Ranked #114

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
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.471 (scored by 356,193 users)
Ranked: #1142
Popularity: #6
Members: 526,470
Favorites: 24,719
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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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Hanazawa, Kana
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Otonashi, Yuzuru
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Kamiya, Hiroshi
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Nakamura, Yuri
Nakamura, Yuri
Sakurai, Harumi
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Hinata, Hideki
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Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei


Horikawa, Kenji
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Kishi, Seiji
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iida, Satoki
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Sound Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
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Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation

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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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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Nov 14, 2015
Angel Beats! (or AB!, as I shall refer to it for the remainder of this review)

I didn't have any idea about what was waiting for me before starting AB!. I had simply read the synopsis a long time ago and that was basically it, that was my knowledge of this show.

I finished it in a very short time, even though I started it during the week (while working/going to Uni/hitting the gym). I think it only took me two or three days to complete it while being very busy.

This should already tell you a bit of how much I enjoyed it, and also that this read more
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Jun 17, 2015
Note: I ain't no english speaker

Welcome to MAL where a mediocre and predictable tear-jerking/slice of life/ comedy series is ranked 100 spots over NGE. The magical place where fanboys will defend their favorite crappy anime just so a bunch of pretentious teenagers that think that they are intellectual can complain about their shitty taste and make fun of them (oh wai--)

If after reading that paragraph you are not quite sure what is my opinion about Angel Beats! then let's get down to the proper review.

I cannot bash this anime on this particular aspect as it has top-notch animation combined with beautiful art. It was read more
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Mar 19, 2014
Angel Beats! The anime that is praised by many and criticized by few. Sadly I was forced to go stand in the cold critic corner. In all honesty, I was excited to watch this anime after all the suggestions from people and raving reviews. The art looked amazing and I heard the music was incredible. What is a good anime in my book? An anime that effects my grades negatively, because just...one...more...episode! Angel Beats however never gripped me. It made me say: "Ok that's enough for today, I have a ton of homework anyway..." My experience can be best summed up in a quote from read more
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