|Otogi Story Tenshi no Shippo|
|Created by||Ochi Kazuhiro|
|Years on Air||2001-2004|
Japanese Title: おとぎストーリー 天使のしっぽ
English Title: Angel Tales
Russian Title: Ангельский хвостик
Chinese Title: 天使的尾巴
Angel Tales or Otogi Story Tenshi no Shippo is anime presented by Wonderfarm and Tokyo Kids. Directed by Norio Kashima and Ochi Kazuhiro. First airing on October, 4, 2001 and ended on December, 20, 2001.
First Season: Tenshi no Shippo
The main character, Gorō Mutsumi, has no luck at all, not with jobs, nor with his schooling, and especially not with women or girlfriends. That is until the day he meets a Fortune Teller who informs him that he will have a fateful encounter and adds a spell to his cell phone that allows his guardian angels to appear to him. Gorō does not believe her and walks away as he remembers all of his previous times of bad luck with women.
It is then seen that he meets three girls who are waiting for him as he is bathing. They say they are now his Guardian Angels, sent to Earth from the Spirit Realm . They are the first three of his twelve beloved pets who had died due to Gorō's poor luck, returning to him on earth. He does not find out they are his pets at first.
Soon more of his former pets return to him as guardian angels, and each desires to be his favorite. They also have fears from their past lives that they must overcome, and they must learn to
live with each other. It is the only way they will stand a chance of helping Gorō turn his life around.
These girls however are not the only ones on earth; because of Gorō's own past life, there are strange people out there trying to put a stop to these girls turning his luck around. For their own reasons, these people fear Gorō and desire him out of the way. As the story progresses the girls learn they must protect Gorō not only from his own bad luck but from these other people, without fully understanding either who they are or why they want to harm their beloved master.
Second Season: Tenshi no Shippo Chu!
A year later, Goro has found a career and is going to school to become a veterinarian. The twelve "Angels" have sworn not to use thier powers as they continue to live with him. There are new problems to deal with as they grow together as a surrogate family and grow up.