The anime series D.N.Angel is adapted from the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. Produced by Dentsu and Xebec and directed by Koji Yoshikawa and Nobuyoshi Habara, the series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 3, 2003. It ran for twenty-six episodes until its conclusion on September 25, 2003.

The series is licensed for release in North American and the United Kingdom by ADV Films, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.[1][2]

Five pieces of theme music are used in the anime adaptation. The song "White Night -True Light-" (白夜 〜True Light〜 Byakuya -True Light-?), by Shunichi Miyamoto, is used for the opening for all twenty six episodes. For the ending theme, "Gentle Afternoon" (やさしい午後 Yasashii Gogo?) is used for the first twelve episodes, and "The Day It Begins" (はじまりの日 Hajimari no Hi?) is used for episodes 13-23 and episode 25. Both songs are performed by Minawo. Episode 24 uses the song "Caged Bird", by Shunichi Miyamoto, for its ending, while the final episode of the series uses Miyamoto's song "Guidepost" (道標 Michishirube?).

The table below shows where and when the 26-episode anime was shown on television[3]:

CountryNetworkPilot EpisodeFinal Episode
23x15px Japan TV Tokyo April 3, 2003 September 25, 2003
23x15px Singapore Channel U Broadcast October 30, 2005 April 30, 2006
23x15px Philippines QTV Channel 11 May 8, 2006 June 12, 2006
23x15px Philippines TV5 January 21, 2006 February 25, 2006

Episode listing

# Title Original Airdate
1 Dark Revived
"Fukkatsu no Daaku" (復活のダーク)
April 3, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It's Daisuke's fourteenth birthday. After being rejected by his crush, Risa Harada, it's now time for Daisuke to inherit the Niwa family's legacy: the ability to transform into the legendary phantom thief Dark.
2 Rekindled Feelings
"Yomigaeru Omoi" (よみがえる思い)
April 10, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Riku is confused about her encounter with Dark and why she thought of Daisuke. Daisuke agrees to go Darkspotting with Risa, but due to his 'condition' finds himself unable to show; instead, going to steal an artwork from a city landmark. Dark makes a bet with Daisuke in which Dark wins.
3 Whisper of the Unicorn
"Yunico-n no Sasayaki" (ユニコーンのささやき)
April 17, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The city's young girls are being kidnapped—but by who? Daisuke and Dark have to find out, so they can save the Harada twins and steal an enchanted artwork.
4 Between Light and Darkness
"Hikari to Yami no Hazama ni..." (光と闇の間に...)
April 24, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After Satoshi sets up an ambush for Daisuke, Dark has a minor battle with Krad.
5 Double Cooking
"Daburu Kukkingu" (ダブルクッキング)
May 1, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It is Daisuke's first cooking class and an unexpected visitor comes with him: With. Risa(Riku in disguise) and Daisuke get an exciting detention of cabbage shredding, but can Daisuke break out in time for his next phantom thief mission?
6 St. White Memories
"Sento Howaito Memo Riisu" (セント ホワイト メモリース)
May 8, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Daisuke wants to buy a present for his mom's birthday...but his wallet is more than a little empty. Emiko shares the story of how she met Kosuke with Daisuke while Dark is out to "Steal The Heart Of The World's Number One Lady".
7 Adonis Of the Promise Garden
"Chikai no Niwa no Adonisu" (誓いの庭のアドニス)
May 15, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dark must stop the cursed Adonis from preying on a schoolgirl's soul.
8 Menou's Warning Letter
"Menou no Yokuku Jyou" (瑪瑙の予告状)
May 22, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Takeshi Saehara falls in love will a girl who has been bound to the Agate Links necklace for 40 years. Daiki wants Daisuke to break the spell that is keeping her in the world. Daisuke gets hesitant until the end, when the girl sees his true form and thinks it's Daiki.
9 A Little Romance
"Chiisa na Koi" (小さな恋)
May 29, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
With discovers strawberries...and girls.With falls head over heels of a lop eared bunny and Daisuke is blind of that love. When With takes a strawberry to her, the shop was already closed. The next morning, With's girlfriend was gone and With ran all around the city looking for her. A storm brews up and as Daisuke changes into Dark. Dark says how its amusing for Daisuke trying to save Wi, cause no matter how long they are apart, With always comes back to Dark. Daisuke and Riku have to ease the pain of a lost love.
10 The Portrait of a Certain Musician
"Aru Ongakuka no Shouzou" (ある音楽家の肖像)
June 5, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Daisuke is transported back in time by a magical violin. Dark has to bring Daisuke back to the present after witnessing Daiki as a phantom thief.
11 The Temple of Neptune
"Nepuchuun no Shinden" (海神の神殿)
June 12, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dark must steal the Horn of Neptune from under the sea. Risa and Satoshi make the task a little more than a walk in the park.
12 Together With Rutile...
"Richiru to Tomoni" (リチルとともに...)
June 19, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kosuke returns home from his travels to a welcoming Emiko. Daisuke is a little embarrassed at meeting his father for the first time. Daisuke has to steal a famed rutile ring, but Satoshi doesn't make it easy. Krad makes another appearance, and this time, he isn't going to be defeated so easily.
13 The Eternal Mark
"Towa no Shirube" (永遠の標)
June 26, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
When Dark goes to steal The Eternal Guide statue, a 'sealer' placed by Satoshi causes Dark, Risa and Takeshi's souls to be trapped inside a stone. To rescue them, Daisuke has to travel into what appears to be the future with Towa. However, it may have just been an illusion of Daisuke's wishes, which is what occurred in a similar situation in the manga. While there, he stumbles upon someone special.
14 A New Rival
"Aratanaru Raibaru" (新たなるライバル)
July 3, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A new student, Mio Hio, arrives in Daisuke's class. She turns out to be a little more than the class bargained for and on top of that, holds a deadly secret. Satoshi saves Daisuke in swimming class by performing CPR on him.
15 Barbecue Panic
"Baabekyuu Panikku" (バーベキューパニック)
July 10, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It's school holidays. The Harada's car breaks down on the way to activities—in front of Daisuke's house. Miss Hio also happens to be passing through the neighborhood. After a shopping spree, Emiko and Towa return and the lively Niwa household hosts a Barbecue.
16 I Found It
"Mitsuketayo" (見つけたよ)
July 17, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Riku revisits her childhood memories after finding an old teddy-bear in her closet. Dark goes to steal a piece from the "haunted" Old Clover Mansion... which is where Riku lost the teddy-bear when she was younger, that it was later rescued by a boy. Riku figured out later that it is Daisuke who retrieved her precious thing, the teddy bear. This teddy-bear was given to her grandmother. Risa also was given a rabbit stuffed toy. Risa also discovers a secret close to Dark's heart.
17 A Summer Without Dark
"Daaku no Inai Natsu" (ダークのいない夏)
July 24, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Daisuke's class goes on an excursion to a tropical island. Takeshi is oblivious to Mio's obvious like of Daisuke. Both Risa and Riku are increasingly attracted to Daisuke and a nature hike will determine which twin will end up with Daisuke.
18 The Two Under The Shooting Stars
"Hoshi Furu Yoru no Futari" (星降る夜の二人)
July 31, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Riku sprains her ankle after a fall. Daisuke finally realizes his true feelings. Mio is playing psychic. Risa suspects Daisuke as being Dark.But decides not when she realizes he doesn't act like Dark, becoming more mature.
19 Beautiful Heroine
"Suteki na Hiroin" (すてきなヒロイン)
August 7, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Daisuke has to create an artwork for the cultural festival. Satoshi discovers his father's scheme to capture Dark. Risa uncovers secrets of the love between Dark and her grandmother, in a letter hidden at the Harada mansion. Meanwhile, the boys in Daisuke's class are to be performing the play "Ice and Snow", with Daisuke and Satoshi filling the lead roles.
20 Because I Wanted To See You
"Aitakute" (逢いたくて)
August 14, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kosuke enlightens Daisuke with the story of "Ice and Snow". Daisuke completes his piece for the festival - a painting of a snowscape, where the shadows on the purest snow are blue instead of gray. Mio must make a very important decision. As Riku gives Daisuke the pendant of friendship instead of love, Mio sacrifices herself in the end.
21 An Icy Voice Calling
"Itetsuita Yobikoe" (凍てついた呼び声)
August 21, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Daisuke is sick. Satoshi warns Daisuke that something is up. Kosuke has a friendly chat with Satoshi. Daisuke enters the world of his painting, led by an entity known as "The Second Hand of Time". Dark has to steal the painting from the Harada household in order to bring Daisuke back.
22 Ice and Snow
"Aisu Ando Sunou" (アイス アンド スノウ)
August 28, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dark enters the world of the painting with both of the Harada twins in order to rescue Daisuke.
23 The Second Hand of Time
"Toki no Byoushin" (時の秒針)
September 4, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kosuke finds the original edition of the story, entitled "Ice and Dark". Dark goes in search of "The Wedge of Time" sword, a Hikari artwork which is the key to rescuing Daisuke and bringing the story to an end.
24 Snow Falls in The Heart
"Kokoro ni Yuki ga Furu" (心に雪が降る)
September 11, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Dark battles Krad to retrieve the Wedge of Time. Satoshi repaints Daisuke's painting. The story of Ice and Dark is completed.
25 The Black Wings
"Koku Yoku" (黒翼)
September 18, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The signs of a repeated disaster—an extreme low tide and an earthquake—prompt the city authorities to issue an evacuation.
26 Eternal Dark
"Eien no Daaku" (永遠のダーク)
September 25, 2003 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Once upon a time the Hikari family created a living artwork, known as The Black Wings. The Niwa family, a family of phantom thieves tried to steal the artwork. The artwork must now be sealed forever. Krad and Dark fight, and at the end they both are sealed into the Black Wings, from which they came from. Daisuke realizes who his sacred maiden is, and Dark and Krad disappear.

See also


  1. "D.N.Angel". ADV Films. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. "D.N.Angel". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  3. "D.N.Angel (TV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 

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