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Tubi TV Adds Figure 17, I'm Gonna Be an Angel Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Only 1st half of I'm Gonna Be An Angel is available

Video streaming service Tubi TV has added the Figure 17 anime, as well as the first half of the I'm Gonna Be An Angel anime. Both anime are streaming in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tubi TV has all 13 episodes of Figure 17 with their original 46-minute runtimes. The anime originally aired monthly from 2001 to 2002 with 46-minute episodes, but later reaired weekly on TV Tokyo with episodes 2-12 split into two parts each, for a total of 24 episodes.

Media Blasters released Figure 17 on DVD in North America and describes the story:

Shy elementary school outcast Tsubasa stumbles upon a downed alien spacecraft in the wake of a shooting star, changing her life dramatically! Invited to join the aliens DD, Ordina, and Hikaru in their mission to save the Earth from the menace of the Magyua, Tsubasa is granted a "clone" named Hikaru, which unites with her to form the Figure 17, a bio-humanoid combat system! When the invading forces of the Magyua arrive, will Tsubasa have the courage and confidence to fight?

Naohito Takahashi directed the anime at OLM and Shoji Yonemura handled series composition. Guy Nakahira adapted the story into a manga, which ADV Manga released in English.

Tubi TV is streaming the first 13 of 26 episodes of I'm Gonna Be An Angel (Tenshi ni Narumon).

Broccoli USA's Synch-Point imprint released part of the anime in North America on VHS, and later released the first half on DVD. However, the company held off on releasing the second half because the title was not turning a profit. Broccoli closed its U.S. subsidiary in 2008.

Synch-Point described the story:

Cute, loveable Noelle is your average girl…at least she appears to be "normal." But when high school student Yuusuke literally falls on top of her, she's soaring high on wings of love! Now, Noelle is "married" to Yuusuke only she sort of forgot to tell the groom!

Poor Yuusuke is just beginning to learn the depths of Noelle's obsession. Constantly following him everywhere, his "wife" is determined to become the love of his life! And when he gets home, he finds that he has a new house and full of her strange relatives!

But things really start to escalate when Noelle discovers that Yuusuke is really pining away for his "angel" Natsumi, who won't even give Yuusuke the time of day! Now, Noelle's literally decided to become Yuusuke's true angel! If she can ever figure out how to be an angel…

Hiroshi Nishikiori directed the anime at animation Studio Pierrot in 1999. Tetsuya Ono drew the tie-in manga the same year.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

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