Angel Beats! Specials

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Synonyms: Angel Beats!: Stairway to Heaven, Angel Beats!: Hell's Kitchen
Japanese: エンジェルビーツ


Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 2010 to Jun 24, 2015
Producers: Aniplex, Visual Arts
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 140432140,432 users)
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Ranked: #13112
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Popularity: #696
Members: 240,957
Favorites: 294

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As the Shinda Sekai Sensen (SSS) continue their vindictive rebellion against God, their leader, Yuri Nakamura, comes up with an ingenious plan to escape the afterlife. Her subordinates prepare to carry out "Operation High Tension Syndrome" to deceive Kanade Tachibana, student council president and alleged associate of God, into thinking that they are ready to pass on. With a week's worth of food on the line and with Heaven as the ultimate prize, will the SSS members be able to fool the inscrutable Kanade?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Asai, Yoshiyuki
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"My Soul, Your Beats!" by Lia

Ending Theme

"Brave Song" by Aoi Tada

Oct 7, 2015
FailSniper57 (All reviews)
Some people claim that Angel Beats was perfection. Those people are completely wrong. THIS is perfection.

STORY- 10/10
Okay first of all, it's an OVA, so it won't have any real story. So the main question is, Did it follow the rules of the universe. Answer- yes. Yurippe would go to the ends of the earth to try to unbalance the Afterlife, and these plans are no less extravagant than the ones seen in the original series. OVA 2 did have a twist that surprised me immensely though, will say that.

ART- 9/10
So it's Angel Beats. It's got good animation, with great character models, great scenery, great read more
Aug 3, 2016
Caked_Bookies (All reviews)
These two OVA's are part of the story and includes Yuri's attempts to have Kanade summon God. It goes back to the beginning of the series where they are still fighting Kanade. Yuri devises two plans for the SSS to act in such ridiculous manners that Kanade won't be able to handle it and therefore would need to summon God for assistance. They are both entertaining in their own right. They are both on the more comical side of the series rather than the dramatic side. The comedy itself is pretty entertaining but I personally found it a bit too chaotic and too much to read more
Nov 11, 2015
ColFrogfoot (All reviews)
Exactly what I wanted.

First a short spoiler free summary:
Angel Beats was a great anime in my opinion and was both funny and emotional at times. What we do understand is that the "front line" has been doing these missions against Angel for a long time. Although since the series is so short we don't see many of these missions that they would pursue. These specials show us more missions that the front line attempts to do to get Angel to call for God.

Story: 10/10
I'm glad that these specials were exactly what they are. They are good for some laughs, and I am glad they did read more
Oct 18, 2017
Springball64 (All reviews)
I think that this was an extraordinarily well done OVA series. I even enjoyed it more than the actual show. Here's why:

Story: These OVAs perfectly fit into the story of Angel Beats, not doing anything story-breaking, out of character or overly fanservice based in the series to take away from it's natural charm. 10/10.

Art: The art stayed at the great quality held by Angel Beats. 9/10.

Sound: The soundtrack was also great, and it fit all of the fun shenanigans that we got to watch happen with all of our favourite characters. 9/10.

Character: The characters even managed to have some development in these OVAs, it was read more

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