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Angel title card

The title card of the Ziv International dub.

Angel is an English adaptation of the 1979 Magical Girl anime Lunlun the Flower Child (花の子ルンルン, Hana no Ko Runrun), produced by Ziv International in 1980. It was broadcast on HBO and covered the first two episodes of the original 50 episode series. The original Japanese score was omitted and it was replaced with a funky disco score by Mark Mercury under the name The Bullets. In 1982, it was released on VHS and Betamax by Family Home Entertainment under the name The Flower Angel and featured the first two episodes. Five years later in 1987, it was released on VHS by Master Vision in the UK under the name Angel Cloud and once again featured the first two episodes. Twenty two years later in 2009, the two episodes were featured in a DVD compilation called Fairy Tale Adventures.

Flower Angel Cloud Angel (UK English Dub)

Flower Angel Cloud Angel (UK English Dub)

The full Angel/Angel Cloud Ziv International English dub VHS.

ANGEL Hana no Ko Lunlun THEME ENGLISH

ANGEL Hana no Ko Lunlun THEME ENGLISH

The intro of the 1980 Ziv International English dub.

Along with the new score, the characters were renamed to Angel (Lunlun), Cathy (Cateau), Wendal (Nuveau), Melicia (Togenishia) and Ivan (Yabouki).

As of 2018, it is unknown if Ziv International aired or finished the other 48 episodes into English when it aired on HBO and since VCR's weren't common back then, the English dubbed episodes are considered lost. However the Spanish, Brazilian and Italian dubs were based on this dub and the Marc Mercury score was left intact in these countries.

When it comes to it on the internet, the first episodes were uploaded on YouTube on January 5th 2009[1], but the channel was terminated and the videos were gone as a result. As of 2018, the episodes have not been uploaded onto YouTube, Dailymotion or Archive. However, some of these releases can be found on eBay [2] and Amazon.com. [3]

Most of the information of the dub can be found through a review by Anime Bargain Bin Reviews which can be found here. [4]

On June 7th, 2018, Facebook user TVFromThePast recently received the Angel Cloud VHS from eBay and was in the process of converting the VHS to a DVD. On June 10th, 2018, TVFromThePast announced that he would upload the full movie on his YouTube account or on his Facebook page in the coming weeks in July.[5] On August 3rd, 2018, he posted the full Angel Cloud VHS onto his Facebook account which can be found right here.[6] It was later uploaded to YouTube.[7]

Sadly in early 2019, the TVFromThePast's YouTube and Facebook accounts were terminated by multiple copyright claims and the full VHS tape of Angel was deleted. However, Archive user southpark456 saved the video and uploaded on the same day as the YouTube upload by TVFromThePast. [8]

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