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11 Best Angel Anime of All Time

April 3, 2019
11 min read

Angels are a popular theme in any form of entertainment media. So, it is only given that there will be tonnes of anime which showcases the theme. While it seems that most of the anime featuring angels are ecchi or harem but believe me there are other’s which do not follow the same path. Let’s take a look at some of the angel anime out there. So, why not take a look at list of top angle anime characters out there? The list has ecchi anime, dark angel anime and non-ecchi anime. You can watch several of these gothic anime on NetflixHulu or Crunchyroll. Don’t forget to mention your favorite pick in the comments. Enjoy!So, enjoy! Also, do not forget to mention your favorite pick in the comments.

11. Haibane Renmei (2002)

‘Haibane Renmei’ is not your everyday angel anime with lots of sexy female angels with very few clothing materials on them. It is a dark psychological mystery which revolves around special kinds of beings who resemble our notion of angels. It showcases their lives in the village they are born and the mysteries surrounding their kind. Old Home is a village where special beings having a small halo on their head and wings on their back are born from cocoons. They are called Haibane. A young Haibane is born and she has no memories of her past or any idea about where she is. Because of her dream of falling she gets the name Rekka. In Old Home, there are certain strict rules which a Haibane needs to follow. They must not leave the village or go near the walls surrounding it. These rules along with disappearing of Haibanes on the “Day of Flight” unsettle Rekka and others of her kind. Will they be able to solve the mysteries surrounding them and finally achieve salvation?

10. Sora no Otoshimono (2009)

Well, let’s come back to the most popular genres of angel anime viz. ecchi and harem. Yup, we will mostly be spending time in this genre of anime. If you like watching busty female angels then ‘Sora no Otoshimono’ is going to be quite entertaining for you. There are a total of 13 episodes in this anime with each episode being around 24 minutes in length. Tomoki Sakurai has been having weird dreams about an angel for a long time. He always gets teary-eyed after waking up from the dream. No, don’t feel bad for him since he is a big pervert like the rest of us. He even came up with a female identity just to spy on girls bathing in a hot spring. Sohara Mitsuki is his childhood friend who cares about him and feels troubled by the fact that he wakes up crying after seeing the angel dream. She talks to the eccentric Eishirou who tells her that Tomoki’s dream must have connections with the new world anomaly in the sky. On the day of watching the anomaly appear, a female angel-like creature falls from the sky and starts calling Tomoki master. The rest of the series follows the main characters trying to uncover the mystery surrounding the Angeloids.

9. Angel Beats (2010)

‘Angel Beats’ is one of the most popular anime in this genre. The anime has a total of 13 episodes with each episode being 24 minutes in length. ‘Angel Beats’ follows the life or rather the afterlife of Otonashi Yuzuru. The only thing he can remember about himself is his name. A girl by the name of Yuri is the one who eases his coming to the afterlife. She bears a rifle and tells him that it is the afterlife and she is the leader of the group by the name Shinda Sekai Sensen. The purpose of the group is to wage wars against the evil girl by the name of Tenshi. But Otonashi feels a certain doubt about the evilness of Tenshi and decides to talk to her. The encounter does not go the way he thought it would and he decides to join the SSS and fulfill their goal. But still, he finds himself being drawn to Tenshi. He needs to understand these feelings and unravel the truth about her while trying to figure out his past and the afterlife.

8. High School DxD (2012)

Let’s now talk about one of the most popular harem, ecchi anime having the supernatural themes of angels and demons, ‘High School DxD’. Look, if you are looking for anime having lots of substance then probably ‘High School DxD’ is not for you. It is for people who love watching busty female angels and demons and is satisfied with a loose plot structure. This anime is just for fun and entertainment and if you are looking for a break from some serious stuff go for it. Issei Hyoudou, the protagonist of the anime, is a huge pervert and along with his friends spends time looking at hot girls. He has always wanted a girlfriend, so when a girl asks him out he instantly agrees. After the end of a beautiful date, the girl reveals herself to be a fallen angel who has come to kill Issei and she does. But Issei is reincarnated as a devil by the beautiful Rias Gremory, a senior at Issei’s school and also a top devil, who makes him her slave. Now, a devil, Issei must learn to harness his powers to be able to survive in this supernatural world.

7. Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (2014)

‘Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis’ has one of the scariest and most humongous monsters in anime, Bahamut. Bahamut is a dragon who brings forth destruction and wreaks havoc in the land of Mistarcia which is a place where Gods, demons, and humans live together. But they cannot get rid of the beast single-handedly. So, they decide to team up and manage to barely seal the monster and decide to split the key three ways so as to ensure the safety of the world should one of the faction goes berserk. That incident is in the past now and things are quite peaceful and people like Favaro Leone, a bounty hunter, just have fun and care for their own needs. He is on the run from another bounty hunter by the name of Kaisar Lidfard who has sworn to catch him. But Favaro’s carefree life is about to come to a halt when he meets a girl by the name of Amira. It seems that she holds one half of the key to releasing Bahamut. Soon, the trio finds themselves being drawn into the battle between the Gods and Demons while trying to make their own path and save the world from destruction at the hands of the monster.

6. Gabriel DropOut (2017)

If you want to watch something casual while taking a break from the serious stuff and are not in the mood for something ecchi then I suggest you check out ‘Gabriel DropOut’. It is a really fun comedy anime with a supernatural theme. The anime has a total of 12 episodes with each episode being around 23 minutes in length. In this anime, angels in heaven must stay in the human realm and spend time with humans to become fully-fledged angels. Gabriel is the topper of her class and wants to become the best angel and help mankind. But when she comes to Earth she gets addicted to video games and becomes a recluse. She now calls herself a fallen angel and lazily spends her life much to the annoyance of her demonic as well as angelic friends who want to get her back to her original self. Follow these supernatural beings in their attempt to live in the human realm.

5. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)

‘Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt’ is a fun little anime about two unruly angels. The show will fell more like watching a normal cartoon series rather than an anime due to the animation. The anime has a total of 13 episodes with each episode being around 23 minutes in length. The anime is really fun and comes within the genre of ecchi and parody. So, if you are into that kind of stuff then definitely check it out. Panty and Stocking are two unruly angels who due to their “misbehavior” are banished from heaven. To buy their way back to their abode they need to fight and exterminate evil spirits and ghosts in the Daten City. They are being guided by a priest named Garterbelt. But these angels are easily side-tracked by their hobbies. While Panty loves having sex Stocking loves eating sweets. Follow these two misfits as they try to work for their redemption.

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4. Ayashi no Ceres (2000)

‘Ayashi no Ceres’ is a psychological, horror, adventure anime. There are a total of 24 episodes in this anime with each episode being 21 minutes in length. The anime has lots of violence so if you are not into this then you should probably check out something else. Ceres was a heavenly maiden who came to Earth to enjoy a bath at a stream. But a man steals her robe, which is her gateway to heaven. The man then forces Ceres to marry him and thus a family with both human and celestial blood spawns. Aya Mikage is the current descendant of that family. She is the reincarnation of Ceres and in the spur of anger loses control as Ceres takes over her mind and body and hunts down people who wronged her. But Aya loves her family and promises Ceres to get her robe and requests her not to hurt her family. Now, it is up to Aya to take control of Ceres as she tries to fulfill her promise.

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3. D.N. Angel (2003)

‘D.N. Angel’ is a comedy anime having a total of 24 episodes with each episode being 23 minutes in length. The protagonist of the anime is Daisuke Niwa who is a good-for-nothing middle school student. But on his 14th birthday, he decides to finally muster up the courage to confess to his longtime crush Risa Harada but gets rejected. Uknown to Daisuke, he is able to turn into the infamous phantom thief Dark Mousy. But even though he does not have any idea about his heritage his mother does and have been planning for him to steal valuable items even before he was born. As confusion starts building up in his mind and his relationship with his classmates and family seems to dwindle. But he might not be the only one having a weird family heritage. There might be a potential nemesis who might very well be one of Daisuke’s classmates.

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2. Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi (2008)

‘Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi’ is a supernatural action, horror genre anime. It follows the life of Rin Asogi a detective who is also immortal. She consumes the time-fruit from the tree by the name of Yggdrasil which makes any woman immortal. As Rin cannot die she has been killed multiple times only to come back to life. Also, her work as a detective puts her in various grave situations. But in the 90s Rin is facing a problem and this time she might actually die. Someone is hunting immortal women and it is up to Rin to find the person responsible before the person finds her. Mimi, another immortal woman, is Rin’s assistant. But what does this show have to do with angels, you ask? Well, that is for you to find out.

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1. Kobato. (2009)

‘Kobato.’ is one of the best angel anime that I have come across. It is fun and fulfilling. I really love the animation and the characters. The story is sweet and simple but the implementation of it is really spot on. The show has a total of 24 episodes with each episode being around 24 minutes in length. Hanato Kobato is a sweet and naive girl who does not want to see anyone suffer and is always willing to help people. This makes her very well-suited for her mission to collect konpeito which appears after she heals a person’s suffering heart. She wishes to fill a bottle with konpeito because she wants to go somewhere. Her origin is unknown. But there is one catch to her mission though. She cannot fall in love with the person whose heart she heals. Well, that kinda makes it a bit predictable, doesn’t it? But believe me, it is a beautiful anime and you should watch it.

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