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''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist overall-- that honor goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.

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''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature featuring a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist overall-- that honor goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.


The manga was initially brought over to North American markeys by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, though Tokyopop's financial troubles caused the license to lapse. The manga license was later picked up by Creator/DarkHorseComics for distribution, so the manga is in print in omnibuses. As for the anime series, it was initially brought over to North Americans markets by Creator/ADVFilms with an English dub, but following their collapse, the license went to Creator/SentaiFilmworks, ADV's successor, reusing the ADV dub.

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The manga was initially brought over to North American markeys markets by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, though Tokyopop's financial troubles caused the license to lapse. The manga license was later picked up by Creator/DarkHorseComics for distribution, so the manga is in print in omnibuses. As for the anime series, it was initially brought over to North Americans markets by Creator/ADVFilms with an English dub, but following their collapse, the license went to Creator/SentaiFilmworks, ADV's successor, reusing the ADV dub.


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The manga treats certain plot elements completely different from the anime, which also makes big changes to the battle system later on. Either is recommended, as while the anime's changes make more sense later on, the manga is still quite good.

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The manga treats certain plot elements completely different differently from the anime, which also makes big changes to the battle system later on. Either is recommended, as while the anime's changes make more sense later on, the manga is still quite good.



* ActionMom: [[spoiler:Shuuko.]]

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* %%* ActionMom: [[spoiler:Shuuko.]]



* ApologeticAttacker: Misaki.

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* %%* ApologeticAttacker: Misaki.



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Easily Misaki's strongest attribute.
* BadassAdorable: Misaki, Hatoko, and Kaede, at least as Dei.

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* %%* AwesomeByAnalysis: Easily Misaki's strongest attribute.
* %%* BadassAdorable: Misaki, Hatoko, and Kaede, at least as Dei.



* BeachEpisode: And it's not filler!
* {{Bishonen}}: Surprisingly sparse when compared to [=CLAMP=]'s other works, but Oujiro and his Angel, Wizard, definitely count.
* BlowYouAway: Ranga, who's also a DanceBattler.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Icchan.

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* %%* BeachEpisode: And it's not filler!
* %%* {{Bishonen}}: Surprisingly sparse when compared to [=CLAMP=]'s other works, but Oujiro and his Angel, Wizard, definitely count.
* %%* BlowYouAway: Ranga, who's also a DanceBattler.
* %%* BunnyEarsLawyer: Icchan.



* ChickMagnet: Oujiro.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kotaro and Tamayo in the anime.
* ChivalrousPervert: Oujiro in the manga.
* ChristmasCake: Shoko.

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* %%* ChickMagnet: Oujiro.
* %%* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kotaro and Tamayo in the anime.
* %%* ChivalrousPervert: Oujiro in the manga.
* %%* ChristmasCake: Shoko.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Kotarou.

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* %%* DoggedNiceGuy: Kotarou.



* EmotionlessGirl: Sai comes across as this.
* EngagingConversation: Both Shouko and Tamayo say it... to ''Misaki''.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Sai.

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* %%* EmotionlessGirl: Sai comes across as this.
* %%* EngagingConversation: Both Shouko and Tamayo say it... to ''Misaki''.
* %%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Sai.



* {{Expy}}: Hikaru resembles [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Clamp's other Hikaru]]. In the manga, Misaki was outright inspired by her, as [[ShowWithinAShow she's fictional in this world]].

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
Hikaru resembles [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Clamp's other Hikaru]]. In the manga, Misaki was outright inspired by her, as [[ShowWithinAShow she's fictional in this world]].



* FacialMarkings: Mao has some.

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* %%* FacialMarkings: Mao has some.



* FlashStep: A favored technique of Blanche.

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* %%* FlashStep: A favored technique of Blanche.



* GenkiGirl: Tamayo.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Athena. With [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]].

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* %%* GenkiGirl: Tamayo.
* %%* GiantPoofySleeves: Athena. With [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]].



* GratuitousEnglish: Entry Angeeeeeel!

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* %%* GratuitousEnglish: Entry Angeeeeeel!



* HiddenEyes: Athena.
* HotScientist: Eccentricities aside, Icchan counts.
* HugeSchoolgirl
* IHaveTheHighGround
* IdolSinger: Ringo Seto.

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* %%* HiddenEyes: Athena.
* %%* HotScientist: Eccentricities aside, Icchan counts.
* %%* HugeSchoolgirl
* %%* IHaveTheHighGround
* %%* IdolSinger: Ringo Seto.



* IndirectKiss
* InvincibleHero: Misaki only faces one major loss in the entire series. [[JustifiedTrope Jusified]] in that the series itself takes place during a single tournament. When she lost, the tournament was at a stage were losing didn't immediately result in elimination.

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* %%* IndirectKiss
* InvincibleHero: InvincibleHero:
**
Misaki only faces one major loss in the entire series. [[JustifiedTrope Jusified]] in that the series itself takes place during a single tournament. When she lost, the tournament was at a stage were losing didn't immediately result in elimination.



* LightningBruiser: Suzuka and Blanche.

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* %%* LightningBruiser: Suzuka and Blanche.



* LukeIAmYourFather

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* %%* LukeIAmYourFather



* MadScientist: Icchan is a non-evil example.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kaede.
* MissionControl

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* %%* MadScientist: Icchan is a non-evil example.
* %%* {{Meganekko}}: Kaede.
* %%* MissionControl



* MyNameIsInigoMontoya
* MysteriousParent
* MysteriousProtector

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* %%* MyNameIsInigoMontoya
* %%* MysteriousParent
* %%* MysteriousProtector



* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon

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* %%* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon



* {{Odango}}: Madoka.

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* %%* {{Odango}}: Madoka.



* PinkySwear: Misaki and Hatoko's promise.

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* %%* PinkySwear: Misaki and Hatoko's promise.



* PowerGivesYouWings

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* %%* PowerGivesYouWings



* RaisedByGrandparents: Misaki.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Icchan]]'s hidden agenda.

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* %%* RaisedByGrandparents: Misaki.
* %%* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Icchan]]'s hidden agenda.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Hatoko has a PrecociousCrush despite Misaki being over twice her age and [[ObliviousToLove clueless]].

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: RomanticTwoGirlFriendship:
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Hatoko has a PrecociousCrush despite Misaki being over twice her age and [[ObliviousToLove clueless]].



* ScaryShinyGlasses: Icchan is quite the expert at this.
* SecretLegacy

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* %%* ScaryShinyGlasses: Icchan is quite the expert at this.
* %%* SecretLegacy



* ShockAndAwe: Athena.

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* %%* ShockAndAwe: Athena.



* SmokeShield

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* %%* SmokeShield



* StockFootage: The "Entry Angel" sequences.

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* %%* StockFootage: The "Entry Angel" sequences.



* TricksterMentor: Icchan is a perfect example of this.
* TwoScenesOneDialogue
* WaifFu: Hikaru, along with other smaller Angels.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WingedHumanoid: Athena; in the anime, filler character Eagle, Hikaru in the opening, and [[spoiler:Hikaru again in the last battle.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hatoko, though she does relapse on occasion.
* WomanInWhite: [[MeaningfulName Blanche, Shirahime,]] and Athena.

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* %%* TricksterMentor: Icchan is a perfect example of this.
* %%* TwoScenesOneDialogue
* %%* WaifFu: Hikaru, along with other smaller Angels.
* %%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* %%* WingedHumanoid: Athena; in the anime, filler character Eagle, Hikaru in the opening, and [[spoiler:Hikaru again in the last battle.]]
* %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hatoko, though she does relapse on occasion.
* %%* WomanInWhite: [[MeaningfulName Blanche, Shirahime,]] and Athena.



* ZettaiRyouiki: The Eriol Academy girl's uniform.

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* %%* ZettaiRyouiki: The Eriol Academy girl's uniform.


* ThrowTheDogABone: After spending the entirety of the series as the ButtMonkey, Ogata eventually [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gets back at Icchan]] during the BeachEpisode by putting him through the exact same treatment that he constantly endured. It's also heavily implied that he [[spoiler:hooks up with Fujimori]] at the end of the series.
* [[TournamentArc Tournament Series]]: The entire series is basically one big TournamentArc.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: After spending the entirety of the series as the ButtMonkey, Ogata eventually [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome gets back at Icchan]] Icchan during the BeachEpisode by putting him through the exact same treatment that he constantly endured. It's also heavily implied that he [[spoiler:hooks up with Fujimori]] at the end of the series.
* [[TournamentArc TournamentArc: Tournament Series]]: Series: The entire series is basically one big TournamentArc.

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The manga was initially brought over to North American markeys by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, though Tokyopop's financial troubles caused the license to lapse. The manga license was later picked up by Creator/DarkHorseComics for distribution, so the manga is in print in omnibuses. As for the anime series, it was initially brought over to North Americans markets by Creator/ADVFilms with an English dub, but following their collapse, the license went to Creator/SentaiFilmworks, ADV's successor, reusing the ADV dub.

Added DiffLines:

* NeverTrustATrailer: A lot of promo art has Angels expressing emotion while their Dei are holding them or while otherwise off the Layer. In-series, Angels only express the emotions their Dei are feeling while they're being controlled on the Layer.


* AnimeChineseGirl: Not by ethnicity, but Madoka and Arisu wear Chinese clothes and Madoka's Angel, Mao, is a Chinese-themed {{catgirl}}.



* BarrierWarrior: Wizard.

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* BarrierWarrior: Wizard.Wizard exploits the electricity the Layer runs on to create a shield.



* ChineseGirl: Not by ethnicity, but Madoka and Arisu dress as such and Madoka's Angel, Mao, is a Chinese-themed {{catgirl}}.



* ElevatorSchool

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* ElevatorSchoolElevatorSchool: Eriol Academy is one. When Misaki meets Tamayo and Koutarou, she's asked if she's new because she didn't move up with them from the elementary school.



* {{Expy}}: Hikaru is is an expy of [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Clamp's other Hikaru]].

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* {{Expy}}: Hikaru is is an expy of resembles [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Clamp's other Hikaru]].Hikaru]]. In the manga, Misaki was outright inspired by her, as [[ShowWithinAShow she's fictional in this world]].



* FacialMarkings

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* FacialMarkingsFacialMarkings: Mao has some.



%%* FragileSpeedster: Hikaru. Misaki made her with the express intent of wanting to be small, yet cool.

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%%* * FragileSpeedster: Hikaru. Hikaru is a speed build who can't take many hits. Misaki made built her with the express intent of wanting specifically to be small, yet "small, but cool."



* GirlishPigtails: Arisa.

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* GirlishPigtails: Arisa.Arisu has afro puffs, Ringo has high pigtails, and Misaki's frontlocks look a little like pigtails.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Misaki

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: MisakiAll the adults and some of the kids in Misaki's life know the big secret [[spoiler:that Champion Shuu is Suzuhara Shuuko]] and won't tell her. In the anime, the viewers find it out quickly, too.



* PaperThinDisguise: Ringo's attempts to escape from her manager leave a lot to be desired

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* PaperThinDisguise: Ringo's attempts to escape from her manager leave a lot to be desireddesired.



* PinkySwear: Misaki and Hatoko's promise

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* PinkySwear: Misaki and Hatoko's promisepromise.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Misaki and Hatoko's friendship occasionally borders on this.
** Sai and Kaede's as well.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Hatoko has a PrecociousCrush despite Misaki being over twice her age and Hatoko's friendship occasionally borders on this.
[[ObliviousToLove clueless]].
** Sai and Kaede's friendship looks like it could be more than that, but as well.they're minor characters, we don't really find out.



* ShipperOnDeck: Tamayo apparently thinks this way about Misaki and Koutarou.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Tamayo apparently thinks this way about Misaki and Koutarou.Koutarou, though [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she's denying herself in doing it]]. In the manga, she succeeds in getting them together. In the anime, she ends up with Koutarou herself.



* {{Shorttank}}: Tamayo.

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* {{Shorttank}}: Tamayo.Tamayo is the energetic tomboy of the group and Koutarou's childhood friend.



* ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler:Shuuko. In the manga, this is more or less the reason why she left Misaki.]]

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* ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler:Shuuko. In the manga, this is more or less the reason why she left Misaki.Misaki, and it's true in the anime too, though not the only reason.]]


* MaamShock: Shouko refuses to be called ObaSan (auntie), despite actually being Misaki's aunt, [[ChristmasCake because it makes her feel old]].

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* MaamShock: Shouko refuses to be called ObaSan Oba-san (auntie), despite actually being Misaki's aunt, [[ChristmasCake because it makes her feel old]].


* MaamShock: Shouko refuses to be called ObaSan (auntie), despite actually being Misaki's aunt, [[ChristmasCake because it makes her feel old]].



* ObaSan: Shouko refuses to be called this, despite actually being Misaki's aunt, [[ChristmasCake because it makes her feel old]].


* DisappearedDad: besides Misakis' aunt and mother, where are the rest of the parents of every child?

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* DisappearedDad: besides Misakis' Misaki's aunt and mother, where are the rest of the parents of every child?


* HotScoop: Shoko.



** to a larger extent, Oujirou is one, he almost never loses a fight [[spoiler:except against Misaki, who he at this point has fallen in love with. It became clear that he was going extremely easy on her and had no intention of winning.]]

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** to To a larger extent, Oujirou is one, he almost never loses a fight [[spoiler:except against Misaki, who he at this point has fallen in love with. It became clear that he was going extremely easy on her and had no intention of winning.]]


''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist overall, that honor goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.

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''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist overall, overall-- that honor goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.


* ComedicLolicon: PlayedForLaughs by showing the typical reaction of fans of various ages -- a man in the audience screams how he loves Misaki.



* {{Lolicon}}: PlayedForLaughs by showing the typical reaction of fans of various ages -- a man in the audience screams how he loves Misaki.


''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist, that honour goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.

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''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' This series is also notable for being a tournament series that broke conventions by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist, protagonist overall, that honour honor goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.


''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' It is also notable for being one of the first {{Shounen}} series to break genre conventions and feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, a trend which appeared in franchises such as ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' and ''Manga/SoulEater''.

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''Angelic Layer'' is either an AlternateContinuity or {{prequel}} to ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kobato}}.'' It This series is also notable for being one of the first {{Shounen}} a tournament series to break genre that broke conventions and by feature a ''female'' leading protagonist, a trend which appeared in franchises such as ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' and ''Manga/SoulEater''.
though Misaki isn't the first female shonen protagonist, that honour goes to ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.

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