''Angel Links'' is a 13-episode anime produced by Creator/{{Sunrise}} and based on a novel by Hideaki Ibuki. It takes place in the same universe as ''Manga/OutlawStar'', but the stories have little to do with each other (aside from sharing a couple of characters.)

The protagonist of the story is Meifon Li. She's the brash, busty, 16-year old head of Angel Links, a corporation which provides ''pro bono'' security escort service to small-time merchants and freighters out in the cold depths of space. Of course, this doesn't go over well with any of the ''for-profit'' escort companies who have to compete with her. Nor does it sit well with any of the space pirates who are unfortunate enough to cross the path of her awesomely powered CoolShip. But Meifon doesn't care what anyone else thinks. The running of Angel Links was the sacred mission handed to her by her dying grandfather, and she intends to remain at the helm, [[AccidentalInnuendo milking]] it for as much fun and adventure as she can.

Aiding her is her partner in battle, Taffei, a catlike animal that can transform into a powerful sword. It's cute, has wings for ears, and spends most of its downtime [[VictoriasSecretCompartment chilling]] in Meifon's [[{{Fanservice}} pneumatic cleavage]]. The crew of Meifon's CoolShip consists of Kosei Hida, (her [[{{Bishonen}} bishy]], tea-making [[BridgeBunnies Boy Friday]]), Valeria Vertone, (her [[TheStrategist battle-hardened tactician]]), and Duuz Delax Rex, (a [[TheStoic stoic]], lizard-like [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy muscleman]] who, when he's not cracking enemy skulls, spends his time calmly polishing a sword the [[{{BFS}} size of Pittsburgh]].) It should be noted that Valeria and Duuz, prior to this series, appeared in ''Manga/OutlawStar'', but with lightly different appearances and personalities. As such, it can be argued that ''Angel Links'' inhabits an AlternateContinuity to the former series, (although it's probably [[BellisariosMaxim best not to think about it too hard]].)

Meifon Li and her crew spend most of this series darting and zooming from one flashy space adventure to another, but our heroine's life gets turned upside-down one day when she rescues Leon Lau, a wealthy, bishy philanthropist whom she soon falls head-over-spiked-heels for. Ah, but who ''is'' this alluring, mysterious gentleman? What connection might he have to Meifon's late grandfather? And just ''how does'' [[CleavageWindow Meifon keep her uniform from slipping off of her chest every time she performs a backflip or a cool]] FinishingMove? The answers to these and many other questions are to be found in this action-packed sci-fi epic! (Well...okay... they ''don't'' answer the question about the uniform-not-slipping in battle. But it's doubtful even [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Deep Thought]] would know the answer to ''that'' one...)

!!This series contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Meifon and Valeria.
* BettyAndVeronica: Kosei and Leon Lau.
* BerserkButton: Meifon has more than one.
** [[spoiler:Actually pretty literal in her case, as she was ''designed'' to turn into a rage-fueled killing machine when she found Goryu.]]
* [[GirlFriday Boy Friday]]: Kosei.
* BridgeBunnies: Both male and female.
* BroughtDownToNormal: The final confrontation takes place in a room where Meifon's powers won't work.
* TheCameo: Aside from Valeria and Duuz appearing in Outlaw Star, Fred Luo appears in one episode.
* CoolShip: Meifon's is called the "Angel Links".
* CoolSword: Meifon and Duuz
* DualTonfas: Valeria
* EmpathyPet: Taffei, who also doubles as an EmpathicWeapon.
* {{Fanservice}}
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Meifon spends the last few episodes trying to keep her SuperpoweredEvilSide from flying into a berserk rage, even while she's trying to hunt down Goryu like it wants to.]]
* FindTheCure: The final plot arc.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When, trying to be friendly in a casual conversation, Meifon says that she and the granddaughter of a family friend are samehow alike.]] [[spoiler:Turn out true when later the girl is revealed an android and, half episode later, Meifon too.]]
* GagBoobs: C'mon, Meifon has a cat that hides in her cleavage!
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HeroOfAnotherStory: if you accept this as being in the same universe as ''Manga/OutlawStar'', Meifon to Gene (& vice versa).
* HowWeGotHere: One episode begins with the death of the GirlOfTheWeek and then goes back and shows how it happened.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: [[spoiler:Goryu tries this on Meifon during the second WhamEpisode to get past her ManchurianAgent conditioning. He makes it to first base before things go south for him.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* ImprobableAge: Meifon is sixteen and in charge of her own CoolShip and BadassCrew... Actually, given her age you could add Improbably Large Chest.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Meifon. She was built with a compulsion to attack Goryu when triggered. (The reconstructive surgery he underwent to become "Leon Lau" kept Meifon from triggering until she was close enough to detect his DNA.) The episodes after the reveal revolve around her struggle to preserve her sense of self in the face of her conditioning.]]
* MistressAndServantBoy: Age-flipped with Meifon and Kosei.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: [[spoiler:Meifon is a SuperPrototype assassin robot built with ImportedAlienPhlebotinum. To keep her from being reverse engineered by Goryu, grandpa Chenho programmed her to die on what would be her seventeenth birthday.]]
* PervyPatdown: In the first episode Meifon tries to negotiate the release of two hostage from some SpacePirates. Before exchanging the ransom for the hostages, the leader of the pirates complements her good looks and decides he needs to frisk her first, oddly not her two tougher looking crew mates that came with her. He feels up her body but when he tries to grope her breasts he gets attack by Taffei, Meifon's catlike pet that [[VictoriasSecretCompartment lives in her cleavage]].
* PirateGirl
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Duuz
* ReplacementGoldfish
* RobotGirl
* SciFiBobHaircut
* ShowerScene: Meifon Li has one in episode 5 and has a ShowerOfAngst in episode 6.
* SpaceshipGirl: The villain's ship is powered by twin androids.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Pretty much anything worn by Meifon, with a few exceptions.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide[=/=]OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Meifon]]
* TenMinuteRetirement
* TomatoInTheMirror
* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler: Meifon herself, although she isn't aware of it]]
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where Taffei lives.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: [[spoiler:SuperMode Meifon switches between her voice and her grandfather's when she first awakens.]]
* WaveMotionGun: The Links Cannon
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:In the last episode, Goryu/Leon tries to persuade Meifon that if she stays with him, she'll be free from both her Manchurian Agent programming and the limit placed on her lifespan.]]
* WhamEpisode: Two. [[spoiler:First, when we learn that Leon and Meifon aren't what they appear. Second, when Leon reveals himself as Goryu and Meifon realizes that she isn't who -- or what -- she thought she was.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman