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Key's New Project Angel Beats! Is a TV Anime Series [Update Sep 28]

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05-27-09, 8:35 PM

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According to Dengeki G's Magazine July issue, Key's new project "Angel Beats!" was confirmed to be a TV anime series. It's a collaboration work of Key, Aniplex and Dengeki G's Magazine.

Angel Beats! official website

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Original Scenario & Series Organizer: Maeda Jun
Original Character Design: Na-Ga (Game "Little Busters!")

Synopsis
The story takes place in a world after death. Angels are fighting for the concluded fate and future.
Yuri (nickname: Yurippe, character design) is the leader of "Shinda Sekai Sensen (SSS, World after death Front) and rebels against the god, who destined her to have an unreasonable life. Tenshi (Angel, character design) is the chairperson of the student council of the world after death and battles against SSS members.
SSS members are armed with guns (Yurippe uses M92F BRIGADIER) and the angles use supernatural power.

Source: Scan of Dengeki G's Magazine cover

Update
In a web radio program of Angel Beats!, Maeda Jun said the anime is 13 episode series.

Source: Satsubatsu Radio

Updated on September 28th
Staff
Director: Kishi Seiji
General Graphic Director & Animation Character Design: Hirata Yuzo ("Strike Witches")
Production Studio: P.A. Works

Source: Scan of G's magazine
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hmm i wonder

"beats" as in music?

need more info :o

but anyway im looking forward to it

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dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun


I'm in.
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YEAH JUST WANT I WANTED MORE KEY SHOWS I CAN'T WAIT


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dtshyk said:

Synopsis
The story takes place in a world of after death. Angels are fighting for the concluded fate and future.


The story sounds pretty entertaining though the information is not that much. Anyway, looking forward in watching this anime.


 
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Splitter said:
dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun


I'm in.
This.

and
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05-27-09, 8:57 PM

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Oh good news...
 
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all we need now is Kyoto Animation

 
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05-27-09, 9:10 PM

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Proxy_One said:
all we need now is Kyoto Animation


For once, I'd like someone else to try their hand at Key. Paging ufotable?
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05-27-09, 9:17 PM

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This is not Little Busters.

I am disappoint.
 
05-27-09, 9:17 PM

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so its not going to be a visual novel?
i thought they were going to do little busters =(
 
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setsuna-chan said:
dtshyk said:

Synopsis
The story takes place in a world of after death. Angels are fighting for the concluded fate and future.


The story sounds pretty entertaining though the information is not that much. Anyway, looking forward in watching this anime.
Splitter said:
Proxy_One said:
all we need now is Kyoto Animation


For once, I'd like someone else to try their hand at Key. Paging ufotable?


Heck yeah. I'm in for this.

Edit:

Just looked at the picture, and its too moe for me. Sorry
 
05-27-09, 9:18 PM

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I want KyoAni with this. Somehow Key + KyoAni just fits.

Maeda Jun ... wins.

And I'm really excited ! I've liked every serie from Key and this seems a little different.


 
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Splitter said:
dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun


I'm in.
 
05-27-09, 9:19 PM

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Splitter said:
For once, I'd like someone else to try their hand at Key. Paging ufotable?

A voice of reason. Personally I'd like to see how SHAFT would handle a Key story.
 
05-27-09, 9:22 PM

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Syllen said:
so its not going to be a visual novel?
i thought they were going to do little busters =(
The Visual Novel has been announced since April.
Mmmmm it seems it was just announced as an anime rather than a VN...
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05-27-09, 9:24 PM

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I'd much prefer to stick with KyoAni since it just plain works. ufotable would be interesting but SHAFT would be hit or miss.
 
05-27-09, 9:25 PM

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Anything by key is gonna be awesome
 
05-27-09, 9:29 PM

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dtshyk said:
Original Scenario: Maeda Jun
Now, only thing we need is KyoAni.
 
05-27-09, 9:31 PM

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Syllen said:
so its not going to be a visual novel?
i thought they were going to do little busters =(
The Visual Novel has been announced since April.

I'm not sure if I got what you meant but they announced in April that Angel Beats! is NOT an RPG.
 
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HawthorneKitty said:
Syllen said:
so its not going to be a visual novel?
i thought they were going to do little busters =(
The Visual Novel has been announced since April.


i know that but they could have just decided to only do an anime instead and drop the VN
 
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Syllen said:
HawthorneKitty said:
Syllen said:
so its not going to be a visual novel?
i thought they were going to do little busters =(
The Visual Novel has been announced since April.


i know that but they could have just decided to only do an anime instead and drop the VN


Two different projects with two different staffs

Rewrite = Game with scenario by Ryukishi07 (Higurashi) and character design by Itaru Hinoue (Air/Kanon/Clannad)

Angel Beats! = Anime with scenario by Jun Maeda (Air/Kanon/Clannad) and character design by Na-Ga (Little Busters!)
My first novel, Kardia has been published! Click here to read!

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05-27-09, 9:40 PM

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Fack yes!
 
05-27-09, 9:42 PM

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Gonzo should try their hand at this..
 
05-27-09, 9:50 PM

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Gonzo should try their hand at this..


Actually, looking at Aniplex's most recent partnerships, I think the safest guess would be A-1 Pictures (Kannagi, Kuroshitsuji)
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05-27-09, 10:14 PM

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Splitter said:
dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun


I'm in.

Diddo
 
05-27-09, 10:15 PM

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Come ooon Beetrain.
 
05-27-09, 10:24 PM

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Randomer002 said:
Splitter said:
dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun


I'm in.

Diddo
 
05-27-09, 10:45 PM

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Jun Maeda - good
Kyo Ani - damn, DO NOT WANT. All their latest works are disgustingly LS-styled.
 
05-27-09, 10:49 PM

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YAY! I'm definitely gonna watch this!
 
05-27-09, 10:55 PM

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dtshyk said:

Original Scenario: Maeda Jun

That's more than enough of a reason for me. *Goes to add to "Plan to watch"-list...only to find that the series isn't listed on MAL yet*
 
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*Orgasims over thought of more Key Projects* Wonder if the soundtrack to it will equal that of all their others, it might even beat Air or Clannads music :o
 
05-27-09, 11:37 PM

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Anything by KEY is destined for greatness!
 
05-27-09, 11:48 PM

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nvm
Modified by Splitter, 05-27-09, 11:54 PM
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05-27-09, 11:51 PM

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Holy frijole, staff already. And it's not KyoAni's!

You got trolled by 2ch. No detailed staff information announced in G's magazine. The scan doesn't contain such information, either.
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Weak.... (edit out for 2Chan trickery)
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dtshyk said:
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Holy frijole, staff already. And it's not KyoAni's!

You got trolled by 2ch. No detailed staff information announced in G's magazine. The scan doesn't contain such information, either.


...

I'm just going to delete all that then.
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05-28-09, 12:12 AM

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Splitter said:
dtshyk said:
Splitter said:
Holy frijole, staff already. And it's not KyoAni's!

You got trolled by 2ch. No detailed staff information announced in G's magazine. The scan doesn't contain such information, either.


...

I'm just going to delete all that then.

Well the list is the same as Kannagi staff. I guess someone tried to tease Yamamoto Yutaka again. He is checking 2ch.
 
05-28-09, 12:26 AM

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ahh.. this is the haruhi look a like ^_^
 
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The character design is pretty... normal. I would like it better if it had the same character design as Air, Kanon and Clannad.
 
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Saito-sama said:
Gonzo should try their hand at this..

You want Gonzo to go completely bankrupt so badly? XD

Somehow I'm not excited about that. Key was just repeating themselves in all their project starting with Clannad, and even if this story is somewhat different from what they usually do, I'm afraid it will be another cliche galore.

Also, this:
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ahh.. this is the haruhi look a like ^_^

That first girl sure looks like Suzumiya Haruhi.
 
05-28-09, 1:04 AM

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setsuna-chan said:
dtshyk said:

Synopsis
The story takes place in a world of after death. Angels are fighting for the concluded fate and future.


The story sounds pretty entertaining though the information is not that much. Anyway, looking forward in watching this anime.
Funny. I read the same line and my stomach turned a little bit.

Jun Maeda needs to grow up and write something less generic. This is a step in the wrong direction.
 
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Sounds good, character look nice as well. Gonna check it out.
 
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Splitter said:
Saito-sama said:
Gonzo should try their hand at this..


Actually, looking at Aniplex's most recent partnerships, I think the safest guess would be A-1 Pictures (Kannagi, Kuroshitsuji)


Aniplex like A-1 Pictures is a owned by Sony. Aniplex is their music arm and A-1 Pictures was formed to be their anime studio. A-1 Pictures are off to a great start... a lot of their projects have been very good sellers on DVD... Ookiku Furikabutte, Kuro Shitsuji and Kannagi have all sold over 10,000 copies per volume.. the first two over 15,000.
 
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naikou said:
setsuna-chan said:
dtshyk said:

Synopsis
The story takes place in a world of after death. Angels are fighting for the concluded fate and future.


The story sounds pretty entertaining though the information is not that much. Anyway, looking forward in watching this anime.
Funny. I read the same line and my stomach turned a little bit.

Jun Maeda needs to grow up and write something less generic. This is a step in the wrong direction.
I agree. I read the premise and saw the girl characters on the website...honestly imagining those two together in an anime is not pretty. Sounds too far fetched and lame.
 
05-28-09, 2:34 AM

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True.
 
05-28-09, 2:46 AM

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Ha! was just thinking last night when Key was gonna start a new anime project.
 
05-28-09, 2:55 AM

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The animation is somewhat annoying to me.
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all we need now is Kyoto Animation


For once, I'd like someone else to try their hand at Key. Paging ufotable?

I'm in.
 
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Interesting, definitely looking forward to it.. Wait, was this the one with that Haruhi look-a-like?


 
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