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Apr 3, 2010 12:05 AM

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LOL. Dam, I got trolled. I too watched about half way through the troll subbed version. They actually made the parts sound somewhat realistic because a bit of the Japanese which I understood was translated correctly. And to be honest, the troll subs was quite funny, and SOMEWHAT believable.

Anyway, enough of that. I basically had a rocky start, and re-watching episodes isn't something I like to do, so this episode was slightly ruined for me. As for the episode itself, so far it feels pretty mediocre. 7.5/10 at best. But who knows, I do expect a lot from Key and I do hope they will go beyond my expectation.
 
Apr 3, 2010 12:06 AM

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Hiroshi Kamiya is mai waifu.
 
Apr 3, 2010 12:10 AM

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Am I the only one who's not THAT pleased with the episode? I'm iffy overall, don't hate it but I don't like it :P

Obviously the production quality is absolutely phenomenal, I liked the music and....yea. That is basically it. I can't really say much since it's the first episode. I hope there is more clarification with the storyline and that the series won't just end up being random episodes of pew-pew & blood and gore. Characters are overall okay. Yuri is seriously getting on my nerves mainly because she's the splitting image of Haruhi =_=;. The only thing I really loved was Otonashi's seiyuu - Hiroshi Kamiya <3~
 
Apr 3, 2010 12:13 AM

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I thought it was great, already loving Tenshi and disliking that four-eyes-kun.
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Very good production values, horrid music though. I still think this is Haruhi vs Yuki in an alternate universe.
What are you saying, the music was nice.
Valencia said:
Not much of a strong series. I expected that the show would go according to the theme of Guns & Fights. First half went in all conversation with Otonashi's experience. 2nd Half was a little better but it seems it has been somehow linked to "Haruhi Suzumiya". Many similarities are there. On the whole, the first episode should be more action-filled. I am not saying that there shouldn't be a slot for comedy but the theme is lose. I didn't like it much. Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
 
Apr 3, 2010 12:40 AM

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The first episode was entertaining. Although nothing much actually happened it was a nice way to introduce the setting and show us the central characters.
I won't say anything about 'been there, done that', because after 60 years of TV anime it is bound to become repetetive sometime...
Still I found it a bit too obvious that they were often refering to popular shows around. The Haruhi similarities are still a bit strong for my taste, but maybe that's because I don't like Haruhi that much. And I don't see some people's point in saying that this is not like every other Key game...heck, sometimes I wondered why I didn't need to press a button for the text to appear...

So far it's a typical Key-story in a typical school-environment, with some promising story-bits. So I will just hope they don't go about doing random side missions for 10 episodes now a'la Sora no Woto and throw us some unforeshadowed plot twist in the face during the last two episodes.
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Apr 3, 2010 12:57 AM

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werr-y said:
Valencia said:
Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
You do know you can, and update it when you see more episodes, as you see fit... As long as you plan to complete it...
 
Apr 3, 2010 1:03 AM

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Apr 3, 2010 1:06 AM

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I loved Angel Beats! IThis is definitely a keeper! Great production values, great music, cool story, and likable characters! All the ingredients for a great anime!:3
 
Apr 3, 2010 1:08 AM

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I was entertained. I hope this won't be straight comedy, but I won't be overly disappointed if it is.

Also, the only thing that Yuri has in common with Haruhi is a little of her attitude, a ribbon and a pose on a goddamn poster. Seriously. And quit acting like Haruhi is any sort of original character herself.
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Apr 3, 2010 1:11 AM

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Yuri instantly reminded me of Haruhi... o.o
I don´t know if i will like this. I think i will wait like 3 more episodes and judge then. The Animation was great, the Characterdesigns nothing special ans Storywise i can´t say anything yet. I hope this has some good background story and doesn´t turn into "we fight angel every episode for student goods".

 
Apr 3, 2010 1:25 AM
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Very good first impression, the drawings and effects are top notch (as expected of key), and the soundtrack in the background is pretty good.
 
Apr 3, 2010 1:32 AM

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It has the potential to be great, and an even greater potential to fail completely.

Let's hope for the former.
 
Apr 3, 2010 1:37 AM

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This episode has me interested in the story. I hope this continues to be interesting.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:07 AM

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Hmmm, I'm not really sure about this... I'm a little confused and all but I think I'll keep watching. The animation was awsome, the story seems promising and I loved the insert song. To be continued...
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:10 AM

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seizonsha said:
The first episode was entertaining. Although nothing much actually happened it was a nice way to introduce the setting and show us the central characters.
I won't say anything about 'been there, done that', because after 60 years of TV anime it is bound to become repetetive sometime...
Still I found it a bit too obvious that they were often refering to popular shows around. The Haruhi similarities are still a bit strong for my taste, but maybe that's because I don't like Haruhi that much. And I don't see some people's point in saying that this is not like every other Key game...heck, sometimes I wondered why I didn't need to press a button for the text to appear...

So far it's a typical Key-story in a typical school-environment, with some promising story-bits. So I will just hope they don't go about doing random side missions for 10 episodes now a'la Sora no Woto and throw us some unforeshadowed plot twist in the face during the last two episodes.
Most of them probably (myself included) haven't played the VN. Anime comparison's it does have a lot of differences to the other three they have produced animated. Do I have a feeling they will probably loose some of these along the way? Yes yes they will though for right now it seems much different in comparison to how Clannad, Air, or Kannon started off. It's really the facts that they are having a lot more action, attempted antagonists, and even a slightly different female lead from the other three, a few more mains who are actually guys than usual compared to the other of Key's anime adaptations that make this feel different while still has the obvious features that make easy to tell yup its by Key.

Though I do hope I am wrong and that they do stick to some of these difference to a some what consistent level.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:16 AM
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really? I'm one of 2 who didn't like it!?
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:19 AM

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llamaben said:
werr-y said:
Valencia said:
Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
You do know you can, and update it when you see more episodes, as you see fit... As long as you plan to complete it...
... What I was trying to say is that it really is lame to say 5/10 for this series when you have barely seen the first episode.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:24 AM
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Maybe this just ain't his type of anime, I'm interested in romance, action, adventure, comedy and I just love skip beat, and there are other series I just dislike, such as white album.

also is that ulquiorria with boobs?
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:29 AM

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Watched Mazui sub.
Loved the insert song, interesting story.
4/5.
Wafu~ !
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:29 AM

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Whoa, this was nice! I really like the concept, the characters seem interesting (even tough the main girl reminds too much of Haruhi) and the animation looks really good.
So far, it's definitely my favorite show of this Spring Season.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:32 AM

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Some how, Yuri makes me think of Haruhi lol xD.

Anyway, I guess his is the so far strongest first episode of the season.
And that's even without any/few (to me) known names in the cast list : o
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Apr 3, 2010 2:37 AM

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I got realy weird subs o.O
but i foun out it was a stupid fake sub white dirty things xD
and watched one white the good subs
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:46 AM

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werr-y said:
llamaben said:
werr-y said:
Valencia said:
Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
You do know you can, and update it when you see more episodes, as you see fit... As long as you plan to complete it...
... What I was trying to say is that it really is lame to say 5/10 for this series when you have barely seen the first episode.
Does it count if it is a really generic, ecchi harem series, even though it's the first episode?
 
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lobkestar said:
I got realy weird subs o.O
but i foun out it was a stupid fake sub white dirty things xD
and watched one white the good subs


do tell where you find the dirty ones
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:49 AM
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Maximatum99 said:
werr-y said:
llamaben said:
werr-y said:
Valencia said:
Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
You do know you can, and update it when you see more episodes, as you see fit... As long as you plan to complete it...
... What I was trying to say is that it really is lame to say 5/10 for this series when you have barely seen the first episode.
Does it count if it is a really generic, ecchi harem series, even though it's the first episode?


is it really a harem when there's so many other guys and lack of girls, and I didn't see any ecchiness
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:53 AM

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Eh, amnesia is overused and is stupid and probably didn't even need to be used for this story.

That said, I was entertained with the first episode. I like how they showed how the different groups work together in operations. Reminded me quite a bit of Gokujou Seitokai in that sense.

That said, this is going to be boring if Angel just stands there getting shot at all the time. Hopefully some sort of repercussion will happen with this little 'rebellion' and the series will have a main plot. That's my hope at least.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:58 AM

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Great episode. I did expect less comedy, though...

Thank god I didn't watch the troll subs. : D
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:01 AM

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is it really a harem when there's so many other guys and lack of girls, and I didn't see any ecchiness
Dude... that's silly. Obviously I don't mean this.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:02 AM

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Pretty so-so start.
It still has time to get a lot better.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:03 AM

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really? I'm one of 2 who didn't like it!?
Count me there

TBH that was one hell of production quality, but i just can't bring myself into the story, let's try 6 or 7 episode for the score
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:07 AM

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PhoenixIce said:
lobkestar said:
I got realy weird subs o.O
but i foun out it was a stupid fake sub white dirty things xD
and watched one white the good subs


do tell where you find the dirty ones
Here you go. http://www.tokyotosho.info/search.php?terms=angel+beats

The one with Coalguys. About 2 minutes in, then the shit kicks in.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:19 AM

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OMG
Baka test of the season !

so overhyped and...........
hahahaha... this is just dumb, oh wait emiya shirou just found a right place for him. the world where you not die when you killed

hBWAHAHAHAHA

will watch this just for more lulz

and weird, MAL seems very love this show when 2ch,4ch, and other forums hate its so much lol
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:26 AM

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and weird, MAL seems very love this show when 2ch,4ch, and other forums hate its so much lol

4ch doesn't hate it, they are just pulling the usual tsun routine they do for every show that has even a whisper of hype.

Can't speak for 2ch, since I don't speak Moon.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:27 AM
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Pretty good start, but still lost at several points. Hope to get more plot relevation in the next couple episodes.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:34 AM

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That was pretty bad.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:36 AM

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3-4/5 for first episode.

gosh.
 
Apr 3, 2010 3:39 AM

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Wow, I hadn't read the synopsis before watching this ep so I was REALLY surprised .... but on a good way ! :----) 'Cause actually, I enjoyed the first episode a lot. Maybe I'm slowly regaining my anime mood ? haha ~

But the minus is that I don't like the animation style at all.


 
Apr 3, 2010 3:42 AM
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Wow, I hadn't read the synopsis before watching this ep so I was REALLY surprised .... but on a good way ! :----) 'Cause actually, I enjoyed the first episode a lot. Maybe I'm slowly regaining my anime mood ? haha ~

But the minus is that I don't like the animation style at all.
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Wow, I hadn't read the synopsis before watching this ep so I was REALLY surprised .... but on a good way ! :----) 'Cause actually, I enjoyed the first episode a lot. Maybe I'm slowly regaining my anime mood ? haha ~

But the minus is that I don't like the animation style at all.


aww but everyone likes shiny colors :O
 
Apr 3, 2010 4:28 AM

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Hm, as a first episode it was much different than I expected. I mainly expected there to be some nice music like the one featured in the trailer. At first I wasn't really happy with all the comical death scenes, it reminded me too much of Dokuro-chan. But now that's that all cleared up, I wonder how the story will develop. Next week I hope we get to see the actual OP.. and some more nicely animated scenes. P.A Works definitely delivered. (Not that I expected any less.. I really hope after this they skyrocket past KyoAni, haha)
Now for the actual story, I'll wait and see. Too bad Nozomu-sensei is being completely overused this season; first Bake, then this, and later on Arakawa.. I really don't want to grow an aversion against his voice.
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Maximatum99 said:
werr-y said:
llamaben said:
werr-y said:
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Series rating: 5/10
You can't go rating the series based on the first episode, you know...
You do know you can, and update it when you see more episodes, as you see fit... As long as you plan to complete it...
... What I was trying to say is that it really is lame to say 5/10 for this series when you have barely seen the first episode.
Does it count if it is a really generic, ecchi harem series, even though it's the first episode?
Well, this is looking more of a triangle than harem and I hope it doesn't turn out as generic as you say, but you have a point...
 
Apr 3, 2010 4:38 AM

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Well, this is looking more of a triangle than harem and I hope it doesn't turn out as generic as you say, but you have a point...
No... I don't have a point. I was not referring to this, but any other series that's obviously a lame ecchi harem animu and judge it from the first episode.
 
Apr 3, 2010 4:53 AM
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Not a great start, but not a bad one either. A lot of info-dumping going on here...

For the sake of the expectations myself and other people had, I cross my fingers and hope this show will get a lot better.
 
Apr 3, 2010 4:54 AM

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Now the comparison begins... PA Works with KyoAni. Yuri with Haruhi. Anything else?

Can't help but compare Yuri with Haruhi, she looks and sounds like her (-inasai). Though like with SnW and K-On, the difference will be seen in future episodes. Kamiya Hiroshi needs to change his voice, he sounds the same with each anime. Forgot all the names of the member of their group, enjoyable bunch but doesn't stand out much. Tenshi is ok for now. Plot is still too broad but it was laid out well. Music was okay, easily compared with God Knows(add this one with the comparison). If people say that this is Jun Maeda's great works, I'll stick around for a bit.

Now to download that Coalguys version you said...:D
 
Apr 3, 2010 5:09 AM

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Promising. I really liked the BGM. The insert song was good. The characters are a weird and great bunch, interesting. I also liked the funny parts. It was nice for a first episode.
 
Apr 3, 2010 5:15 AM
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A wierd anime came out.there is a lot of " why?how?what? " spinning around my head.At least it has a nice setting.I guess this anime will be great depend on how the question being answer in the end ^^
 
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Maximatum99 said:
No... I don't have a point. I was not referring to this, but any other series that's obviously a lame ecchi harem animu and judge it from the first episode.

What Maximatum's trying to say I think is "So it's okay to dislike a generic harem comedy like for example B Gata H Kei from the first episode but it's not okay to dislike this?"[
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garfield15 said:
Maximatum99 said:
No... I don't have a point. I was not referring to this, but any other series that's obviously a lame ecchi harem animu and judge it from the first episode.

What Maximatum's trying to say I think is "So it's okay to dislike a generic harem comedy like for example B Gata H Kei from the first episode but it's not okay to dislike this?"[
What I am saying is simply implying that you can judge the over dose of sexual ecchi harem anime from the first episode and still change it later on since the foundation of comedy, personalities and relationships shows; basically... Oh and I just thought B Gata H Kei was fucking horrible but I'll watch the next episode to see if it sinks in.

This however, you got to wait and see...
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Apr 3, 2010 5:40 AM
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So many negative comment up there, Pun Pun ^^ LOL
 
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So many negative comment up there, Pun Pun ^^ LOL
 
Apr 3, 2010 5:49 AM

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Hmm... yeah, a pretty decent episode. Like the premise, the characters seem like they might be good, and there's promise for a potentially good plot in there... A bit early to say anything definitive, though. The performance seemed unnecessary, but not unenjoyable, and the fight scene was pretty good. Yuri is about as much of a Haruhi expy as I was expecting, but that's not a particularly bad thing.

However, that one girl's gimmick of "How very shallow" seems like it'll be really annoying and unfunny. -__-

Also, was that an actual native English-speaking voice actor for that one (presumably) American guy?
 
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