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all angelique anime are based on the angelique games. it's basically a whole franchise with games, manga, and anime as well. the games all have slightly different plot but the one thing they all have in common is that the main character is named angelique (or ange as a nickname).

1. angelique ova- this is where the game originated with the first angelique, angelique limoges. in this anime, angelique is a queen candidate where she must "raise" or "cultivate" a planet with the help of the original nine guardians. (for those who are confused about the end, angelique chooses to become queen instead of fostering her romance with oscar. )

2. angelique: shiroi tsubasa no memoir- this is a kinda like a sequel to angelique ova. even though it's a sequel, you may have a hard time understanding what's going on and who all the people are because this was made probably with the assumption that you've played the game. our main character this time is angelique collet, who has recently passed the test to become queen of a new cosmos. (no, there's no anime that shows how this angelique became queen; you'll have to play the game). if you're paying attention, you'll see that this angelique collet is sacred beast queen who's asleep in angelique ~kokoro no mezameru toki~ and angelique limoges is the divine bird queen. also arios is here as well.

3. koi suru tenshi angelique ~kokoro no mezameru toki~ - basically the sequel to the other two and the first season of the tv series. again, we have another new angelique who goes by ange. she's the legendary etoile who must save the beast cosmos where angelique collet is asleep in. here, ange interacts with the original guardians while accomplishing her mission.

4. koi suru tenshi angelique ~kagayaki no ashita~ - the sequel to angelique ~kokoro no mezameru toki~ and the second season of the tv series. don't know much about it except that i think ange is recruiting new guardians for the beast cosmos. most of these guardians can be seen in shiroi tsubasa no memoir except that they don't know they're guardians YET.

5. neo angelique ~abyss~ - this is a spinoff from the angelique series. this one can be watched whenever you want since it's only loosely connected to the original angelique series. in this one, angelique must help with the purification of thanatos (these monsters that drain the life force out of people) and such. no guardians from what i've seen BUT she's still surrounded by a lot of bishounen, i found some really interesting stuff to show how neo angelique is connected to the other series; click the spoiler to learn more.



6. neo angelique ~abyss~ second age - the sequel to the first neo angelique abyss. don't want to spoil much (and plus i haven't watched it yet) but basically it continues where the first season left off.


hope this helps clarify the confusing world of angelique. i'm not an expert at this either but i enjoy watching the anime (except for koi suru tenshi angelique ~kokoro no mezameru toki~ because i find it extremely corny and ange is so annoying). if you have any question, i can try to figure it out.

this site is an awesome angelique resource so check it out: http://www.marfisa.net/ange/
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thanks for the info~ now i understand the whole story...
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Hey Peoples!
I have the Links for all the Kagayaki episodes! They are RAW but if you want to watch them go to my profile and there are Instructions for the links. If you have any questions ask me and I will try to help. If you can't get the links to work then I can send you summaries of the episodes until they are posted on Crunchyroll okay!
Good luck and Enjoy!!
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That was a great help! Thanks!
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There seems to be way too much unnecesarry confusion about this series so I'll clear it up for all you teens and tweens angsting over it. Of course you should expect spoilers for the entire series in this post.

First of all, Angelique is an "otome" series, or "maiden". It was made specifically geared towards girls. It's a GxB ( girl x boy) dating sim. The first Angelique game came out mid 90's for the SNES. The main character was Angelique Ligmos, a young 16-17 year old girl from an all girl's school. Along with Rosalia de Catergena, they were recognized as "Queen Canindates", meaning that the current queen's powers were declining, and that these two girl's were the most worthy of taking the position of queen to support the universe. They underwent a test call the "continent cultivation" in which both Rosalia and Angelique were given 1/2 of a continent to cultivate using the guardian's sacrea. Whoever made it to the center of where the two halves connect would be the next queen to govern the Cosmos of the Divine Bird. The guardians of this universe are Julious/Light, Clavis/Dark, Oscar/Fire, Luminale/Water, Randy/Wind, Olivie/Dream, Luva/Earth, Marcel/Green, and Zephel/Steel. The 4th OAV, which is 3 episodes long, is based after this game. There is also 11 untranslated manga volumes. The "canon" ending is that Angelique Ligmos ascends the throne while Rosalia, who has become her best friend, becomes her aid.

The next game *plot wise* is Angelique Special 2, where the main character is Angelique Collet. Along with Rachel Hart, they are recongized as queen canindates for the new universe that was just born, the Cosmos of the Sacred Beast. This installment is similar to it's predecessor, with some additions such as choosing your personality, the addition of 'tutors' to the game (which is really an excuse to add extra guys) and of course, [not so] secret guys added on top of that. The instructors are Victor/Mind, Sei Lan/Sense, Timka/Dignity. Furthermore, Ernst has replaced Pastha as the head of the Royal Research Institute, Mel replaces Sara as the fortune teller, and a mystious merchant named Charlie has been seen wandering around the Holy Land. The cannon ending for this game is that Angelique Collet becomes the queen and Rachel becomes her aid.

Angelique Special 2 was followed by Angelique: Tenkuu no Requim, which is an RPG based game instead of a sim, but the dating aspect was still kept of course. In this game, the Cosmos of the Sacred Beast is invaded by the evil emporer Leviath. He is trying to take it's power for himself, so Collet, with the help of Rachel, the guardians, her instructors, and a mysterious man named Arios have for fight him off. The first Angelique OAV "Shiroi Tsubasa no Memoires" is set AFTER this game.

Continueing the Sacred Beast arch, Angelique Trois is now set in a time after the first OAV, and returns to it's planet cultivation roots, only the mechanics have been switched up slightly. It continues the plot from the first OAV, and now Collet is given the task of cultivating Arcardia to break the seal on Elda. Elda is the sentient will of the new cosmos who, in the distant future, becomes sealed inside Arcadia when an evil force invades the cosmos. The Queen of the future then commincates to the queens of the past (Ligmos and Collet) to ask for their help, as seen in the first OAV. In Trois, she sends the land that Elda is sealed in, Arcardia, to the past so that the past Queens can release him.

So how are you guys doing? Following along ok? Well regardless, we aren't done yet.

After Trois, we have the second OAV series, Angelique: Seichi Yori Ai o Komete, which is also 1/2 of the "Gem" series. That's right, this OAV only explains 1/3 of this story arch. The overall storyline of the Gem arch explains that since the Cosmos of the Divine Beast is still new, the queen shoulders the support of it all by herself because she has no guardians yet. In order to lighten the burden, Collet and crew go out to find "sacrea gems". The sacrea gems will help Collet regulate the different types of sacrea until the people who can become guardians are born in her universe. The OAV is 3 episodes long, and has a light hearted feel to it. It just goes over how some of the guardians find a few of the gems. The other two parts of the Gem series are split between a set of 4 CD dramas, and manga that has appeared in Love Love Tsuushin.

After several installments, we finally get a new "Angelique" in Angelique Etoile. This time, Angelique, or Ange, is just a girl given the title of Legendary Star. She is given the task of finding the Cosmos of the Sacred Beast new guardians. The New guardians for Collet are as follows: Leonard/Light, Francis/Dark, Heuye/Wind, Mel/Dream, Victor/Earth, Ernst/Steel, Timka/Water, Sei Lan/Green, and Charlie/Fire. This Angelique game sports the largest harem with being able to pair up with any guardian from either cosmos, along with Arios. This game has spawned the Koisuru Tenshi Angelique anime series, which has 2 seasons. Season 1 is 13 episodes long while season 2 is 12 episodes long.

Neo Angelique, while still part of the Angelique series, is a completely different story arch from any of the other Angelique games. As of right now, it has no connection to the previous queens, their guardians, or either universe. It is a completely new storyline, new environment, new everything, with no strings attached to anything from the previous games. The game is centered around Angelique (no surname or nickname), who goes to an all girl's academy hoping to become a doctor. She is an orphan lost her parents to a monster called Thanatos, and she wants to become a doctor to be able to help people. She later find out she has the power to fight Thanatos and stop is with the help of guadian-like fighters, Rayne, Nyx, J.D., and Hyuga. Neo Angelique Abyss anime is of course, based off this game. Whether or not it will remain it's own storyline or connect to the Cosmos of the Sacred Beast and Divine Bird story archs is unknown.

And there you have a brief (yes brief) summary of the main story lines and plot archs of various Angelique games, animes, and OAVs. I've been interested in this series since the late 90's before it started getting a following outside of Asia. Besides Marfisa's page, you can also check out her joint website with Rahenna at www.neo-romance.net for more Angelique related news and reasources, not to mention info on other Neo romance titles, like Haruka and La Corda.
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@thestoutteapot: thanks for the info. it cleared up a lot for me, but i kinda feel that people who only want to understand the basics will be even more confused. the angelique series is really complex. but your information was very valuable to me.
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thanx for the info ^-^
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wow there's so many angelique series and i've only watched neo angelique abyss/second age
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ty =]
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I've seen all of the animes. I wonder if the games are in america. =3 Hm....
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