I do not remember what I was expecting coming into this. Maybe I thought this would be comparable to the anime in any way whatsoever, or maybe I just thought it would be a good way to spend my time. To simplify things, this was a piece of shit.
It took extensive research to find this. I had to go onto many forums, I had to download many viruses, and I had to ask many questions. But once I had all of the chapters saved onto my hard drive, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. I opened the first chapter and began reading...
By the end of the first chapter I wanted to stop reading and burn my computer just so that I would never have to be exposed to this ever again. I controlled myself though, and continued reading just so that I could type a review over how shitty it was. So here I am right now, enlightening all of you on how this is not worth the effort in finding it.
All this is is dialogue, unfunny gags that are meant to be taken as jokes, and really bad fighting scenes that make me feel like I could do better, which is saying A LOT.
I will not go into the shitty, needlessly confusing story or the completely emotionless character that cling onto stereotypical attitudes like it is their last lifeline. Instead, I will simply say that this is not worth the read. I would not recommend this to even my worst of enemies.read more
READ HEAVEN'S DOOR INSTEAD! This "book" is just the same exact dialogue of Heaven's Door
The only way I'd suggest reading this light novel is if you were more of an Angel Beats! fan than I am, and that's saying quite a bit. My biggest gripe was, as the other review said, that the entire book is pretty much dialogue. I didn't mind it when it was 2 characters, but when the 3rd, 4th, and 5th were introduced, it was very difficult to keep track of who was speaking, save Yurippe, as you could almost always tell when she was talking based on the attitude of the speaker. (If the .pdfs I found actually include names next to the lines, then forgive me and my lack of non-english characters loading in my .pdfs)
Story: 6 - Fair
I mean, it keeps true to the after life deal they had going on in the anime. I like that premise very much, so it gets a 6. It doesn't sway from that and have exceptions to the rule of being able to die (at least not yet but I don't plan on continuing). Meeting the characters one by one was also nice, instead of having everyone just plopped in front of the view like in the anime (That's what a prequel is, right?) I stopped when I felt like the part I was reading was very irrelevant.
Character: 3 - Poor
I like how abusive Yurippe was, and how she can keep killing her teammates so often that it didn't matter. The main character got some cool moments, but Ooyama was pretty annoying (The fact that I can't even remember the main's name asaide from H should send warning signals). Overall, the characters are pretty unremarkable.
Enjoyment: 3 - Poor
The only reason I didn't give a lower score is because I still enjoyed how abusive Yurippe was in this story.
Overall: 3 - Poor
I wouldn't suggest reading it, but I did just to try to flesh out the only other review.read more