It’s probably time to mention again the fact that I’m terrible with favorites, so any “favorite” questions may very well come down to something I know I like very much without qualifying it as my singular “favorite.” Having said that, Beloved Angel Angelique has such an interesting plotline!
This show is an oldie but goodie. To quote my own plot synopsis:
Multiple parallel universes have their order maintained by queens who must give up their personal freedoms for the love and betterment of these worlds. The queen of the show’s developed focal universe lives in that universe’s center, The Holy Land, where one year marks several decades for those outside its borders. Her time is primarily devoted in prayer for universal balance, and she is assisted in alternate tasks by 9 Guardians, each of whom govern a specific sacrea or “force” of universal development.
The current queen of the focal universe, Queen Angelique, is a gentle soul in commune with the queen of one of these parallel universes; this specific parallel universe is young, however, and has not yet reached the point general humanity’s development, much less the sacrea guardians. Thus, this younger queen is left to guide universal development and maintain balance on her own. This proves disastrous; the parallel queen along with her castle staff fall into a deathly sleep, and a savior is needed.
Back in the focal universe, a young woman from the country, Ange, finds herself with the arduous task of becoming the Legendary Etoile; it is her predestined duty to resuscitate and guide the development of this parallel universe, saving its queen in the process. She navigates her tasks with the help of Queen Angelique’s 9 Guardians*.
Several of the guardians develop romantic feelings for Ange to varying degrees.-My Review of “Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique: Kokoro no Mezameru Toki” season 1
…stay home when you can, wear a mask when you can’t, wash your hands, and stay safe!
*Spoiler for OVAs here –> The Guardian of Fire, Oscar, was a lover Angelique had to abandon that she might fulfill her queenly duties.