Angel's Friends is a series of italian comics created by Simona Ferri e published by Play Press from March
2007 to January 2008. In 2009 it was turned into an animated series. The series is aimed towards children between the ages of six and thirteen and has released an international franchise of toys, books, clothing, DVDs and a feature-lenght film.
- 1 Cartoon First Version
- 2 General Plot
- 3 Comic Plot
- 4 Cartoon Plot
- 5 Differences between the Comics and the Cartoon
- 6 Angel's Friends
- 7 Devil's Enemies
- 8 Locations
- 9 Publications
- 10 Cartoon Production
- 11 Reception
- 12 Editions Home Video
- 13 Soundtrack
- 14 Transmissions and International Adaptations
Cartoon First Version
In 2007, Play Press had released the first version of the series' comics where the characters were children instead of teenagers and the plot was different as well. This version released a trailer of the cartoon however later became replaced by the present one.
A group of Angels and Devils are sent to Earth to follow the lessons and participate in a stage, that will lead them to become 100% Guardian Angels and Guardian Devils. The stage provides Angels and Devils to form pairs, each of which will have to deal with a human called the Earthly Ones, and help him, undetected, to choose between the right path and the wrong one.
Angels and Devils are subject to the V.E.T.O (Veto Expose, Touch or Overhear in the comics; Veto Expose, Touch or Obstruct in the cartoon), that prevents them to enter in contact with each other.
Earth is endangered by some primeval creatures, theRiviventi, that receive orders from a mysterious person. The Eternals ally temporarily to identify and apprehend the leader of the Riviventi, which they discover to be Malachia, a former Devil who gave up his eternal life for the love of a human woman, Vera. Then when she left him, the man decided to take revenge on the Earthly Ones, Angels and Devils.
An angel, Raf , goes down to Earth for the first time after completing 15 stars, the age all the angels start their stage on Earth, at Golden School , in order to become a 100% Guardian Angel and achieve their radiant halos.There she and her childhood friend, Urie, meet two other angels: Dolce, a sweet and a bit naive angel, and Miki, an angel who is repeating the stage. But she also meets their eternal rivals: the devils, mainly composed by Sulfus , Cabiria , Kabale and Gas .
In the Golden School, Raf forms the Angel's Friends as she guards and protects her Earthly One, Andrea , from the temptations of Sulfus. However as this happens someone makes up plans on their backs: Reina , the Neutral, prisioner of the Limbo, helped by her servant Malachia, wants to escape from her prision but for that to happen a sacrilege must be committed: to reach her goal, she explores the feelings that are emerging between Raf and Sulfus trying to put them alone and make them kiss. The sacrilege will break the chains that hold Reina prisioner in the Limbo and set her free once and for all.
Between Dream and Reality (First Movie)
Raf keeps having the dream about hers and Sulfus' wedding, the same she had when both of them were under Reina's spell. As she walks down the aisle, a strong wind shows up, Cox forces her owner to wake up.
Raf decides to go for a run around the city but abruptely stops when she sees a boy that is quite similar to Sulfus however she soon sees that it's not him but just an angel. The angel asks her mascot why she can't stop thinking about the devil.
Urie, Dolce and Miki show up and to cheer up their friend they show her a brochure of an Eternal Summer Course at Sunny College on Earth. Raf says she doesn't want to go, Urie and Miki immediately understand what's stopping her from accepting the proposal: Raf is afraid to see Sulfus again. In the end the girls manage to convince her to go, promising her that she won't see Sulfus for sure for the course isn't required and devils never go to things that aren't required.
In Zolfanello City, Sulfus faces exactly the same problem, Kabalé is trying to convince him to go to the Summer Course but the devil doesn't want to go for the same reason, he doesn't want to see Raf, something that doesn't escape Kabalé who asks him if he is still thinking about the "Blondie" to which the devil denies. Right then Cabiria and Gas show up and the three together manage to convince Sulfus to go as well, convincing him that they won't study for sure.
Arriving to the Sunny College, the angels photograph and comment how beautiful the place is, realizing shortly after then that their humans: Andrea, Ginevra, Matteo, Edoardo, Giulia and Elena are there too, together with the Bully Boyz and the Bad Girlz. After being hit by a strong blow of wind, a charming angel shows up and recites the girls the poem "Ode to the West Wind" written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, he also tells them that in that place the wind is called the Sigh of Deception due to sometimes the wind creates deceptions and other times reveals deceptions and adds that when the Sigh blows anything can happen, something that makes Raf uncomfortable. The mysterious angel leaves and the four teenage angels find him really charming, especially Raf.
The girls leave to their caravan that is hidden in the middle of the woods, the room is giant and has everything they need. On the table Raf finds an invitation to the Masquerade Welcome Party that will be in that very same night where its required for the eternals to go on their Earthly form, with the face covered by a mask and using a formal dress. The devils receive the same invitation and start getting ready. After having transformed, the girls try to convince Raf in going who says that she doesn't feel like going because her seventh sense is telling her that something will happen.Urie however manages to convince her to go.
At the party, everyone is having fun but Raf, she is still having the bad feeling something will happen and so decides to go catch some air but the ends up stumbling against a boy. As soon as they look into each other's eyes they find out they can't see or hear anything else but the one who is standing in front of them. Raf quickly hurries to apologize and the mysterious boy asks her if she was going to leave and when she answers she was going to catch some air, he proposes to go with her. Raf accepts.
Outside the two talk happily and feel a strange attraction to each other, the Sigh of Deception blows one more time and Raf tells the boy that she should get going, he however asks her to tell him her name and when the angel is about to answer him another blow of wind causes their masks to fall on the floor and break, revealing to each other who they are, the boy is none other than Sulfus. As soon as she sees him, Raf tries to leave but Sulfus grabs her hand and tells he wants to talk to her to which Raf answers she needs to go before it's too late. Raf accuses him of having done everything on purpose, that he knew it was her behind that mask however the devil tells her that he didn't know it was her, Raf tells him to leave her alone and Sulfus asks her why is she so mad at him. The angel thinks to herself that the cause is him who stole her heart and now she can't do anything else but think about him. When she doesn't answer his question, Sulfus immediately assumes that she is hiding him something, Raf yells at him to leave her alone and the devils comes to the conclusion that she likes someone else to which the angel confirms, breaking the devil's heart when she says that angels can't lie.
Seeing him completely heartbroken, Raf asks him if he is alright, Sulfus yells at her that he is a devil and sheds tears for no one and tells her to leave. The angel leaves, heartbroken and in tears. As soon as she leaves, Sulfus sheds a tear that falls on his broken mask and mysteriously repairs it. The following morning the angels try to make Raf get up but she refuses and tells them that they had promised to her the devils wouldn't be there, Urie however manages to convince her friend to go telling her that if she doesn't go, Andrea will be in Sulfus' hands and she can't allow that to happen.
At the devils' caravan the same is happening, Sulfus is refusing to go to classes using the argument that they told him they wouldn't have to study to which his friends tell him that lying to each other and to the others is a very normal thing for the devils. Cabiria and Kabalé convince him to go when they state that he is afraid of the "Blondie" to which Sulfus immediately answers that he is afraid of nothing and of nobody. Inside the class, the angels and devils with the exception of Raf and Sulfus insult each other until the arrival of the teachers who reveal to be the ones Raf and Sulfus saw the day before, they introduce themselves as Terence and Scarlett who teach them Human Interaction and Human Acting.
Meanwhile the humans must clean upside down the Theatre of Princes and after they must recreate a play. During the cleaning, Edoardo finds an old guide of Romeo and Juliet and convinces his companions in doing that play, while he tries to flirt with Ginevra and separate her from Andrea. To Ginevra is given the role of Juliet while to Raf and Sulfus' human is given the role of Romeo however he doesn't want to act and is tempted by Sulfus in lying to his friends by telling them that the play Romeo and Juliet is for children, Edoardo immediately proposes to be Romeo instead which surprises everyone, including the eternals.
Suddenly a mysterious figure appears from the shadows and ordersGracida, a tarantula, to scare off the humans by creating holograms of herself but the Eternals intervein and save the humans. Raf dreams again with her and Sulfus' wedding but Sulfus has got a cold look and when the wind blows, all the guests run away and Sulfus asks Raf why did she broke his heart that way. In the next morning while starting to organize the things for the play, the Eternals join their humans, in their own human form, to help them with the play.
In that night, Edoardo recalls a disaster that happened many years ago in the same theatre and assures there is a ghost out inside the theatre, proposing after to spend the next night inside the theatre in order to expell the ghost. In his mind though, it's all a lie to make Ginevra see that Andrea is nothing but a coward so she will leave him. Angels and Devils challenge each other in order to decide if they will spend the night with them or not, the Angels lose the challenge and are forced to spend the night over. The mysterious figure appears behind them and locks them inside the theatre without them knowing.
Again dreaming with her and Sulfus' wedding, Raf is awaken again by the sound of a bell only this time she is not the only one who hears it but all the Eternals. Suddenly all the cellphones start ringing, scaring everyone off but they soon realize they are locked inside and yell for help. The lights go on, Andrea and Kabalé are laughing hard at their friends' faces but nobody thinks it's funny and soon accuse them of locking them inside the theatre which they deny, Ginevra and Andrea have a fight and when nobody is looking, the floor around Ginevra break and she disappears.
The Eternals say to the humans to trust them and send them deep inside the theatre so they can transform and go after Ginevra to save her. The Eternals soon find a cave with a huge gate and a strange wind blowing and threatening to break the chains that block the gates. They soon find Ginevra and her kidnapper soon shows himself: Tyco. A fight enrolls between Tyco and the Eternals until they use Prisma Fly to defeat the ancient angel.
A crystal key around the angel's neck breaks and he soon reveals that their only chance of survival is gone now that the key is broken, revealing as well his past story with Sai and how they tried to become humans by going through the Path of Metamorphosis but they failed and he was forced to leave her behind. He reveals as well that he was the one who destroyed and closed the theatre during the play of Romeo and Juliet as it reminded him too much of his tragic love story with Sai.
Raf reveals that she will try everything she can in order to stop the Sigh of Deception from destroying everything and everyone, Sulfus soon joins her and when they are left alone, Raf reveals that she lied to him when she said she was in love with someone else, revealing as well that she did it for his own good, only like that he could be happy in the future. Sulfus apologizes to her as he sheds a tear, Raf wipes away his tear and remembers how Tyco managed to create the key, as her hand is filled with Sulfus' tears she grabs the key and surprisingly it complete again.
Raf and Sulfus face the Sigh of Deception and manage to stop it, their friends return to them and Tyco says goodbye, revealing that he is going to face again the Path of Metamorphosis in order to find Sai. The Eternals return to the theatre and soon discover that neither Edoardo or Ginevra are feeling well to act and so they beg Raf and Sulfus' help to play as Romeo and Juliet.
In the end of the play, Raf and Sulfus promise to each other that they will think about going through the Path of Metamorphosis together in order to be together.
After the Summer vacations, Angels and Devils return to the Golden School to begin the second year of their stage, there new Earthly Ones are given to them. Meanwhile Sulfus is blackmailed by two masked eternals who hold in their possession Raf's mother: Angelie. In order to make sure Sulfus doesn't try to escape their control, a mysterious girl:Blu, watches over him. Raf and Sulfus' love is highly tested with the appearence of these new enemies and more mysteries about Raf's past are revealed.
Differences between the Comics and the Cartoon
- In the comics the protagonists are younger: in fact, while in the cartoon everyone is around the same age as Raf (15 stars, thunders in the Devils' case), it's not like that in the comics, where the protagonist has got 12 stars, Urie 11 and Miki 9; Sulfus has got 13 thunders, Kabalé and Gas 10, Cabiria 11.
- The Angel, Dolce, the Devil, Misha, and the Neutral, Reina, don't appear in the comics, while the Angel, Ang-Lì, the Devil, Mefisto, and Raoul, the human of whom Raf is in love with, are not shown in the cartoon.
- In the comics are shown some of the passions of the Angels and Devils that in the cartoon are not shown. For example, Raf loves ecological remedies, overall herbal teas and beauty masks, Miki is an expert in music, Kabalé loves chemistry, alchemy and numerology. Cabiria loves movies, cartoons and comics and she is also a director and a designer, Gabi is a genius of technology.
- In the comics, the Angels founded a funky band in which Raf is the singer, Gabi plays the keyboard, Miki the bass, Urie the drums and Ang-Lì the saxophone. The Devils also have got a rock band: Sulfus plays bass, Kabalé the electric guitar, Cabiria the drums, Gas the the keyboard and Mefisto is the singer. In the cartoon, instead, Angels and Devils improvise a band only during a challenge
- In the comics, Miki is repeating the year because she tried to heal her human, violating the V.E.T.O, while the cartoon the cause isn't revealed. Sulfus is also repeating the year and is more seductive than in the cartoon.
- The characters design of the cartoon is significantly different from that of the comic
- In the comics, the average age of the characters being lower, Arkhan and Temptel don't teach "Positive Earthly Life" and "Negative Earthly Life" but "Positive Earthly Childhood" and "Negative Earthly Childhood".
- In the comics, the Challenge Room, as it is known in cartoon, is called Recreational Class
- While in the cartoon, Arkhan and Temptel teach in different classrooms, in the comics they teach in the same classroom.
- In the comics, Angels and Devils are forbidden to remove the shield that hides themselves and to interact with the humans: they must instead, advice them by using chibi projections of themselves, invisible, produced by the mascots. In the cartoon, instead, Angels and Devils transform into humans and advice their protected by talking to them or showing them the better behavior (or wrong) to be taken.
Raf is the main protagonist of the series, the informal leader of the Angel's Friends. She is a 99% Angel who goes to Earth to start her stage in Golden School in order to become a 100% Angel and win her Radiant Halo. She was born on Earth back in 1800, in Paris, before her birth parents mysteriously disappeared and she was adopted by the High Spheres. Her powers are based on Speed, her mascot is Cox, the ladybug. She is the angel rival of Sulfus, on Season 1 and Movie she protects Andrea and for a couple of episodes the twins Giulia and Elena and on Season 2 she protects Daniele. She is in love with Sulfus which makes their love forbidden.
Urie is one of the deuteragonists of the series, she is part of the Angel's Friends. She is a 99% Angel who goes to Earth to start her stage in Golden School in order to become a 100% Angel and win her Radiant Halo. She is Raf's best and childhood friend. Her powers are based on Nature, her mascot is Lampo, the firefly. She is the angel rival of Cabiria, on Season 1 and Movie she protects Ginevra and on Season 2 she protects Sara J.
Dolce is one of the deuteragonists of the series, she is part of the Angel's Friends. She is 99% Angel who goes to Earth to start her stage inGolden School in order to become a 100% Guardian Angel and win her Radiant Halo. She was the one who came up with the group's name. Her powers are based on Technology, her mascot is Butterfly, the butterfly. She is the angel rival of Kabale, on Season 1 and Movie she protects Edoardo and on Season 2 she protects Liù.
Miki is one of the deuteragonists of the series, she is part of the Angel's Friends. She is a 99% Angel who is repeating the first stage, making her the oldest character of the eight protagonists in the series, followed by Sulfus. Her powers are based on Defense, her mascot is Lula, the dragonfly. She is the angel rival of Gas, on Season 1 and Movie she protects Matteo and Giulia and Elena, and on Season 2 she protects Caterina.
Sulfus is the leader of the Devil's Enemies. He is a 99% Devil who is repeating the first stage, making him the oldest character of the eight protagonists in the series, followed byMiki. His powers are based on Power/Strenght, his mascot is Basilisco, the coral snake. He is the devil rival of Raf, on Season 1 and Movie he tempts Andrea and for a couple of episodes Matteo, and on Season 2 he tempts Daniele.
Cabiria is one of the deuteragonists of the series, she is part of the Devil's Enemies. She is a 99% Devil who goes to Earth to start her stage in Golden School in order to become a 100% Devil and win her Radiant Horns. Her powers are based on Darkness, her mascot is Aracno, the spider. She is the devil rival of Urie, on Season 1 and Movie she tempts Ginevra and on Season 2 she tempts Sara J.
Kabalé is one of the deuteragonists of the series, she is part of the Devil's Enemies. She is a 99% Devil who goes to Earth to start her stage in Golden School in order to become a 100% Guardian Devil and win her Radiant Horns. She is Sulfus' right arm and best friend, she is also in love with him. Her powers are based on Metamorphosis, her mascot is Nosferatu, the bat. She is the devil rival of Dolce, on Season 1 and Movie she tempts Edoardo and on Season 2 she tempts Liù.
Gas is one of the deuteragonists of the series, he is part of the Devil's Enemies. He is a 99% Devil who goes to Earth to start his stage in Golden School in order to become a 100% Guardian Devil and win his Radiant Horns. It is unknown on what his powers are based on, his mascot is Gracida, the frog. He is the devil rival of Miki, on Season 1 and Movie he tempts Matteo and Giulia and Elena, and on Season 2 he tempts Caterina.
It's the city of Angels, very similar to a human city, in fact it contains shops, schools, hospitals however it possesses an angelic look and is suspended in the sky, above the clouds. At the service of the High Spheres are the Serafini and the Angelic Army.
It's the city of Devils, also very similar to a human city where chaos reigns, it contains bars, shops and it can be found in the deepest grounds of Earth. At the service of the Low Spheres are the Malebolgie and the Diabolic Army.
It's the city of the Humans that are protected and tempted by the Angels and Devils. It is unknown the name of the city bu it's quite similar to European cities. In there can be found places such as malls, parks, beauty centers and many other places...
It's the school where Humans study. It's located in the human city and is an ancient and imposing building, which contains mysterious rooms unknown to the humans: here Angels and Devils complete their stage. At the center is the Central Wing, where can be found the classrooms of the Eternals: the Angels' Classroom and the Devils' Classroom; and on the same hall can be found the Challenge Room, a room that can transform itself in any place and where Angels and Devils challenge each other.
In the towers of the school are Dreamers, which are the dorms of the Angels while in the lower parts of the school are the Incubators, the Devils' dorms.
Back in 1800, Golden School was a castle and it was named Golden Castle.
A big house found in the human city. It's the house where Reina and Malachia live after they escaped from theLimbo. However in the past it was also the house where Raf was born and grew up during her human childhood together with her parents, Malachia andAngelie.
It's the place where Reina is imprisioned since the days of her exile, it's a place outside the control of both High and Low Spheres; in there are many dangerous beings locked by both spheres. If someone stays too long in the Limbo, that person can start forgetting who he is, it's name and why he is there and therefor is lost forever. Only a sacrilege between an Angel and a Devil is strong enough the wall of one of the cells in this world. Malachia also lives there with his mistress however unlike her, he can move into the real world through windows.
It's a legendary path, fraught with proves and obstacles that, if surpassed, allows Angels and Devils to become Humans. Tyco and Sai decided to follow it but at the end, they failed in transforming and were forced to separate. Inside it blows the Sigh of Deception (or Wind of Metamorphosis), a powerful current that inhibits both humans and eternals to act on impulse and on the wave of emotions.
The publication of the Angel's Friends comic by Play Press began in March 2007 with a monthly pubblication (later on bimonthly). The paper version was curated by the angencies Red Whale and Yellow Whale, scripted by Bruno Enna and designed by Giada Perissinotto. In the numbers 11 and 12 of the magazine were inserted two chapters. The publication was interrupted in January 2008 with the release of number 12 and of chapter 14, Una Scintilla nel Cuore (A Spark in the Heart).
A second version of the comic, taken from the animated series, was published bimonthly by Preziosi Collection from 2009, in the magazine Angel's Friends Magazine. It was interrupted after the fourth release. In January 2012, was released a special St.Petersburg with four new chapters.
Chapters of Play Press Comics
- Il Giorno Eterno (The Eternal Day)
- L'Osservatore (The Observer)
- Solo Due Passi (Only Two Steps)
- Un Piccolo Male (A Little Evil)
- La Città Degli Angeli (The City of Angels)
- L'Ombra di Sulfus (Sulfus' Shadow)
- Il Neutromante (The Neutral)
- Spiffera-Segreto (Secret Blurts)
- Il Custode (The Guardian)
- Mai Più Insieme (Never Together)
- L'Altra Faccia dell'Amore (The Other Face of Love)
- Il Punto Sensibile (The Sensitive Point)
- Tra Sogno e Realtà (Between Dream and Reality)
- Una Scintilla nel Cuore (A Spark in the Heart)
Chapters of Preziosi Collection Comics
- Ricorrere il Vento (Chasing the Wind)
- Le Cose Non Dette (The Unspoken)
- La Temptesta (The Storm)
- Fra Bene e Male (Between Good and Evil)
- Matrimonio Fatale - Prima Parte (Fatal Wedding - Part 1)
- Matrimonio Fatale - Seconda Parte (Fatal Wedding - Part 2)
- Matrimonio Fatale - Terza Parte (Fatal Wedding - Part 3)
- Matrimonio Fatale - Parte Finale (Fatal Wedding - Final Part)
Books and Novels
- Angel's Friends - Diario segreto, Giunti Junior, 2009, pp. 130 pages.
- Rosalba Troiano, Il mondo di Angel's Friends, Giunti Junior, 2009, pp. 132 pages.
The novels, set during the television series, recalls some events from the cartoon and new situations
- Rosalba Troiano, Segreti e ombre alla Golden School, Giunti Junior, 2009, pp. 288 pages.
- Rosalba Troiano, Tutta colpa di un bacio, Giunti Junior, 2009, pp. 256 pages.
- Rosalba Troiano, Tra sogno e realtà, Giunti Junior, 2011, pp. 128 pages.
During the Book Fair in Bologna in 2007, some production houses proposed to create an animated version of the comics. Simona Ferri, creator of the series, turned to the child sociologist Eddy Jamous and together they decided to raise the age of the characters to make them models to aspire.
The animated series is produced by R.T.I, Mondo TV and Play Entertainment, directed by Orlando Corradi and screenplays and subjects by Francesco Arlanch and Francesco Balletta. However, the first to creare the cartoon, with a total of 26 episodes of 20 minutes each, was the company Stranemani, but during Cannes Comic Festival was choosen the version of Mondo TV. The version of Stranemani presented a characters design equal to the comic.
The first season of the cartoon aired in October 12, 2009 on Italia 1 and replicated on Boing Italia in October 4, 2010. In January 2011, was announced the creation of the second season, composed by 52 episodes of 13 minutes each, which release was scheduled to air in Italy on Autumn 2012. In April 23, 2011 was released the first movie: Angel's Friends: Between Dream and Reality. On September 2011, it was released the trailer of the second season. The new season broadcasted world premiere in Russia, in the channel Multimania, in April 29, 2012 and was announced for Autumn and later Spring 2013 in Italy. Subsequently it was revealed that the second season would broadcast in Boing Italia.
In Italy, the first season reached an average share of 8,2%, with peaks of 11%. Despite being a series aimed at female targets (between 6 and 13 years), 30% of the audience consists of males.
In 2011, Renee Summers, American child and teenager psychotherapist, wrote a very positive review about Angel's Friends, writing: "I can strongly endorse this series as both developmentally appropriate entertainment for the 13–16 year old viewer and as an educational and maturational aid to this age group. Angel's Friends has an upbeat yet straightforward tone. [...] The characters are dealing with universal teen concerns: clothes, the opposite sex, going to parties, relating to adults and school work. [...] The series shows this period [adolescence] as a time to face challenges and choices that are often complicated, to believe in oneself, do what is right and often to resist temptations. Angel's Friends values good friends, who are there to support and help. Yet, ultimately the series seems to say that action has to be done by oneself. Bullying is looked down upon as well as external attempts to mask/hide insecurities. Angel's Friends sees growth as involving introspection but also promotes facing inevitable developmental changes head on and with a belief in oneself. Peer pressure is presented as a powerful force that is difficult for the adolescent to resist, but Angel's Friends adopts the viewpoint that above all else one must be true to one self. [...] The clarion message of the film is that to act in accordance with one's convictions of what is right is not only the developmentally mature stance, it is the way to experience enduring pride in oneself."
Editions Home Video
The cartoon was adapted in Italy into a DVD collection, published by Mondo Home Entertainment from November 2009. The collection includes the first season with 10 DVD's, the first two containing 6 episodes each and the remaining 5 episodes each.
The DVD's of the first season were also sold in Czech Republic (8 released under the name Andílci), in Russia (6 released) and in Greece (8 volumes, attached to the newspaper Tilerama).
On November 2, 2010 it was released the music CD dedicated to the Angel's Friends series. The album, produced by the music of the Mediaset Group, contains the italian opening sung by Cristina D'Avena and several other songs dedicated to the main characters of the cartoon (very similar to the Japanase image songs, but not performed by the voice actors) with a total of 11 tracks. Each of the 10 songs has as its title the name of a character, except for the theme song, the songs are sung in English.
Transmissions and International Adaptations
Angel's Friends was deployed in several countries around the world, such as Spain, Portugal, Latin America (Brasil, Mexico, etc.), Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, former Yugoslavia, United States of America, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Japan, South Africa and Tunisia. In September 2011, the license was sold, totally, in 56 countries.
|France||TéléTOON+||Angels, l'Alliance des Anges|
|Greece||Star Channel||Angel's Friends|
|Israel||Canal De Los Ninos|
|Italy||Italia 1, Boing||Angel's Friends|
|Malaysia||Ntv 7||Angel's Friends|
|Mexico||Canal de las Estrellas||Angel's Friends|
|Peru||Frequencia Latina||Angel's Friends|
|Poland||TVN Style||Aniołki i spółka|
|Portugal||SIC K||Angel's Friends|
|Russia||Teleteen, Multimania||Друзья Ангелов|
|Spain||Cartoon Network, Telecinco, Boing||Angel's Friends|
|U.S.A||RTV, Nbc||Angel's Friends|
|Turkey||Smart Çocuk, Planet Çocuk, Kidz/Animez, JOJO||Melekler Okulu|
The Spanish version has got an opening with the same adaptation of the Italian one, but with a translated text, sung by Sol Bontempi. A similar situation was found in the French adaptation, where the theme song is performed by Gisella Cozzo and the series were renamed Angels, L'Alliance des Anges; yet in here, some Earthly Ones have got different names (Romain instead of Andrea, Julia instead of Ginevra, Arthur instead of Edoardo and the twins are named Zoé and Léa).
In the American version, the episodes were gathered in pairs, with a total of 26 episodes with 25 minutes each. It has got some differences from the original Italian, as the inclusion of episode clips from flashbacks and the change of a few names (Urie is named Uri, Dolce is Sweet) and some other censures.
The adaptation of the U.S.A has also been used in Greece. The opening song is the one sung by Gisella Cozzo and the names of attacks and characters change: Dolce is Glichià (which means exactly "sweet"), Sulfus becomes Thiafis (means sulfur), Gas was renamed Aerios (which means exactly "gas"). It was also broadcasted in 4:3 and not in 16:3. The Greek version has got a foreign edition to the U.S.A edition: the final scene of episode 52, in which Raf cries over the death of her father, was never released. It were cut over 45 seconds from the episode.
In Czech Republic, Dolce is called Lakotka, Kabale is Kabala and Sulfus becomes Siarkus.
In other adaptations, the names were generally kept unchanged, except Dolce, whose name was translated into several languages.