01-19-2002, 07:14 PM
<font face="book antiqua" color="teal" size="1"><table><tr><td valign=top>Has anyone here ever heard of the anime Angel Sanctuary? Have you seen it? Do you like it? Whats your fav. character? Discuss :D

01-21-2002, 12:12 AM
...I've heard of Angel Sanctuary....but never have seen it...I would like to...

01-21-2002, 02:06 AM
I've heard of it. But like fallen vincent, I've never seen it. I know a few people who seem to be obsessed with it, though. If I ever run into it I'll definetly watch it.

01-21-2002, 06:14 AM
I've seen it, and it's good too. I like Rosiel, he's a crazy mofo. Anyone who hasn't seen it should check it out, strong resemblence to X1999.

01-21-2002, 06:55 AM
It sucks horribly. The whole incest thing is really rather gross since I have a sister, and the animation is hardly there since they put in way to much detail into each frame to have much motion.

And the dub is horrid too.

01-21-2002, 01:32 PM
<font face="book antiqua" color="teal" size="1"><table><tr><td valign=top>My dad pointed the DVD out to be at Blockbuster on thrusday. He's like "You like anime, right? Here, rent this." So I rented it and watched it 50 billion times. :D I personally like Angel Sanctuary. *shrugs* Maybe I got a bad taste in anime. The whole incest thing didn't bother me cuz I guess I looked beyond the fact that they were brother and sister. I guess my fav. character would have to be Setsuna. Dunno why though..

I liked it so much that my daddy bought me the DVD yesterday! :D hehehe...

David F
01-22-2002, 07:47 AM
The incest didn't bother me 'cause it added to the story's uniqueness. So yea I liked the anime it totally kicked ass.

01-22-2002, 08:07 AM
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I've heard alot about it, and from the still frame art it looks pretty good, the incest thingie is a bit... unstable with me =/ But that's okay! -highjacks the car, heading to blockbuster at 1am- o.o;;;;

01-22-2002, 01:10 PM
<font color=2670A8 Face=Tahoma SIze=2>I've seen so many stuff about the series. The drawings and art are so pretty. I don't know much about the plot, though. But I do know that someone liked the wrong person and was sent to hell and something about a fallen Angel. Er.. yesh.

Anyway, Angel Sancuary was on my wishlist for the longest time. I've always wanted to get it but got discouraged in some way. But now that you say tis great, I think I'll go out and get it. =D

01-23-2002, 02:47 PM
So am I the only one that notices that there isn't much animation in it compared to other animes? :(

01-23-2002, 05:25 PM
<font face="book antiqua" color="teal" size="1"><table><tr><td valign=top>I personally like the animation in Angel Sanctuary. I think its cool, but others might not agree with me. Hey, its better than Tenchi. :p

01-23-2002, 05:59 PM
Better than tenchi? You're not serious, are you? If you are then I just might go through the trouble of getting it ASAP.

01-23-2002, 06:13 PM
Oh, uhm... compare Angel Sanctuary to Tenchi...? Do the two series have anything in common? :eye:

However, I don't know the anime so I don't know the animation, but I like the story a lot. It is indeed unique, and full of weird, yet somehow loveable characters... (Hey, I like Katan's clothes in volume 6! *dodges several thrown objects*)


01-25-2002, 10:11 AM
ok. I for one do NOT like Angel Sanctuary. I had seen many ads for it and while I was the anime store I saw that they had gotten it in so I figured what the hey and I got it... Man.

First of all, the dub is one of the WORST I have EVER heard in an anime. And that is seriously saying something. I've seen alot of badly dubbed anime. Maybe thats not fair and I should watch it subbed and blah blah, but even still thats only one reason why I didnt like it.

Like Kayin said, the animation is simply not there. The whole anime looked as if they just wanted to get some kind of product out there so they used a ton of filler and still frames and slow moving pans just to eat up time. Now I can't say that the art was badly done. It had some pretty nice banckgrounds and such. But I think that's about the only good thing I can say about it.

The plot.. Ugh! This anime takes advantage of every cliche of a "fallen angel/angels vs. demons" story you can shake a stick at. It was completely predictable. I LOL'd a few times at it. I was like oh COME ON! Gimme a break! So not only was the animation bland, the story basically kept up thesame pace. Like the creators just wanted to get something out there so they took off their thinking caps and slopped in the most obvious crap.

The dialogue between the characters is laughable at best. It's like a bad soap opera meets a bad horror movie meets... Angel Sanctuary! A 9 year old couldve written a more believable script.

Ok maybe I've exagerrated a bit but my point is, I really disliked Angel Sanctuary. If you happen to like it, good for you :) I'm glad youre entertained. But I could never reccomend this to anyone.

01-25-2002, 09:35 PM
Hmm... I did not think the story was predictable... or is, I still haven't finsihed reading, so... could anybody - if ever ypossible, tell me if they changed the plot for the anime, please??

02-15-2002, 05:35 PM
I'd have to say its a unique anime. But the crammed too much stuff into 3 episodes on that DVD. It probably would of been better if the had spread it out. I don't know if thats all of the series or if there is more. :confused:

03-17-2002, 03:18 AM
<font face="Bradley Hand ITC">i haven't seen it, but i read an article in Animerica and i think i'm hooked.

hey, hear me out.

i want to read the manga more than i want to see the anime. they condensed an immense complex plot into a teensy oav. that stinks.

from what i have read and heard the manga is better than the anime . . .

i wish it was translated.


03-17-2002, 06:26 AM
Got it off kazaa,

I think the art is super good, but the movement is kinda cheap, the story was just nuts, I couldnt figure out what was happining at all...Oh and the fact that the subing job was so fast I could barly read it didnt add to the expiriance at all.

All in all it was cool to watch, but I dont think im going to get any more than the 3 oav's.

03-17-2002, 08:44 AM
oh my gawd, lol, this one no offense (is um... strange? to put dleicately) I was readin about it in a magazine, it's all over the place. this guy is really a woman angel, whos' in love with his sister!! that's just wrong... buh i did get a gewd laugh from readin it ^^. ;p

04-04-2002, 07:56 PM
Excuse me for digging out this thread... I�ve finally watched the three episodes there and just have to tell you what I think now.

I have a question first:
Honestly, did you understand the story, only from watching the anime? I think I would not have understood this anime at all without my knowledge from the manga...

I must complain:

From what I have seen they left out legions of characters. The cool characters, that is.
Plus, they left out dialogues and scenes. All the cool scenes where you get to like Rosiel a bit were kind of gone. I think it must be impossible to get to love the supporting cast... too much is missing. And too many angels and demons.

The anime can impossibly stand alone... It is not much more than load of pictures from the manga, animated a bit, you don�t know the end, you don�t really know what�s going on. Hell, was there a scene where we learn about Kira�s true identity? I must have missed it...

Pfff... the last thing is about colours. They were too bright. The feeling of the manga with its gloomy, detailed black and white drawings, with the thin lines and the dark scenes... it s lost. The colours are too bright and just don�t look or feel like AS... There could have been a bit more play with shadow and light. A lot more.

What a waste of celluloid, time and money. Buy the manga and read the story instead of watching this fragment. :) Hey, the manga is really good! Somehow you get more for your money.

04-08-2002, 05:30 PM
Well, its true that the manga has so much more stuff than the anime, and thats one of the reasons why I want to get the manga now...