Japanese Title: Tenshi Kinryouku
English Title: Angel Sanctuary
Initial Japanese Release: May 25, 2000
Initial North American Release: July 10, 2001
Episode Length: 30 minutes
No. of Episodes: 3
Studios: Bandai Visual
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Media Blasters (2007 license renewal)
Inorganic Angel Alexiel challenged the leadership of God (who had let his angels grow weak with lust and violence) and as punishment was separated into mind, body and soul. The body was killed, the soul encased in a crimson gem, and the mind re-incarnated as Setsuna, a human boy, Setsuna struggles with horrifying visions and supernatural powers. He loves his sister in a way that a brother shouldn't. Angels and demons flock to his awakening, spoiling for battle. Will Setsuna lead them to the apocalypse, or to salvation?
The Angel Sanctuary anime is an OVA series that is intended to lead into the manga. It was released as one DVD with all three episodes on it, in North America. Both the anime and the manga series contain mature content and are not recommended for young viewers or readers.
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