepare for the Semis, Kotaro offers to take her to his dojo to show her some moves. However, as Tamayo crashes the party, it soon becomes obvious that the dirty blond may be hiding her true feelings from her childhood friend.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Final Match! Hikaru's Last Attack

#6 - The Final Match! Hikaru's Last Attack

Season 1 - Episode 16

The Regional Finals are here and Misaki is out to fulfill her promise to Hatoko...but can she? Hikaru's attacks have no effect and the simplest of hits she takes from Shirahime takes chunks out of her HP. Misaki isn't the only one with a promise, Sai wanting to become stronger in memory of her sister, but which ambition will win out in the end?

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
I Choose You! Misaki's Chosen Person

#7 - I Choose You! Misaki's Chosen Person

Season 1 - Episode 17

Misaki has made it all the way to the National Games, but before the competition begins, there is one more thing she must do- find someone to act as her second during the upcoming fights. But when Misaki's friends come over to congratulate her on her success, it becomes clear that they all want they all want to be chosen as her second! And as Misaki attempts to sift through all the offers and select the one person she really wants as her partner, Shuko has a decision of her own to make, as to whether it is finally time for her to come and see Misaki.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Lots of Formidable Opponents! The Much Anticipated National Tournament

#8 - Lots of Formidable Opponents! The Much Anticipated National Tournament

Season 1 - Episode 18

With Hatoko by her side, Misaki heads for the opening ceremony of the National Games, determined to do her best no matter how stiff the competition. As the action gets underway, it becomes clear that all of the players are at the top of the game, but it soon becomes clear that there is one who still stands hand and shoulders above the rest- current champion Shu and her angel Athena.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
System Down? A Battle Onboard a Boat Amidst a Storm

#9 - System Down? A Battle Onboard a Boat Amidst a Storm

Season 1 - Episode 19

For Misaki and Hikaru's first match, they must battle against Chitose Tanaka and her Angel Elain; Chitose is taller than most girls, as is her Angel, and she feels self-conscious about it, and is angry at Misaki, feeling that she's getting all the breaks because she's so small. A storm brews outside and, coupled with Elain's space-warping Hexigonal Revision technique, threatens to short out the Layer right from under both Angels!

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Enemy is Icchan? The Stuttering Second Match

#10 - The Enemy is Icchan? The Stuttering Second Match

Season 1 - Episode 20

An exhibition game for a new Angel model is launched during the Tournament and Hikaru is the one who must fight her. But with Hatoko falling ill, Oujiro steps in to take over, but the shocks don't end there as Misaki discovers Icchan's true identity. Can she focus in time to win the match? Or is Hikaru no match for the new model's sharper movements?

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Summer Sea! Someone is in Love with Someone

#11 - The Summer Sea! Someone is in Love with Someone

Season 1 - Episode 21

Summer break lands Misaki and co. at the beach where they run into Icchan and co., Misaki and Oujiro spending time together as Tamayo finally admits her true feelings to Kotaro.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Suddenly Alone Together - The Secret Double Date

#12 - Suddenly Alone Together - The Secret Double Date

Season 1 - Episode 22

After looking over Wizard's data, Misaki finds herself meeting up with Oujiro, who spends time with her that day in what appears to be a date. At the same time, Tamayo and Kotaro find themselves trapped in an elevator together. Can they sort out their feelings? Or is this a friendship lost?

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Break into the Magical Wall! Misaki vs Ohjirou

#13 - Break into the Magical Wall! Misaki vs Ohjirou

Season 1 - Episode 23

The National Semis are here and it's Hikaru vs. Wizard, Oujiro's Angel. His Magic Guard seems impenitrable and Hikaru can't get a hit in edgewise. It's going to take all of Misaki's skill to get her Angel out of this one as Oujiro struggles with his own feelings about Misaki and his first love: her mother.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Reach Out to Misaki! This Feeling is Over the Rainbow

#14 - Reach Out to Misaki! This Feeling is Over the Rainbow

Season 1 - Episode 24

Misaki ponders the days when she was writing letters to her mother. But for now, it is time for the second semifinal as Sai, with her angel Shirahime, battles Shuko and her angel Athena.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Fateful Reunion: An Angel Soaked with Tears

#15 - Fateful Reunion: An Angel Soaked with Tears

Season 1 - Episode 25

The secret is finally out! Shuko has told Misaki that she is her mother. But now Ohjiro is going to have them meet face to face, and have Misaki learn the truth as to what her mother had been doing in Tokyo all these years. But Misaki takes it personally that Shuko did not want to be with her, and she runs away! Can they patch things up? And what about the final match?

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Clamp
Who Are You? Misaki's Nervous Lesson

#16 - Who Are You? Misaki's Nervous Lesson

Season 1 - Episode 3

Icchan gets Misaki an Angel Card, a membership that will allow her to enter official tournaments. He also teaches her a training technique, dancing with music, which will help her to learn the timing of fights. When Icchan has to leave Oujiro, Wizard's Deus, introduces himself and helps Misaki to practice. Later Misaki is tricked into fighting an unfair fight with another Deus.

star 7.67
6 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Light-Speed Suzuka! Hotoko's Declaration of Rivalry

#17 - The Light-Speed Suzuka! Hotoko's Declaration of Rivalry

Season 1 - Episode 6

Misaki and Hikaru are on a winning streak, impressing many at her school, but Hatoko tells her that she won't get any farther if she continues to fight the way that she is. When Misaki and Hatoko square off in the Layer, Suzuka is out to test Hikaru's true worth as well as Misaki's.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Fight to the Limit... Misaki's Last Chance

#18 - Fight to the Limit... Misaki's Last Chance

Season 1 - Episode 7

Her devastating loss against Suzuka has left Misaki afraid to enter the heat of battle again, fearing for Hikaru's safety. However, while fighting against Maria, a girl who believes that her Angel Tsubaki is all that she has in life, Misaki realizes that Hatoko meant no harm at all and that Angelic Layer is meant to be fun.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Sing Misaki! The Deus is an Idol

#19 - Sing Misaki! The Deus is an Idol

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Regional Tournament has arrived and Misaki learns that, not only is she fighting against pop singer Ringo Seto, but she can't afford to lose just once or she'll be out of the Tournament for good. To make things much more difficult, Ringo's Angel Ranga has a special attack, the Dance of Death, that threatens to blow Hikaru right out of the Layer!

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
The Pure White Buranshe - Kaede's Smile

#20 - The Pure White Buranshe - Kaede's Smile

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Semis have arrived and so has the creation of the Environmental Layers, Layers that simulate terrain for more amazing battle opportunities. As Misaki and Kaede's Angels, Hikaru and Blanche, square off, it soon becomes obvious that Misaki's concentration is off; her mother promised to come, but she's nowhere in sight. Turns out that Shuuko was too scared to face her daughter and refused to come, leaving Misaki in a pickle as she discovers Blanche's secret...

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Never Give Up! And Then an Angel was Born

#21 - Never Give Up! And Then an Angel was Born

Season 1 - Episode 14

Blanche's Hyper Mode gives her more strength and speed than any other Angel Misaki has come across and she's not giving Hikaru much of a chance. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, Misaki realizes that, not only are her friends and fans counting on her, but Hikaru is too. Will it be enough to help her win the match?

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Shirahime vs Suzuka! The Ice Machine's Secret

#22 - Shirahime vs Suzuka! The Ice Machine's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 15

The next battle pits Sai and Hatoko's Angels, Shirahime and Suzuka, in a duel of veterans. After a tense showdown, the winner is declared to be, by one point, Shirahime. Heartbroken that she failed to keep her end of the promise and experiencing true loss for the very first time, Hatoko cries on Misaki's shoulder as she promises to win against Sai for her. But Sai is not impressed, stating that she has her weak point all figured out and that someone so small has no hope of winning...

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Clamp
Do Your Best, Hikaru! It's Your First Fight

#23 - Do Your Best, Hikaru! It's Your First Fight

Season 1 - Episode 2

Misaki gets confused on her way to the first day of school when she meets Hatoko, a 5 year old girl who knows a lot about Angelic Layer, she also meets Hatoko's older brother, Kotarou and his best friend Tamayo. On her way home from school Misaki once again meets Icchan who helps her to make clothes for Hikaru and brings her to an Angelic Layer training center so she can practise movements on the Layer... However Misaki accidentally signs up for a match!

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Clamp
I Don't Want to Lose! I'm Believing in Hikaru

#24 - I Don't Want to Lose! I'm Believing in Hikaru

Season 1 - Episode 5

Misaki enjoys playing Angelic Layer and she loves Hikaru with all her heart, but when she goes up against the Power-type Vasquez, her confidence and self-esteem falters and has Hikaru engage in the 'hit and run' technique during battle, winning by a sheer stroke of luck. This angers Hatoko, who claims that Misaki has stopped believing in Hikaru and in herself.

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Clamp
Misaki vs Misaki? The Dangerous Classmate

#25 - Misaki vs Misaki? The Dangerous Classmate

Season 1 - Episode 8

Misaki has qualified for the regional Tournament and couldn't be more excited, but a fellow classmate that shares her first name doesn't believe that she's so hot at her game and challenges her to a three-round match. Feeling unsure of herself still in terms of whether or not she can make it in the Regional Tournament, Misaki finds comfort in Ringo Seto's words and feels prepared for the Regionals at last.

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Clamp