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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
187 55.65%
4 out of 5: Liked it
 
73 21.73%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
44 13.10%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
 
20 5.95%
1 out of 5: Hated it
 
12 3.57%
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03-18-11, 4:59 AM

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Maybe we can finally watch Yurippe and Hinata form the Front, Since that would make for an excellent season.

Overall though I like this short. Otanashi was cool.
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04-17-11, 10:33 PM

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I wanted more.
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05-01-11, 6:28 AM

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Skeeturz said:
This totally would have made a better ending than that crap we got originally


HOLY CRAP I DIDN'T EXPECTED YOU TO REPLY HERE AT ALL, sup man lol
(haha you got more posts than me and I joined like two years earlier than you... whut)

And ironic enough I also agree with this little trap here... didn't liked the anime ending at all. Why couldn't this be the ending? Why did it needed to be a short OVA? That got me a little bit wondering... it's like the writers were really struggling about the ending...

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Anitnelav said:
For a second I thought the blonde guy was Otonashi.

I thought the same too... I thought he'd became a different person or something. (Well, I wouldn't be suprised if this really was the case... it's Angel Beats! after all, hehe.)
 
05-07-11, 6:46 PM

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AlexSadist-sama said:
This one was just nothing special to me.

Same, a bit useless but we can deal with it.
 
06-27-11, 10:13 AM

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well there was no point watching that...
 
07-02-11, 9:47 AM

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So this is basically like a "bad end" to the series. Just Otonashi, no Kanade or anyone else there.
 
07-23-11, 7:57 PM

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I'm the same opinion as KidNemo in regards that maybe Otanashi is the created of the software and was to one that turn himself in to NPC because couldn't stand the wait(for Kanade). This is possible because time isn't continuous as seam for the fact that Kanade was there "first". But one could also say that Kanade isn't dead because in the case of the other members of the brigade they just disappear and Kanade we see a light going up in the sky for just a moment before the credits on ep 13, and like some said before she might be in a coma but also could just show that because she is a main character an is the last one to go so the show could afford to focus in her "go away"


 
07-26-11, 11:41 AM

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still waiting and waiting...
 
07-27-11, 3:58 PM

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drhell1 said:
I'm the same opinion as KidNemo in regards that maybe Otanashi is the created of the software and was to one that turn himself in to NPC because couldn't stand the wait(for Kanade). This is possible because time isn't continuous as seam for the fact that Kanade was there "first". But one could also say that Kanade isn't dead because in the case of the other members of the brigade they just disappear and Kanade we see a light going up in the sky for just a moment before the credits on ep 13, and like some said before she might be in a coma but also could just show that because she is a main character an is the last one to go so the show could afford to focus in her "go away"


WOW man i never even thought about that possibilty!
From the descriptions of the "man" in ep 12 that Otanashi is turned himself into a NPC because he couldn't stand to wait(Kanade). May be definitely right it's a good point!
So much mystery in this anime :O
 
07-27-11, 5:30 PM

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Otanashi was awesome! ♥

i want more!!!!! T.T
 
07-28-11, 3:15 AM

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drhell1 said:
I'm the same opinion as KidNemo in regards that maybe Otanashi is the created of the software and was to one that turn himself in to NPC because couldn't stand the wait(for Kanade). This is possible because time isn't continuous as seam for the fact that Kanade was there "first". But one could also say that Kanade isn't dead because in the case of the other members of the brigade they just disappear and Kanade we see a light going up in the sky for just a moment before the credits on ep 13, and like some said before she might be in a coma but also could just show that because she is a main character an is the last one to go so the show could afford to focus in her "go away"


Very interesting theory! I guess it can be the real stuff.
 
07-30-11, 7:29 PM

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Leanny said:
The person Otonashi was talking to reminds me at Edward Elric (FMA) xD. But the episode really looks like there will be a second season of AB. And I think that he was/is waiting for Tenshi.


I thought the same thing xD It looks like Elric so much

And I really hope there will be a second season. I mean, it would be awesome to know what comes after
 
08-01-11, 7:02 AM

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This alternate ending fulfilled one of my ''What if'' thoughts, Truly amazing.

IMO Other animes should also have an alternate ending.
 
08-05-11, 12:14 PM

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Seito kaicho eh.. I want to see Otonashi wear Naoi's hat XD

2 minutes 35 secs, need more! >_<

 
08-08-11, 5:51 AM

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I WANTZ MOER D:!
 
08-11-11, 4:58 PM

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kaleidome said:
Have any of you guys realised that the show kind of goes full circle? (well at least it repeats the same idea).

The one who originally designed the angel program was as described in the show, somebody like Otonashi who had reached fufillment in his life, but wandered in due to a case of amnesia. He was waiting for the one he loved - but in the end began to lose his sanity and turned himself into a NPC. Now Otonashi in this ending is the one waiting for Kanade to return.

The whole idea of her returning is the idea of reincarnation which is present throughout the whole series. We see it in the bit after the credits in Ep 13 - where the 2 of them presumably meet in another life. Whether or not that happens I don't know.

To be honest I think they just put it in to have a nice, happy ending in case they weren't guaranteed a second season. THIS epilogue I think, is however them covering all bases in case they were recommissioned.

I'm a bit confused about the time events in this (it doesn't really make much sense) - Otonashi dies and Kanade inherits his heart, but she was there long before him. My understanding is also that she was in some form of coma, and actually alive back in the real world - i.e. in the last episode she talks about how her heart was beating etc.


Ah! i'm glad to see someone else shared the same thoughts as me!
My suspicion is that, as mentioned the time line follows a full circle. The character you see in episode 12 may possibly be one of the characters we are familiar with yet they have been there waiting for many a year, either that or we are actually familiar with the 'programmer' to say the least and that everything that is happening has happened before, as this supposed 'programmer'/person would follows the same roll and criteria Otonashi meets and fulfills (losing the one he loves as she realises her love for him, and waiting for her to return in the distant future) at the very end of the series. Following this logic it may be possible that Otonashi may have been the programmer in a distant past?

I had another idea, this regards my initial thoughts on the mysterious character that Yuri confronts in episode 12. I initially suspected it to be Otonashi himself in an npc form from a distant past and the 'circle' has reached the point where the two may be present at the same place once again the two being the old npc form who was waiting for Kanade to return, this would explain the time delay as to how Kanade was present in the world before the Otonashi we're familiar with arrived. however the problem with this is, how would two otanashi's exist in the same place in time. He states "that this place should not be a place where love exists as it is originally created for persons as a transit for somewhere else. However, love existed anyway, in the form of the programmer itself, and to avoid a bug that results from the existence of love, he made himself into an NPC" this may tie up to the npc that Yuri ultimately 'destroys' which may actually end the cycle, or recreate it. considering the ending of the series where you see Otonashi making contact with Kanade, thus npc Otonashi is reunited with her however the one we are familiar with continues on in the spirit world. There are many flaws in my argument and some possible contradictions, however they're ideas to be explored.

^^,
 
08-29-11, 4:24 PM

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The idea that the story comes full circle and reunites us with an NPC version of one of the characters (presumably Otanashi) in episode 12 doesn't sit comfortably with me. Whilst the NPC (presumably self-referencing) details the person being driven to insanity, I think this falls far from Otanashi's character. As shown in the way he dealt with his sister, and his own tragic death, I find this second ending far more stirring than the first.

Whilst the first works under the sense that Otanashi is someone who has found a purpose in aiding other people, and because he as accepted that he can move on, I think the second method works as it links in with his extreme loyalty with his devotion to aid others.

I think the programmer/NPC is merely a reference to the dangers of staying in this world, to add tension to the decision Otanashi is left with at the conclusion of episode 13. The idea of being granted a new life, or living in that world for an eternity. I think it is probably a decision that the creators were unsure of themselves, in the same way I am unsure as a viewer. Whilst I think it would be fitting and heart-warming for the original epilogue to be the final conclusion, I think that, however tragic, it is more befitting of Otanashi's character to take the route of the second epilogue. He mentions that he is satisfied with the life he lived, and that he wanted to stay and help, and I think I prefer the ending that way. He has in a sense become the "angel" that is referenced throughout.

And to clarify against points previously made by others: I don't think this epilogue has anything to do with a desire for a sequel, and I don't believe a sequel can be made from it. If it was made it would be a fairly superficial fan-fic style series that wouldn't be worth much emotional investment.
 
09-06-11, 1:53 PM

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Season 2 will explain everything :D
 
09-27-11, 12:39 PM

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It all ended in episode 13. It might have been a mock up of an ending, but it was still an ending.
 
11-01-11, 5:09 PM

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tomnomnom said:
The idea that the story comes full circle and reunites us with an NPC version of one of the characters (presumably Otanashi) in episode 12 doesn't sit comfortably with me. Whilst the NPC (presumably self-referencing) details the person being driven to insanity, I think this falls far from Otanashi's character. As shown in the way he dealt with his sister, and his own tragic death, I find this second ending far more stirring than the first.

Whilst the first works under the sense that Otanashi is someone who has found a purpose in aiding other people, and because he as accepted that he can move on, I think the second method works as it links in with his extreme loyalty with his devotion to aid others.

I think the programmer/NPC is merely a reference to the dangers of staying in this world, to add tension to the decision Otanashi is left with at the conclusion of episode 13. The idea of being granted a new life, or living in that world for an eternity. I think it is probably a decision that the creators were unsure of themselves, in the same way I am unsure as a viewer. Whilst I think it would be fitting and heart-warming for the original epilogue to be the final conclusion, I think that, however tragic, it is more befitting of Otanashi's character to take the route of the second epilogue. He mentions that he is satisfied with the life he lived, and that he wanted to stay and help, and I think I prefer the ending that way. He has in a sense become the "angel" that is referenced throughout.

And to clarify against points previously made by others: I don't think this epilogue has anything to do with a desire for a sequel, and I don't believe a sequel can be made from it. If it was made it would be a fairly superficial fan-fic style series that wouldn't be worth much emotional investment.


Agree, but it's kind of sad he stayed behind waiting for her.
 
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