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Angel Sanctuary

Alt titles: Tenshi Kinryoku

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Setsuno Muda is a high school boy with a cruel fate, trapped in a forbidden love for his blood sister and inhabited by the spirit of the Organic Angel Alexiel. As the final battle between Heaven and Hell approaches, and forces gather against him, he must soon make decisions that will inevitably alter his future for better or worse. But for poor young Setsuno, his anguish and torment might be more overwhelming than the blood on his hands, as conflicts are settled and lives are changed forever...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Angel Sanctuary 1994 TBD
Name Role
Shuichi SHIMAMURA Character Design
Kiyoko SAYAMA Director
Hikaru NANASE Music
Kaori YUKI Original Manga Creator
Katsunori HARUTA Producer

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Angel Sanctuary VivisQueen 3/10 Aug 26, 2008
Tenshi Kinryoku VivisQueen 3/10 Aug 26, 2008

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Angel Sanctuary metalheadotaku666 3.9/10 Jan 6, 2014
Tenshi Kinryoku metalheadotaku666 3.9/10 Jan 6, 2014
Angel Sanctuary DreamingGold 1.5/10 May 22, 2011
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Plan to watch as soon as possible YoruJigoku 28 Apr 12, 2014
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anime order 10th rounds YamiRin 561 Jan 20, 2014
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Getting into the Swing of Things BlueVelvet 0 Mar 4, 11
Angel Sanctuary (Manga) LovelyOne 1 Oct 20, 09
panthros watched Angel Sanctuary at 3 of 3 episodes
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X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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Lethann
If you like the artwork of Angel Sanctuary, you'll love the artwork for X. Also, it's another series dealing with angels and celestical happenings.
sothis
I can't think of any other combination which would be similar, than X TV and Angel Sanctuary. The facts: Both have basically the same animation style... beautiful characters, beauty even in the violence/blood; tragedy, especially in the realm of love; a distinct good vs evil theme; angels. All in all, if you liked X TV or Angel Sanctuary, you are *sure* to like the other.
kamirura
X TV absolutely got the same dark feeling to it as Angel Sanctuary and both got the story of the angels of earth and heaven. I would call Angel Santuary an another story about X TV cause they really are alike and both are really good. X TV can be abit less serious sometimes though and it's also alot deeper than Angel Sanctuary. But I guess that's because it's quite longer too ;)
miaka
If you did like Angel Sancturay you should love X TV. they have the same srious style and the characters are great drawed. if you should compare the stories they are not much like exept that both the main characters got a hevy fait lying on there sholders. both series got swordfights and big, butifull wings spredding of from the characters.
Ketsuron
Angels and Dragons, supernatural being which fight either to save or to change the world. If you like the style and mood of one of them you will also the other one.
freakzilla
A great show which also features angels, a story with a touble boy as a main character destined to save the world. Not as short though and thus better.
sublime
Angels, romance and a dark and brooding mood make Angel Sanctuary and X Tv compelling watches. Love one, you'll love the other no doubt about it.
CuthienSilmeriel

Both Angel Sanctuary and X TV are about a young male who is trapped by fate and is forced to play the key role in deciding the future of present day Earth. Also both include lots of action scenes. Setsuna and Kamui must deal with the difficult decisions thrust upon them, mainly by following their own selfish desires and sticking to the path they chose against all the heartache that comes with it.

chamomille

Both series are about neverending fight between good and evil, about love and friendship. The main character in both series has to realize his supernatural forces to be able to fight and save the closest persons. However, Angel Sanctuary is too short and therefore not so developed as X TV.

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Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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kamirura

Ayashi No Ceres really reminds me of Angel Sanctuary, which has the same lovely animation style, and also the same serious love story. I would call those two series twins, but they aren't made by the same people at all. The story in Angel Sanctuary is a bit more bloody and serious than the one in Ayashi no Ceres, but they really are alike. You better watch this if you enjoyed watching Angel Sanctuary!

NekoRocket
Fate has cruel intentions on the lives of the characters in Angel Sanctuary and Ayashi no Ceres. If you enjoy tragic stories with beautiful visuals, both of these anime were made for you. See how star-crossed lovers cope with the obstacles set before them and be ready to cry :'(
aldat
I'm not really sure if I should recommend these two series together as I, to be honest, loved Ceres but didn't much care for Angel Sanctuary. Still they are similar in many ways and my dislike might only be because of the stronger incest theme of Angel Sanctuary. The animation of these animes resembles each other, also the setting of mystery, magic and love in the ordinary today's Japan. Both animes are greatly stories of fighting against one's destiny.
sothis
It's difficult to explain why I think these two series are similar. Both are very tragic, dark, and violent. In addition, both are centered around love. If you were angry at the short length of Angel Sanctuary, you'll surely like the longer length of Ayashi no Ceres, or vice versa if you dislike long series. Both also have somewhat of an incestual quality to them, but tastefully done.
chamomille

What is similar about both series is the idea of incest love (although Ayashi no ceres has its carmical explanation of it), and the idea of supernatural being co-existing inside the main characters. Both series deal with the power of love (=the power to overcome all difficulties) and friendship. Ayashi contains very bloody scenes, but Angel Sanctuary sometimes doesn't avoid them either. I think I you liked one, you would surely like the other.

CuthienSilmeriel

Well to start of obviously the theme of angels is present in both these anime. Both Aya in Ayahsi and Setsuna in AS are born as the reincarnations of a vengeful angel. As both try to come to terms with this startling revelation the world around them falls apart. Both animes also spend time focusing on the love between the protagonists as well, with that relationship being the driving plot from which many sub plots and intrigacy is woven.

VivisQueen

Ayashi no Ceres has a story that's twice as original and also has the benefit of being complete. However, they both are very similar in what they try to accomplish - some tragic destiny involving angels, a bit of incest, and a human teenager caught in the supernatural turmoil. Ayashi no Ceres' animation also makes it feel similar to Angel Sanctuary - if you liked AS, then Ayashi no Ceres is definitely worth a go.

Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 2005

Yori Yuki has loved his twin sister ever since he can remember. While his parents brushed it off as a child’s fantasy, he always knew it was true love; but because it is incest, taboo, a forbidden love, he did his best to eliminate those feelings. 15 years have gone by and his feelings never wavered; in fact, they have grown stronger. He’s watched his sister Iku grow up and become a beautiful woman, and now, he can no longer contain his feelings – Yori confesses. Yet even if Iku reciprocates his feelings, that doesn’t change the fact that they’re brother and sister. Can forbidden love last?

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caitlin

Both Angel Sanctuary and Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru deal with the central idea of a forbidden love - more specifically the protagonist's incestuous love for his younger sister. If you enjoyed one's look on forbidden love, you should definitely check out the other.

Estuko

These series both grip your heart in ways you do't really expect... Every human has a secret desire to know more about taboos and we all somehow love to break the rules, so if you are one of those people who just can't stop yourself, who want to know more, this is another show for you!

chamomille

Both anime deal with the idea of incest love. The main characters have to put up with their feelings and with the society's attitude to love between brother and sister.If you liked one because of this matter, you would surely like the other.

EmpressMadara

Brother loves sister, and she aswers his feelings back. It's similar storyline and nice to watch.

Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth

Remnants of a past life on the moon swirl in Alice's dreams after she overhears two of her classmates talking about mutual dreams they are having. Banding together, they set out in search of others who share these dreams, and for answers. All the while the pressing question is, do these memories of a past life determine the course of the present?

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NekoRocket
Angel Sanctuary and Please Save My Earth both feature a story that spans generations as it effects the characters in past and present. Featuring some pretty fantastic character designs and strong romantic themes, both of these short series are endearing and enigmatic.
sothis
Please Save my Earth and Angel Sanctuary both have a dark overtone with fears and tragedy involving the end of the world, and young lovers. Both are also short watches.
Nocturnalgloria

Thematically Angel Sanctuary and Please Save My Earth might not be very akin but both manage to combine reincarnations and star-crossed lovers with a supernatural driven plot in which the protagonists have superhuman abilities. AS has a greater narrative coherence although it feels incomplete while PSME becomes mostly lyrical in its conclusion.

Earthian

Earthian

For many generations, angels have watched over the keepers of Earth, monitoring their progress, achievements, and failures. Chihaya, a positive-checker cursed with black wings, must report the good deeds of these Earthians to Eden, while Kagetsuya, his partner and a negative-checker must pay attention to man’s ill actions. What starts as simple observatory assignment leads to the heavenly duo becoming involved in a sinister operation of biomechanical proportions, which may end up destroying the Earth and all its children for good!

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miaka
If you like the Angel Sanctuary serie then you should see Earthian. In Angel sanctuary the main chacarters trying to figure out who he is and in Erthian one of the main charecter (black wings) trying to figure out if he is good or evil. both series are trying to help mankind. In both series you will see alot of butiful wings and alt of emotions. In erthian they are two guys that are inlove and live together while in Angel sanctuary it's a brother and a sisster that falls inlove.
Nocturnalgloria

Earthian and Angel Sanctuary share the same general premise: angelic creatures set on earth engaged in a battle of cosmic proportions. More, both series have said supernatural entities acknowledging human emotions especially forbidden romantic relationships: in Earthian between two males and in Angel Sanctuary between siblings.