Western Animation / Angel's Friends


"Angel's Friends! Together forever!"

Angel's Friends (2009-2010) is an Italian animated series based on a comic. It is about a trio of teen angel girls who are sent to Earth to help some Earth teens, but a trio of devils are sent to interfere.

Provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Raf and her friends, despite rarely getting into fist-to-fist combat, use the powers from their wings to fight against enemies and/or protect themselves and others from danger.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Dolce/Sweet has a Butterfly familiar named Butterfly. Also, "Reina" means "Queen" in Spanish.
  • Adult Fear: When Kabiria and Urie get injured by creatures of limbo, Temptel is visibly frightened for them.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Well Raf does anyway, despite the fact that she's an angel, and he's a devil.
  • All Just a Dream: Raf and Sulfus both have a dream where they get married.
  • Almost Kiss: Sulfus tries to kiss Raf in the Caves of Obscurity but Raf stops him and reminds him of their rivalry.
  • Butterfly of Transformation: Done literally with Dolce's butterfly familiar, Butterfly which she uses to transform into a human and back.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Both and the angels and devils like doing this.
  • Catch Phrase: "Angel's friends! Together forever!"
    • During transformation sequences the angels say: "To guard and protect!"
    • And the devils: "To curse and confuse!"
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Once Reina is freed from limbo things aren't quite so happy-go-lucky anymore.note 
  • Chekhov's Gun: The tears on Raf's hankerchief and the memory of sacriledge on Sulfus' glove are used to create a spider that when bitten by it can counteract the VETO, making Raf and Sulfus able to touch without hurting themselves.
  • Invisible to Normals: Angels and devils can't be seen, heard or touched by humans until they take on human form. Though Raf isn't sure if this applies to dogs too...
  • Ironic Echo: In episode 2, Raf and Sulfus see Andrew's friend Jacob getting picked on by three bullies:
    Raf: What do you mean; three against one?! That's not fair!
    Sulfus: Let me think about it...you could slap a fine on them!
    • Then later when Urie and Dolce show up to help Raf in a challenge:
    Sulfus: Three against one? It's not fair!
    Raf: Slap a fine on me!
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Malachia (Maliki). Throughout the series, he operates a steamroller, drives a bus, flies an airplane, serves as a librarian, as a hot-dog seller and as a DJ. Not to mention that he was an alchemist able to make love potions. Really, there is no task this guy cannot perform.
  • Locked in a Room: Raf and Sulfus get trapped in the Caves of Obscurity.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Both Helen and Julia (Raf's newly assigned Earthly Ones) are upset because people only hang out with them because of their wealth.
  • Love Potion: When Reina was an angel she tried to make her human, Malachia fall in love with her using his own love potion on himself. It doesn't work...
  • Magical Camera: Urie's got one of these. Turns out to be very handy when Raf's friends need to prove her innocence by going through Raf's memories.
  • Rainbow Motif:The new costumes of the eight heroes at the end of season one- by adding pink and replacing indigo by turquoise.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Raf and Sulfus' relationship. Actually done literally in episode 26 when they both hit eachother and then make up with a kiss.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Poor Raf and Sulfus, they aren't even allowed to touch each other.
    • The angel Tyco and devil Sai from the ancient past. There first kiss brought about the end of a civilization, Oops.
  • Start of Darkness: The animated series Big Bad Reina was once a guardian angel like any other, until she fell in love with the man she was meant to watch over.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Sulfus and Kabale have these and are notorious trickster devils.
  • Take That/Shout-Out:
    • Raf's friends, Urie, Dolce, and Miki, control storms, illusions, and ice respectively. Basically, like the Trix from Winx Club. Also, Kabria was redesigned to look like Stormy respectively.
    • Sailor Moon can be seen during the Halloween special, as an angel, not a costume.