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Angelic Layer

Alt titles: Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

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Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Angelic Layer 1999 Original Manga
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Takahiro KOMORI Character Design
Hiroshi NISHIKIORI Director
Kouhei TANAKA Music

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Angelic Layer LuniaAngel 10/10 Mar 2, 2014
Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer LuniaAngel 10/10 Mar 2, 2014
Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer kiminosan01 5/10 Jul 2, 2013
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Rockman EXE

Rockman EXE

In the future, the net is connected to everything - from streetlights to kitchens. Each new convenience brings an opportunity for people to manipulate it. To facilitate the use of the net and to protect people from its dangers, citizens buy or create "pets". These cyber-creations not only help to find data, but also, protect them from threats. Rockman EXE revolves around a young boy, whose father has sent him a new prototype called Rockman.

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lantis
Both series are about kids using electronic avatars to do the fighting for them. I won't say that Rockman EXE is as high profile as Angelic Layer, but its certainly a decent series.
MewEleven
Both series are about electronic toys that are used to play games and entertain others. Rockman.EXE is more a futuristic anime where computers run about 200x faster than personal computers today. Angelic Layer is about a game which uses holograms and using people's brainwaves to create entertainment for audiences.
MalteseFalcon

Rockman.EXE and Angelic Layer have many similarities. First and foremost is the element of using humanoid toys to battle opponents in an arena area. Beyond that, while Rockman.exe's battle characters are sentient and Angelic Layer's are just toy, there is also the emotional bond that the user forms with their battling character, and their desire to obtain their dreams. Both series have a similar feel, so if you enjoyed one, you might like the other.

Rozen Maiden

Rozen Maiden

In an era when ordering on the internet has become the norm, online vendors have a new favorite customer: Sakurada Jun! From voodoo dolls to x-ray specs, there's nothing this middle schooler can't get enough of -- until a strange package arrives one day. Inside is a sentient doll named Shinku, who is one of a special hand crafted set of dolls called Rozen Maiden. Luckily for Jun, not only does he get to keep her, but she's decided he'll be... her new servant?! Join Jun as he struggles to keep his sanity in a house full of dolls who all want his servant skills for themselves!

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LucyChan

In both series doll and owner are involved in a serie of fights.

Even if this one has a totaly diferent "felling" the global idead is similar.

Animedreamer240

What could they really not have in common---both anime center on dolls that are destined to fight one another and depend on humans to use the best of their abilities. Well, the only difference is that the Rozen Maidens are more human-like whereas the Angels are almost completely controlled by their human. Regardless, they are very similar and are a good watch.

KingArthur13th

Both series revolve around fighting dolls but in Angelic Layer, the dolls are toys controlled by kids. In Rozen Maiden, the dolls are self aware and use thier owners life force to power themselves. Rozen Maiden is given a more dramatic feel while Angelic Layer is more of a friendly competition. If you like to see dolls fighting than you'll love both of these series.

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Busou Shinki Moon Angel

Busou Shinki Moon Angel

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chii

Both Angelic Layer and Busou Shinki Moon Angel have the same kind of style where the human controls the doll. Angelic Layer has more of a storyline though where Busou Shinki Moon Angel is a quick romp of doll fighting fun. Check em out.

Fallenblackroses

Both series use the same ideas- robot dolls that are mind controlled and used to enter battle tournaments- however Angelic Layer focuses more on the tournaments, the characters of the opponents and their dolls. Busou Shinki Moon Angel focuses more on a single boy and his friendship with his doll- wanting to prove how much she means to him by helping her remember exactly who she is and rescuing her from enemies.

Angelic Layer is more feminine and heartfelt and Busou Shinki is loaded full of adrenaline battles and robots with guns- definately a shounen version of Angelic Layer.

Both series have such beautiful doll designs. Worth watching.

Gundam Build Fighters

Gundam Build Fighters

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shikikywketsuki

I know most people might read this and have no clue what I am going on about. but I only realsed this when my little sister while watching gundam build fighters said " I want a gunpla, there so awesome how you can control them and fight each other", which if you think about is the exact same concept as angelic layer other than its doll's fighting instead of mecha's.

so if you enjoy anime's about tournaments and battles between human controlled toys you will like either of these anime's

Funkgun

I second this. Minitures you control sent in for the fight.

Both of these have a similar vibe.  

Ikkitousen

Ikkitousen

For 1800 years the seven schools of Kantou have fought over supremacy of the land. Their students constantly fight each other in battles to prove their strength. Sonsaku Hakufu is a 17 year old girl that just transferred to Nanyou Academy, and at her arrival, finds herself fighting one of its top 4 fighters. But Sonsaku possesses a soulstone which contains the spirit of a great fighter, and she is not an easy match. When an order is issued to defeat Sonsaku, she finds herself in all out war against all of the schools top fighters. What lies behind this dark conspiracy?

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Rossko
The action in both of these series contains a lot of hand to hand fighting and martial arts. Although Ikkitousen contains a large amount of fanservice as well.
sublime
Not much in the way of similarities of plots or genre style here. But for the close combat fighting you can't go wrong watching Angelic Layer or Ikkitousen here. Chances are high you'd enjoy both of these for the same reasons.
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