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Angel Beats!


Alternative Titles

English: Angel Beats!
Japanese: Angel Beats!(エンジェルビーツ)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.401 (scored by 454,877 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6
Members: 683,287
Favorites: 29,682
8.40
Ranked #156Popularity #6Members 683,287
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Angel Beats! is an original anime that was created by screenplay writer Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi. A manga adaptation was later released by Jun Maeda and published by ASCII Media Works in Dengeki G's Magazine. The manga was used as a way to expand on elements of the plot that could not be fitted into the show's original running time. The series has been praised for its integration of music, humor, and action into a plot with deep and powerful themes. The show was chosen as a recommended work by the awards jury of the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival in the year 2010.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Kanade
Tachibana, Kanade
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Otonashi, Yuzuru
Otonashi, Yuzuru
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Nakamura, Yuri
Nakamura, Yuri
Main
Sakurai, Harumi
Japanese
Sakurai, Harumi
Hinata, Hideki
Hinata, Hideki
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by Lia (TV: eps 2-3, 5-9, 11; BD/DVD: eps 1-3, 5-13)
#2: "My Soul, Your Beats!" by LiSA (ep 4)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Dream95
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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coldcoal
May 13, 2010
I have to admit that I first started watching Angel Beats because of two main reasons: the pretty visuals, and the presence of guitars. But once I began watching the show in earnest, I found a lot more here than I expected. Angel Beats is a show that keeps me guessing, and consistently tugs at strings I didn't know existed until they were pulled.

Basically, Angel Beats is about an afterlife in which a group of dead students refuse to 'move on' to the next life, because they have some sort of peace to make with the world and themselves. There's a unique mix of read more
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Archaeon
Jul 4, 2010
Sometimes anime studios manage to confuse me, not because of anything they do, but because of what they don't do.

Take Angel Beats as an example.

Any fan of certain Key visual novels (or their KyoAni adaptations), will undoubtedly be familiar with the work of Maeda Jun, whose inimitable style, approach, and methodology to storytelling is clearly on display in Angel Beats, and on the surface this may actually seem like a good thing. Given the whole concept of a high school purgatory one would think there was enormous scope for the tale, and in some aspects the story is delivered very well. The only problem is read more
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MrSideliner
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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