Angel Beats! Another Epilogue Episode 1 Discussion
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for 2min40 secs long- i loved it. very dramatic and heavy- esp the line that hes waiting for someone
its sad, because kaede and his friends will never be able to come back to the world
the "next stage" line fits well, as it alludes to either a 2nd season, or simply that this OVA's world (where otonashi is president) IS the next stage, thus concluding the series.
i personally saw this series potential for epicness if it was a full 24/26 eps. it was a letdown, but it was a solid ride
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Alternate ending, as befits an anime in disguise as a VN rather than the other way around. Likewise, the (completely redundant) Stairway to Heaven OVA ended with the words "Bad Ending".
One thing though: In the translation of Angel Beats episode 13 I watched there was no disambiguous statement about Kanade having died at all. As I understood it, she was "not supposed to be there", but could very well be doing a Fuuko/Ayu trick and have wandered errounously into the World After during a coma following her heart transplant. Thus, she is the only one in the cast being able to reappear in the real world as herself (she just wakes up), while everyone else are DEAD (face it, people) and need to reincarnate in a body different to their previous one to re-enter the world. The scene concluding episode 13 ends just a fraction of a second before Otonashi's hand reaches Kanade, making it possible that it would just pass through her body if we were able to continue watching.
And to everyone hoping for a second season: This is a KEY story, the ending is supposed to be sad and leave you wanting more. This is not Code Geass. This OVA alludes as much to a second season of Angel Beats as the Kyuo Chapter alluded to a third season of Clannad.
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Another link everybody should look at if there are interested in the second season is this:
EDIT: Nevermind, the conformation was a joke made by some random idiot on the internet. It has also been conformed that there won't be a second season.
So far i haven't seen a confirmation that there will be no second season ... and i put that interview on site not as confirmation but as a guess for second season... and if there will be a second season it would most definitely have a new cast because the old one passed on ... and only one who could still be there would be Otonashi but he to according to Maeda Jun passed on ... so that leaves us with this Another Epilogue character which most possibly would be the main Protagonist.
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I really hope there will be a second season, after this episode i really belive that they will make a great second season where Yuzuru stays and new people will come and he tries to help them, maybe there will come a threat or something, becouse since it is a roumor about a second season, then i really hope it will come a second season, loved Angel Beats! :D
Do you turn left where nothing is right or do you turn right where nothing is left?
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Personally I don't think he is waiting for Kanade, though I do think she will return. Her regret will be not being able to meet Otonashi in the next life so she will probably return.
I also think they will use this time to make Otonashi's sister come to this world. I also hope they use this season to flash back on a few of the last seasons members deaths. Yuri's in particular would be a good one to expand upon.
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This blond guy looked like Edward Erlic kinda;p
And yeah.Remember the dude in guild?He said that his creator turned himself to NPC because he could not stand weiting for his love in normal form xD
So in this ending we have Otonashi who weit for his love and decided to weit for her.
My question is.Is he that person about I wrote above or he just repeated his doings?
If he is that person it does not make sense,for it could be like prequel-then he appear in normal series as non memory guy,join organization and finaly meet angel(person that he gave his heart and which he love)
They would give this bonus without reason so yeah I think there is more to it.o.O
''Think about it guys, Otonashi must have disappeared after episode 13 of Angel Beats, because when Kanade thanked him, he finally knew that his life had meant something. I doubt he could have any other regrets. Also, the last part of episode 13 means they must have met in their next life.''
He had regrets about his sister.He mentioned it.-I only gave her manga to read nothing more to get her health(ofc because of that he started study medicine)but what left is the thing that she died on his shoulders because he took her from hospital and he also did not tell it to angel when she asked if he do not regret anything-he responded yes but he thought about sth else that kept him in afterlife world:P
''Well either way we know that the time-flow in the purgatory isn't linear. I mean Otonashi came into the world of the purgatory after Kanade died. And we know she died sometime after Otonashi since he gave her his heart.''
So yeah sth is wrong and my thoughts are right:
if he died first and then gave his heart to kanade so why she was first in afterlife and then he appeared?He could be THAT creator turned into npc and put himself so as to be with kanade(but without memories)
Or mb he just stayed to assign new council to continue his work so as to he could dissapear and meet kanade,or he weit for kanade being killed again and meet him there.And yeah kanade could be in coma.
I would be sad if they make 2season,for this ending one was great.
to all ppl that think first ending was to candy I have to disagree.Otonaschi had sad life without any happienes or improvements.And after giving heart and founding love he gained it so he truly deserve for life after life!!!
I just discovered sth.She COULD be in coma, for in opening an person(angel)is playing piano and soul went into her(I know that this yellow light is soul,for later on many of this lights flow in air)so that at end of series that soul return to her body in coma.but still how she could be earlier in series than him if he gave her his heart!!! mb her sould wandered afther otonashi came to this world and then her soul entered to angel bodyo.o
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Really liked the OVA. But i have another idea on the backstory behind it.
Yeah it would make sense that it is an alternate ending, but it could also be a possible new beginning.
At the end of the final episode it shows a boy that looks like Otanashi running into Angel in the real world.
Could it be possible that this takes place in the future after they meet in the real world? If they were in a relationship, and Otanashi died prematurely again, he would probably wait in the afterlife until she died herself.
It would explain why he would be waiting for someone. Thus, he would pass on lost souls like the blonde guy until Angel finally came to be with him forever.
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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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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
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