Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
The story is largely predictable though still enjoyable. For me the strength of the show was the comedy aspects and the many interesting characters. However, half the episodes take a more serious tone and for drama fans this is fine, but wasn't that it enjoyable for me. Animation and music were solid. Overall, a very enjoyable show to watch but nothing special. read more
I wrestled for a while as to whether I should write a review for Angel Beats, but my egotistical side finally won over with the argument that there isn't enough hate for the series despite how appallingly badly-written it is. For those that have watched it and disagree, I can prepare concise, whiny little nit-picky writeup for you. This review, however, shall attempt to contain as few spoilers as... read more
|Angel Beats! Special||DVD Special||2010||Side Story|
|Angel Beats! Another Epilogue||DVD Special||2010||TBD|
|Angel Beats! Heaven's Door||2010||Prequel|
|Angel Beats! Track Zero (Light Novel)||2010||Prequel|
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