The BEST Episodes of Angelic Layer
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2020
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...
#1 - The Mean Sisters! And the Targeted Hikaru
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 3, 2001
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.
#2 - Angels Wings! Pull Me and Hikaru Together
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 30, 2001
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.
#3 - The Final Match! Hikaru's Last Attack
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 15, 2001
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?
#4 - I Choose You! Misaki's Chosen Person
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 22, 2001
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.
#5 - Lots of Formidable Opponents! The Much Anticipated National Tournament
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 29, 2001
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.
#6 - System Down? A Battle Onboard a Boat Amidst a Storm
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 5, 2001
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!
#7 - The Enemy is Icchan? The Stuttering Second Match
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 12, 2001
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?
#8 - The Summer Sea! Someone is in Love with Someone
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 19, 2001
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.
#9 - Suddenly Alone Together - The Secret Double Date
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 26, 2001
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?
#10 - Break into the Magical Wall! Misaki vs Ohjirou
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 9, 2001
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.
#11 - Reach Out to Misaki! This Feeling is Over the Rainbow
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 16, 2001
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.
#12 - Fateful Reunion: An Angel Soaked with Tears
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 23, 2001
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?
#13 - The Match! Hikaru and Mao's Real Fight
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 10, 2001
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.
#14 - Misaki and Kotaru - The Two's Exciting Date
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2001
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.
#15 - The Light-Speed Suzuka! Hotoko's Declaration of Rivalry
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2001
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.
#16 - Fight to the Limit... Misaki's Last Chance
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 2001
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.
#17 - Sing Misaki! The Deus is an Idol
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 27, 2001
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!
#18 - The Pure White Buranshe - Kaede's Smile
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 24, 2001
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...
#19 - Never Give Up! And Then an Angel was Born
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 1, 2001
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?
#20 - Shirahime vs Suzuka! The Ice Machine's Secret
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 8, 2001
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...
#21 - Misaki vs Misaki? The Dangerous Classmate
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 2001
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.
#22 - Who Are You? Misaki's Nervous Lesson
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2001
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.
#23 - Do Your Best, Hikaru! It's Your First Fight
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 2001
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!
#24 - I Don't Want to Lose! I'm Believing in Hikaru
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 2001
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.
#25 - How Do You Do? My Very Own Angel
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2001
Misaki moves to Tokyo to live with her aunt. After getting lost at the train station she sees an Angelic Fight on a big screen. A mysterious man, Icchan, who followed her out of the train station tells her more about 'Angelic Layer' and helps her to create her own angel, Hikaru.