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Angelic Layer

Clamp, Angelic Production Committee, TV Tokyo

Distributed by
ADV Films

Release Info
Vol. 01: Divine Inspiration
Bilingual DVD
Dolby Digital 5.1 Eng./2.0 Jap.
Run Time: 100 min
MSRP: $29.98
Catalog #: DAL/001
Street Date: October 14, 2003

Web Info
Official Angelic Layer Site

There are a wide variety of characters and Angels throughout the Angelic Layer series. From all of Misaki's schoolmates to idol singers, there are more than enough characters to go around. You'll have to find a favorite in the pile somewhere. Here we'll give you an introduction to the major players, Angels and some of the supporting cast that you'll run into in Volume 1.

Misaki Suzuhara

Age: 12
April 25
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:

Deus of Angel: Hikaru

Misaki is a 12-year old Middle School student that just moved from the country to the big city in Tokyo. She's a happy-go-lucky individual that loves to cook. Upon arriving in Tokyo, she becomes fascinated with the world of Angelic Layer. With the help of Icchan, she creates her Angel, Hikaru, and begins her exciting run in the arenas of the Angelic Layer. Misaki is also known by the nickname, Misakichi, given to her by her schoolmates.


Deus: Misaki Suzuhara
Based on Hikaru from Magic Knights Rayearth
Distinguishing Features:
Short red hair, like Misaki

Ichirou Mihara / Icchan

Age: 32
January 12
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:

Scientific genius or lecherous pervert? It's hard to tell just looking at him and his ocasional suspicious nature, but Ichirou Mihira is the ultimate expert when it comes to Angelic Layer. He meets (or is it stalks? ^_^) Misaki when she arrives in Tokyo and quickly introduces her to the world of Angelic Layer. He very passionate about his work, though he does have an tendency to be silly when he gets excited about things... or just when he's torturing poor Ogata.

Hatoko Kobayashi

Age: 5
December 7
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:

Deus of Angel: Suzuka

The Miracle Kindergartener. Hatoko is one of the youngest experts when it comes to Angelic Layer. She first meets Misaki as they're heading to school, noticing Hikaru in Misaki's bag. Hatoko has a tremendous knowledge of Angelic Layer and has one of the fastest Angels on the competition circuit, the lightning-fast Suzuka. She's the younger sister of Misaki's schoolmate, Kotaro.


Deus: Hatoko Kobayashi
Type: Speed, Domination
Design: Female Ninja
Distinguishing Features: Dark Blue Hair, big red bow.

Tamayo Kizaki

Age: 12
Birthday: April 17
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo

It's high-powered energy in a small, female package. Tomayo is the long time friend of Hotoko's older brother, Kotaro, having been in the same school classes since kindergarten. Tamayo is the resident martial arts expert and has a tendency to practice her latest and greatest moves on Kotaro. Her athletic, active nature is a big inspiration for Misaki and her strategies inside the Layer.

Kotaro Kobayashi

Age: 12
Birthday: September 4
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Tokyo

Kanami is the person that ends up having to take care of Kazuma, making sure that he's doing what he should. She's Kazuma's voice of reason. Her actual relationship to Kazuma is unclear and she has a tendency to dream about the things that Kazuma is involved in.

Shoko Asami

Shoko is Misaki's Aunt and she offered to let Misaki live with her so she could go to school in Tokyo. She works a news reporter for a major Japanese television network. Shoko is the younger sister of Misaki's mother and tends to act more like Misaki's big sister than her Aunt. She also loves Misaki's cooking.

Ogata Masaharu

Ah, poor Ogata. He's the assistant to Icchan and is the right hand man for all of Icchan's escapades. He's constantly having to cover the Icchan whenever he disappears to help Misaki. He's also the one that gets tortured by his boss more often than he's working it seems. Ogata has tendencies to go balistic because of Icchan, but puts up with his antics out of respect for the work that he's created.

Ohjiro Mihara

Ohjiro is one of the top players in the Angelic Layer competitions. He's been in the tournaments for years and has taken 2nd Place several times in the National Championships. He very popular in the Angelic Layer circuit, especially with the girls. He also helps Misaki practice her timing early on with Icchan's dance training program.


Deus: Ohjiro Mihara
Solid Defense
Design: Technowizard
Distinguishing Features: Blue wizard's cape, futuristic glasses



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