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.
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Acting for Two: In the english dub Cabale and Queen Reina share a voice actress.
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.
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.
Dub-Induced Plot Hole: In one episode, Jennifer comes down with a fever. Her temperature is animated on a thermometer in Celsius but is spoken in Fahrenheit due to it being translated from Italian to American English.
Failure Is the Only Option: While the angels do succed in getting some of the kids to do the right thing, the show's creators have said that they will never get to finish their task. Maybe next season?
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.
Once an Episode: A kid is being tempted to do something bad. The angels and demons will have a competition to see who goes first. However, the kids don't always listen to who got to them first, which actually makes more sense in context. Another example is...
Opening Monologue: By Raf; explaining a topic either the angels and devils or the humans will go through in the episode.
This show is Winx Club, but with angels and devils instead of fairies and witches. At first anyway.
The original comic (and the show's original pilot) was more original. The characters were redesigned to look like the Winx, such as Raf going from pink wings to cyan, and Miki going from The Gonk to looking like the others. They still have different storylines, though.