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Angel Heart is a Japanese animated television series produced by North Stars Pictures and TMS Entertainment based on the manga of the same title by Tsukasa Hojo. It aired on Yomiuri Television and Nippon Television affiliates from October 2005 to September 2006, lasting 50 episodes.

Episode Listing

# Title Original air date
01 Glass Heart
"Garasu no shinzou" (ガラスの心臓 -グラス·ハート-)
2005-10-3 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Glass Heart", a 15-year-old girl and assassin by training from a Taiwan mafia, had attempted suicide. Although her life was saved by a heart transplant, a year went by without her recovering consciousness. In the meantime, Kaori Makimura, beloved partner of "Sweeper" City Hunter, Saeba Ryou, died in a traffic accident a year ago. While her donor heart was being transported, it was robbed by an unknown party. Although Saeba had ceased his work as City Hunter, and led a degenerate life ever since, he believed that Kaori's heart, being transplanted, still lived on in somebody, somewhere out there.
02 Kaori has Returned
"Kaori ga kaette kita" (香が帰ってきた)
2005-10-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Glass Heart finally regained consciousness, and escaped from her syndicate. Then, drawn by her dreams of Kaori and Saeba Ryou, she made her way to Shinjuku. Standing stock still at a traffic junction in Shinjuku, Glass Heart heard herself saying "I died at this spot". This was the very place where Kaori had died from the traffic accident. Then, after getting into trouble with some gangsters and ended up causing a great commotion amidst gunshots and car explosion, the police went into her pursuit. Subsequently, as if guided by somebody, she arrived at "Cat's Eye", a cafe run by Saeba Ryou's close friend, Umibozu. A blind Umibozu was struck by the inexplicable feeling that Kaori had returned.
03 City of XYZ
"XYZ no machi" (XYZの街)
2005-10-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Upon hearing Umibozu's statement "Kaori has returned", Saeba Ryou prowled the streets of Shinjuku cluelessly, looking for her. At the same time, Glass Heart, with whole-hearted desire to meet Ryou, uncovered clues on the secret code "XYZ". Upon learning that the code "XYZ", when written on a message board at the Shinjuku Station, is a means of contacting City Hunter, Glass Heart, as if guided by visions of Kaori, approached where the mentioned message board should be...
04 Wandering Heart
"Samayou HEART" (さまようHEΑRT)
2005-10-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After recovering consciousness in Doc's clinic, Glass Heart had a confrontation with Kaori. Kaori's statement, "We'll always be together from now on", had sparked off a feeling in Glass Heart that her mind and body was being usurped by the former. This caused her to react hostilely towards Kaori. Doc, upon witnessing this one-sided exchange, breathlessly rushed into Ryou's presence and dropped the statement "The girl with Kaori's heart, who also had her memories, has returned", to Ryou's disbelief. Meanwhile, the boss of "Zheng Dao Hui", the very Taiwan syndicate from which Glass Heart escaped, arrived in Japan in secrecy, but was shot by an unknown sniper.
05 Farewell...Kaori
"Sayonara...Kaori" (永別(さよなら)...カオリ)
2005-10-31 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Lee, the boss of Zheng Dai Hui, was critically wounded in the assassination attempt. Glass Heart, who was assumed to be the assassin, became the prime target of the bloodthirsty mafia, stirring up a frenzy of violence in the streets of Shinjuku. If Lee, who was main power controlling Shinjuku, had died, the collapse of the balance of power will inevitably break out into open street wars, thus Shinjuku West police station began to setup an emergency response headquarters for contingency measures. On the other hand, Glass Heart, who had lost her reason to live, held a pistol against her own chest and closed her finger on the trigger...
06 Reunion
"Saikai" (再会)
2005-11-07 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Lee, who was supposedly shot by a sniper, appeared before Ryou. The person who was shot was really Lee's secret double, his twin brother, Qian De. 22 years ago, Ryou had rescued Qian De from some country's guerrillas upon the request of Lee. Lee revealed that Glass Heart was really his daughter, and confessed that Kaori's Heart was stolen in order to saved her daughter who had attempted suicide.
07 My Beloved City
"Ore no aisubeki machi" (俺の愛すべき街)
2005-11-14 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Glass Heart finally appeared before Ryou. Qing Long company, who was after her life, followed close behind, but the two escaped by a hair's breadth. The soldiers of Qing Long locked down the streets of Kabukichou, trying to find the two in a blood frenzy. An armed Ryou led Glass Heart along, seeming to be luring the pursuers towards some place. Glass Heart said to Ryou, who risked his life to protect her, "I am who they want. Just kill me and turn me over to them. I came here to return the heart to you."
08 True Friends
"Honto no nakama" (真実(ホント)の仲間)
2005-11-21 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
In preparation for the gunfight with Qing Long company, Ryou brought Glass into a district that was blockaded off, and finally reached a hotel. Waiting for them there was a group of people which includes Umibozu, Saeko, Doc among others. They intended to fight along Ryou against Qing Long company. A scout from Qing Long had infiltrated the area, and Glass Heart started to engage him by herself. The man turned out to be a friend whom she taught she had killed a long time ago.
09 Xiang Ying ~Her Lost Name~
"Shan-In~ushinawareta namae~" (香瑩〜失われた名前〜)
2005-11-28 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The battle between Ryou and Qing Long who was after Glass Heart 's life had started. In the midst of events, Xin Hong, who had attempted to lure Qing Long soldiers into a suicide bombing attempt in order to protect Glass Heart, was saved by Ryou. During their training days, Glass Heart and Xin Hong, who had trusted and supported each other, was ordered to kill each other in the final test. Glass Heart thought that she had killed Xin Hong. Xin Hong blamed himself for the deep psychological scar that the incident had caused Glass Heart. However, Xin Hong was also the sniper who had shot Master Lee.
10 Angel Smile
"Angel Smile" (エンジェルスマイル)
2005-12-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Master Li reunites with Glass Heart, his daughter. He explains that his wife and young daughter were in a car accident that sent the car over a cliff. The police couldn't find the body of his daughter in the water and she was assumed dead. She is later picked up by his very own organization and trained to become the assassin Glass Heart. Li finds out Glass Heart is really the daughter he had lost 11 years ago the day she jumps off the building in episode 1, committing suicide. In a desperate attempt to save her life no matter the cost he had ordered his subordinates to steal the heart not knowing it was Kaori's. He asks Ryo to forgive him and tells him Glass Heart's real name is Xiang Ying. Ryo tells this to Xin Hong who hints that he should be the one to tell Glass Heart of her name.
11 A Father and Daughter's Time
"Oyako no jikan" (父娘(おやこ)の時間)
2005-12-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xin Hong loses his courage at the last second and decides not to tell Glass Heart her real name, but it ends up slipping out of his mouth anyway. In confusion he quickly tells her it was Ryo who made up the name. Ryo gets Xiang Ying to show Master Li around Shinjuku, without revealing to her that Li is her father. Li and Xiang Ying end up taking a picture together at a photo booth and when the pictures develop, they both realize they are wearing the exact same expressions.
12 A Meeting and Farewell On Board a Ship
"Senjou no deai to wakare" (船上の出会いと別れ)
2005-12-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xiang Ying attends the funeral of Qing De, her uncle. His ashes are scattered in the ocean because the ocean connects to everyone's homeland. She asks Ryo to scatter her ashes in the ocean if she ever dies before him.
13 A Present from Master Li
"Ri-daijin kara no okurimono" (李大人からの贈り物)
2006-01-09 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Chen asks Ryo to accompany him to the Station to see Master Li's final gift. It turns out to be a new ornate message board with the words "Be a good father. -Li" Ryo decides to start up the City Hunter business again.
14 Revival, City Hunter!
"Fukukatsu C.H!" (復活C·H(シティー·ハンター)!)
2006-01-16 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xiang Ying accompanies Ryo on his City Hunter job.
15 Find Papa!
"Papa wo sagashite!" (パパを捜して!)
2006-01-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A young girl, Tanya, asks City Hunter to find her father. Xiang Ying takes the job herself without telling Ryo.
16 Qualifications as C.H. (City Hunter)
"C.H (City Hunter) toshite no Shikaku" (C·H(シティー·ハンター)としての資格)
2006-01-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xiang Ying couldn't snipe the man responsible for framing Tanya's father. She tells Ryo guns and martial arts are the only things she knows and if she is incapable of doing either, she is useless as a City Hunter. Ryo figures out it was Kaori keeping Xiang Ying from pulling the trigger and tells her there's more to being a City Hunter than just fighting. Mr. Bear turns out to be Tanya's dad all along and can reunite with her with some help from Master Li.
17 Meeting in a Dream
"Yume no naka no deai" (夢の中の出会い)
2006-02-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xiang Ying wakes up from a dream where she could not find Ryo. Scared, she tells Ryo about it. He recommends she tells the Doc about it when she goes to her periodic physical checkup. When she arrives, the Doc mistook her for Kaori because of the similar entrance. She had fallen asleep waiting for Ryo to come pick her up and had another dream. In this dream, Ryo was injured and Kaori comes to his aid, but she wasn't too happy. The setting changes and Kaori's cooking for her brother as she's leaving for her nursing job. While there, her brother demands Doc to hand Ryo over to the police as the identities he carried were all fake but Kaori argues that at the moment, he's only a patient. With the Doc's help, her brother's come to realize that she became a nurse for his sake. During Kaori's night shift, Ryo gets ready to kill Kaori as she notices he was awake.
18 Familial Ties
"Oyako no kizuna" (親子の絆)
2006-02-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xiang Ying learns Kaori and her brother aren't related by blood and both of them know but choose not to tell the other in fear of rejection. Ryo's true mission was to kill Kaori's brother, the original City Hunter, but abandons the mission seemingly to court Kaori. He saves the detective from an ambush and then tells him he will start helping him on sweeps.
19 Old Man Chin's Place
"Chin-roujin no mise" (陳老人の店)
2006-02-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Chen opens a Chinese restaurant called Genbumen. Ryo volunteers Xiang Ying and Xin Hong as waiters since there aren't any new requests on the message board. Xiang Ying gets used to the waitress job while defending the shop from disruptive yakuza.
20 Prelude of Destiny
"Shokumei no Prelude" (宿命のプレリュード)
2006-02-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A young girl, Yume asks Xiang Ying to find out why her father was smiling when he died and to find her father's killer. Yume turns out to be the daughter of the man Xiang Ying killed in episode 1. Xiang Ying has conflicting emotions over this realization but accepts the job anyhow.
21 Sorrowful Guardian
"Kanashiki Guardian" (哀しき守護者(ガーディアン))
2006-03-01 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Yume's father turns out to be a assassin bomber code named "Mad Dog" who had an intelligence partner code named "Dog Walker". Yume invites Xiang Ying to one of her violin concerts. To draw Walker's attention onto herself Xiang Ying exudes her killer's chi hoping Walker will target her instead of Yume. Xiang Ying jumps onto the stage to shield Yume from Walker's bombs just as they go off. She is knocked unconscious and brought to the hospital.
22 Unfair Happiness
"Fukouhei na shiawase" (不公平な幸せ)
2006-03-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Walker calls Yume, baiting her with information about her father. Walker sends a laptop with a video of himself explaining everything to Yume and telling her to kill Glass Heart, who is Xiang Ying. Yume finds the gun behind the toilet but cannot pull the trigger and leaves the hospital with Haruka and Walker's gun.
23 Melody of a Journey's Beginning
"Tabidachi no Melody" (出発(たびだち)のメロディー)
2006-03-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Walker is Haruka's boyfriend, the famous violinist named "Slow Finger". Walker ties up Haruka and threatens to kill both her and Yume to cover his tracks. Xiang Ying drives a car into the window (Ryo comments that is what Kaori would have done), battles with Walker, throwing him out of the room. She points Walker's gun at her heart and baits Yume to pull the trigger. Ryo says to exact true vengeance, Yume would have to kill Xiang Ying's father as Xiang Ying killed Mad Dog. But Yume cannot bring herself to kill Ryo. Genbu arrives to finish off Walker. Haruka adopts Yume who leaves for Vienna to continue violin lessons.
24 Together with The Beat...
"Koudou to tomoni..." (鼓動と共に......)
2006-03-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A recap of the previous episodes 1-23.
25 A Client's Death Wish
"Shinitagaru iraisha" (死にたがる依頼者)
2006-04-03 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Yuji's twin brother Yusuke wants City Hunter to kill him and his brother because his yakuza ways have gotten too out of hand. Yuji only became yakuza to get money fast, but he really still loves his brother. Yusuke prepares to die.
26 One again, to that moment
"Mou ichido ano koro ni" (もう一度あの頃に)
2006-04-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Other yakuza attempt to kill Yuji before he can meet with Yusuke. Xiang Ying baits Yuji with the money and drugs she stole from him, then kidnaps him. The two brothers meet on Christmas Eve and reconcile.
27 Me, in love!?
"Watashi, koishiteru!?" (私、恋してる!?)
2006-04-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xin Hong takes Xiang Ying on a date (She thinks it's a purely platonic outing) to see a tearjerker romance movie. Xiang Ying complains it needs more action. They meet an artist, Yoshiki Natsume, who was Kaori's first love. Kaori's lingering affections for Yoshiki cause Xiang Ying to think she is in love with him.
28 A Promise
"Yakusoku" (約束)
2006-04-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Xin Hong becomes jealous of Xiang Ying's affections for Yoshiki. She confesses to Yoshiki but runs away before he can say anything. Kaori does the same thing to him in a flashback. Xiang Ying tells him Kaori's spirit lives on inside her and he realizes Xiang Ying's confession was really Kaori's influence. Xiang Ying sees Yoshiki off at the airport which was Kaori's only regret. Xiang Ying realizes her feelings for Yoshiki were influenced by Kaori.
29 My Sister...Kaori
"Watashi no imouto...Kaori" (私の妹...香)
2006-05-01 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
30 This City is Everything to Me
"Kono machi wa watashi no subete" (この街は私の全て)
2006-05-08 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
31 A Miracle Seen on the Final Night
"Saigo no yoru ni mita kiseki" (最後の夜に見た奇跡)
2006-05-15 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
32 The Woman from the Syndicate
"Soshiki kara kita onna" (組織から来た女)
2006-05-22 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
33 The Child who is a Gift from Heaven
"Kami kara sazurishi ko" (神から授かりし子)
2006-05-29 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
34 Two Determinations
"Futari no ketsui" (二人の決意)
2006-06-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
35 Towards the Future
"Mirai e..." (未来へ...)
2006-06-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
36 The Girl That Brings Happiness
"Shiawase o hakobu onnanoko" (幸せを運ぶ女の子)
2006-06-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
37 An Unblemished Heart
"Yogorenonai kokoro" (汚れのない心)
2006-06-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
38 Be My Eyes
"Ore no me ni natte kure" (オレの目になってくれ)
2006-07-03 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
39 The Client is a Famous Actress
"Iraisha wa daijoyu" (依頼者は大女優)
2006-07-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
40 Miki's Hidden Secret
"Miki no kakusareta himitsu" (ミキの隠された秘密)
2006-07-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
41 The Place where I Belong
"Jibun no ibasho" (自分の居場所)
2006-07-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
42 The Secret Sign Between the Two
"Futaridake no Sign" (二人だけのサイン)
2006-07-31 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
43 A Day in My Life
"Watashi ga ikiru nichijou" (私が生きる日常)
2006-08-07 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
44 For Our Children
"Oretachi no kodomo no tame ni" (俺たちの子供のために)
2006-08-14 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
45 The Walking Nuclear Warhead, Yang
"Ningen kakudantou, Yang" (人間核弾頭、楊(ヤン))
2006-08-21 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
46 Mother Heart
"Mother Heart" (マザー·ハート)
2006-08-28 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
47 A Bright Future?!
"Akarui mirai!?" (アカルイミライ!?)
2006-09-04 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
48 Drawn towards Fate
"Hiki yoserareru unmei" (引き寄せられる運命)
2006-09-11 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
49 Get My Life
"Get My Life" (Get My Life)
2006-09-18 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
50 Last Present
"Last Present" (ラストプレゼント)
2006-09-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

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