English: Angel Beats!
Japanese: Angel Beats!（エンジェルビーツ）
Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisOtonashi 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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Characters & Voice Actors
|Apr 3, 2010
|Apr 10, 2010
My Song (My Song)
|Apr 17, 2010
Day Game (Day Game)
|Apr 24, 2010
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)
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 common school life against the supernatural. It's a setting that I found to be original enough; I also expected it to be a simple tear-jerker, but that isn't the case.
Angel Beats has a duality about it. One part of it is comedy - most of it is well timed, and on several occasions, had me laughing out loud at my screen like a nutcase. The English-speaking, nonsensical TK doesn't even need an introduction anymore. Even the slapstick comedy is quite well done, and usually timed with unfitting music which (for the most part) heightens the comedy.
The other part would be the melodrama. Most of the important characters have a back story to them, which are revealed piece by piece. And, as to be expected, many are torturous, depressing tales. These stories aren't your stereotypical 'my puppy died' stories; in fact, I've found that most of the stories that have been revealed are all original in some way or another, and interesting as well. Their common theme seems to be 'regrets' - especially those of teenagers struggling with family, society and life in general.
Topping it all off and decorating the whole package is a very clean, crisp presentation, and music that can move you from the first time you hear it. The rock concert scenes are some of the finest I've ever seen, with spectacular animation and crisp lighting effects. The music alone made me re-watch the concert episodes over and over. The art is also very pleasant on the eyes, with soft but vibrant colors and simple but effective character styles.
The greatest problem that many people make an issue out of is the transition between the two previously mentioned parts of comedy and drama. Sometimes, the parts can seem fragmented and poorly transitioned. But I only noticed this after I heard the criticisms and look for such inappropriateness. I'm a fan of such shows that mix in different types of enjoyment. Angel Beats also isn't a stupid show; I never felt that my emotions were being toyed with in a rudimentary or heavy handed manner.
What I'm trying to say is that while this may seem contradictory and schizophrenic to some, overall, it seems to be a fairly successful blend to me. I found I actually liked being proven wrong about my guesses as to 'what kind of show this will end up being'. And I know that many scenes will evoke familiar memories from other shows, but really, this show deserves to be considered as it is, by itself.
Let me do some breaking down:
The story is revealed irregularly; some episodes teach you various things about the world, while others spend their time screwing around. I had fun watching those anyway, but I can see how others would think it's a waste of time.
The art is beautiful. Beyond what we've come to expect, the animation is amazing (especially for the concerts), and the lighting effects give the show a slightly washed-out, surreal look - which I'm sure was the intended effect.
It's been a while since I've liked every song in a show. Some of the BGMs are repeated a bit often, but the feature songs are all brilliant. The seiyuu also do a fine job. No voices will annoy you - unless it was intentional.
This one's tricky, as many of the characters' back stories are still veiled. Some characters seem to follow the usual anime tropes, but they work. I definitely felt more interested in a character once I learned more about their past.
There's a very obvious sign as to how much I'm enjoying a show; I get antsy and check for updates every hour. The more I see, the more I want. The concert scenes alone are worth the watch.
I guess in the end, your enjoyment of Angel Beats will depend on whether its various aspects strike a chord with you or not (pardon the pun). For my part, I'm glad to have found a series that keeps me guessing, interests me with its premise, dazzles my eyes, while making me laugh and sniffle in the same episode.
This one's definitely worth your attention, at least until you're absolutely sure you don't like everything about it. Check it out.
After having finished this series, I needed to add a short addendum - because it helped me realize the potential problem of this series. In short, it's a little messy. If you watch the final episode, you'll probably come to realize the main theme of the series (the entire first half of the final episode is dedicated to it). But when you do, you start thinking of ways in which certain story elements could have been developed and presented a little better.
I can't help but compare it to Clannad, a series that expertly manages the drama and the waves of emotion from the viewer. It's almost like the show is psychic, and knows exactly when to say or show something in order to get the maximum emotional impact and reaction. Compared to that, Angel Beats is more than a little awkward; in particular, the final scene - it just didn't hit me as hard as I thought it should. I was affected, but was distracted at the same time by the clumsy dialogue and the sense of too many unexplained factors.
All in all, I'm very glad I spent time with Angel Beats, and will surely miss its presence. At the same time, it pains me to think of how much better it could have been if the show didn't feel so rushed, and if the writers had put a bit more planning and effort into the final moments. read more
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 that as a viewer, I'm kind of getting bored of watching the same thing over and over again.
Here's what I mean. Angel Beats takes the idea of purgatory (to those of you who don't know that word, google it), and places it firmly in a high school setting, something which is familiar territory to Maeda, and while the plot actually works fairly well within that setting, there isn't actually anything that I found inspiring or moving in any way. In addition to this the whole basis of the story is that this particular purgatory is only for young people, however one has to question why this is so, and also why the only young people who get to go there are all people with regrets.
Confused? Throughout the whole series not one character actually displayed any kind of violent or vengeful behaviour in their past life, and this omission place a huge bias on the story. As far as I'm aware, the nature of purgatory is that it exists not only for those with regrets, but also for those whose sins aren't great enough for them to be sent to hell.
Purgatory is, in effect, the last chance a soul has to "get it right", and whilst Angel Beats does kind of show this, the lack of anyone who died for revenge makes the whole story unbalanced. The fact that almost everyone in the story only has regret makes the whole show a bit too sugary sweet, and while the whole series is actually pretty well written, this only makes the areas that are missing more pronounced.
Still, the plot is paced nicely, and the idea is definitely unusual for a high school series. There's also the inclusion of certain elements that are interesting, but the show never really puts them to good use until near the end of the series and at that point it just seems too little, too late.
Moving on to another area of confusion, the art and animation throughout the show is actually pretty decent on the whole. The characters are designed nicely and have a certain look about them that really does remind one of KyoAni's work with Key. The backgrounds and scenery are pretty normal (the high school setting doesn't really allow for much in the way of creativity), and don't really set themselves apart from other shows of this ilk.
The problem is actually the concert scenes. The whole series is designed and animated in a certain style which at first seems pretty decent. Then P.A. Works make concert scenes that not only look better, but have more fluid and detailed animation, are better choreographed, and are just plain superior to the show itself.
Why not do the whole show in this way? It's as if P.A. Works are telling the viewer "this is what we're really capable of, but we're not going to give it to you so you'll have to make do with the leftovers". If the whole series was animated in the same manner as the concert scenes then this would easily be one of the best looking shows in anime, and the fact that the viewer can clearly see that P.A. Works are capable of much greater things is more than a little annoying.
That said, while Angel Beats looks decent where it could have been great, it sounds so much better than one might expect. Given the high school setting there's a wealth of character types on display, including the voices. The acting is pretty decent throughout, but there's very little for the seiyuu to work with as the characters are pretty much one dimensional (more on this in a bit).
What really steals the show though, is the music. Yes, there are very well produced concert scenes, but the music that's actually used throughout the series is pretty good too. Surprisingly, Maeda is also the composer for Angel Beats, while the actual arrangement of the thematic pieces is done by Anant-Garde Eyes. As for the title tracks the OP, "My Soul, Your Beats", is a decent enough pop song, while the ED, "Brave Story", is a rather nice ballad.
As far as the characters go, it's here where Angel Beats begins to suffer from the inherent lack of creativity. While there are some nice ideas and concepts in the show, the fact that Maeda and director Kishi Seiji have opted for the stereotype leaves a lot to be desired.
That's not to say that the characters are bad per se, no, it simply means that they are very much as one would expect, right down to their personalities. Yuri, for example, reminded me of a certain leader from a particularly famous KyoAni franchise. While the similarities between characters from Angel Beats and other shows may sometimes be only skin deep, the fact that no thought was given to trying out something new, especially with the more interesting ideas that the show toyed with, makes one think that the business side of the industry has taken over, at least where this show is concerned.
Now while I've been fairly critical about Angel Beats, that doesn't mean to say that the series is bad, or that I didn't enjoy it. The fact is that this show has something to offer to many people, and while I may not be a hardcore fan of this anime, or hate it with a passion, I can honestly see why those perspective are valid. The simple fact is that Angel Beats truly did have the potential to be something special in anime, and that has been wasted in favour of producing something that will appeal to the existing moe fan base.
Granted, the whole industry needs to make money (and what better way than to milk it from fans who don't know any better by giving them more of the same), but it would be nice if, just for once, one of these creators would actually give us the series that they truly want us to see.
Then again, that's probably nothing more than a pipe dream. read more
"-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 Busters! are all well-known series.
When you see the description and the pictures for this anime, you actually think there's nothing of "special" with it. Guns, girls, music, baseball, god, angels... awesome! But can it all fit together? After a long sequence of Key's emotional stories, I wasn't willing to watch this (aparently) easygoing story with "afterlife" or "purgatory" theme. There's just too much of it nowadays that it's getting boring.
Fortunately I gave it a try and watched the first episode...
Sometimes you find these series with a kick off episode so amazing that throws away all your worries and uncertainties. Starting straight with the OP song, without a preview cutscene, you're introduced to the characters and just a few minutes after it, the story starts to develop. Fast paced like this, the viewers, just like the male protagonist are thrown in this "afterlife world" where those who doesn't want to disapear, or reincarnate as a caterpillar, must fight against god.
I've read a few reviews with really low scores for AngelBeats, the main reason being the "lack of originality" regarding it's story. Let's be fair, the anime industry has been producing series for more then 40 years, it's reasonable to think that some themes would be repeated. However, a recurrent theme doesn't mean the new releases will all be cliché or repetitive, what's important is the way the theme is approached and the individual elements each anime adds to it. That being said, I consider AngelBeats an "original" anime, even tough the basis of its story is not new, the characters, scenario, art and the development of the plot itself, makes it unique.
This series has that kind of sadistic/dark humor that you can't deny, it is funny, but without all that gore you would usually see in a show with this theme. It's tagged as "Supernatural" here in MAL, but it's the "family" kind of anime, that you can watch whenever you want. You won't experience those awkward moments where someone who isn't aware of what's going on see the screen in a not-very-correct moment. (Also the amount of fanservice in AngelBeats is minimal.) With "death" being part of the story it's certain that there would be violence in it, but it's in a level that isn't disturbing. In the end, you could call it a "slice-of-afterlife", since it has all the elements an generic slice-of-life just with a unusual setting.
For those who aren't familiarized with Maeda's animes yet, it's nice to point out that they're all full of symbolism, and this one isn't an exception. You always have two perspectives and some things are left in the open for you, the viewer, to make your own interpretation.
That's why I'd always recommend the subbed version. No offense to the dubbers, they're great. But while watching it in japanese you'll always get more from the dialogue and furthermore somethings become easier to understand.
The plot had some lose ends indeed, but I wouldn't call them "flaws". Considering it's just 13 episodes long, Key and P.A.Works did a marvelous work with it, if you watch it open minded without paying too much attention to the script you won't find a problem with it at all.
One common issue with series where there are too many characters like AngelBeats does is that you get lost within.
It becomes confusing to tell who did what, whose name is that, etc. This is something you won't experience with this anime. The characters -I mean, the PEOPLE- of it, each one of them have it's personality well written and it's own importance in the story (be it a main or supportive character) they all had a carefully written background story that does make you feel like you're watching real people with real problems even when it's something unrealistic as being dead.
Shiina and Yui, for example, are both supportive characters, but they're important in the plot just like the protagonists, also their mottos and catchy phrases "how unwise"/"what an idiot" adds that "spice", that extra thing, that were missing to take a laugh out of you at certain scenes. They're not just laying there with the sole purpose of being a side-kick for the main characters.
How often do you see it? A drama anime that manages to keep its direction and focus in the protagonists but still take care of the supportive characters' problems and happy moments?
There's just one opening theme for the 13 episodes. However, there are small differences in it from one episode to another. Remember when I mentioned the symbolism on Maeda's stories? The OP isn't an exception. The piano, the lights and the way the characters are presented, there's a reason for it all. When you realize it, you start to see it with different eyes and that opening that would be boring to watch becomes interesting. The same applies for the ending theme. The animation of it changes according to the story and in a couple of episodes it's a different song. This is a interesting thing to point out, there're some studios that completely fails to make an emotional ending because after the heartbreaking scene they throw the usual ending theme, a 100%-effective mood killer. In Angel Beats thankfully this doesn't happen and the songs choosen for these couple of endings are wonderful.
The background soundtrack made for it is nice. It's none masterpiece but fits well with the scenes. If I were to give prise for something of it, would be the sound effects. They used some really nice ones, from horror movies hollywood-style played with classical instruments to new ones made with synthetizers.
The artwork is nice, atractive and well drawn, but I'd like to open a paragraph here, if I may, for a special topic that isn't covered in the main score neither in the "art" section. It would be for the transitions and visual effects of the anime. This would be all those text boxes saying "in the next day" but also light and angle effects. These are subjects the animators took great care of. All the transitions from one scene to another had, how could I say, "style". Every time the scenario changed, there would be a tag in the corner with the place's name. It becomes even a visual joke in the anime when the characters goes through several places endlessly. The same for facial expressions, you can sense someone put effort on drawing it. From laughing scenes to dramatic ones, they seemed always convincing.
If I were to write a "Trivia" section in this review, it would become too long for it to be read. I'll just say you'll get some really nice laughing moments with some practical jokes, references they make and definately, character quotes. Specially T.K's ones (the english-speaking guy). Pay attention and you may even find "easter eggs" of other Key projects such as Clannad and Air.
I had so much fun with this anime but still I was moved with the emotional scenes. The deeper the story was developing, I was still laughing with the characters but also feeling bad for them. This combination is what makes Angel Beats a masterpiece for me. It's not too dramatic but also not a easygoing comedy, just the exact average between them that I came to love. A beautiful story about life and people.
Angel Beats is a "compact" anime with a clear ending. That's why I don't have hope for the 2nd season, however if it happens to appear someday I will be looking foward to it.
As a final consideration for this review, I'd like to give a advice: Don't watch the special "Another Epilogue" right after you finish the main series. Take your time, relax your brain. Otherwise you'll go crazy on theories and alternative endings. Watch it open-minded, without the "oh, this is so cliché" kind of thought, and you'll have a great time with it. Enjoyment-o'-meter: 100%.
Numeric score: Story:9/10 | Art:10/10 | Sound:9/10 | Character:9/10 | Enjoyment:10/10 | Overall:9,8...just give it a 10 already.
Uhn... I ended up writing a lot. If you read everything, my huge thanks :D
Goodbye Wild Heaven~ read more
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 a good job on it, making you want to know the truth of the afterlife and how the characters ended up there. From there, however, it started to fall apart, bit by bit.
You see, when an anime is only going to be 13 episodes long, it can have the tendency to get rushed a lot. And when an anime gets rushed, it can usually leave no room for development on both story and characters, sometimes cramming a huge amount of plot in one episode to even make it feel confusing. That's exactly what happened with Angel Beats!. The short duration of the series was at fault when the characters couldn't even get a proper development and backstory and mostly because of that, the story, on the whole, fell short. The huge amount of comic relief (at times, unneeded) didn't help much either. Honestly, they could surely have sacrificed some of the rather drawn-out comical scenes for some backstory right? Well, they obviously thought showing like only 6 backstory (out of like 18+ SSS characters) was ok enough, otherwise they could have shown at least one or two more even in just 13 episodes.
Also for the ending... well it's loved by a lot of people and disliked by others. As for me, I was very disappointed by it. The romance buildup towards the ending only had a few episodes to go for, and was rushed and just crammed together in the last few episodes, having almost no development whatsoever.
The Art is a standout. It was just stunning, beautiful and eye-catching. The character and background designs were, overall, great. The animation was also great. It was crisp and fluid, and everything from character movements to the little bits of battle scenes we had were animated very well.
Moving on to the Sound aspect, which I easily thought was the 2 of the best parts of the show, the other being the Art. The OP/ED were great but the soundtracks were really memorable to me. They fit the scenes very well, especially the beautiful and sad soundtracks. To me, without the soundtracks, some scenes wouldn't have felt the same way as it did.
Now for the characters. What started out as so promising ended up, not terribly, but marred by the short duration of the series. As I have said before, the character development was practically non-existent due to the series being short. The characters themselves, are interesting, but not entirely unique. Likable? yes, Lovable? maybe.
As I have mentioned before, I was really looking forward to seeing the character's past and how they got to the afterlife. However, with just 13 episodes, even if the character's past is cut short, it just seems so hard to fit all 18 members of the SSS + Kanade in the series. That led to having only about 6 character's backstory shown. This also led to the more interesting characters being overlooked. Characters like T.K., Shiina, or Noda had so much potential to become a great character, but were basically brushed off to the side.
Here's what I hear a lot from people who have completed the series. Many of them say that they didn't cry or feel sad throughout the series simply because that they couldn't get attached to the characters in such short amount of time.
This, for the most parts, is true, but also depends on the person watching it. For me, I liked some of the characters, and found myself partly relating to some, (who had a backstory that is) but I didn't get attached to them. But like I said, this just depends on the person watching the series. Some could cry and feel sad for days, but others could just shrug it off and say "meh".
So will you be attached to the characters by the end of the series? It depends. Had the series went on just a bit longer to give characters some more time, most, if not all characters in SSS would probably have gotten a proper development and backstory, and also likely would have made you feel more attached to them.
I personally enjoyed Angel Beats! despite its flaws. Although most of the enjoyment score comes from the first couple of episodes, the last couple still weren't downright terrible, it was just too rushed to the point it became uninteresting. In my opinion, the comedy was decent but it was just too drawn-out. For the sad scenes, I personally found only one scene to be sad, I didn't cry, but it was still, sad.
Overall, Angel Beats! is a good anime with some outstanding aspects to it, accompanied by departments where it could have been executed a LOT better. A longer duration could have helped a lot for Angel Beats! as it could have had more developed story and characters, but what's done is done.
I'd say Angel Beats! is on the overrated side, but being overrated doesn't mean that you shouldn't watch it. Who knows? For you Angel Beats could be a fun, sad, and enjoyable experience as a whole. read more
Both have as main a silver haired girl that has a goal to fulfill. Both animes talk about death, life and reincarnation. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations but in the end show us that true friendship is a wonderful thing. Both will make you teary.
The anime themselves aren't that similar, but if you really liked the theme of one of them, you might want to check out the other. In AnoHana, a group of friends try and figure out a way to bring their dead friend Menma to heaven, while in Angel Beats, a group of friends that are already dead try and figure out how to get into heaven. Other than these similarities, they're pretty different. AnoHana is a lot more mature and serious, while Angel Beats is more light-hearted and comedic, with some serious moments.
Both story are beauty
main characters are dead
they not want reincarnate.
Both are tragic stories about the passing of student(s) and moving on with supernatural elements.
If you enjoyed Ano Hana, Angel Beats is definitely a must-watch, and vice versa.
Both are very similar is a lot of aspects, to start with they both include the presence of ghosts or a life continuing after death, and the struggle of passing onto the next state of living, whatever that may be.
While Angel Beats appears to have a comedic start, unlike Ano Hana, which seems to have a mellow yet serious start, they're both equally gripping and progress into a beautiful storyline. Both Anime deal with friendships and romances in the same somewhat tragic way, as well as the difficultly of accepting one's or anthers' death.
Both Anime feature simply beautiful, melodic OPs and EDs which play into the show just perfectly, and feature very up to date animation though their art styles differ.
Both are short Anime, being 11 and 13 episodes.
All in all, Ano Hana and Angel beats are both beautiful, gripping Anime that are bound to have you shedding tears by the end.
Both are sad stories about moving on.
Anohana and Angel beats are both really dramatic series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life and the process of moving on. They feature deeply developed characters, breathtaking animation and a unique and meaningful touching story that will make the viewer experience all kinds of emotions. In both anime, the deceased characters are being held back by some sort of wish or unfulfillment that has yet to be addressed. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both are Drama and deal with the afterlife.
They can have forced drama moments, but they can make you cry anyway.
If you like sad character drama, Anohana gives some of the best.
-have great and deep characters;
-main story has to do with afterlife;
-have a great drama;
-have a emotional and a perfect ending;
Both of these series are just amazing and sweet. While Angel Beats has more of it both series have their comic relief moments and they're sad moments. They both also have a main theme about staying together as friends no matter what you go through. Both endings are also similar in that while you've been seeing all of the comedy and drama then endings to both series are bittersweet. You know what happens in the endings NEEDS to happen but part of you just doesn't want it to. Angel Beats and Ano Hana are both just completely beautiful.
Both series contain plots which deal with coming to terms with death. Both are heart warming and can be comedic at times.
Both deal with the concept of life after death and the pain of losing someone important. If you liked the melodrama in Angel Beats, you will love the mood in Anohana.
Both shows have their romantic and sad moments, and both involve having wishes granted as a means to pass on into the afterlife. Ano Hi Mita has a smaller cast of characters and is less "cute" than Angel Beats!, but it is most definitely worth a watch if you like touching endings.
Similar themes, similar direction and overall has the same emotional impact.
Both involving around death and the reason why their spirit is still around. Trying to solve what they regretted during their lifetime and fixing that problem.
Emotional tear-jerker drama of high quality. These shows offer unique perspectives on the concept of reincarnation. Both of their share of touching moments, accompanied by great music.
Purgatory is a poor word for describing the place between heaven and hell since we strictly limit the definition of good or bad to our limited vocabulary perception. Ano Hi Mita Hana is the epitome of a continuation for Angel Beats. For those who are familiar with Angel Beats, Ano Hi Mita Hana embraces the same concept of leaving a place instead for a better place; it embraces the same emptiness; it embraces the same welling of tears moment at the extraordinary climatic end; it embraces the same aloofness between the two protagonist that are the most important in our eyes. Finally, don't discriminate against Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai for its long name. A certain person committed the mistake. It was his biggest mistake this year. If you cried watching Angel Beats, this is definitely the anime for you.
They both have a person, (in our Angel Beats case, it has many people) who can't go to heaven until they fullfile their "mission", "wish", or "promise" they had as human beings before they die.
Both are similar in one specific way and both succeeded to make me cry at the end, and im a 16 year old guy >___>
both stories have to do with life and death.. both have a sad characters history.. both have a love triangle.. and both have some funny scenes and some depressing scenes.. :'(
both focus on death and how the characters handle it, same overall atmosphere with some romance thrown in! both great watches
Emotions, death, and a unique dramatic story, the characters have a difficult time accepting it, but had a hard time letting it go. When a person dies, it will be quite difficult for the characters to just move on. There are several powerful scenes that is too tear-jerking, you might want to prepare your tissues.
The difference is that Angel Beats is a much more comedic but some drama scenes, action scenes, music, and takes place in a "Dead World." Anohana takes place in a normal world, mature and serious tones of the characters, and childhood friendship.
Many people say that Angel Beats is an anime that makes you cry and that is kind of true. If you liked it then Anohana will have a bigger effect on you because it's lighter and even easier to relate to. But don't go into it with a brick as a heart or you'll be dissappointed
Both shows are about friendship. Both have a sad story. Romance is available but not frequently showed. Both anime are overrated, and they're worth watching, so I'm sure you guys won't be disappointed.
The melodramatic short tale of a girl who unwillingly died, and her friends who helped her move on to her next life. Slightly overdone, but sad nonetheless.
One is moe, and the other is comedy-drama.
Similar to Angel Beats! It was a bittersweet anime. The emotional depth to this anime is really deep. You'd have all sorts of feelings, feelings that no words can describe. The story line to this anime was perfect! I was emotionally attached to all the characters (I felt as if they really existed in my life and my heart) and knowing that I was almost finished with the anime made me feel a little sad and achy inside. I definitely enjoyed this anime and it was definitely a heartfelt one! If you enjoyed Angel Beats!, you'd definitely enjoy AnoHana!
They both follow the stories of people in the afterlife,
even though anno hanna does it in a real life setting,
both are guarenteed to make you cry (if you have a heart)
They are both a sad/dramatic anime and they both have to do with like the afterlife and reincarnation.
Though the series have some differences on the surface, mainly being that AnoHana is a serious story whilst Angel Beats is a little more on the comedy side but aside that they are quite alike at core.
Both series focus on grief and afterlife, Angel Beats as said has some comedy on side with it but is still serious when it comes down to it and focus on the loss of others (or their own life in AB case). The series focus on the loss of them around us and have a strong connection of death and how effects people around you as well as both express the sad parting of life.
they both kinda disappear and they both made me cry and both animes were just master pieces of art of reality. makes me wanna kill myself to see if I join the anime world next jk. loved these 2
Girl who loves friendship and sad story, also how things develop into a heart wrenching end.
Tragedy happens unexpectedly. You can't change the past, but what if you could have a second chance to make peace with yourself and your friends? Both series are about finding closure to tragic accidents with the help of your friends. If you enjoy these themes from one of them, you will definitely enjoy the other.
The varying atmosphere is shared in both. Funny at times, bitter at others and ends with closure.
Both have character(s) who must move on to their next life. In Anohana, a girl who doesn't know what must be done to move on and in Angel Beats, a team fighting so that they don't have to move on.
Has the same genre drama that will definitely make your tears fall, mixed with gags that will at the same time make you laugh and also romance. Its difference is that in angel beats all of the characters are dead having difficulty in passing on but while in AnoHana only one of them are dead and what makes it dramatic is that she's one of the most important friend of the group who died in a tragic accident. Both of the anime are beautiful and you're totally gonna love it!
Another sad, touching, and life changing anime. The story plays at well, jsut a Angel Beats. The characters kinda remided me of each other. <3
Both of these anime have the afterlife mentioned, although AnoHana is not set there and only one character is dead. Both have sad yet happy endings and they both have the're funny moments
-They are both very sad and will make you cry
-Both have a lighter, fluffier side to them
-Both are quite memorable
-Both deal with death.
Although Angel Beats! includes action while AnoHana does not, both romance plots involve the characters falling in love despite the rough circumstances they're in.
Dead people. Mourning. Regaining of memories. Overall either one is depressing, but if you've watched AnoHana, Angel Beats! should be fine for you.
- Both are group of friends which somehow need to find answers and peace with himself.
- Each character has a story that will be discovered little by little and has a strong relationship with the main plot.
- As both animes progress we feel more involved with everything that happens.
- Both are animes that in simple words could, according to your taste, leave a mark on you.
Both shows have the same concept of allowing the dead to cross over to the next life. Sad moments, and excellent story telling for a heart-warming story overall.
Both are very emotional stories with endearing characters. The style are very similar in some aspects... very homelike (or something like that). The background story of the protagonists have some shocking moments.
If you like to cry, these series are for you.
AnoHana and Angel Beats both share tales of the after-life. Each story deals with love and friendships, as well as loss and tragedy.
Both have heavy amounts of feels and emotion. Both share themes of death and depression whilst also teaching moral lessons, like letting go of something you love and cherishing the time you have on earth.
Drama has similar fell and has same over the top comedy relieves. Both has great animation and music has been done by same composer.
Both are fairly emotional anime, however Angel Beats tends to focus more on humor, while Clannad will tug at your heart strings and make you teary eyed.
Both stories have alternative worlds, clubs, some fighting in between but most importantly it focuse on emotions same way as Angel Beats. Almost each character has some kind of problems or regrets and is trying to overcome them. And we have a main character Tomoya who also tries to help his friends.
Both have similiar characters (kotomi-kanade (they are just the same!), yuri-kyou (they are strong), otonashi-okasaki (they're similiar in EVERYTHING), yui-mei (soooo funny), shiina-fuko (love cute things), hatsune-nagisa (sweet and sick), noda/hinata-sunohara (they are bastads). And both make the people cry!
But funny and sad, and about life, and made by the same company. Both animes with give the viewer an emotional reaction ;3;
Both made by Jun Maeda. Has some situations similar to each other(i.e. Tomoya and Nagisa helping Fuuko; Yazuru and Kanade helping Yui) and both managed to make me cry.
Angel Beats! and Clannad are anime that do a great job of being dramatic and emotional while still being very funny. Both of them also feature amazing, and kinda similar animation and character designs. While watching each series the viewer is drawn into the lives of the characters themselves that are trying to fight the imperfections that exist in each of their worlds and strive to overcome the obstacles standing in their paths. They find love as well as friendship and experience loads of dramatic moments that will leave you wanting for more in the end. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other.
Although the emotional train is not as strong as it is in Clannad, Angel Beats still manages to deliver a heart-warming and tear-jerking story as everything unfolds.
Other simpler similarities between the two are the fact that they are both made by Key, and that Lia has sung an intro for both of them (Although in Clannad's case, it's After Story's intro).
If you loved Clannad, then you'll surely grow to love, if not, like Angel Beats to an extent.
These were both made by Key. Also, these anime really move your feelings around. I loved them both and i am happy with the endings.
Keys Studios is the developer of both Clannad and Angel Beats. Clannad is well known and has a large fan base, but Angel Beats, being newer, is still on the rise. The story is great, surpassing Clannad in some aspects, and definitely deserves more attention. It is should easily make the top 30 anime list.
Both anime focus on a group of friends. The main male character in both anime are very similar personality-wise. They use the same English voice actors for both anime. Both are tearjerkers.
If you became emotionally involved in the Clannad storyline and enjoyed it, then you'll probably enjoy Angel Beats! as well. And vice versa. They're very similar in the respect that both have character development/interaction as a key selling point. Also, I should note that both are truly touching stories that will have you really feeling happy or sad for the characters. I definitely recommend both of these for any type of anime lover that hasn't seen either of them. :)
First off, both are works created by Key. Secondly, both series conveys emotions mixed in with comedy that has potential to bring viewers to tears. There are some confusing story plots that may seem confusing (the randomness of Angel Beats, the "illusion world of Clannad) but it all fits into a puzzle once you watch it. There are also romance (less so in Angel Beats) but overall, both of these series are something to look out for especially if you're a fan of Key's other works.
Both are school life anime that deal with the spiritual world in a hidden and deep concept. They both face endearing struggles that can tug at anyone's heart strings.
Both anime involves a guy helpin out a chick with a club
although in Angel beats its a club of supposed dead people
both anime are quite-light hearted with a few serious moments
both are romance/dramas
Both these series are of my absolute favorites! Their story-lines are of tragedy, slice of life, romance and many hilarious moments. I think they are both so worthy to watch. They both consist of many genres which I love in anime- tragedy, slice of life, romance, supernatural and etc. Please check em both out they are very worth your time, HIGHLY recommend!
Same company (Key) behind Clannad, Kanon, and Air. Also shares a few elements with them such as the spiritual realism thing and of course sadness. Funny, addicting, and very sad anime.
Both of these series were made by Key, and both take place in a school setting. They both manage to have strong balances of drama and comedy, with some romance on the side. Both are very emotional and are likely to make you cry.
The backstory of the characters on both anime are very touching. Last episodes will surely make you cry. Kinda depressing after the endings.
Same type of drama
Sad story mixed with humor
Short enough (can be watched in 1 night =^-^=)
This story is originally wrote by the same guy . If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life.
When you start watching it, it gives you the same vibe that you cannot explain till the end of each anime. Boy meets girl and try to help them in any way they can. They both have a similar ending, but in Clannad, its in the second season.
They both have a lesson/meaning in their story,also they are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced such titles as Kanon and Air which created their Anime/Manga.
Both are really Emotional and Funny
both English Dub and English Sub are Great in both Clannad and Angel Beats
Both anime were made by Key and have an amazing storyline with awesome soundtracks. Both have very moving endings and are enough to bring tears to one's eyes. Clannad's first season is more character development and the second season is the emotional heart-wrenching season, as opposed to Angel beats which has a smaller time gap for character development. Both anime start of funny and then get serious. If you like one, you'll most likely like the other!
Now, Clannad really gave me a hard emotional attack. And since I was a little younger back then, the impact on me was absolute. The ending really made up for all the downs in the story, plus the other two arcs which I really enjoyed.
On the other hand, Angel Beats, having new and different types of emotional approach while still maintaining a good sense of originality, exists. The way its story goes indifferently gives quite a shock.
Both have great drama as well as comedy. Good balance, plot, character settings, originality, and impression.
Both are by the same author. Both contain a slew of likable characters in a school setting ("school" for Angel Beats), and both will tug at your heartstrings until you're crying the river nile.
Not only are they both created by the same visual arts company, but they both share the common themes of life, death, loss, and pressing on. Angel Beats is beautifully animated with engaging characters and a heartwarming story. Give it a watch.
If you're looking for another heart-warming anime, than Angel Beats is the one for you! It's just as tragic as Clannad, with a fair share of romance as well. With only 13 episodes, it won't take away that much time from you-- and definitely deserves a chance! It's short, sweet, and one of my favorites.
both anime rip apart your hearts from a overload of emotions as the main characters enjoy their daily lives with some twists and sad moments in between.
Both anime have good stories
Both have great characters and character back stories
Both are really fun and also sad
Both are amazing and they will touch your heart
The first season is a bit low running just to explain the story and everything, but can still make you fall in love with the series like you do the second you lose the first character you become attached to in angel beats. I would recommend this because of how upsetting it eventually gets but if you push through you may get something out of it you don't with angel beats!.
Angel Beats & Clannad both have superb character development, so much so that the viewer becomes emotionally tied to the characters in the animes. Both anime are on the romantic side, however Angel Beats has a lot of action that would satisfy the thrill seekers while Clannad is more on the real life struggles side. However, both have unique love stories that will leave you in tears by the end.
Clannad and Angel Beats will take you on an emotional roller-coaster, although I would say that Clannad is the more emotional in the long run. These wonderful works possess similar characteristic of:
-School based life (for the most part of Clannad)
-Struggles characters face throughout the story (the average KEY formula as it were)
-Very "happy go lucky" atmosphere
They are both top of the line when it comes to drama/romance/comedy anime. both will make you laugh but both will make you cry like BIATCH!
Angel Beats! was my opening anime and I can assure you that nothing could replace it as my favorite anime, not even a Clannad masterpiece. But with its capturing drama, fantastic action, hilarious comedy, and wonderful characters, it should be more than enough to fill in that hole that Angel Beats! made. Clannad is rather similar to Angel Beats! and they do get compared a lot. Although Clannad is a lot more emotional that Angel Beats!, in my opinion it's due to the lack of Angel Beats! episodes. The two anime have many characters that you will learn to love, and although some parts might confuse certain people, the stories are wonderful nevertheless. Clannad's characters will grab hold of you and never leave your side; they will pull you back into the Clannad world within hours of you finishing the anime. The art is beautiful and obvious detail goes into different scenes. Although Clannad doesn't have as much action as Angel Beats! does, the wonderful drama makes up for it. In conclusion, the anime are similar through their wonderful characters and genres.
Both has a touching feel to them
Makes you cry man tears
Makes you want to watch more
Has a pinch of Romance in them
Both Slice of Life . Comedy . and School genres
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~ mainly take place at a school
~ the main character wants to help the other characters with accomplishing their dreams or help them with problems
~ have some supernatural elements in it
~ have realistic and dramatic background stories of some characters
Both are written by Key. They both have scenes that makes you cry and some that make you laugh.
Overall these are similar; the only slight difference is that Angel Beats is more focused on humor and Clannad is more focused on emotion.
Pretty much the same. The drama is there, same creator, both have awesome plot and are totally worth watching. If u enjoyed one of them you will deffinetly love the other.
Although Angel Beats has more of an impact compared to the other, and also it has much deeper plot (in some parts anyway).
Both shows are Key productions and are real tear-jerkers. Clannad probably makes you shed more tears, whereas Angel Beats! puts its focus on humor more often—but the end has just as much of an emotional impact as Clannad. In both shows, the characters are key points to the story. As for the setting, both shows take place in a high school setting. In short, if you loved one, you are very likely to love the other as well!
Heart warming and tear jerking story lines. Drama, comedy and a touch of romance rolled into one. Clannad and Angel Beats! generally have a similar atmosphere, centered on school and a group of friends. However, Angel Beats! may have a lighter feel to it compared to Clannad but both anime are good and were original creations of Key. They may share a number of similarities, but both series have a lot of unique points that will certainly strike you in a way and leave something in your heart.
If you don’t mind taking another ride on the Feels bus, then I recommend you to watch the other.
The plot has little in common besides been based in a school environment thrz really no similarity..
The main reason y I made this recommendation is coz of the emotional pull in both anime .....both are heart harming storys that could make u sherd tries or put a smile one your face....both have memorable character s u grow to lov ...
The to shows may have alot of difference' s to many to start listing but for some strange reason u get the same feeling from both of thiz great .shows
Both sad, touching, and life changing animes. The characters are alike in a way, and the story takes place in a school. Also, you should try Clannad Afterstory after watching Clannad. In a way, Angel Beats reminded me of Clannad! (;
They're both packed with feelz and both have relatable characters you would get punished for falling in love with.
They also share the whole different dimension/world aspect that somehow correlates to the main plot.
Clannad (Season 1) might be the perfect Anime for Angel Beats! fans. It has something mysterious over the whole season, nice looking & kind characters and a lot of fun in it. The charisma is really Angel Beats! like.
Note: Same director.
Both series have clubs ,Some band playing, Gods, Fighting, and the Main characters are alike.
Many similar characters, both have some kind of club and supernatural aspects
Some band playing in animu, characters, gods... Just gives the same feeling.
Both main characters have extremely similar personalities and furthermore, both series give similar feeling while watching it.
Yurippe is extremely similar to Haruhi, in both appearance and personality. There are other character similarities as well (Otonashi = Kyon, Angel = Yuki) although they aren't quite as strong. The more lighthearted episodes of Angel Beats remind me of the non-Melancholy episodes of Haruhi, although the shows have different styles when it comes to dramatic plots.
Angel Beats main character resembles Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's main character a lot. Yuri as crazy as Haruhi and have same kind of personality besides not only main char even story is unique too [ this is also same for another way :) ]
School setting with a group of teens and a suttle aproach to the supernatural.
Leaders in both teams are know-it-all girls with an agenda (who also look alike), whilst the leading males are the non-doormat yet not highly assertive type.
Both have fantasy and very similar atmospheres and main characters, and don't take themselves too seriously.
Both have clubs, gods, and main character look alike.
The similarities are astounding: both center around clubs, both leaders are charismatic and random, both involve supernatural elements, both take place at schools, both leaders are eccentric and wear arm bands, the male protagonists both are very bland and just follow along... The list goes on!
If you liked Haruhi, you'll like Angel Beats!
i would say , they are both great animes to watch
and characters are very similar
Like Otonashi - Kyon , Haruhi - Yuri , Kanade - Yuki .
And they both have mysterious surrounding xD .
haruhi is the leader of the sos brigade
yuri has the SSS
both have bands gods school fights
both characters also stay away from the ordinary
haruhi b/c she thinks its boring
yuri b/c she will disappear
also kyon and otonoshi are sorta similar
huruhi and yuri also look exzctly alike
I find the two main characters of these TV series strikingly similar. Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Yuri. They are both headstrong characters with great leadership skills that lead their groups to "mischief" (to put it generally). If you love Haruhi, check out Angel Beats! Both are supernatural series but other than that they are pretty different.
Paranormal things that happen are controlled by a certain person.
They are both amazing animes that have some similar qualities. While Angel Beats also has a more serious and sad side to it, it is also very humerus and comedic like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. They both have the light-hearted school/club element, and the club leaders are both very enthusiastic. While neither of them are very focused on romance, they each have some romance between the characters that make the stories more interesting. I think that regardless of their similarities and differences, both Angel Beats and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are amazing shows that deserve to be watched, and you will love them.
Very similar in main characters being rebellious females leading a group. A lot of supernatural and slice of life as well as humor, romance and action. Also, similar music/concert scenes.
Both main characters look the same act the same it has a super natural aspect some sort of love story involvements and involves a club
They are just too alike!Both series discuss the "God" topic.Also Haruhi is similiar to Yuri,Kyon is equal to Otonashi & Nagato looks like Kanade(Angel)(Tenshi).Although I think Angel Beats! is better.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is awesome too but it feels a little random especially in season 2.
It has a person that looks like Ms. Suzumiya and mentions "god" in it. Also has a character similar to Ms. Nagato.
Both series have a brigade that involves supernatural things. Also the brigade leader (Haruhi and Yuri) have a very similar personality, and both series have many references to "God".
In both there are some episodes with music concerts too.
Element of "god' in both series, except that in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruhi is the god, and in Angel Beats, Yuri is opposing the god. Supernatural elements in both (monsters). Both use character flashbacks for character development. Also, Yuki and Kanade are both danderes who are good at fighting
Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Angel Beats. There is a strong female lead character with involvement with sci-fi aspects, there's also minor romance involved in both series. The variety of characters in both series do share similar character archetypes. If you liked Suzumiya Haruhi, you'll enjoy Angel Beats.
Both are mystery comedies based on similarly strange supernatural premises. Both do a great job of revealing a little bit more information each episode, which changes how you view the story and keeps things fresh.
-psychological, philosophical elements
-religious questions (about god)
-female leader and male protagonist
-characters have disturbing past
-alternative reality themes
-high school theme
-sense of humor
-both entertaining and without shallow scripts
Both take place in a school type setting. Both involve clubs/bridges. And both deal with clashing ideologies of life. The main characters of Haruhi and Yuri also share similarities with each other.
both involve one forceful girl leader, both center around a concept of rebelling against god in some form, both have a guy that changes the main girl, in some form
It's obvious that angel beats took some parts here and there from Suzumiya Haruhi. Both are the leader of a Club, both have a similair style especailly the sailor school uniform looks really close
angel beats is suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu just with more emotion but a much more senseless story and a very devastating bad 13th episode
Similar female protagonist (in looks and in personality)
Both feature a club established by the female lead
Both contain a quiet girl with hax powers
-Both main characters (Yurippe and Haruhi) are very similiar.
-In both histories there is a club.
-Supernatural elements and Gods.
Slice of life meets Sci-Fi. Watching them both, you'll see small similarities. Both great short series.
They both have action though Angel Beats has more, both have decent characters, and they are both funny :D
both yurippe and haruhi have almost the same character
Not long after starting Angel Beats, I was surprised of how similar it was to (The Melancholy of) Haruhi Suzumiya series.
First of all, the MCs:
Otonashi (Angel Beats!) = Kyon (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both are the "normal" type of guy, who's enrolled into something despite themselves. They follow a group, somewhat uninterested, but enjoy it in the end. They are VERY similar.
Afterlife Battlefront (Angel Beats!) ~=~ SOS Brigade (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both take place in school (Slice of Life), and their "headquarters" are both a Club room.
Both series don't take itself seriously thus include comedy.
You follow the MC mostly. School life, meets people, enjoy company, makes friend. However, Angel Beats! is more a Fantasy Action with some Slice of Life while Haruri Suzumiya is more Slice of Life with a bit of action.
If you enjoyed one of these, I highly suggest giving a try to the other!
Yuri = Haruhi, Otonashi = Kyon, both animes have a highschool-setting and are about clubs and supernatural things.
The main female characters are very alike. Both lead a group that they made and actually, they kinda look like each other. The main male characters are also similar because they are the ones who realize the weirdness of their plans and also serve as a very important member of the group.
The female protagonists, Yurippe and Haruhi, are very similar characters.
Both are energetic Tsunderes
Both are leaders of school clubs that deal with the paranormal
Both have a knack for having their way.
In addition, the male protagonists are characters one can connect to easily. They are your average down to Earth teenagers who have to deal with many weird occurances.
The genre of the two animes is also the same. Both are school life shows with a supernatural twist. The main difference between the two is that Angel Beats! has a much darker side to it, while MHS is lighter in terms of plot (its episodes are slightly episodic) but arguably more entertaining.
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and share a high school setting (although angel beats is set in the 'afterlife'). They both have elements of mystery and humor and some of the characters are quite similar like Haruhi<-->Yuri and Otonashi<-->Kyon.
Both follow a female "club leader" who are really similar to one another. Also, the comedy in both series a very similar.
Deadpan snarker protagonist, tsundere jerkass leader, and super powered dandere.
Basically the music, both animes have awesome musics and the fact that both talk about teen's story and the main characters
Both have hot-headed female leads who are somewhat incharge of the rest. Both shows are bottom line hilarious, not to mention the fair share of seriousness they both contain. Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, and action in both shows. If you're a Suzumiya fan, you'll definitely be a fan of Angel Beats!.
Both build off of the supernatural and revolve around it. Both have clubs and similar male and female protagonist.
Both take place in high school and both revolve around an eccentric club leader. Both shows are comedic and enjoyable. The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya also has an incredible movie to conclude the series much better than the Angel Beats ending.
Each show focuses on a group of students dealing with the supernatural. Haruhi and Yuri have very similar personalities and go about things the same way. Feature slice of life elements and not so slice of life elements throughout the series'.
Characters have supernatural power and they attend special schools where students have supernatural powers. Both main girls characters have silver hair.
Aside from the opening sung by Lia, the animation by P.A.Works, the original concept by Key, the character design by Na-Ga, the soundtrack by ANANT-GARDE EYES, the director being Jun Maeda, the similar humor, the special abilities premise, and unusual-yet-not-unusual school setting-- I could go on-- Charlotte purely -feels- like Angel Beats! and vice versa, if that's any indication. Both are great to watch.
Characters have supernatural power and they attend special schools where students have supernatural powers. Both main girls characters have silver hair.
charlotte is basically a rip-off of angel beats except its not in heaven
In charlotte and angel beats both there is (1) a spontaneous and charismatic main girl (2) a glasses guy who serves as the comic relief (3) a clueless main character in the beginning only in charlotte he's more lelouch-esque (4) a lead singer in a girls' band
From the creator and studio right down to the key, sound, premise and themes it is very near identical but the paths that the story takes differ. Both are interesting takes on the Supernatural which is an integral part of the structure of the plot. It provides a catalyst for action, an insight into character, and augments the impact of many key scenes. Angel Beats and Charlotte has a duality about them. The first part is comedy, rather a lot of slapstick and the latter being melodrama that relies on managing the waves of emotion of the viewer though, a problem with this is how the shows transition from these two parts at times and occasionally at the wrong times. Nonetheless if you enjoyed one you are bound to enjoy the other.
Same original creator. Also characters' designs were made by the same person, the art style is practically identical. The music was composed by the same creators. The op & ed are performed by the same singers - Lia and Tada Aoi.
Both are about a group od teenagers who have something in common. The action takes place at school, and the MC is a new student.
Charlotte and Angel Beats share the same sense of humor. Also, Charlotte will most likely introduce a fictional singer/band similiar to GirlDeMo in Angel Beats! (Marina, the voice of Iwasawa from Angel Beats! performing an inserted song).
Both are by P.A. Works and Key
Both have a main girl with white hair
Both take place at a school and have supernatural elements
Jun Maeda is the original creator for both
Both have a theme song by Lia and an ending by Aoi Tada
- Both openings sung by Lia
- Both endings sung by Tada Aoi
- Both animes are adaptations of a Key
- Both animes feature a good OST
- Both animes are very feels-heavy
Anime series set in a school with a similar boy and girl MC. Alot of sad pasts and hints for more sadness to come. They both really give out the same vibe with a group who do fun and sad stuff, whatever it is but they'll do it together. They to tend to go out of focus though.
Charlotte and Angel Beats! are very similar to each other. Once you have watched on of them, you need to watch the other. Tomori and Nakaruma both share their leadership roles. Nakamura is the leader of the SSS and Tomori is the leader of the school council. Otanashi and Otosaka are naive, innocent characters, who are at first clueless of what they are doing, and pulled and dragged along by their fellow girl leaders. Memory loss... Retrograde amnesia, is what both Otanashi and Otosaka have. They overcome this by encountering certain things that trigger their memory to remembering the past which they have forgotten. It works for a sense of buildup and suspense.
They have a lot in common! Both manga series are made by the same artist Komowata Haruka, Charlotte's director and Charlotte's sound director worked on Angel Beats! Finally in history, the character will also attend a special school where students have supernatural powers.
Same writer for both shows. Students at a weird school with supernatural powers. The characters, art, and writing are all pretty similar which is to be expected since the same guy wrote them. Good mixture of comedy and feels for both.
I don't know why but this Anime just came into mind immediately. School setting. A lot of sad background stories. Student council. Special powers. Both Anime give you the same kind of feel but I'd say Angel Beats goes way deeper in the feel section.
Charlotte is made by the same people who gave us Angel Beats!
Both use similar vivid animation styles and just give off the same general feel you'll get while watching the other. It's hard to explain, but lets say despite the rather different stories, Charlotte is more or less a carbon copy of Angel Beats! with a new plot and new characters.
Both have sad backgrounds, characters are quite similar, the art is somewhat alike, but in Angel Beats there are no super powers. If you like super powers and drama, you might like Charlotte.
Both were written by Jun Maeda. So it really has the same feeling while watching it. It has good enough comedy and of course, the feels.
Same Story writer, same company which is P.A. works, OP done by Lia again as well. Characters make quite a resemblence
Both has same produders. Animation, characters and climate are very similar by entire time of watching. Humorous when can and serious when must that's how those animes are.
Similar animation style, both involving a mystery surrounding a high school. Similar character archetypes. Really funny moments of randomness, but can be very poignant at times, too.
-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Angel Beats, Air, Clannad, and parts of Kanon
-The setting is similar but the story's concept goes on a different direction. If you love Angel beats, you will love this anime (because of all these strong similarities).
Both series involves the same writer, Jun Maeda.
LB! and Angel Beats! has a similar feeling that involves supernatural themes set in a lighthearted mood with its cast of characters. Both series also involves a group of friends doing various activities and having fun.
Both series has similar concepts and the main male protagonist has similar personalities.
Both series' soundtrack also has a smooth melody as well as a lighthearted OP song.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also some emotions as various episodes progresses.
I just realized that Angel Beats! and Little Busters! are way more similar to each other than for example to Clannad. Of course it would be a huge spoiler to tell what makes them so similar
Both animes are about a group of friends enjoying the time they spend together, they show an alike story line. They are both Key works and they have the same beautiful art.
- In both anime they will be going on useless missions
- The plot is slightly similar Without going into further details
- A lot of MAIN character in both series
- Takes place in school
- Tear jerkers throughout both series
I don't see how this relates to Clannad in any way.
IMO, Little Busters and Angel Beats are very similar in its themes and they can easily be close to relate if it was understood in a better angle. Even if they have different story.
its almost the same stories and painful stories are also almost same and the creator might be the same
Both have insanely hilarious "battles" or "missions" with a side of full fledged emotion. Beautiful visuals and created by the same person, Jun Maeda.
Beautiful emotional storyline with moments to laugh and ... to cry.
Both of the plots of these animes are basically almost the same concept, apart from the fact that in Angel Beats they are all in the afterworld. Just like Otonashi sticks with a whole group, Naoe Riki does as well. Both of these animes go deep into the past of most of the characters, and that's what makes them so similar.
If you like a good drama or anime with deep emotions, Little Busters & Angel Beats are for you.
-The MC in both series helps the other cast members to overcome certain problems in their life.
-The use of emotion is used excellently in both series.
-Each of the animes has a leader that guides the group and helps it grow.
-The MC of each animes has certain problems of his own he must overcome with the help of his/her friends.
-Both can be dramatic and sad but also comedic at times with both being done extremely well.
- Both are sometimes funny, and sometimes sad; and have a great cast of characters that never get boring
- Both have dungeons (LB! in season 3)
- Both main characters must solve their friend's troubles
- Both original works are made by the same people
Little Busters (and Refrain) is everything that Angel Beats should have been.
While they are very similar, Little Busters succeeds in its storytelling unlike Angel Beats which succeeds merely in production value alone.
They both were done by Key and Sentai Filmworks. They start the same way, but plots develop diffrently. While Angel Beats was rushed and had few holes in the plot, Little Busters is long and it has few mistakes. They are both fun and heartbreaking. If you love Angel Beats, you're going to love Little Busters.
They are both made by key.
Just like little busters, Angel beats shows a group of friends and like the little busters, they also have a group of their own called afterlife battlefront.
Angel beats contains many funny and random moments similar to little busters
Both sad and beautiful stories and moments throughout the show
What these anime have in common:
~Both have mainly a male main character. (Pattern? Noticed.)
~LOADS OF DRAMA AND SADNESS FOR ALL TO SEE. (P.S. Keep a pack of tissues handy. This could get messy.)
~A few Baseball scenes.
~Romance and somewhat comedy.
All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
They are both set where the characters are in a highschool. Both are funny heartwarming and tear-jerking. The storyline with both drags you in and you cannot stop watching untill the last seconds of the last episode. They are also both made by Key, who are well known for their amazing anime. If you loved Clannad and Clannad: After story, you will love Angel Beats. Now go watch, Laugh and cry.
Both of these anime are from the same anime company and both have a similar feel (mix of comedy and serious elements). They also share a powerful theme that is incredibly touching :)
The ending more or less gave me the almost same bitter sweet ending. Its one of those animes in which you kinda dont wish it to end but it kinda has to. Yes, it made me tear up, try it!
Both visual novels are made by the company visual art's/key.
Audience would love every character in both animes through the incredible back stories.
Both contain extremely emotional tear jerking scenes as well as well-placed humor.
Both animes contain the motif of love across dimensions.
Made by the same person. Sadness, awesomeness, friends, action, all you need.
This story is originally wrote by the same guy. If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life. You may not cry as much but there are some pretty sad events here too
Angel Beats! and Clannad, both have the nice Slice of Life and fantasy mix in them, obviously Angel Beats! has a lot less slice of life, but those back story for the main characters is amazing. It is a lot like Clannad as they both have the depressing factor in them, The only real difference is Angel Beats! is not so romance/drama based. I highly recommend both, now go watch em'
First of all, Clannad: After Story and Angel Beats! are both made by the same studios: Key. With that in mind, much of the art work, story, music and characters will have the same sort of emotional feel to them. People who enjoyed Clannad will definitely love Angel Beats! and vise versa. While there are many similarities, none are exactly easy to spot in the beginning. There is a significant time skip between the making of Clannad and Angel Beats! for the art to have changed. Both create an emotional setting that cannot be ignored.
These two series have same writer and can both invoke a whole mix of emotions. Both also have awesome OSTs. Angel Beats has really solid character development, and I was interested in all of the characters' stories. After Story did however lack a little and that will probably get me some flack, but I'll explain. In Clannad, they had AMAZING character development where you really got to know all the characters. But in After Story, it's just like "See ya everyone! Time to focus on Nagisa and Tomoya!" I really didn't care for that because Sunohara, Kyou, Tomoyo were all really well-done characters. What I didn't really understand was why waste the time of making the viewers interested in the other characters, only to pretty much just cut them out in After Story.
They both are verry sad and they are made with a lot of heart.
Clannad made me look on life in a different way.
Angel beats is the same. It also made me look on life in a other angle.
Watch theese to animes if you like sad stories who has a lot of work behind it!
one last thing.
Be prepared to cry
This story is originally written by the same guy . If you liked Clannad you will probably like this. The story is a little hard to get to your head at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life.
Both anime are made by Key, and will pull at your heart strings. Both anime have wonderful soundtracks and endings, and will leave you with tears in your eyes.
While this gets more mysterious, it is still similar to the first season. It feels more "melodic" than its predecessor and is a fantastic addition to the first season. I laughed sometimes, not as often as in the first season.
Again, it is similar in charisma, character style and the fun factor is high.
If you want to cry more after Clannad, you should watch Angel Beats because both anime have a lot of sadness an funny moments. And also have good ending for both anime.
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