Misaki is chosen to battle a member of the AL team in an exhibition match.
12-year-old Misaki is beginning school in Tokyo. Upon arriving in the city she spots a competition being broadcast called Angelic Layer - the latest high tech battle game fought by using dolls (Angels). Enchanted with one of the Angels she sees fighting, Misaki is inspired to create her own Angel and it leads her on an adventure that she never in her wildest dreams would have thought possible! Now Misaki has entered the tournament with her doll, Hikaru, and together they plan to take the sport by storm!