Ranked #116

Angel Beats!

Alternative Titles

English: Angel Beats!
Japanese: Angel Beats!(エンジェルビーツ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.471 (scored by 344,396 users)
Ranked: #1162
Popularity: #6
Members: 508,254
Favorites: 23,704
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Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri's claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn't go as he intended.

Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife.

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Sound Director
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More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Departure
Departure (Departure)
Apr 3, 2010
2 Guild
Guild (Guild)
Apr 10, 2010
3 My Song
My Song (My Song)
Apr 17, 2010
4 Day Game
Day Game (Day Game)
Apr 24, 2010
5 Favorite Flavor
Favorite Flavor (Favorite Flavor)
May 1, 2010

Opening Theme

#1: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by Lia (eps 1-3, 5-12)
#2: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by LiSA (ep 4)

Ending Theme

#1: "Brave Song" by Aoi Tada (eps 1-9, 11-12)
#2: "Ichiban no Takaramono ~Yui final ver.~ (一番の宝物 ~Yui final ver.~)" by Girls Dead Monster feat. LiSA (ep 10)
#3: "Ichiban no Takaramono (一番の宝物)" by karuta (ep 13)

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May 13, 2010
I have to admit that I first started watching Angel Beats because of two main reasons: the pretty visuals, and the presence of guitars. But once I began watching the show in earnest, I found a lot more here than I expected. Angel Beats is a show that keeps me guessing, and consistently tugs at strings I didn't know existed until they were pulled.

Basically, Angel Beats is about an afterlife in which a group of dead students refuse to 'move on' to the next life, because they have some sort of peace to make with the world and themselves. There's a unique mix of read more
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Jul 4, 2010
Sometimes anime studios manage to confuse me, not because of anything they do, but because of what they don't do.

Take Angel Beats as an example.

Any fan of certain Key visual novels (or their KyoAni adaptations), will undoubtedly be familiar with the work of Maeda Jun, whose inimitable style, approach, and methodology to storytelling is clearly on display in Angel Beats, and on the surface this may actually seem like a good thing. Given the whole concept of a high school purgatory one would think there was enormous scope for the tale, and in some aspects the story is delivered very well. The only problem is read more
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Jan 8, 2013
"-You must be an idiot! You should try dying once!
by the way, that's a cliché joke in this world where no one can die. So, was it funny?"

I'm at a loss for words...
What could I say? I keep getting surprised with Key's scriptwriters. Who's already familiar with their works, probably heard the name Jun Maeda before. He's the original creator of Angel Beats. You may not like him, but Maeda's (and his coworkers at Key) manner of creating and conducing a story, be it a light-hearted comedy or a melodramatic romance, is definately worthy of praise. Just look around, Clannad, Air, Kanon and recently Little read more
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Nov 9, 2014
Angel Beats!, an anime hailed by many to be one of the best, if not the best anime ever, but also an anime many think its bad and seriously overrated. So where does it stand? Well, it isn't downright terrible, but it's not the best anime there is either, no, it's not even close to it.

I think the main story is summarized pretty nicely on MAL so I won't go in much depth on that. The first few episodes were presented nicely, and definitely looked promising. It introduced you to the characters in the SSS and Tenshi, and for me, I think they did read more
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