List of Angelic Layer episodes
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|#||English Title||Original Air Date|
|01||"How Do You Do? My Very Own Angel"
"Hajimemashite! Watashidake no Enjeru" (はじめまして! 私だけのエンジェル)
|April 1, 2001|
|Twelve-year-old Misaki Suzuhara arrives in Tokyo. She becomes interested in Angelic Layer after seeing a battle on screen and meeting Ichiro Mihara (Icchan). She creates her Angel, Hikaru, when she arrives at her Aunt's apartment later that night.|
|02||"Do Your Best, Hikaru! It’s Your Very First Fight!!"
"Ganbare Hikaru! Hajimete no faito!!" (がんばれヒカル! はじめてのファイト!!)
|April 8, 2001|
|Misaki learns more about Angelic Layer and even partakes in a competition battle herself, though by accident. She also meets fellow classmates Kotaro Kobayashi and Tamayo Kizaki as well as fellow and famous Deus Hatoko Kobayashi.|
|03||"Who Are You? Misaki’s Heart Pounding Lesson"
"Anata wa dare? Misaki no dokidoki resson" (あなたは誰? みさきのドキドキレッスン)
|April 15, 2001|
|Misaki receives more instruction from Icchan in terms of controlling Hikari and practices with Ohjiro Mihara later. Engaged in an unfair pick up battle soon after, she applies those lessons and earns, not only an Angel Card, but a place in the Tournament this year.|
|04||"The Day an Angel Flew Down"
"Tenshi ga maiorita hi" (天使が舞いおりた日)
|April 22, 2001|
|Misaki's first official Tournament begins as she faces off with Angel Katalina, an Angel that uses ice skates to incorporate into her special attacks. We also get to see Hatoko's famous Angel, Lightspeed Suzuka, in action.|
|05||"I Don’t Want to Lose! I’m Believing in Hikaru..."
"Maketakunai! Hikaru o shinjite..." (負けたくない!ヒカルを信じて...)
|April 29, 2001|
|Misaki enjoys playing Angelic Layer and she loves Hikaru with all her heart, but when she goes up against the Power-type Vasquez, her confidence and self-esteem falters and has Hikaru engage in the "hit and run" technique during battle, winning by a sheer stroke of luck. This angers Hatoko, who claims that Misaki has stopped believing in Hikaru and in herself.|
|06||"Suzuka, the Speed of Light! Hatoko’s Declaration of Rivalry!!"
"Kosoku no Suzuka! Hatoko no raibaru sengen!!" (光速の鈴鹿! 鳩子のライバル宣言!!)
|May 6, 2001|
|Misaki and Hikaru are on a winning streak, impressing many at her school, but Hatoko tells her that she won't get any farther if she continues to fight the way that she is. When Misaki and Hatoko square off in the Layer, Suzuka is out to test Hikaru's true worth as well as Misaki's.|
|07||"Right at the Edge... Misaki’s Last Chance!"
"Girigiri no tatakai... Misaki no rasuto chansu" (ギリギリの戦い... みさきのラストチャンス)
|May 13, 2001|
|Her devastating loss against Suzuka has left Misaki afraid to enter the heat of battle again, fearing for Hikaru's safety. However, while fighting against Maria, a girl who believes that her Angel Tsubaki is all that she has in life, Misaki realizes that Hatoko meant no harm at all and that Angelic Layer is meant to be fun.|
|08||"Misaki vs. Misaki? A Dangerous Classmate"
"Misaki VS Misaki? Kiken na dōkyusei" (みさきVSミサキ? 危険な同級生)
|May 20, 2001|
|Misaki has qualified for the regional Tournament and couldn't be more excited, but a fellow classmate that shares her first name doesn't believe that she's so hot at her game and challenges her to a three-round match. Feeling unsure of herself still in terms of whether or not she can make it in the Regional Tournament, Misaki finds comfort in Ringo Seto's words and feels prepared for the Regionals at last.|
|09||"Sing, Misaki! Is the Deus an Idol?!"
"Utae! Misaki Deusu wa aidoru!?" (歌え! みさき デウスはアイドル!?)
|May 27, 2001|
|The Regional Tournament has arrived and Misaki learns that, not only is she fighting against pop singer Ringo Seto, but she can't afford to lose just once or she'll be out of the Tournament for good. To make things much more difficult, Ringo's Angel Ranga has a special attack, the Dance of Death, that threatens to blow Hikaru right out of the Layer!|
|10||"Mean Sisters! Hikaru, the Target"
"Ijiwaru shimai! Nerawareta Hikaru" (いじわる姉妹! 狙われたヒカル)
|June 3, 2001|
|The Fujisaki Sisters are pretty popular in the Layer, but they have a personal grudge against Hatoko and Suzuka, each vowing not to lose at any cost until they face her again in the Layer. Nervous about Hikaru's progression, Arisu plants a device on Hikaru that cuts her off from Misaki now and again, causing her to freeze up and falter on the Layer.|
|11||"Finish It Off! Hikaru & Mao’s Important Game"
"Ketchaku! Hikaru to Mao no shinken shobu" (決着! ヒカルとマオの真剣勝負)
|June 10, 2001|
|As she aids Hikaru in fighting off the effects of Arisu's cheat device, Misaki shows Madoka and Mao that Angelic Layer isn't about competing or holding grudges, but about having fun, plain and simple. Oujiro comes to the rescue on the side and Hikaru wins, securing a slot in the Semis. But fellow Deus and finalist Sai Jounouchi claims to have figured out Hikaru's weakness.|
|12||"Misaki & Kotaro. Their Exciting Date"
"Misaki to Kotaro Futari no wakuwaku dēto" (みさきと虎太郎 二人のわくわくデート)
|June 17, 2001|
|In order to help Misaki prepare for the Semis, Kotaro offers to take her to his dojo to show her some moves. However, as Tamayo crashes the party, it soon becomes obvious that the dirty blond may be hiding her true feelings from her childhood friend.|
|13||"Pure White Blanche. Kaede’s Smile"
"Junpaku no Buranshe Kaede no hohoemi" (純白のブランシェ 楓のほほえみ)
|June 24, 2001|
|The Semis have arrived and so has the creation of the Environmental Layers, Layers that simulate terrain for more amazing battle opportunities. As Misaki and Kaede's Angels, Hikaru and Blanche, square off, it soon becomes obvious that Misaki's concentration is off; her mother promised to come, but she's nowhere in sight. Turns out that Shuuko was too scared to face her daughter and refused to come, leaving Misaki in a pickle as she discovers Blanche's secret.|
|14||"I Won’t Give Up! And an Angel Was Born"
"Akiramenai! Soshite tenshi wa umareta" (あきらめない! そして天使は生まれた)
|July 1, 2001|
|Blanche's Hyper Mode gives her more strength and speed than any other Angel Misaki has come across and she's not giving Hikaru much of a chance. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, Misaki realizes that, not only are her friends and fans counting on her, but Hikaru is too. Will it be enough to help her win the match?|
|15||"Shirahime Versus Suzuka! Secret of the Ice Machine"
"Shirahime vs Suzuka! Aisu Mashīn no himitsu" (白姫VS鈴鹿! アイスマシーンの秘密)
|July 8, 2001|
|The next battle pits Sai and Hatoko's Angels, Shirahime and Suzuka, in a duel of veterans. After a tense showdown, the winner is declared to be, by one point, Shirahime. Heartbroken that she failed to keep her end of the promise and experiencing true loss for the very first time, Hatoko cries on Misaki's shoulder as she promises to win against Sai for her. But Sai is not impressed, stating that she has her weak point all figured out and that someone so small has no hope of winning.|
|16||"The Final Game! Hikaru’s Last Attack"
"Kesshosen! Hikaru no rasuto atakku" (決勝戦! ヒカルのラストアタック)
|July 15, 2001|
|The Regional Finals are here and Misaki is out to fulfill her promise to Hatoko. But can she? Hikaru's attacks have no effect and the simplest of hits she takes from Shirahime takes chunks out of her HP. Misaki isn't the only one with a promise, Sai wanting to become stronger in memory of her sister, but which ambition will win out in the end?|
|17||"I’ve Made My Mind Up on You! The One Misaki Selected"
"Anata ni kimeta! Misaki no eranda hito" (あなたに決めた! みさきの選んだヒト)
|July 22, 2001|
|With the Nationals coming her way, Misaki feels nervous, but a surprise visit from her friends changes all that. Oujiro's gift to her makes Kotaro jealous as Misaki's mother struggles to bring herself to visit her daughter. On top of all that, Misaki learns that she must choose a Second, an advisor for the game, to participate with her in the Nationals. Hatoko wishes to be that person badly, but does she have a chance with so many people asking Misaki?|
|18||"Many Strong Opponents! The National Games of Everyone’s Dreams"
"Kyoteki ga ippai! Akogare no zenkokutaikai" (強敵がいっぱい! あこがれの全国大会)
|July 29, 2001|
|The Nationals are here and Misaki and Hatoko get a chance to see Athena, the white Angel that inspired Misaki to play Angelic Layer. With this bit of inspiration under her belt, both girls are ready to take on the National Tournament by storm.|
|19||"System down! Decisive Fight on a Ship in a Storm!"
"Shisutemu Daun!? Arashi no senjō kessen!" (システムダウン!? 嵐の船上決戦!)
|August 5, 2001|
|For Misaki and Hikaru's first match, they must battle against Chitose Tanaka and her Angel Elain; Chitose is taller than most girls, as is her Angel, and she feels self-conscious about it, and is angry at Misaki, feeling that she's getting all the breaks because she's so small. A storm brews outside and, coupled with Elain's space-warping Hexigonal Revision technique, threatens to short out the Layer right from under both Angels!|
|20||"Is Icchan the Enemy? The Puzzling Second Game!"
"Teki wa Icchan? Tomadoi no nikaisen!" (敵はいっちゃん? 戸惑いの二回戦!)
|August 12, 2001|
|An exhibition game for a new Angel model is launched during the Tournament and Hikaru is the one who must fight her. But with Hatoko falling ill, Oujiro steps in to take over, but the shocks don't end there as Misaki discovers Icchan's true identity. Can she focus in time to win the match? Or is Hikaru no match for the new model's sharper movements?|
|21||"Summertime at the Sea! Someone is in Love With Someone!"
"Natsu no umi! Dareka ga dareka ni koishiteru" (夏の海! 誰かが誰かに恋してる)
|August 19, 2001|
|Summer break lands Misaki and co. at the beach where they run into Icchan and co., Misaki and Oujiro spending time together as Tamayo finally admits her true feelings to Kotaro.|
|22||"Suddenly Just the Two of Us. Secret Double Dates"
"Totsuzen no futarikiri Himitsu no daburu dēto" (突然の二人きり 秘密のダブルデート)
|August 26, 2001|
|After looking over Wizard's data, Misaki finds herself meeting up with Oujiro, who spends time with her that day in what appears to be a date. At the same time, Tamayo and Kotaro find themselves trapped in an elevator together. Can they sort out their feelings? Or is this a friendship lost?|
|23||"Break Up the Magic Wall! Misaki Versus Ohjiro"
"Maho no kabe o yabure! Misaki VS Ōjirō" (魔法の壁を破れ! みさきVS王二郎)
|September 2, 2001|
|The National Semis are here and it's Hikaru vs. Wizard, Oujiro's Angel. His Magic Guard seems impenitrable and Hikaru can't get a hit in edgewise. It's going to take all of Misaki's skill to get her Angel out of this one as Oujiro struggles with his own feelings about Misaki and his first love: her mother.|
|24||"Reach Misaki! This Thought Goes Over the Rainbow!"
"Misaki ni todoke! Kono omoi niji o koete" (みさきに届け!この想い虹を越えて)
|September 9, 2001|
|Ichan takes Shuko to an amusement park to try and sort out his feelings and afterwords the match between Shirahime and Athena begins but Shuko is having mixed feelings on whether she should win or not because if she does she will have to face Misaki. Will Shuko decide to overcome her fear and face Misaki or will she throw the match and keep running away?|
|25||"Reunion of Destiny. Angels Wet With Tears"
"Unmei no saikai Namida ni nureta enjeru" (運命の再会 涙に濡れたエンジェル)
|September 16, 2001|
|Upset and confused about the fact that Shu is really her mother Misaki runs away. Shuko desperately tries to find her daughter but even if she does will they be able to work things out and have that mother daughter relationship they both desperately want or will they be unable to understand each other and grow even further apart?|
|26||"Angel Wings! Please Guide Me and Hikaru!"
"Tenshi no tsubasa yo! Watashi to Hikaru o izanatte" (天使の翼よ! 私とヒカルをいざなって)
|September 23, 2001|
|It's finally time for ultimate battle of Athena VS Hikaru, Mother VS Daughter. Who will claim victory in this epic battle of the ages.|